Miss Loren Back on Turf


Miss Loren, who has been first, second or third in her last three starts in graded stakes, will switch to the grass in today’s $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap, Oak Tree’s closing day feature.

A 6-year-old Numerous mare bred in Argentina, Miss Loren won the Clement L. Hirsch at 34-1 on Aug. 8, traveled to New York and finished third in the Ruffian on Sept. 19, then was a close second in the Lady’s Secret Breeders’ Cup Handicap in her Santa Anita debut Oct. 3.

Owned by Liers Corporation and trained by Luis Seglin, Miss Loren, who will be ridden by Jon Court, is no stranger to the grass. She has won three of 16 on the surface and has hit the board six other times. She will break from the outside in the field of eight going 1 1/8 miles in the Grade II.


Two of those running are coming off victories. Uraib won the Hillsboro Handicap on Sept. 25 at Bay Meadows and Theater R.N. won by one length July 21 at Del Mar.

Race of the day: Fire Slam, who is unbeaten in two starts at Churchill Downs, heads a field of seven in today’s $150,000 Ack Ack Handicap, the opening day feature of the track’s fall meet. Private Horde, Sir Cherokee, Battle Won, Slate Run, Cappuchino and Sterling Gold are also scheduled to run in the Grade III race at 7 1/2 furlongs.

One for the road: Snowdrops, who had a troubled trip in her last start Aug. 11 at Saratoga, can make amends in today’s $100,000 Athenia Handicap at Aqueduct. Edgar Prado will ride the 4-year-old Gulch filly for trainer Christophe Clement in the Grade III at 1 1/16 miles on the grass.

Exotically speaking: A pick three using Burnished Steel and Alices Silver Lady in the first, Smart Thought in the second and Silver Dawn, Apology Accepted, Gee’s Bend and Queen Of The Hunt in the third.

Winners: Previous day/meet total: 3/85. Money: Previous day/meet total: $17/$467.10. Total money bet: $442.