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Racing! Santa Anita talks progressing nicely

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we get ready for the start of the Kentucky Derby prep season next Saturday.

If you are worried about the seeming impasse between Santa Anita and the thoroughbred owners, Santa Anita boss Tim Ritvo is feeling good about things. In an interview with The Times, he said there seems to be agreement on the major issues but that they still have some work to do on smaller issues.

Ritvo cited stabling issues and overnight purses as issues on which there seems to be a consensus.

“I’m available seven days a week to talk,” Ritvo said, adding that he’s hoping for an agreement before the next CHRB meeting on Dec. 14 at Los Alamitos.

Ritvo stressed that the need to try different things is imperative.

“We believe the industry is stagnant,” he said. “We’re going to lay out some things that we need to try.”

Ritvo is making some changes at Santa Anita, and we’ll go more in depth on them in future newsletters. But his “ship and win” program seems to be bringing new stables into Southern California.

Adding a late pick five, even at the risk of cannibalizing the pick six, could be a smart move. One move that can’t be argued with is going to a $.50 trifecta (as long as it’s not straight).

“If I can get $20 million in the trifecta pool, then we’ve been successful,” Ritvo said.

Santa Anita opens, as if we actually need to tell anyone reading this newsletter, on Dec. 26.

TVG pickers update

As is our custom, let’s see how the TVG prognosticators did on Sunday. The answer: pretty well, even though it didn’t always result in wins.

Simon Bray and Dave Weaver each hit the late pick four at Los Alamitos. The high price was a $12.00 winner, Senator Robert, in the seventh. They both finished in the black. The $.50 ticket paid $131.85.

But I found the day of Matt Carothers, who I’ve always found to be a very smart handicapper, to be more interesting. TVG had him (forced?) to offer up the pick five at Aqueduct. Winner, winner, winner, winner, loss. And on a single.

They had him bet the late pick four at Aqueduct. Winner, winner, winner, loss. And on a single. They also had him bet the pick five at Gulfstream. Winner, winner, winner, winner, loss. Bet two horses in the last race.

What that adds up to is a loss of $106 despite fabulous handicapping, all because TVG wants their talent to bet multi-race exotics so people will stick around. Sigh.

Oh, by the way, the early pick five at Los Alamitos, picked by Bray was winner, winner, winner, winner, loss. And on a single.

Here are the totals:

--Weaver, betting Los Alamitos, won $107.85.

--Bray, betting Los Alamitos, won $89.95.

--Scott Hazelton, betting Fair Grounds, lost $8.

--Jeff Bratt, betting Woodbine, lost $12.

--Matt Dinerman betting Golden Gate, lost $18.

--Dawn Lupul, betting Woodbine, lost $24.

--Kimber Goodwin, betting Laurel Park, lost $24.

--Rich Perloff, betting Golden Gate, lost $36.

--Carothers, betting Aqueduct and Gulfstream, lost $106.

Los Alamitos review

Majestic Heat proved to be a real dirt horse, winning her second stakes in a row on this surface. She rallied strong in the stretch, passing Eclipse Award winner Champagne Room to win the Grade 2 $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes over 1 1/16 miles at Los Al.

“I had nominated her to the [Betty Grable at Del Mar on the dirt], so I decided to put her in there and see what happens,” winning trainer Richard Mandella said of her winning effort in that race. “We do that a lot and sometimes it doesn’t work, so we can’t brag too much. I thought she ran very well today. It gives us a lot of options for next year.’’

Majestic Heat won by a convincing 2 1/2 lengths over a game Champagne Room. Madame Stripes was fourth. Majestic Heat paid $8.00, $4.20 and $3.40.

Mike Smith was the jockey.

Los Al complaint

Subscriber Jack Nardi believes he isn’t being heard and he sounds like he has a point, so let’s hear what he has to say about Los Al’s simulcast product.

“Can you please tell the simulcast guy to turn down the loudspeakers. It’s so loud you can’t hear yourself think especially when we’re trying to handicap other tracks and they’re blasting Del Mar or Santa Anita replays. They also blast music between races, and the commentary by handicappers an hour before the races start is very loud and annoying in a simulcast arena.”

Agree or disagree? Let Los Al know.

Big races review

A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Sunday.

