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Racing! Today is a big day at Santa Anita

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter. Big day at Santa Anita, five Grade 1 races.

First of all, thanks to all of you who emailed your well wishes on this new venture. And thanks for all your suggestions on how to make it better. Like I said this is an evolving process and hopefully by mid-century we’ll have it perfect.

We’ll be tackling a variety of issues but we can’t get to all of them right out of the gate. Otherwise, what would I write about next week?

Today has a couple of debuts. First, we’ve decided to do a play-of-the-day and have called upon Jeff Nahill, who handicaps for our sister paper the San Diego Union-Tribune, so we know he’s used to being stuck on the road trying to get to or from Del Mar. (My comment, not his.)

And, today will be what I think is the most exciting part of this newsletter — full charts with trip comments.

But before we review Friday and preview Saturday, please allow this shameless plug for a friend.

Need something to read?

One of the sport’s all-time good guys, Bill Christine, is out with a new book “Bill Hartack — The Bittersweet Life of a Hall of Fame Jockey.” And he’ll be signing (and no doubt selling) copies at Santa Anita on Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m. outside Champions! Gifts & Apparel. It’s also available at Barnes & Noble. I haven’t read the book, but if Bill wrote it, it’s got to be good.

You may remember Bill was the horse racing writer for The Times for a couple of decades awhile back. He owned the sport. I remember when I had this silly idea I could be an investigative journalist and heard this great rumor: Secretariat was put down for the insurance money.

So I call Bill. “Hey, do you have Penny Chenery’s number?” Yup, he had it. “Hey do you have the number of the guy that did the necropsy?” Yup, he had it. “Hey do you have the number of that polo pony vet that once treated him?” Yup, he had it. Then he offered up some numbers at Claiborne Farm. There wasn’t a number he didn’t have, or a person he didn’t know.

You never read the story I worked on because, well, it wasn’t true. But I remember it for the power of Bill Christine.

Mr. Roary wins the Eddie D.

Mr. Roary won the Eddie D Stakes, about 6½ furlongs down the hill at Santa Anita. That’s about all you can be sure of coming out of this race. Guns Loaded unseated rider Rafael Bejarano just out of the gate and the 4-year-old gelding did all he could to mess up the race, running with the pack, running with the leaders, just running without 120 pounds tied to his back. Not his fault. He’s bred to run. It does appear that both horse and rider were OK. Bejarano did a tuck and roll and bounced right back up. It was the first stakes win at Santa Anita for jockey Tyler Conner. George Papaprodromou was the winning trainer. He paid $47.60 to win. Tribalist looked like he was going to win for Blake Heap and Victor Espinoza, but he was spooked by the riderless Guns Loaded as the wire approached. Om, the even money favorite, had no excuses, flattening out in the stretch. Take a look by watching here. It’s scary with a loose horse. But it ends without incident.

Big day at Santa Anita

If you are only going out to Santa Anita one day this meeting, this is the day. Five Grade 1s on an 11-race card and five turf races.

Racing secretary Rick Hammerle is taking Santa Anita boss Tim Ritvo’s call for more turf races seriously. Of the five races, you’ve got the first and fourth, both maiden special weights, the sixth is an optional allowance claiming, the ninth is a graded stakes and the 11th is an ungraded stakes.

And the smallest field size is the fifth, the six-horse Zenyatta Stakes.

The first post is an early 12:30 p.m. There is also a $50,809 pick six (no not an interception for a touchdown) carryover leading to an expected pool of at least a half-a-mil on Saturday.

Couple of thoughts, just so you don’t think I’m in Santa Anita’s pocket. Wouldn’t it be nice if Santa Anita could just let its biggest day of the meet stand on its own instead of luring people to the track with the promise of a Santa Anita Windshield Sunshade? (Thoroughbred club members only.) And what if you come to the track on the train and shuttle because that’s your primary form of transportation? Or ride a motorcycle? Just sayin’.

Also, one of our subscribers asked why this big day of racing couldn’t have been on Sunday this year because it conflicts with another big day, Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year. Those who observe this holiday are forbidden from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday from doing certain things, which includes going to a race track. Just a thought.

Let’s look at the five big races on Saturday’s card.

Zenyatta Stakes (fifth race, 2:30 p.m., 3YO and up, F & M, 1 1/16 miles): The major question is which Paradise Woods will we see? When last we saw the 3-year-old filly at Santa Anita she smoked the field in the Santa Anita Oaks, winning by 11 lengths. (Watch here.) Then she went to Kentucky Oaks, over a generously labeled sloppy track, got caught in a speed duel and finished 11th. (Watch here.) Off until August, she returned for a lackluster sixth in the Torrey Pines at Del Mar. Now, she did throw a 6-furlong bullet on Saturday. Richard Mandella knows what he’s doing and Flavien Prat is a good rider, so that’s why she’s the 6/5 favorite. Bob Baffert has Faithfully as the second favorite at 5/2. This 4-year-old is three of 10 lifetime with five seconds. John Sadler has Shenandoah Queen, at 3-1, in this race instead of the superior Stellar Wind, last year’s winner. He decided to train Stellar Wind up to the Breeders Cup Distaff instead of running in this spot.

