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Who will weat the Miss Princess crown?


April 8, 2005     E-mail this page to a friend!

Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, CA--John Sperry’s outstanding Paint Horse Carols Treasure will try to upset stakes caliber Quarter Horses for the second time this year when she headlines the Grade 3 $38,450 Miss Princess Handicap on Saturday night.

Carols Treasure struck gold against the Quarters in the Easy Date Handicap on February 18, defeating a compact field in the 400 yard test. Trainer Paul Jones now sends the 4-year-old mare in the shorter Miss Princess at 350 yards. The Paint mare should relish the shorter voyage, as she was also a winner at 300 yards two outings ago. Saul Ramirez gets the return call from post four.

Pennants Chick is one of the big favorites in the Miss Princess, as she’ll be gunning for her fourth win in a row when she carries highweight of 125 pounds. Trained by Blane Schvaneveldt for the Parsons Family Trust, Pennants Chick defeated the opposite sex in the Carmel Handicap on March 11. Meteoric and Corona Captain were among the highly rated boys she defeated on that night. Her 350-yard time was a sparkling :17.53. Alejandro Luna will ride the Chicks Beduino mare from post seven.

Charles and Dixie Patterson’s Make It Work has not been a winning machine like the other two mares, however her resume is as impressive as any runner in this race. Trained by Donna McArthur, Make It Work was second in the La Primera Del Ano Derby and third in both the Golden State and Southern California derbies last year. On the other side of the coin, she will be going after her first win in nearly a year and a half. Sam Thompson pilots Make It Work.
Stakes winners Straw Fly Dreams and Royal Classic Express, A Dash Of Sparkie, Scorch Like A Torch, A Sisstar, and Just Wanna Be Me complete the field.