Woodbine: $125,000 Ontario Lassie Stakes, fillies 2 years old, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Dixie Moon ($3.00)

Los Alamitos: Grade 2 $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Majestic Heat ($8.00)

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Until we return on Thursday, here’s the star of the show, Sunday’s results:

Los Alamitos Race Course Charts Results for Sunday, December 3.

Copyright 2017 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Los Alamitos Race Course, Los Alamitos, California. 4th day of a 12-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $30,000-$28,000. Time 24.06 48.46 1:13.25 1:25.84 1:38.93


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

2 Big and Loud 122 2 1 1–½ 1–hd 1–hd 1–1 1–3¼ Maldonado 3.20
3 Tizona 122 3 3 2–1½ 2–1 2–1½ 2–3 2–7¼ Frey 2.30
4 Desert Black 122 4 4 3–hd 3–hd 3–2 3–1½ 3–1¼ Pena 13.10
5 Old School Ike 115 5 5 5–1 4–½ 4–½ 4–½ 4–2¼ Roman 1.70
1 Convexity 122 1 2 6–1 7 7 7 5–2½ Conner 4.70
6 The Sleepy Prince 122 6 6 4–2 5–3 5–2½ 5–2½ 6–2¼ Boulanger 37.90
7 Agressivebrawler 122 7 7 7 6–1 6–4 6–2 7 Linares 68.30

2 BIG AND LOUD 8.40 4.00 3.20
3 TIZONA 3.00 2.80
4 DESERT BLACK 5.40
$1 EXACTA (2-3)  $14.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-3-4-5)  $238.00
$1 TRIFECTA (2-3-4)  $65.80

Winner–Big and Loud Dbb.g.2 by Shanghai Bobby out of Hello Charlie, by Indian Charlie. Bred by Pine Ridge Stables Ltd (KY). Trainer: David E. Hofmans. Owner: Five Star Racing Stables. Mutuel Pool $101,538 Exacta Pool $56,243 Superfecta Pool $32,745 Trifecta Pool $43,145. Scratched–none.

BIG AND LOUD had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away under left handed urging in the stretch and won clear. TIZONA bobbled at the start, pulled and drifted out nearing the first turn, angled in and dueled outside the winner, could not match that one in the final furlong but was clearly second best. DESERT BLACK fanned four wide into the first turn, stalked outside a rival then three deep on the second turn and into the stretch, drifted in some and held third. OLD SCHOOL IKE four wide early, chased outside then off the rail, went up four wide on the second turn and into the stretch and lacked a rally. CONVEXITY saved ground off the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and lacked a further response. THE SLEEPY PRINCE angled in and chased a bit off the rail then inside into and on the second turn and in the stretch and weakened. AGRESSIVEBRAWLER pulled some and angled in early, went outside a rival on the backstretch, continued a bit off the rail on the second turn and had little left for the stretch.

SECOND RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000. Time 22.12 46.11 57.93 1:04.29


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Fracas 122 1 1 4–hd 4–1½ 1–½ 1–3 Van Dyke 0.60
2 Tiger Mom 115 2 3 1–hd 1–1 2–hd 2–ns Roman 10.00
5 Mama's Kid 122 5 5 3–½ 3–½ 3–3 3–5¾ T Baze 3.00
3 Sugaratsundown 122 3 2 5–1½ 5–1 4–1½ 4–½ Pereira 16.60
6 Moonlight Mystique 115 6 6 7 6–hd 6–8 5–2 Franco 6.60
4 She Can Too 110 4 4 2–1 2–hd 5–½ 6–11¾ Payeras 60.30
7 Cuvee Cat 124 7 7 6–hd 7 7 7 Arana 34.40

1 FRACAS 3.20 2.40 2.10
2 TIGER MOM 5.80 3.40
5 MAMA'S KID 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-1)  $13.40
$1 EXACTA (1-2)  $6.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-2-5-3)  $49.70
$1 TRIFECTA (1-2-5)  $15.60

Winner–Fracas Ch.f.2 by Violence out of Palomanegra, by Grand Slam. Bred by Kendall E. Hansen, M.D. Racing, LLC &3480 Equine LLP (KY). Trainer: Simon Callaghan. Owner: Slam Dunk Racing, Bamford, Alice and Naify, Marsha. Mutuel Pool $109,044 Daily Double Pool $25,199 Exacta Pool $57,533 Superfecta Pool $37,815 Trifecta Pool $43,635. Claimed–Fracas by Cannon, Robert T and Goodwin, Tim. Trainer: Alfredo Marquez. Scratched–none.