Chandelier Stakes (seventh race, 2YO, F, 1 1/16 miles): Trying to figure which of these mostly lightly raced fillies has two good turns in them is the trick. The only horses that have gone a mile are longshots Terra’s Angel (12-1) and Holy Diver (30-1) and those races were on the turf. This one’s on the dirt. Morning-line oddsmaker Jon White seems to like Moonshine Memories and has made her 2-1. She’s unbeaten in two starts for hot trainer Simon Callaghan and jockey Prat. Baffert has two entrants Alluring Star (4-1) with Joe Talamo up and Just a Smidge (7/2), who drops Bejarano and picks up “Big Money” (i.e. Mike Smith).

FrontRunner Stakes (eighth race, 4:03 p.m., 2YO, 1 1/16 miles): This race has produced two of the past three Kentucky Derby winners with American Pharoah in 2014 (watch here) and Nyquist in 2015, (watch here) so this race has some juice. This one is a rematch of the Del Mar Futurity when Bolt d’Oro ran down Zatter in the stretch. Bolt d’Oro has red-hot trainer Mick Ruis on his side. Ruis won three of the first five races at Santa Anita on Friday. Zatter is trained by Baffert, who said: “I was debating whether to run him here this week or take him to New York and run a one-turn mile in the Champage. I think he’s a nice horse that’s been working well. We don’t know who’s going to go two turns until you send him two turns.” Bolt d’Oro is at 2-1 and Zatter at 5-2. Baffert also has Solomini at 4-1. “He’s definitely going to be a two-turn horse,” Baffert said. “He’s still immature. he won his first time out and he has a lot of talent but he’s not mentally there yet.”

Rodeo Drive Stakes (ninth race, 4:34 p.m., 3YO and up, F & M, 1 ¼ miles on the turf): Goodyearforroses, trained by Del Mar meet co-champion Richard Baltas, is the 5-2 favorite. His last win came in the Santa Ana at Santa Anita in March. He’s won twice in three starts on the Santa Anita turf course. Mandella has two entries in Avenge, the second favorite at 3-1, and Majestic Heat, at 8-1. Prat got off Majestic Heat to ride Avenge so you know who he thinks is better. But sentimentally, you have give some love to Majestic Heat as the only Cal-bred in the race. She is the son of Unusual Heat, one of the best stallions in recent California history. He died earlier this year at 27.

Awesome Again Stakes (10th race, 5:05 p.m., 3YO and up, 1 1/8 miles): I get emails saying I write too much about Baffert. Well, hall of famer, Triple Crown winner, winner of 12 Triple Crown races, Arrogate, great horses, great trainer. Yeah, if you’re going to cover this sport you’re going to write about him. So that’s who I’m writing about to preview the Awesome Again. It appears in our print edition, so click here to learn an angle to this race. There’s also an update on Arrogate, so it’s worth a look.

Jeff Nahill’s spot play

10TH RACE: #6 Mubtaahij (4-1)

First off, trainer Art Sherman announced he will scratch Dortmund from this race. As is the case in many stakes in Southern California, it’s trainer Bob Baffert’s world and we’re just living in it. The profitable way to live in it is to take “the other Baffert” whenever the trainer starts two horses in the same race. More often than not, the longer priced-horse is live. Such is the case here. The Baffert-trained Cupid is the 2-1 morning-line favorite and rightly so, but Mubtaahij is making his first start in the Baffert barn and he has been training up a storm. In his last race, he finished fourth to Arrogate, Gun Runner and Neolithic. You might have heard of those horses as that was the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Beside a straight bet on Mubtaahij, an exacta box with Cupid might be the way to go.

Jeff Nahill is an editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He can be reached at jeff.nahill@sduniontribune.com. For other selections go to his blog: www.fromthewinnerscircle.me

Last thought

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Now, the stars of the show, Friday’s results and Saturday’s entries. (If the entries or results look strange on your phone, take a look on a tablet or desktop for a more traditional view. I’ll stop saying this after a while.)

Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, September 29.

Copyright 2017 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 1st day of a 19-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.24 45.82 1:08.97 1:34.68 1:47.09


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

10Bacoli123924–hd5–35–43–hd1–1Ocampo5.40
9Amazon Cry122893–13–1½3–22–½2–½Pereira1.80
8Perfection Tale125711–11–11–21–13–½Chaves59.40
4Odyssey Explorer12236998–hd6–14–1½Pena23.80
6Warren's Fandango122575–14–hd4–hd5–45–¾Bejarano5.80
1Brilliant Light125137–18–½97–46–4¼Gonzalez15.40
2Insubordination125242–hd2–32–94–1½7–2¾T Baze2.60
7Kinsale Warrior117688–½7–16–hd8–1½8–2½Roman32.10
5Sirari122456–16–½7–199Arroyo, Jr.7.90

10BACOLI12.805.204.00
9AMAZON CRY 3.202.80
8PERFECTION TALE 12.00

$1 EXACTA (10-9)  $14.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (10-9-8-4)  $2,896.90
$1 TRIFECTA (10-9-8)  $332.00

Winner–Bacoli B.g.3 by Colonel John out of Classica, by Pure Prize. Bred by Schiano Racing Inc. (WV). Trainer: Mick Ruis. Owner: Ruis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $161,232 Exacta Pool $91,554 Superfecta Pool $44,706 Trifecta Pool $59,861. Scratched–Kinematico.

