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Hold That Tiger Adds US Gr2

Monday, 21st February 2011

In the US, Swettenham Stud shuttler & former Gr1-winning juvenile Hold That Tiger (Storm Cat-Beware Of The Cat, by Caveat) added a graded-stakes success when 4YO entire Smiling Tiger (Hold That Tiger-Shandra Smiles, by Cahill Road) powered home from the tail of the field to score by a head in the US$150,000 Gr2 San Carlos Handicap (7 furlongs) for 4YOs & up at Santa Anita Park in California. Smiling Tiger (ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Jeff Bonde) defeated 5YO entires Captain Cherokee (Sir Cherokee-Candytuft, by Dehere) & Mythical Power (Congaree-School For Scandal, by Is It True). Smiling Tiger (a US$40,000 yearling at the 2008 Washington September Sale) now has 6 wins (also including 2010's Gr1 Ancient Title Stakes over 6 furlongs at Hollywood Park, Gr1 Bing Crosby Stakes over 6 furlongs at Del Mar & Gr3 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes over 7 furlongs at Hollywood Park, plus 2009's Listed Lost In The Fog Stakes over 5 furlongs at Golden Gate Fields) & 7 placings (including last month's Gr2 Palos Verdes Handicap over 6 furlongs at Santa Anita, plus 2010's Gr1 Breeders' Cup Sprint over 6 furlongs at Churchill Downs, Gr1 Malibu Stakes over 7 furlongs at Santa Anita, Gr1 Pat O'Brien Stakes over 7 furlongs at Del Mar & Listed Harry Henson Stakes over 6 furlongs at Hollywood Park, as well as 2009's Gr1 Del Mar Futurity over 7 furlongs & Gr2 Best Pal Stakes over 6.5 furlongs at Del Mar) from 13 starts for US$875,864 earnings.

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