FRACAS saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up to take the lead past midstretch and won clear under some urging. TIGER MOM had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away on the turn, came off the inside into the stretch, fought back in the drive, could not match the winner in the final furlong and just held second. MAMA'S KID bumped at the break, stalked outside then off the rail on the turn and four wide into the stretch, bid three deep a furlong out and was edged for the place. SUGARATSUNDOWN stalked between horses then outside a rival on the turn, found the inside in the stretch and weakened. MOONLIGHT MYSTIQUE broke in and bumped a rival, chased off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. SHE CAN TOO dueled outside the runner-up, stalked leaving the turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. CUVEE CAT chased outside on the backstretch and turn, came four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

THIRD RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 22.12 45.23 57.03 1:03.34


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

4 Fast Pass 117 4 2 5–1½ 5–3½ 3–1½ 1–hd Fuentes 1.70
1 Swiss Minister 124 1 1 4–3 4–3 2–1 2–1¼ Pena 1.70
6 Omdurman 119 6 3 3–½ 2–½ 1–½ 3–5½ Roman 2.90
3 Gone With It 124 3 5 2–hd 3–hd 4–½ 4–ns Orozco 25.80
5 Brave Julian 124 5 6 6 6 6 5–5½ Pereira 53.20
2 Templar 124 2 4 1–½ 1–hd 5–3 6 Bednar 6.00

4 FAST PASS 5.40 3.60 2.20
1 SWISS MINISTER 3.00 2.20
6 OMDURMAN 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $10.20
$1 EXACTA (4-1)  $7.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-1-6-3)  $46.90
$1 TRIFECTA (4-1-6)  $16.30

Winner–Fast Pass B.g.4 by Successful Appeal out of Passionate Dancer, by Cat Thief. Bred by John T. L. Jones Jr. & Walmac Farm LLC (KY). Trainer: Librado Barocio. Owner: Librado Barocio. Mutuel Pool $120,535 Daily Double Pool $9,548 Exacta Pool $52,006 Superfecta Pool $33,853 Trifecta Pool $40,394. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (2-1-4) paid $30.10. Pick Three Pool $36,441.

FAST PASS chased off the rail then inside on the turn, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and rallied under urging to gain the lead outside the runner-up in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. SWISS MINISTER prompted the pace inside, waited some in a bit tight leaving the turn, re-bid along the rail in the stretch, put a head in front past the eighth pole, fought back in deep stretch and continued willingly. OMDURMAN pressed the pace four wide then three deep on the turn, came four wide into the stretch, took the lead in upper stretch but could not quite match the top pair late. GONE WITH IT dueled three deep then between foes on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. BRAVE JULIAN settled off the rail chasing the pace, continued off the inside on the turn and into the stretch and lacked a further response. TEMPLAR had good early speed and dueled between horses, fought back on the turn and weakened in the drive.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $25,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 23.76 47.98 1:12.92 1:25.42 1:38.23


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Gift of a Star 119 3 4 4–hd 5–½ 4–hd 3–½ 1–ns Roman 1.60
6 Rosie My Rosie 124 6 7 6–½ 7 6–½ 4–1 2–½ Pereira 3.60
7 Gogoula 119 7 5 3–½ 3–1 3–1½ 1–½ 3–1¼ Maldonado 7.50
2 Little Bit Lovely 124 2 1 2–1 2–1½ 1–1 2–1 4–hd Gonzalez 5.20
4 Princess Kendra 124 4 3 5–1 4–1 5–1 5–1½ 5–3¼ Quinonez 9.10
5 Kennedie Sky 124 5 6 7 6–1 7 6–8 6–17 Pena 36.60
1 Tiki Bar Logic 122 1 2 1–2½ 1–1 2–hd 7 7 Puglisi 4.40

