Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Gainesway's well-traveled Sharing (Speightstown) will look for her second Grade I win over the Santa Anita turf when she heads postward in the GI American Oaks Saturday for trainer Graham Motion. The chestnut filly, who won last year's GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in Arcadia, opened 2020 with a win in the May 23 Tepin S. at Churchill Downs. She shipped overseas to be a gallant second in the June 20 G1 Coronation S. at Royal Ascot and returned stateside to take the Sept. 4 GII Edgewood S. in Louisville. She shipped west from Motion's Fair Hill base to be a close-up fourth in the Nov. 29 GI Matriarch S. last time out and makes the return trip for this 1 1/4-mile contest.
Always dangerous with distaff turfers–and on holiday weekends in Southern California–trainer Chad Brown sends out a pair of Klaravich Stables runners in the Oaks. The lightly raced Capital Structure (GB), trying stakes company for the first time Saturday, was a debut winner over the Monmouth turf in July and added a 1 1/16-mile allowance tally at Belmont Park two starts later in her most recent trip to the post Oct. 25. Stablemate Duopoly (Animal Kingdom), also a maiden winner over the Monmouth turf in July, won a Saratoga allowance Aug. 21 before finishing fifth in the Oct. 16 GIII Valley View S. She returned to the winner's circle with a front-running 3/4-length tally in the Nov. 15 Winter Memories S. at Aqueduct last time out.
Representing the West Coast home team, Going to Vegas (Goldencents) will be looking to break through at the top level after a pair of runner-up efforts in graded company. Claimed for $50,000 in June, the Richard Baltas trainee missed by just a neck when second in the one-mile GIII Autumn Miss S. at Santa Anita Oct. 17 and was caught late when runner-up in the 1 3/8-miles GIII Red Carpet H. at Del Mar last time out Nov. 26.