BACOLI four wide early, angled in and stalked outside a rival, came out into the stretch, bid three deep past the eighth pole under left handed urging and gamely prevailed late. AMAZON CRY pulled between foes early, stalked outside a rival then a bit off the rail to the stretch, bid between foes in the drive, put a head in front in deep stretch and continued willingly. PERFECTION TALE pulled three deep early, inched away then angled in on the first turn, set the pace inside, responded when challenged into the stretch, inched away again in midstretch, fought back in deep stretch and held third. ODYSSEY EXPLORER angled in early then went outside rival into the backstretch, continued three deep on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and found his best stride late. WARREN'S FANDANGO between rivals early, chased inside, came out in midstretch and was outfinished. BRILLIANT LIGHT pulled along the inside and steadied past the wire the first time, tugged his way into a bit of a tight spot off heels into the first turn, saved ground chasing the pace, split horses leaving the second turn and into the stretch and had a mild late bid. INSUBORDINATION pulled along the inside then stalked a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. KINSALE WARRIOR three deep early, chased outside a rival, went three wide leaving the second turn and into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. SIRARI between rivals early, angled in and stalked the pace inside to the stretch and weakened in the drive.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000. Time 24.47 48.62 1:13.12 1:25.99 1:39.04


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

3Image of Joplin116321–11–½1–21–21–2¾Solis3.20
5Saint Dermot123554–13–12–12–22–1¼Gonzalez2.90
2Freddies Dream118235553–1½3–5¼Roman1.40
1Over Achiever123113–½4–14–1½4–14–4¼Bejarano3.80
4Seal Six123442–hd2–½3–hd55Ocampo13.10

3IMAGE OF JOPLIN8.404.002.40
5SAINT DERMOT 4.002.40
2FREDDIES DREAM 2.10

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (10-3)  $44.20
$1 EXACTA (3-5)  $11.80
$1 TRIFECTA (3-5-2)  $32.30

Winner–Image of Joplin Dbb.g.6 by Southern Image out of Sensitive Soul, by Bernstein. Bred by Dahlberg Farms LLC (CA). Trainer: Mick Ruis. Owner: Ruis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $121,051 Daily Double Pool $37,915 Exacta Pool $52,706 Trifecta Pool $31,888. Claimed–Image of Joplin by Acker, Tom, Allen Racing LLC, Miller, Andy and Spawr, William. Trainer: William Spawr. Claimed–Freddies Dream by Lerner Racing and Schwartz, Jack. Trainer: Andrew Lerner. Claimed–Over Achiever by Altamira Racing Stable and Rockingham Ranch. Trainer: Peter Miller. Scratched–none.

IMAGE OF JOPLIN had speed three deep then angled in and set the pace inside, responded when challenged leaving the backstretch, inched away again into the second turn and won clear under urging. SAINT DERMOT stalked three deep then bid three wide a half mile out, tracked again outside on the second turn and into the stretch and held the place. FREDDIES DREAM pulled between horses then stalked a bit off the rail, came out on the second turn and three wide into the stretch, continued under urging in the drive then had the rider lose the whip in deep stretch but clearly bested the others. OVER ACHIEVER also pulled early and stalked inside, continued along the rail on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. SEAL SIX stalked off the rail, bid between horses a half mile out, tracked again off the inside then between foes on the second turn and weakened in the drive.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000. Time 23.07 46.81 59.09 1:11.35


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

7Airfoil118624–hd3–11–11–2¾Roman0.90
2Royal F J123152–½1–hd2–22–2¼Pedroza6.00
3G. A. Betting1232664–hd4–1½3–1¾Pena11.00
6Heir of Storm116543–1664–2¼Solis1.70
4Changing Karma121315–hd5–15–½5–nsBoulanger30.80
5Rough Passage123431–hd2–½3–hd6Mitchell19.50

7AIRFOIL3.802.402.10
2ROYAL F J 3.402.60
3G. A. BETTING 3.20

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-7)  $13.80
$1 EXACTA (7-2)  $6.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-2-3-6)  $28.50
$1 TRIFECTA (7-2-3)  $15.00

Winner–Airfoil Dbb.g.7 by Bernardini out of Wind Flow, by Indian Charlie. Bred by Turner Breeders, LLC (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Michael A. Moran. Mutuel Pool $127,134 Daily Double Pool $14,442 Exacta Pool $61,045 Superfecta Pool $33,107 Trifecta Pool $50,411. Claimed–Airfoil by Power Hour Racing. Trainer: Justin Clark. Claimed–Heir of Storm by Steven Miyadi. Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Scratched–Golden Atlantic.

