Zenyatta did it again Saturday at Hollywood Park. The undefeated mare scored her 19th consecutive win in the Grade 1 Lady's Secret Stakes, reeling in Switch in deep stretch and winning by a half-length.
Tell a Kelly remains the top 2-year-old filly in California, but circumstances change Sunday when she races a longer distance against a tougher field than she crushed in the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante at seven furlongs one month ago.
Informed Decision got the jump on Ventura turning for home and easily had enough to hold that rival off en route to a 1 1/4-length victory in Friday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita.
The Todd Pletcher-trained Aikenite stamped his credentials for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by finishing third in the Grade 1 Hopeful, followed by a runner-up finish in the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland.
Thirteen fillies in the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes on Sunday at Santa Anita will try to claim leadership of the 2-year-old filly division, a spot vacated Tuesday when Mi Sueno was injured in a Hollywood Park workout.
The autumn Oak Tree race meet begins Wednesday at Santa Anita just like many major California meets begin these days - smiling track officials with fingers crossed, hoping the latest generation of synthetic surfaces is up to the challenge.