3 GIFT OF A STAR 5.20 3.00 2.40
6 ROSIE MY ROSIE 3.80 2.60
7 GOGOULA 4.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-3)  $24.80
$1 EXACTA (3-6)  $9.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-6-7-2)  $201.60
$1 TRIFECTA (3-6-7)  $64.40

Winner–Gift of a Star Grr.m.7 by Political Force out of Gift of the Heart, by Ascot Knight. Bred by Gerry Gibbs (KY). Trainer: Jack Carava. Owner: Burns, Greg and Paymaster Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $148,396 Daily Double Pool $12,078 Exacta Pool $81,922 Superfecta Pool $43,368 Trifecta Pool $58,208. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-4-3) paid $18.50. Pick Three Pool $15,919.

GIFT OF A STAR chased between horses then outside on the backstretch and second turn, came four wide into the stretch, rallied under left handed urging to the front in deep stretch and held gamely between foes late. ROSIE MY ROSIE settled outside chasing the pace, also came four wide into the stretch and finished well to just miss. GOGOULA stalked three deep, bid outside a rival to take the advantage in the stretch, fought back off the rail in deep stretch and continued willingly. LITTLE BIT LOVELY stalked a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter on the second turn, took the lead into the stretch, fought back past the eighth pole and was outfinished. PRINCESS KENDRA angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, split horses in midstretch and lacked the needed late kick. KENNEDIE SKY bobbled at the start, chased between horses then a bit off the rail to the stretch and did not rally. TIKI BAR LOGIC sped to the early lead, kicked clear, set the pace inside, dueled on the second turn and gave way in the stretch.

FIFTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 22.34 46.64 59.46 1:06.28


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

2 Baytown Juliet 122 2 3 3–1 3–1½ 1–hd 1–hd Mt Garcia 15.30
5 Mariana's Girl 122 5 5 5–hd 4–hd 2–1 2–hd Franco 38.40
8 Del Mar Darling 122 7 9 9 9 8–2 3–nk Risenhoover 7.30
9 Empress Songbird 122 8 4 4–1 5–1 4–hd 4–2½ Martinez 19.30
6 Jinn Win 115 6 7 6–2 7–1½ 7–1 5–¾ Fuentes 57.10
4 Rossmoor Way 112 4 1 2–½ 2–hd 3–hd 6–hd Payeras 34.40
10 You Are Invited 122 9 8 8–8 8–1 9 7–hd Conner 6.60
3 Instinctual Kash 122 3 6 7–1 6–4 5–1½ 8–3½ T Baze 1.60
1 Sea My Moves 117 1 2 1–hd 1–hd 6–1½ 9 Roman 1.70

2 BAYTOWN JULIET 32.60 11.80 6.20
5 MARIANA'S GIRL 25.20 11.20
8 DEL MAR DARLING 5.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-2)  $94.20
$1 EXACTA (2-5)  $357.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-5-8-9)  $30,472.50
$1 TRIFECTA (2-5-8)  $2,919.70

Winner–Baytown Juliet Ch.f.2 by Overanalyze out of Sagedust, by Hennessy. Bred by Mark A. White (KY). Trainer: Kenneth E. Nettles. Owner: Kenneth E. Nettles. Mutuel Pool $137,044 Daily Double Pool $14,890 Exacta Pool $84,028 Superfecta Pool $59,978 Trifecta Pool $60,374. Claimed–Instinctual Kash by Lucas Downs, Ltd. Trainer: Matthew Chew. Scratched–Justabean, Miss Kitaen.

$1 Pick Three (4-3-2) paid $227.80. Pick Three Pool $24,494. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-4-3-2) 4 correct paid $158.10. Pick Four Pool $85,517. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-1-4-3-2) 5 correct paid $1,024.00. Pick Five Pool $306,661.

BAYTOWN JULIET dueled between horses, came out into the stretch, took a short lead in the drive, fought back off the rail and gamely prevailed under urging. MARIANA'S GIRL stalked off the rail then between foes on the turn, came four wide into the stretch, bid outside in the drive and continued willingly between foes late. DEL MAR DARLING settled off the rail then angled in a bit off the fence leaving the backstretch, came out in upper stretch and rallied gamely four wide on the line. EMPRESS SONGBIRD stalked outside then three deep on the turn, came out five wide into the stretch and finished well between foes late. JINN WIN settled a bit off the rail to the stretch, came out some and was outfinished. ROSSMOOR WAY dueled three deep, was fanned out a bit into the stretch and weakened. YOU ARE INVITED chased outside then off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. INSTINCTUAL KASH saved ground stalking the pace, bid inside in the stretch but lacked the needed late kick. SEA MY MOVES dueled inside, came off the rail into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong.

