For this weekend’s Horse Racing Race of the Week, we return to Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood, California for the 2012 Hollywood Starlet Stakes where Executivepriviledge will try to bounce back from her 2012 Breeders Cup Filly defeat and re-stake her claim for two year old filly champion.
Executiveprivilege will try for her third Grade I win of 2012 when she takes on seven other 2-year-old fillies in the $500,000-guaranteed, 1 1/16 miles event.
Mike Smith replaces Rafael Bejarano, who had ridden the filly in each of her previous starts. Smith worked Executiveprivilege a half mile in :47 seconds flat 3 weeks ago at Santa Anita.
Three races earlier on Saturday’s card at Hollywoodis the 2012 Bayakoa Stakes where Inglorious, who was an electrifying winner of the Queens Plate last year but has disappointed since, makes her first west coast start.
Bayakoa, the race’s namesake, was an outstanding mare as she won back to back Eclipse Awards as champion older mare in 1989 and 1990 whil...