$1 Pick Three (10-3-7) paid $52.00. Pick Three Pool $43,308.

AIRFOIL stalked three deep then four wide on the turn, bid three wide leaving the turn and into the stretch, took a short lead in upper stretch, inched away under urging in midstretch, drifted in some and proved best. ROYAL F J stalked inside then bid along the rail to duel for the lead, gained the advantage into the turn, fought back into the stretch, was not a match for the winner in the final furlong but bested the others. G. A. BETTING saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in deep stretch and gained the show. HEIR OF STORM pressed the pace outside then three deep on the backstretch, stalked between horses on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. CHANGING KARMA was in a good position stalking the pace between foes to the stretch and also weakened. ROUGH PASSAGE pulled his way to the early lead, dueled off the rail then between foes, battled outside the runner-up on the turn and between horses leaving the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $25,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000. Time 23.12 46.63 1:11.91 1:25.19 1:38.53


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

3Divisor122322–½3–½3–61–½1–1Gonzalez4.70
7Conqueror125714–3½1–hd1–½2–42–8½Prat1.30
4Inhibition125451–hd2–1½2–13–83–7½Espinoza5.50
1John and Montan12217776–1½6–74–3Elliott18.80
6Super Duper Cooper122643–hd4–24–½4–½5–6¾T Baze4.40
2Latitude125266–66–55–15–hd6–8¼Pedroza14.30
5Fregosi122535–25–½777Van Dyke6.50

3DIVISOR11.404.403.20
7CONQUEROR 2.802.40
4INHIBITION 2.80

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-3)  $22.60
$1 EXACTA (3-7)  $16.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-7-4-1)  $461.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-7-4)  $28.95

Winner–Divisor B.g.3 by Harlan's Holiday out of Unbridled Ridge, by Unbridled's Song. Bred by WinStar Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Agave Racing Stable and Queen Bee Racing, LLC. Mutuel Pool $180,054 Daily Double Pool $16,023 Exacta Pool $106,754 Superfecta Pool $40,017 Trifecta Pool $70,892. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (3-7-3) paid $87.20. Pick Three Pool $18,726.

DIVISOR angled in and dueled inside then saved ground stalking the pace, came out on the second turn and three deep into the stretch, bid again outside the runner-up in the drive to gain a short lead and inched away late under urging. CONQUEROR dueled four wide then outside a rival leaving the second turn and into the stretch, fought back off the rail in the drive and could not quite match the winner late. INHIBITION had good early speed and dueled between horses then inside leaving the backstretch and on the second turn and bested the others. JOHN AND MONTAN dropped back inside and saved ground off the pace, came out leaving the second turn and into the stretch and improved position. SUPER DUPER COOPER pressed the pace three deep between foes on the first turn then stalked off the rail, continued outside a foe leaving the second turn and weakened. LATITUDE chased a bit off the rail then inside into and on the second turn and had little left for the drive. FREGOSI settled off the rail chasing the pace, continued outside a rival leaving the backstretch, dropped back leaving the second turn and into the stretch and gave way.

FIFTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.22 46.35 59.33 1:06.20


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼3/8StrFinJockey$1

1Warrior's Lullaby122172–11–hd2–41–1½Maldonado5.90
4American Currency122411–hd2–1½1–hd2–7¼Stevens1.20
9Sandbed12299996–23–1½Arroyo, Jr.13.20
3Colormemoney122353–½3–hd3–14–1¼Espinoza2.30
7Haulin' Freight122745–15–hd5–15–nsGutierrez10.80
8Ridgefield Rocket122824–34–64–76–7Conner21.60
6First Ballot122688–38–hd7–17–1½Pena60.10
2Salsa King117267–3½7–1½98–6¾Roman19.90
5Quoting Hawk120536–1½6–38–19Pereira47.90

1WARRIOR'S LULLABY13.804.602.80
4AMERICAN CURRENCY 3.002.40
9SANDBED 5.00

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)  $79.80
$1 EXACTA (1-4)  $17.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-4-9-3)  $463.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-9)  $77.85

Winner–Warrior's Lullaby B.c.2 by Majestic Warrior out of Eris, by Lion Heart. Bred by Kildare Stud (KY). Trainer: Mick Ruis. Owner: Ruis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $263,090 Daily Double Pool $23,460 Exacta Pool $158,853 Superfecta Pool $86,776 Trifecta Pool $111,372. Claimed–American Currency by Hronis Racing LLC. Trainer: John Sadler. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (7-3-1) paid $75.30. Pick Three Pool $43,193.
50-Cent Pick Four (3-1/7-3-1) 4 correct paid $233.60. Pick Four Pool $122,232.
50-Cent Pick Five (10-3-1/7-3-1) 5 correct paid $1,512.15. Pick Five Pool $399,989.

