ARCADIA, Calif.— Barn favorite Eddie’s New Dream comes out of an uncharacteristic sixth-place finish in a Grade II route race against open company to a downhill turf sprint against California-breds in next Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap at about 6 ½ furlongs on the hillside turf course.
Trainer Ben Cecil expects the gray daughter of Square Eddie to show dramatic improvement.
“She’s been in tougher races, and I think last time was a bit quick back,” said Cecil, who trains the four-year-old for principal owner/breeder Reddam Racing LLC.
“We freshened her a bit, so I’m hopeful.
“She’s been very consistent. Her last race was probably her worst but we did come back in like two weeks and I don’t think that really suited her.”
Eddie’s New Dream, who has been ridden in each of her 18 starts by Mario Gutierrez, has a 5-6-2 record from 18 starts with earnings of $425,600.
“She’s provided a great service to the barn,” Cecil said.
Santa Anita Park Press Release/Edited
Photo: Eddie’s New Dream (Ernie Belmonte)
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