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Montana-bred and -raised 2-year-old filly—The Golden Noodle—Captures Hollywood Park's Landaluce Stakes


July 7, 2007     E-mail this page to a friend!

On Gold Cup day at Hollywood Park, June 30, the $111,000 Landaluce Stakes for 2-year-old fillies was a highlight of the undercard. When a talented field of nine went to post, The Golden Noodle, a chestnut filly by D’Wildcat out of a stakes-placed Beau Genius mare, saw most of their heels after the gates opened.

Trainer Jack Van Berg had apparently provided pretty good instructions to jockey Clinton Potts, because The Golden Noodle used her late speed to take the lead in the stretch and pull away by 3½ lengths. She covered the 6 furlongs in 1:11.49 over Hollywood Park’s new synthetic surface.

Roscoe, Montana-area resident Bill Feeley, the filly’s breeder and owner, was at Hollywood Park to see the win, which surprised bettors at 33-to-1. But The Racing Journal knows that Feeley will be back to his Montana-based broodmare band—including now-stakes-producer Golden Genie—very soon.