WARRIOR'S LULLABY dueled inside, put a head in front on the turn, fought back under left handed urging in the stretch to regain the advantage a sixteenth out and inched away late. AMERICAN CURRENCY sped to the early lead, dueled outside the winner, fought back to a short lead in the stretch but could not quite match that one late. SANDBED was reluctant to load then broke in the air and slowly, settled off the rail, angled in on the turn, came out into the stretch and picked up the show. COLORMEMONEY stalked a bit off the rail, angled in leaving the turn and weakened in the drive. HAULIN' FREIGHT chased between horses then off the rail leaving the backstretch and outside a rival on the turn, came out into the stretch and also weakened. RIDGEFIELD ROCKET four wide early, stalked three deep then outside a rival on the turn and into the stretch and also weakened. FIRST BALLOT broke slowly, settled off the rail, came four wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. SALSA KING between horses early, chased inside, came out on the turn and three wide into the stretch and gave way. QUOTING HAWK chased between rivals then inside on the turn and had nothing left for the stretch.

SIXTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 21.83 45.38 1:10.88 1:17.72


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

4Red Carpet Cat122454–½3–12–41–3½Van Dyke5.20
8One I'm Running To115812–12–11–hd2–1¾Roman3.50
2Pick One120245–25–13–23–1½Pereira17.00
7Gentrified1227787–3½4–1½4–4½Talamo2.70
3Mystical Image122333–14–½5–25–1½Bejarano11.10
6Cupid's Beau120687–hd886–½Elliott23.00
1Iron Alex120166–hd6–hd7–1½7–5¼Risenhoover9.80
5Tell Me a Story122521–1½1–hd6–18Prat2.70

4RED CARPET CAT12.406.404.40
8ONE I'M RUNNING TO 5.004.00
2PICK ONE 7.20

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $82.40
$1 EXACTA (4-8)  $29.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-8-2-7)  $784.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-8-2)  $113.80

Winner–Red Carpet Cat B.g.3 by Discreet Cat out of Up in Lights, by Smart Strike. Bred by Russell L. Reineman Stable, Inc (KY). Trainer: Vann Belvoir. Owner: R and K Racing and Joanides, Thomas N.. Mutuel Pool $217,619 Daily Double Pool $23,705 Exacta Pool $122,172 Superfecta Pool $64,173 Trifecta Pool $88,400. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (3-1-4) paid $283.30. Pick Three Pool $48,668.

RED CARPET CAT stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up under left handed urging to gain the lead past the eighth pole and won clear. ONE I'M RUNNING TO close up stalking the pace off the rail, bid outside a rival to take the lead just past midway on the turn, inched away leaving the bend, fought back off the rail in midstretch and held second. PICK ONE chased a bit off the rail, split rivals on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and picked up the show. GENTRIFIED a step slow to begin, was four wide early then chased three deep to the stretch and lacked a rally. MYSTICAL IMAGE saved ground stalking the pace, came out leaving the turn and between foes into the stretch and weakened. CUPID'S BEAU broke a bit slowly, chased between horses, dropped back a bit off the rail on the turn and lacked a further response. IRON ALEX saved ground chasing the pace, came out leaving the turn, was in tight off heels into the stretch and did not rally. TELL ME A STORY sped to the early lead, angled in and inched away, set the pace inside, dueled briefly midway on the turn and had little left for the stretch.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.66 48.85 1:12.92 1:24.44 1:35.71


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

5Domestic Vintage12058108–½4–hd5–11–¾Talamo11.70
1Ok Doll123131–11–11–hd1–hd2–nsBejarano2.80
9Bombilate123924–13–½3–½3–hd3–nkStevens4.40
7Lucy De125743–hd4–16–1½4–½4–1Desormeaux3.10
2Salsita120275–hd7–hd8–hd7–½5–nsRoman6.70
4Mrs. Norris1234109–hd9–½9–19–26–nsPrat11.10
6Khaleesi 116612–12–½2–½2–17–1Solis45.70
10Hacktivism1251066–hd5–hd5–hd6–hd8–1Gutierrez25.90
8Arethusa 123857–16–17–18–19–1Ocampo6.80
3Lindeza123398–hd10101010Conner46.60

5DOMESTIC VINTAGE25.4011.006.60
1OK DOLL 4.603.60
9BOMBILATE 5.20

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-5)  $106.80
$1 EXACTA (5-1)  $57.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-1-9-7)  $1,227.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-9)  $187.00

Winner–Domestic Vintage B.f.3 by Americain out of Wine Glow, by Tiznow. Bred by Calumet Farm (KY). Trainer: Neil D. Drysdale. Owner: Calumet Farm. Mutuel Pool $243,336 Daily Double Pool $32,380 Exacta Pool $139,320 Superfecta Pool $65,484 Trifecta Pool $89,440. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-4-5) paid $953.90. Pick Three Pool $67,009.

