Deep Field for Oak Tree Distaff

PLEASANTON, Calif. (June 25, 2014) – Top Kisser is the high weight and Unusual Way is the leading earner among entries for Saturday’s $100,000 Oak Tree Distaff Stakes for Golden State Series eligibles at the Oak Tree at Pleasanton meet.

Brilliant Melody is by Bertrando, out of the Tale of the Cat mare Unchanged Melody, was bred by Pam & Marty Wygod, is owned by Steve Moger and trained by Ed Moger Jr. She has six wins in 18 starts, earnings of $204,270 and is coming off a fourth in a May 18 optional claimer.

Top Kisser is by Old Topper, out of the Cherokee Run mare Cherokee Kiss, was bred by owners Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. She has five wins in 10 starts, earnings of $265,800 and is coming off a sixth in the May 25 Mizdirection.

Qiaona is by Wilko, out of the Skywalker mare Starlet Sky, was bred by B&B Zietz Stables, is owned by Curt and Lila Lanning and trained by Ed Moger Jr. She has four wins in 18 starts, earnings of $458,304 and is coming off a third in the May 25 Mizdirection.

Marks Mine is by Benchmark, out of the Capote mare Ermine Fever, was bred by owners Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams and is trained by Steven Specht. She has eight wins in 17 starts, earnings of $388,854 and is coming off a second in the Apr. 26 Spring Fever.

Tribal Gal is by Tribal Rule, out of the Western Fame mare Famous Gal, was bred by owner John Pendergast and is trained by Kory Owens. She has six wins in 17 starts, earnings of $196,455 and is coming off a second in the Apr. 26 Ann Owens Distaff.

Handful of Pearls is by Bertrando, out of the Synastry mare River of Tears, was bred by Curt and Lila Lanning, is owned by High Pass Racing and trained by Jacob Aguilar. She has six wins in 28 starts, earnings of $67,915 and is coming off a third in a June 1 optional claimer.

Sudden Sunday is by Bertrando, out of the General Meeting mare Sunday Dress, was bred by owner Nick Alexander and trained by Steven Miyadi. She has four wins in 15 starts, earnings of $127,405 and is coming off a sixth in a May 26 optional claimer.

Quizzical is by Cindago, out of the Just the Time mare Mahaska, was bred by Doris Konecny, is owned by Allen and Susan Branch and trained by Mark Glatt. She has three wins in 19 starts, earnings of $192,900 and is coming off a sixth in the May 11 Hastings Handicap.

Unusual Way is by Unusual Heat, out of the Great Above mare Way Up, was bred by Thomas Bachman, is owned by Ed Brown and Philip Lebherz and is trained by Jeff Bonde. She has five wins in 17 starts, earnings of $691,960 and is coming off a fourth in the Apr. 26 Fran’s Valentine.