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 22.01 44.79 56.84 1:09.23


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Short of Ez 122 6 2 2–1 1–hd 1–1½ 1–1¼ Elliott 3.50
11 Two Thirty Five 122 10 1 5–½ 4–2 2–1½ 2–6 Gonzalez 11.40
5 Supreme Venture 119 5 6 6–1 6–1 6–2 3–nk Roman 1.90
1 Rick's Dream 122 1 7 4–hd 5–hd 5–hd 4–ns T Baze 4.90
4 Rocky's Show 122 4 5 1–½ 2–1 3–1 5–2¼ Jimenez 24.40
10 Quantum Force 124 9 4 3–1 3–½ 4–1½ 6–½ Arana 13.20
8 Mostly Cloudy 122 7 10 9–1½ 7–1½ 7–1 7–2¼ Quinonez 16.30
9 Yo La Tengo 122 8 3 8–1 9–½ 8–2½ 8–3¾ Pereira 58.80
3 Kenny Benny 117 3 9 7–hd 8–hd 9–1 9–1¾ Fuentes 4.50
2 Long Game 122 2 8 10 10 10 10 Franco 82.00

6 SHORT OF EZ 9.00 5.20 3.60
11 TWO THIRTY FIVE 9.80 5.80
5 SUPREME VENTURE 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-6)  $192.60
$1 EXACTA (6-11)  $41.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-11-5-1)  $603.40
$1 TRIFECTA (6-11-5)  $151.80

Winner–Short of Ez Ch.g.3 by Don'tsellmeshort out of Ez Money Honey, by Royal Egyptian. Bred by Roy L. Tyra (CA). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Roy L. Tyra. Mutuel Pool $187,001 Daily Double Pool $14,812 Exacta Pool $115,421 Superfecta Pool $75,812 Trifecta Pool $79,057. Scratched–Sakab.

$1 Pick Three (3-2-6) paid $408.10. Pick Three Pool $29,703.

SHORT OF EZ dueled outside a rival, took the lead into the stretch, inched away under left handed urging and proved best. TWO THIRTY FIVE chased outside then three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch and finished willingly. SUPREME VENTURE stalked between horses then outside a rival on the turn, came out into the stretch and just got the show three deep on the line. RICK'S DREAM saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and was edged for third between foes late. ROCKY'S SHOW dueled just off the rail then inside, came out a bit off the fence in the stretch and lost third late. QUANTUM FORCE stalked off the rail then inside leaving the backstretch and on the turn and in the stretch and weakened. MOSTLY CLOUDY chased off the rail then outside a rival on the turn and into the stretch and did not rally. YO LA TENGO settled outside on the backstretch and turn, came three deep into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. KENNY BENNY between horses early, chased outside then three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch and weakened. LONG GAME between horses early, saved ground off the pace to the stretch and lacked a further response. QUARTER AND HALF MILE HAND TIMED.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $45,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 24.12 47.89 1:12.16 1:24.31 1:36.45


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

9 Senator Robert 122 9 6 6–2 6–1 4–1 3–1 1–hd Pena 5.00
7 Camino de Estrella 120 7 7 7–hd 8–3 6–hd 5–½ 2–¾ Bejarano 7.20
1 Sonneteer 120 1 2 2–hd 2–1 2–1 1–hd 3–½ Gonzalez 11.20
2 Lymebyrd 122 2 1 1–1 1–hd 1–hd 2–hd 4–1¾ Talamo 3.10
6 Record Highs 122 6 3 3–2 3–1 3–1½ 4–1 5–ns T Baze 19.40
4 Midnight Pleasure 114 4 5 5–hd 5–hd 5–hd 6–1½ 6–4½ Fuentes 3.80
8 General Kitten 115 8 9 9 9 9 9 7–1½ Roman 7.90
5 Uninvited 122 5 8 8–3½ 7–hd 8–2½ 8–hd 8–nk Espinoza 6.20
3 Dangerfield 120 3 4 4–hd 4–hd 7–1½ 7–1 9 Frey 14.00