DOMESTIC VINTAGE stalked three deep then four wide on the second turn, bid five wide leaving that turn and into the stretch, fell back slightly in midstretch then gamely came on again under urging to get up late. OK DOLL took the early lead and inched away into the first turn, set the pace inside, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and fought back gamely between foes late. BOMBILATE stalked outside a rival, bid three deep on the second tu5rn and into the stretch and continued gamely three deep between foes on the line. LUCY DE pulled some, angled in on the first turn and stalked inside, bid along the fence in the stretch and also went willingly to the wire. SALSITA saved ground stalking the pace, came out off heels for room past midstretch and was outfinished between foes late. MRS. NORRIS chased between horses then a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch and outside a rival on the second turn, came three deep into the stretch and also was outfinished. KHALEESI (BRZ) pulled some outside the runner-up then stalked off the rail, bid between foes on the second turn and outside the runner-up again in midstretch and was outkicked late. HACKTIVISM stalked three deep, bid four wide between foes leaving the second turn and into the stretch and weakened late. ARETHUSA (GB) chased between horses then outside a rival, split foes into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. LINDEZA saved ground chasing the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and could not offer the necessary late response.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 23.69 48.56 1:13.58 1:26.19 1:39.38


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

1Major Cabbie120111–½1–½1–11–41–6¼Van Dyke9.20
5Jungle Warfare120593–½2–hd2–12–hd2–1½Smith1.40
9Canadian Game120956–hd5–hd4–2½3–2½3–2¼Gutierrez14.20
6Xten120624–23–13–hd4–2½4–1¼T Baze4.50
7Holy Ghost12076995–25–3½5–1Desormeaux3.40
3Extrordinary Jerry120332–hd4–16–16–½6–3¼Bejarano24.20
4Gran Fiesta120488–hd8–½7–3½7–57–5¾Prat14.70
8Blended Citizen120847–1½7–½8–48–188–67¾Pereira10.60
2Unlawful Act120275–hd6–1999Espinoza56.60

1MAJOR CABBIE20.409.406.20
5JUNGLE WARFARE 3.202.80
9CANADIAN GAME 4.60

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)  $297.00
$1 EXACTA (1-5)  $30.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-5-9-6)  $1,044.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-9)  $140.35

Winner–Major Cabbie B.c.2 by Into Mischief out of Love Catcher, by Pine Bluff. Bred by Cloyce C. Clark Jr. (LA). Trainer: Dan L. Hendricks. Owner: Sareen Family Trust. Mutuel Pool $314,690 Daily Double Pool $30,185 Exacta Pool $155,165 Superfecta Pool $76,242 Trifecta Pool $96,277. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-5-1) paid $746.20. Pick Three Pool $40,139.

MAJOR CABBIE had good early speed and set a pressured pace inside, inched away on the second turn and won clear under some left handed urging and a long hold late. JUNGLE WARFARE three deep into the first turn, pressed the pace between horses then stalked off the rail on the second turn and outside a rival nearing the stretch and held second. CANADIAN GAME five wide into the first turn, stalked three deep, angled to the inside on the second turn and bested the others. XTEN pressed the pace four wide on the first turn and three deep on the backstretch, stalked outside on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. HOLY GHOST bobbled at the start, settled three deep then outside a rival, moved up outside on the second turn and four wide into the stretch, drifted in and lacked the needed late kick. EXTRORDINARY JERRY prompted the pace between foes then stalked inside on the backstretch, dropped back on the second turn and also weakened. GRAN FIESTA chased outside a rival then between foes on the backstretch, also fell back on the second turn and weakened. BLENDED CITIZEN four wide into the first turn, chased between horses, also dropped back on the second turn and had little left for the stretch. UNLAWFUL ACT bobbled at the start, saved ground chasing the pace, dropped back into and on the second turn, gave way and was eased in the stretch.

NINTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'Eddie D Stakes'. 3 year olds and up. Time 21.03 43.02 1:05.86 1:11.99


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

11Mr. Roary121109996–hd1–nkConner22.80
2Tribalist121262–hd2–½1–1½2–½Espinoza3.80
4Om121478–1½6–hd4–13–½Van Dyke1.00
6Forever Juanito121614–hd5–½5–hd4–½Talamo14.30
8Coastline121847–17–28–2½5–1¼Prat11.20
1Prize Exhibit 120183–13–2½3–16–½Gonzalez30.50
10Zarqa Star121935–½8–½97–¾Pedroza95.50
3California Diamond118356–24–hd7–hd8–nsDesormeaux15.30
5Rocket Heat121521–41–2½2–19Roman37.90
7Guns Loaded121710dnfBejarano5.00

11MR. ROARY47.6017.006.60
2TRIBALIST 4.203.00
4OM 2.60

$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-11)  $418.20
$1 EXACTA (11-2)  $151.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (11-2-4-6)  $2,545.70
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (11-2-4-6-8)  $26,010.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (11-2-4)  $247.85

Winner–Mr. Roary Ch.g.4 by Scat Daddy out of If Angels Sang, by Seattle Slew. Bred by Judy Hicks & Kathryn Nikkel (KY). Trainer: George Papaprodromou. Owner: Kretz Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $412,204 Daily Double Pool $144,755 Exacta Pool $207,701 Superfecta Pool $130,324 Super High Five Pool $34,082 Trifecta Pool $161,324. Scratched–Krsto Skye.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (3-1-4-5-1-11) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $10,887.
$1 Pick Three (5-1-11) paid $2,737.50. Pick Three Pool $139,187.
50-Cent Pick Four (4-5-1-11) 63 tickets with 4 correct paid $9,018.95. Pick Four Pool $747,448.
$2 Pick Six (3-1-4-5-1-11) 51 tickets with 4 out of 6 paid $215.20. Pick Six Pool $95,108. Pick Six Carryover $50,810.

