Lady and The Track | July 20, 2019

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Dream Tree Looks To Grow Oaks Roots In Santa Ysabel

By Margaret Ransom

Grade 1 winner Dream Tree works at Santa Anita Park under Drayden VanDyke, February 2018. Photo: Jim Safford

On Saturday, while all eyes watch champion Good Magic return to action in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (GII) at Gulfstream Park, potential superstar Dream Tree will put her undefeated record on the line in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (GIII) at Santa Anita as she makes her way toward potentially being the favorite for the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (GI).

Rain finally returned to Southern California and steady showers are set to continue into the day on Saturday, so a wet track is more than likely. And it will be cool with highs in the mid-50s.

The Santa Ysabel once was just a nondescript stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the Santa Anita calendar. And even though some really good ladies have won the race, including Jeanne Jones, Gorgeous, Antespend, Sharp Cat, Surfside and Sweet Catomine, the 1 1/16-mile main track test has become… (more)