Undefeated Soothsay (Distorted Humor) looks to take her record to three-for-three in Sunday's GII Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. A debut winner sprinting in Arcadia Feb. 26, the bay captured the GII Santa Anita Oaks when extended to two turns next out Apr. 3. Connections opted to skip the GI Kentucky Oaks despite earning enough points for that victory and she instead headlines this event.
Soothsay's biggest competition is likely to come from a filly who did not show up on Oaks day, 10th-place finisher Crazy Beautiful (Liam's Map). If you put a line through her Oaks effort, she enters this test with a pretty strong resume. Runner-up in the GI Alcibiades S. last term, the gray rallied to be second in the GII Davona Dale S. Feb. 27 at Gulfstream and captured the GII Gulfstream Park Oaks next out a month later. She got off to a bad start in the Oaks and never really recovered, failing to factor at all in the nine-furlong event. Crazy Beautiful gains the services of Hall of Famer Mike Smith for her West Coast debut.
Peter Eurton saddles a much less experienced runner against the headliners in Lady Aces (Constitution). The dark bay earned her diploma at second asking in a six-panel event in Arcadia May 2.