MR. ROARY settled off the rail, angled in leaving the hill, rallied under urging and split foes a sixteenth out and got up late. TRIBALIST stalked outside a rival, took the lead alongside the pacesetter in the drive, inched clear in midstretch and held on well but was caught late. OM pulled between horses then chased a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch, bumped with a rival in upper stretch and finished well. FOREVER JUANITO chased outside, was kept a bit wide by the riderless horse leaving the hill, came five wide into the stretch and continued willingly late. COASTLINE settled outside a rival chasing the pace, came out four wide into the stretch and found his best stride late. PRIZE EXHIBIT (GB) saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. ZARQA STAR stalked outside then three deep to the stretch, drifted in and did not rally. CALIFORNIA DIAMOND was in a good position stalking the pace inside, came out into the stretch, bumped with a foe in upper stretch and could not summon the needed response. ROCKET HEAT bobbled at the start, sped to a clear early lead, set the pace inside, dueled briefly in upper stretch and weakened in the final furlong. GUNS LOADED threw his head, reared then stumbled at the start and lost the rider. The stewards conducted an inquiry into the start before ruling GUNS LOADED was the cause of his own trouble. Rail on hill at 7 feet.

Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, September 30.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 2nd day of a 19-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Channel CrossingDrayden Van Dyke122Jerry Hollendorfer20-1
2Bitter Ring HomeJoseph Talamo122Neil D. Drysdale20-1
3ImpeachableoffenseSantiago Gonzalez122Scott Hansen12-1
4Arch AnthemTyler Baze122Richard E. Mandella10-1
5Martin RiggsGary Stevens122Mark Glatt8-1
6Treasure HunterIsrael Ocampo122G. F. Almeida15-1
7Zippy GroomTiago Pereira122Robert B. Hess, Jr.20-1
8InscomFlavien Prat122Simon Callaghan4-1
9Shane ZainMario Gutierrez122Doug F. O'Neill8-1
10Pubilius SyrusKent Desormeaux122Vladimir Cerin5-2
11Primo TouchRuben Fuentes115Dan L. McFarlane15-1
12DignitaireVictor Espinoza122Gary Mandella9-2

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Make It a TripleRafael Bejarano123Michael Machowsky5-1
2Supreme VentureJoseph Talamo125Peter Miller3-1
3Quiet DudeTyler Baze120Jorge Periban10-1
4UpperclassmanEvin Roman115Jack Carava8-1
5Handful of StripesEdwin Maldonado125Peter Miller7-2
6Hawks PeakNorberto Arroyo, Jr.120Mark Glatt5-1
7BolsterFlavien Prat123Leonard Powell5-2

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Kris' Rocket KatRafael Bejarano122Richard Baltas12-1
2Charming RulerIsrael Ocampo122J. Keith Desormeaux30-1
3Alternate RhythmTyler Baze122Jeff Mullins12-1
4El AsesinoBrice Blanc122Mick Ruis20-1
5TizonaMario Gutierrez122Doug F. O'Neill20-1
6Instilled RegardMike Smith122Jerry Hollendorfer5-2
7Blue OxKent Desormeaux122J. Keith Desormeaux12-1
8Lord GuinnessSasha Risenhoover122William E. Morey10-1
9PeaceFlavien Prat122Richard E. Mandella6-1
10MourinhoDrayden Van Dyke122Bob Baffert9-2
11Secular NationMartin Garcia122Peter Miller12-1
12Frenchmen StreetJamie Theriot122Richard Baltas4-1

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Choo ChooFlavien Prat122Jerry Hollendorfer6-1
2LandoneseSasha Risenhoover122Dallas E. Keen30-1
3PointedBrayan Pena122Marsha D. Schwizer30-1
4Formal DudeJoseph Talamo122Philip D'Amato12-1
5Big BuzzRafael Bejarano122Tim Yakteen7-2
6Onde Ah MoTyler Baze122Jeffrey Metz20-1
7FleetwoodIsrael Ocampo122J. Keith Desormeaux9-2
8PitchingDrayden Van Dyke122Thomas F. Proctor5-1
9Rockaway Evin Roman117Doug F. O'Neill10-1
10So Long SailorKent Desormeaux122Peter Miller6-1
11RestrainedvengenceMartin Pedroza122Val Brinkerhoff6-1
12Purr CatEdwin Maldonado122Neil D. Drysdale20-1
Also Eligible
13Pali HighDrayden Van Dyke122Leonard Powell4-1

