A winner at 10-1 in her sprint debut April 1 at Santa Anita, Threadneedle will stretch out to a mile on a surface she should love in the seventh race today at Hollywood Park.
Owned by Lazy Lane Farms Inc. and trained by Gary Mandella, Threadneedle, a 3-year-old Dyanformer filly, won by nearly two lengths going six furlongs last month, beating Silk Queen and five others.
In today's race, a $51,000 allowance, Threadneedle will be trying the turf for the first time, but Dyanformer is one of the best turf sires in the world and also the sire of Barbaro, the easy winner of the Kentucky Derby four days ago.
Alex Solis, who rode Threadneedle in her debut, has the mount again today. Maxxi Arte, Montreux, Mimosa Mist, Attima, Watch Me Win, Musical High, Zoemeg, Brenda Meova and Proxenia complete the field. Attima, a daughter of Zafonic, will be making her U.S. debut after winning once in five races in France.