9 SENATOR ROBERT 12.00 6.40 4.20
7 CAMINO DE ESTRELLA 8.00 5.40
1 SONNETEER 7.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-9)  $62.80
$1 EXACTA (9-7)  $44.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (9-7-1-2)  $2,328.80
$1 TRIFECTA (9-7-1)  $499.20

Winner–Senator Robert B.g.4 by Sierra Sunset out of Sharoana, by Lord Carson. Bred by George Schmitt & Mary Clare Schmitt (CA). Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Owner: Battle Born Racing Stable and Ferrara, Nick. Mutuel Pool $222,905 Daily Double Pool $18,545 Exacta Pool $111,552 Superfecta Pool $66,309 Trifecta Pool $74,777. Scratched–Image of Joplin, Lucky J Lane, Plain Wrap.

$1 Pick Three (2-6-9) paid $597.30. Pick Three Pool $28,969.

SENATOR ROBERT four wide on the first turn, stalked three deep, came four wide into the stretch, bid outside foes in the drive, gained the lead a sixteenth out and held under urging. CAMINO DE ESTRELLA settled outside a rival, came out four wide into the stretch and closed willingly late to just miss. SONNETEER stalked inside, bid along the rail on the backstretch, dueled for the lead, came off the inside into the stretch, put a head in front a furlong out, fought back off the fence late. LYMEBYRD sped to the early lead outside a rival, set the pace a bit off the rail then dueled outside a foe, came out into the stretch, fought back between horses through the drive. RECORD HIGHS stalked outside a rival then off the rail, bid three deep into the stretch and was outfinished. MIDNIGHT PLEASURE stalked between horses then off the rail on the second turn, came out into the stretch, angled in past midstretch and had a mild late bid. GENERAL KITTEN unhurried early, settled off the rail to the stretch and lacked the needed rally. UNINVITED angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside into and through the stretch and did not rally. DANGERFIELD chased a bit off the rail to the stretch and weakened.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $200,000. 'Bayakoa Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.86 46.73 1:10.32 1:35.46 1:42.15


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ ½ ¾ Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Majestic Heat 119 3 3 6–1½ 6–1 4–1 1–1½ 1–2½ Smith 3.00
2 Champagne Room 121 2 4 1–1 1–1 1–1½ 2–2½ 2–3¼ Gutierrez 2.80
4 Madame Stripes 119 4 2 5–1½ 5–2 3–½ 3–1½ 3–¾ Talamo 9.80
8 Bernina Star 118 8 8 8 8 8 4–hd 4–nk Gonzalez 58.40
6 Pacific Wind 116 6 7 7–2½ 7–2½ 7–1 6–hd 5–2¼ Bejarano 2.60
1 Street Surrender 119 1 1 4–1 4–hd 5–1½ 5–½ 6–2¾ Roman 23.10
7 Shenandoah Queen 119 7 5 2–hd 2–1½ 2–hd 7–5 7–16 Espinoza 10.60
5 Constellation 124 5 6 3–3 3–hd 6–1½ 8 8 Van Dyke 5.00

3 MAJESTIC HEAT 8.00 4.20 3.40
2 CHAMPAGNE ROOM 3.80 3.20
4 MADAME STRIPES (ARG) 5.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-3)  $49.60
$1 EXACTA (3-2)  $13.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-2-4-8)  $860.50
$1 TRIFECTA (3-2-4)  $79.20

Winner–Majestic Heat Dbb.m.5 by Unusual Heat out of Chi Chi Nette, by Ole'. Bred by Madeline Auerbach & Barry Abrams (CA). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: M. Auerbach LLC, Bardy Farm and McCauley, Ron. Mutuel Pool $309,905 Daily Double Pool $29,101 Exacta Pool $127,361 Superfecta Pool $86,932 Trifecta Pool $93,377. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (6-9-3) paid $164.60. Pick Three Pool $34,722.

