Sunday, Betfair Hollywood Park
, $100,000, BHP, 4-29, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:34 3/5, fm.
1--#@QUIET OASIS (IRE), 116, f, 4, by Oasis Dream (GB) 1st Dam: Silent Heir (Aus), by Sunday Silence
2nd Dam: Park Heiress, by Sadler's Wells
3rd Dam: Park Express (Ire), by Ahonoora
O-J Paul Reddam; B-Breeding Capital PLC & Swettenham Stud (Ire); T-Ben D A Cecil; J-Mario Gutierrez; $60,000. Lifetime Record: 8-3-1-1, $121,320. *Full to Young Pretender (Fr), GSP-Eng & GSW-Fr. Werk Nick Rating: B. Click for eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. (DH)
, 116, m, 5, Decarchy--Alashir's World, by Spinning World. O/B-Mr & Mrs Larry D Williams (CA); T-Steven Specht; $16,000.(DH)
, 118, m, 7, Adcat--Silk Briefcase, by Marlin. O-Holly & David Wilson; B-Ocala Oaks Inc & Don R Graham (FL); T-Vladimir Cerin; $16,000.
Margins: HF, HF, HF. Odds: 15.60, 46.60, 4.40.
Also Ran: Nereid, Wild Mia, Go Forth North, Up In Time (GB), Imperialistic Diva (Ire). Click for brisnet.com pps or brisnet.com chart. Video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Quiet Oasis, who concluded her time with Brian Meehan with a seventh-place effort in the 2010 GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Churchill Downs, opened her campaign with Ben Cecil with a narrowly beaten runner-up effort in the GIII La Habra S. in 2011. She returned eight months later to take an optional claimer down the hill at Santa Anita Oct. 15 and was making her first start since running sixth in the Nov. 25 GI Matriarch H. The bay filly broke on top, but was taken in hand by jockey Mario Gutierrez and tugged along in third as Briecat led the field through fractions of :23.61, :47.63 and 1:11.02. Briecat cut the corner and sprung clear in upper stretch, but Quiet Oasis uncorked a determined late rally to surge past the pacesetter in the dying strides. "I told [owner] Paul [Reddam] we should run in the 6 1/2-furlong allowance [May 4] because I thought first time off the layoff she'd be a little keen," admitted Cecil. "So I let him make the call and he made the right one to run here. He gets all the credit. We've always thought a lot of her. We're hoping next time she'll settle even more. How far she'll go is a question mark." Favored Nereid (Rock Hard Ten), making her first start since running third in the GI Queen Elizabeth II Cup last October, chased the pace early and finished well to be fourth. "She ran really well," trainer John Sherriffs said of the beaten favorite. "I thought it was a very nice race first time back. We'll move on from here."