East Coast Invader Cavorting Headlines $300,000 La Brea Stakes

East Coast Invader Cavorting Headlines $300,000 La Brea Stakes

Category : News - Wed 23/12/2015 - 23:15 EST

On Saturday at Santa Anita, the stakes action will continue with the $300,000 La Brea Stakes. Restricted to three-year-old fillies, the Grade 1 event will be contested at seven furlongs and has drawn a field of ten.

Cavorting tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Purchased for $360,000 by Stonestreet Stables, the bay daughter of Bernardini has won five of her eight starts and is a multiple graded stakes winner. After three straight victories, she was last seen finishing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1). Irad Ortiz, Jr. has made the trip west and will be aboard from post position three.

Hot City Girl looking for fourth straight win

Hot City Girl, another East Coast-based filly who has shipped to Santa Anita, is the second choice at morning line odds of 3-1 for trainer Linda Rice. The New York-bred daughter of City Zip has won five of her eleven starts and is coming into this race off of three consecutive wins, most recently in the Safely Kept Stakes at Laurel Park. She will have Jose Ortiz aboard and they will break from post two.

Birdatthewire trying to regain form 

Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Birdatthewire for trainer Dale Romans. A bay daughter of Summer Bird, she has been on the board in six of her ten starts and is a three-time winner. She returned off of a six-month freshening to finish fifth in the Chilukki Stakes (G2) and last time out was fourth in the Fall City Handicap (G2). Mike Smith will be in the irons and they will break from the rail. 

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