Cecil Sees Improvement for Eddie’s New Dream in California Distaff

October 9, 2022

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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