Don Alberto Stable’s popular multiple Grade I winner and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Unique Bella (Tapit) has been nominated for the GI Pacific Classic, to be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at Del Mar. If the gray filly, who captured the GI Clement L. Hirsch S. at the seaside oval July 29, were to run in the annual meet centerpiece, it would be her first try against males.
“We’re nominating and we’ll take a look at the other nominations,” trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Thursday morning. Asked for a percentage estimate on the possibility of Unique Bella, Hollendorfer said: “Not at this time.”
Other nominations received Thursday to the $1-million race were: Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky), Ann Arbor Eddie (Square Eddie), Catalina Cruiser (Union Rags), Pavel (Creative Cause), Prime Attraction (Unbridled’s Song) and The Lieutenant (Street Sense).