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Indian Breeze upsets Landaluce

July 2, 2005
By Steve Anderson
Daily Racing Form

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Indian Breeze upset River's Prayer in Saturday's $104,800 Landaluce Stakes at Hollywood Park to remain unbeaten after two starts.

Just getting Indian Breeze to the race seemed like a victory to trainer Adam Kitchingman. In early June, after winning a maiden race, Indian Breeze missed 12 days of training after suffering a puncture wound to her stomach caused by an accident in her stall. The injury required stitches, Kitchingman said.

Indian Breeze had two workouts after returning to training and showed no ill effects of the incident during the Landaluce.

Ridden by Tyler Baze, Indian Breeze ($16.60) was always near the front. She raced a half-length behind 3-5 River's Prayer before taking the lead in the final furlong.

"She broke like a rocket today, and it was all over," Baze said.

Indian Breeze finished six furlongs in 1:10.91, winning by three-quarters of a length. Mystery Girl, a maiden, finished third in the field of seven 2-year-old fillies.

Indian Breeze has earned $89,880 for owner William Peeples.

The race marked the first loss for River's Prayer, who won her first two starts, including the minor Cinderella Stakes on June 4.

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