Bayakoa to Skip Vanity; Weights Called Unfair

Bayakoa won't complete a second consecutive Hawthorne-Milady-Vanity sweep at Hollywood Park.

One of six entered Friday morning for the $200,000 Vanity Handicap, the 1989 Eclipse Award-winning mare won't run in the Grade I race late this afternoon.

Upset because Bayakoa would carry four pounds more than rival Gorgeous, trainer Ron McAnally pulled the 6-year-old daughter of Consultant's Bid from the race. Bayakoa was assigned 128 pounds for the Vanity, which is run at 1 1/8 miles.

"She's ready to run right now, but (Gorgeous) beat us by almost three lengths (in the Apple Blossom Handicap April 18), and she's supposed to pick up a little bit of weight," McAnally said.

There was also a four-pound difference (126-122) in the Apple Blossom, in which Gorgeous beat Bayakoa for the first time after defeats in the Breeders' Cup Distaff last November and the Santa Margarita Feb. 18 at Santa Anita.

"If Gorgeous wasn't in there, we could carry 130 as far as I'm concerned," McAnally said.

McAnally said the San Diego Handicap Aug. 4 at Del Mar, where she would face males, is a definite possibility as Bayakoa's next race.

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