MAJESTIC HEAT chased inside then off the rail on the backstretch, went up three deep on the second turn and four wide into the stretch, gained the lead outside the runner-up under left handed urging in upper stretch and won clear. CHAMPAGNE ROOM had speed outside a rival then inched away and angled in, set the pace inside, drifted out into the stretch, fought back off the rail then drifted in late and bested the rest. MADAME STRIPES (ARG) chased outside a rival, moved up three deep on the backstretch, stalked on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and held third. BERNINA STAR settled off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and was edged for the show. PACIFIC WIND angled in and saved ground off the pace, came out into the stretch, drifted inward in the drive and put in a late bid at a minor award. STREET SURRENDER chased inside then pulled her way up between horses on the backstretch, continued off the rail on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and weakened. SHENANDOAH QUEEN stalked outside a rival then off the rail, angled in on the second turn and also weakened. CONSTELLATION close up stalking the pace off the rail then briefly between horses on the backstretch, angled in on the second turn and gave way in the stretch.

NINTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 21.96 45.82 58.57 1:05.51


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Cool Munnings 117 1 1 1–hd 1–hd 1–2½ 1–6¼ Roman 0.30
4 Shady Love 115 4 6 5–1½ 6–1½ 3–hd 2–¾ Werner 35.70
3 Paradise 114 3 7 9–2 8–1 6–1 3–½ Payeras 36.10
6 Valedictoriette 122 6 8 7–½ 7–hd 4–2 4–¾ Martinez 26.50
8 Magicalchic 122 8 10 8–1 9–2½ 8–1 5–1 Hernandez 32.30
10 Silver Epona 122 10 2 3–1 3–2½ 2–2 6–1¼ Sanchez 12.90
5 Lookingforthewire 122 5 4 6–1½ 5–hd 9–2 7–nk Ochoa 10.10
7 Yalla 115 7 9 10 10 7–½ 8–3¾ Fuentes 5.60
2 Sweet Miss Derby 122 2 5 2–hd 2–hd 5–½ 9–3½ Boulanger 72.00
9 Our Bright Star 115 9 3 4–hd 4–hd 10 10 Franco 63.20

1 COOL MUNNINGS 2.60 2.40 2.40
4 SHADY LOVE 12.20 7.40
3 PARADISE 7.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)  $15.60
$1 EXACTA (1-4)  $15.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-4-3-6)  $1,535.30
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-4-3-6-8)  $15,195.50
$1 TRIFECTA (1-4-3)  $200.50

Winner–Cool Munnings Ch.f.3 by Munnings out of Runaway Beauty, by Equality. Bred by Kathleen Elizabeth McIsaac (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Little Red Feather Racing. Mutuel Pool $205,999 Daily Double Pool $71,851 Exacta Pool $129,446 Superfecta Pool $111,411 Super High Five Pool $19,974 Trifecta Pool $103,030. Scratched–Dorita's Candy, Sonnet's Joy.

$1 Pick Three (9-3-1) paid $57.10. Pick Three Pool $98,388. 50-Cent Pick Four (6-9-3-1/11/12) 4 correct paid $131.85. Pick Four Pool $552,769. $2 Pick Six (3-2-6-9-3-1/11/12) 5 out of 6 paid $245.40. Pick Six Pool $61,960. Pick Six Carryover $33,091.

COOL MUNNINGS dueled inside, inched away under urging in the stretch then drew clear. SHADY LOVE stalked a bit off the rail, came out in the stretch and gained the place. PARADISE chased a bit off the rail, split horses on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and edged rivals for third. VALEDICTORIETTE chased between foes then off the rail, angled in leaving the backstretch, saved ground thereafter and was edged for the show. MAGICALCHIC settled outside then off the rail, went three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. SILVER EPONA wide early, angled in and dueled three deep to the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. LOOKINGFORTHEWIRE chased between horses on the backstretch and turn, came three wide into the stretch and did not rally. YALLA settled off the rail, came out into the stretch then angled to the inside and lacked a rally. SWEET MISS DERBY dueled between horses on the backstretch and turn and weakened in the drive. OUR BRIGHT STAR stalked outside then three deep, came four wide into the stretch and also weakened.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track1,612$216,942
Inter-Track5,775$683,592
Out of StateN/A$3,845,365
TOTAL7,387 $4,745,899

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