Las Vegas, NV -- The Grade 2 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (formerly known as the Milady Handicap) comes our way from Betfair Hollywood Park this Saturday, May 19th. Fillies three years old and upward will be racing 1 1/16 miles on Hollywood Park's all-weather track in search of their share of the $150,000 purse.
The Marjorie L. Everett Handicap is the second of two graded stakes races on Hollywood Park's Saturday card. It is race 10 with a post time of 4:30 PM. Here is a look at the seven entries and the recent results that brought them to this Grade 2 event.
Marjorie L. Everett Handicap Race Favorites
Zazu - Zazu is a multiple graded stakes winner making her 2012 debut this Saturday after an impressive end to her 2011 campaign. In her last race Zazu captured the Grade 1 Lady's Secret Stakes at Santa Anita on October 1st to follow up a second in the Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes back in August and a win at the Grade 2 Hollywood Oaks in June. In 11 career starts, Zazu has finished worse than third only one time and that was back in November of 2010 - a fifth in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes.
Include Me Out - has been stellar in 2012 - two starts and two wins in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes last time out at Santa Anita on March 17th and an impressive 4 ½ length victory in the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes on January 22nd on that same track. Include Me Out has three wins, a second and a fifth place finish in her last five starts.
Ellafitz - Bob Baffert trained Ellafitz had been on quite a roll with three straight wins before a fourth last time out in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes on March 17th. Those wins include the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes on February 18th, the Pasadena Handicap at Santa Anita on January 15th and the Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap on this track on December 4th. She had been very solid before the Santa Margarita and will be looking to show that her last result was an aberration.
Remaining Field Entries
Caelis - has raced a staggering five times in 2012 with a win last time out in an Allowance race on this track on April 26th and three straight second place finishes. This will be her graded stakes debut.
Kayce Ace - had a win on this track in an Allowance race in June of last year but has struggled since with an eighth in the Osunitas Stakes in July at Del Mar, a fourth in the Pasadena Handicap on January 15th, a seventh in the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes in February and a respectable second last time out in the Harry Henson Handicap at Del Mar on March 25th. She does have three wins and two third place finishes in five career starts on this track however.
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Love Theway Youare - has three fourth place finishes in her last five outings - at the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes on February 18th, the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes and the Grade 2 Bayakoa Stakes. But more recently she finished a distant seventh in the Grade 2 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 4th and an impressive second in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes on March 17th.
Suzettes Friend - will be making her 2012 debut after finishing 2011 strong - a second at the CTT and Thoroughbred Owners of California Handicap in August, a Claiming score in July and an Allowance win in June of last year.
Marjorie L. Everett Handicap Entries
Race 10 on Hollywood Park's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:30 PM.