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $300,000. 'Zenyatta Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1FaithfullyRafael Bejarano122Bob Baffert5-2
2Midnight ToastSantiago Gonzalez122James M. Cassidy12-1
3Motown LadyKent Desormeaux122J. Keith Desormeaux5-1
4Paradise WoodsFlavien Prat122Richard E. Mandella6-5
5Rockport BabeCorey Nakatani122Mick Ruis15-1
6Shenandoah QueenVictor Espinoza122John W. Sadler3-1

SIXTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1OffshoreJoseph Talamo121Neil D. Drysdale12-1
2DangerfieldDrayden Van Dyke124Doug F. O'Neill20-1
3Golden DoughnutVictor Espinoza121James M. Cassidy12-1
4Arch PrinceMartin Pedroza121Val Brinkerhoff15-1
5PopyhowuspelcupcakTyler Baze121William E. Morey12-1
6TroublewithateeCorey Nakatani121Philip D'Amato8-1
7Ice KatSantiago Gonzalez121Richard Baltas12-1
8Kencumin Rafael Bejarano121Peter Eurton7-2
9Ritzy A. P.Flavien Prat121Dan Blacker9-2
10Taki's ChoiceBrice Blanc121Philip D'Amato12-1
11Buckys PickEvin Roman121Victor L. Garcia5-1
12SonneteerKent Desormeaux121J. Keith Desormeaux5-1

SEVENTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $300,000. 'Chandelier Stakes'. Fillies. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Dancing BelleKent Desormeaux122J. Keith Desormeaux10-1
2Alluring StarJoseph Talamo122Bob Baffert4-1
3Moonshine MemoriesFlavien Prat122Simon Callaghan2-1
4Super GoodGary Stevens122Matthew Chew15-1
5Terra's AngelSasha Risenhoover122Dallas E. Keen12-1
6Holy DiverModesto Linares122Charles R. Stutts30-1
7Piedi BianchiMario Gutierrez122Doug F. O'Neill5-2
8Just a SmidgeMike Smith122Bob Baffert7-2

EIGHTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $300,000. 'FrontRunner Stakes'. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1ZatterRafael Bejarano122Bob Baffert5-2
2Take the One O OneJoseph Talamo122Brian J. Koriner15-1
3Ayacara Kent Desormeaux122J. Keith Desormeaux10-1
4Bolt d'OroCorey Nakatani122Mick Ruis2-1
5City PlanDrayden Van Dyke122Eoin G. Harty20-1
6Texas WedgeEvin Roman122Peter Miller6-1
7EncumberedMario Gutierrez122Simon Callaghan8-1
8SolominiFlavien Prat122Bob Baffert4-1
9Continental DivideVictor Espinoza122James M. Cassidy15-1

NINTH RACE.

1¼ Mile Turf. Purse: $300,000. 'Rodeo Drive Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Frenzified Santiago Gonzalez122James M. Cassidy20-1
2Goldy Espony Mike Smith122Bob Baffert8-1
3Responsibleforlove Joseph Talamo122Neil D. Drysdale6-1
4Majestic HeatDrayden Van Dyke122Richard E. Mandella8-1
5AvengeFlavien Prat124Richard E. Mandella3-1
6AmboseliVictor Espinoza122James M. Cassidy20-1
7Beau Recall Rafael Bejarano118Simon Callaghan8-1
8Decked OutKent Desormeaux124J. Keith Desormeaux5-1
9Kiss Me Now Martin Garcia124Paulo H. Lobo20-1
10Goodyearforroses Corey Nakatani122Richard Baltas5-2

TENTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile. Purse: $300,000. 'Awesome Again Stakes'. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Win the SpaceJoseph Talamo122George Papaprodromou15-1
2DortmundGary Stevens122Art Sherman8-1
3Midnight StormTyler Baze122Philip D'Amato3-1
4Curlin RulesFlavien Prat122John W. Sadler6-1
5Breaking LuckyMike Smith122Reade Baker5-1
6Mubtaahij Drayden Van Dyke122Bob Baffert4-1
7DonworthMario Gutierrez122Doug F. O'Neill6-1
8CupidRafael Bejarano126Bob Baffert2-1

ELEVENTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $70,000. 'Unzip Me Stakes'. Fillies. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Take A Deep Breath Drayden Van Dyke120Thomas F. Proctor15-1
2Grace BayChantal Sutherland124Frank Lucarelli30-1
3KendaFlavien Prat124Philip D'Amato6-1
4TappedMike Smith120Richard Baltas10-1
5Storm the HillCorey Nakatani120Peter Miller10-1
6Noted and QuotedRafael Bejarano124Bob Baffert6-1
7Isa FirecrackerMartin Pedroza124Jamey R. Thomas30-1
8Little JudeEvin Roman120Peter Miller9-2
9Spin Me a KissEdwin Maldonado122Philip D'Amato8-1
10Kathy's SongJoseph Talamo122Richard Baltas6-1
11Miss Southern MissKent Desormeaux124J. Keith Desormeaux5-1
12Queen LailaTyler Baze120Simon Callaghan8-1
Also Eligible
13Chocolate CoatedGary Stevens120Neil French12-1
14Tillie's LilyGary Stevens120Jonathan Thomas5-1

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