Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Leading Canadian filly Lexie Lou will return
to the races Saturday in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.
Lexie Lou, trained by Mark Casse, will make her 4-year-old debut in the 1
1/16-mile stakes versus seven other older fillies and mares. The filly, owned
by Gary Barber, will break from post 3 with Corey Nakatani again riding.
Lexie Lou won last year’s Queen’s Plate at Woodbine versus 3-year-old males
after vanquishing 3-year-old fillies in the Woodbine Oaks. The filly finished
out 2014 with a runner-up result behind California Chrome in the Hollywood
Derby on Nov. 29 over Del Mar’s turf course.
The Canadian-bred 4-year-old has won seven of 16 career starts for $1,429,714.
Here is the complete field for the 41st running of the La Canada in post
position order: Fleet of Gold, Alex Solis; Sam’s Sister, Elvis Trujillo; Lexie
Lou, Corey Nakatani; Thegirlinthatsong, Rafael Bejarano; Jojo Warrior, Martin
Garcia; Une Cherise, Joe Talamo; Ramona’s Wildcat, Kent Desormeaux and Colonel
Joan, Gary Stevens.
Post time for the La Canada will be approximately 7 p.m. ET.