Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 2 Honeymoon Handicap is on tap this Saturday, June 9th from Betfair Hollywood Park. Three year old fillies will be chasing their share of the $150,000 purse when they go 1 1/8 miles on Hollywood Park's main track.
A small but quality field of five fillies will go in race 3 on Hollywood Park's Saturday card. Post time is 12:00 PM. Here is a brief look at the five entries and the recent performances that brought them to this Grade 2 event.
2012 Honeymoon Handicap Race Favorites
Lady of Shamrock - is a three time stakes winner coming off her first graded stakes score - the Grade 3 Providencia Stakes last time out at Santa Anita on April 7th. Lady of Shamrock has won four of her last five starts including the Blue Northern Stakes on December 30th and the China Doll Stakes. She breaks from the rail but that isn't enough to keep her from being the favorite in this one.
Stormy Lucy - has won three straight races going into the Honeymoon - two Allowance races and the Golden Poppy Stakes last time out at Golden Gate on May 6th.She may not be a big name but she is still on the radar.
Honeymoon Handicap 2012 | Remaining Field Entries
My Gi Gi - was an OK second last time out in the Grade 3 Senorita Stakes here on May 5th. She had a fourth in the Oak Leaf Stakes at Santa Anita in October followed by a 12th in the Grade 2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She has only one win and two second place finish in six career starts.
Honeymoon Handicap betting at Hollywood Park with OffTrackBetting.com
Long Face - has just three careers starts with one win - a Maiden Special Weight at Santa Anita in October. Last time out was a distant sixth in an Allowance Optional Claiming on this track May 5th.
Trois Aureole - comes into the Whittingham having won her last two starts - the last being an Allowance Optional Claiming on this track on May 10th. Trois Aureole has just four career starts and takes a huge step up in competition for this race.