Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we give you another lesson in handicapping.
As we’ve done recently, we’re going to lead off today with another lesson in handicapping by Rob Henie of the WCHR (West Coast Handicapping Report) and the ECHR (East Coast Handicapping Report). The thinking is by breaking down a race a detail you can learn to handicap like the pros. Rob has been red hot and even offered his full-card wisdom to newsletter readers for free twice last week.
Today, Rob looks at the seventh race at Santa Anita.
“It’s an optional claimer at seven furlongs. We’re gonna give some credence here to the relationship between horse and rider. We often hear about certain ‘matchups’ in pro sports, hitters vs. pitchers, the quarterback and a favorite wide receiver, and this is extremely true in horse racing as well, certain horses and riders just ‘jive’ together a bit better than other matchups. Gate jocks go better on the front end, while others tend to prove an asset with a more patient ride before asking for more energy late. With this in mind, top choice here is TWISTED ROSIE (#3). In her first three races, we left thinking, ‘Kent is just ideal for her,’ so in sync with her. In her second start when breaking her maiden, she stumbled badly at the break, but you could just see Desormeaux gather her up, show patience, weaving in between runners, knowing what he had under him, while ‘Rosie did so willingly, not running into the bit or showing any sort of anxiousness. Last time out without Kent aboard, Bonde sent her long while Maldonado asked for some run out of the gate, not a bad effort, but no question not her comfort zone, nor her preferred style, nor was her partner-in-crime up in Desormeaux. Today, she strings races together, telling us she’s healthy, opening the door for a good effort, back sprinting, likely with the same tactics she’s proven to love. Take a look at FAMILY GIRL (#2), whose best efforts came with Roman up, both at Los Al, so they she may have a liking for that track, both wins came in the same style sitting just off the leaders, with Roman getting the same response in both trips aboard her. Watching for this type of ‘match up’ is advantageous, as all horses and jocks are not created equal, thus finding the pair that work well together is always useful.”
Race Outlook: We like this pair.
Win Contenders (order of preference): 3-2
X Out Runners (eliminating on the win end): 5,6
4 Carries Success — Hard-trying consistent sorts who finally break through with their maiden win, often continue right along against winners in the same hard trying manner, with the same type of effectiveness.
6 Smiling Tigress — Not quick enough early or late for these.
TOP PICK: TWISTED ROSIE (#3 4-1 Desormeaux)
SECOND CHOICE: FAMILY GIRL (#2 3-1 Roman)
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Follow up answer man
Some readers weighed in on why horses may use the No. 8 during workouts. Eight is a lucky number in the Chinese culture. In fact, if you remember, the Beijing Olympics started at 8:08 on 8-8-08. Now, we’re not at all sure that is the reason but it’s a guess.
Santa Anita review
In an extremely close three-way photo, Mopotism got her nose down to win the Grade 2 $200,000 La Cañada Stakes for older fillies and mares. Mopotism was on the outside and rallied late to best Mended and La Force. The favorite, Majestic Heat, ran in the back until mid-turn but didn’t have enough to beat a good crop of fillies and mares. She finished fifth.
Mopotism paid $6.80, $3.60 and $3.00 for trainer Doug O’Neill and jockey Mario Gutierrez.
That combination usually means the horse is owned by Paul and Zillah Reddam. And, that’s correct.
“You know, I watched it live at first and I thought she got there but when I saw the replay and thought, ‘Oh, no. She got bobbed.’ ” Reddam said. “It was nice to end up on the right side of the photo but I felt bad for the mare we beat, Mended. She raced her guts out.”
Santa Anita preview
If you like mile races, Sunday’s card is for you. The first six races are all that distance. There are four turf races and two ungraded stakes.
The first of the stakes is the $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes over 6½ furlongs for fillies and mares 4 years old and up. It goes as the eighth race about 4 p.m. The favorite, at 9-5, is Selcourt. This is only her fourth race and she has been running in solid company. She finished second to Faypien in her last start and was beaten by Union Strike two races back.
Princess Karen is second favorite at 5-2. She won the Beverly Lewis Stakes at Los Alamitos and she ran in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, where she finished fifth.
The second stakes, and last on the card at about 4:30 p.m., is the $75,000 Astra Stakes also for fillies and mares, 4 years old and up, but over 1 1/12 miles on the turf. There is no big favorite in this race over this rarely contested distance.
Evo Campo is the morning-line favorite at 3-1. She is unbeaten in her two starts at 1½ miles and has five wins in six starts on Santa Anita’s turf course. Rafael Bejarano is riding for Paddy Gallagher.
At 7-2 are Estrechada and How Unusual. Estrechada has a Grade 3 win at Saratoga at 1½ miles last year. How Unusual is going for her third straight Astra win.
Big races review
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Saturday.
Aqueduct: $100,000 Say Florida Sandy Stakes, 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: My Boy Tate ($4.20)
Aqueduct: $150,000 Jerome Stakes, 3 year olds, 1 mile. Winner: Firenze Fire ($2.90)
Gulfstream: Grade 3 $150,000 Marshua’s River Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Ultra Brat ($10.80)
Gulfstream: Grade 2 $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Shining Copper ($12.40)
Fair Grounds: $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes, fillies 3 years old, 1 mile and 70 yards. Winner: Stronger Than ($68.40)
Fair Grounds: Grade 3 $125,000 Col. E.R. Bradley Handicap, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Tower Of Texas ($9.20)
Oaklawn: $125,000 Pippin Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Farrell ($6.20)
Fair Grounds: Grade 3 $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, 3 years old, 1 mile and 70 yards. Winner: Instilled Regard ($6.60)
Santa Anita: Grade 2 $200,000 La Canada Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Mopotism ($6.80)
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PST.
Well, there aren’t any that meet this standard on Sunday, but there are a couple on Monday.
Bob Ike’s SA play of the day
SIXTH RACE No. 10 Atonarun (4-1)
Comebacking Cal-bred gelding from Mike Puype barn turned in an even debut effort sprinting and should appreciate going two turns here. Despite drawing way outside, he has tactical speed and hopefully can save some ground under good turf rider Drayden Van Dyke for a stable that does very well off the layoff.
Saturday Result: Unapologetic faded badly when the real running began in the 4th race.
Bob Ike is a Partner/VP of Horsebills.com and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Best Plays and betting strategy).
Ed Burgart LA play of the day
NINTH RACE: No. 1 Chicks Favorite (3-1)
He has been finding his best stride late vs. quality fields and should relish the 550-yard distance of this stakes. He was only a neck behind 2016 Champion Of Champions’ winner Zoomin For Spuds in a 350-yard dash two races back and was nearly two lengths clear of the third horse in last 400-yard stakes runner-up try. Defending champion He Is The Risingstar seems vulnerable, coming off a 13-week layoff.
Eric (Manny) Sondheimer will be steering this ship for Monday’s newsletter but I’ll be back for the Tuesday look at Monday’s races.
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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, January 13.
Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 11th day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Good
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.62 46.80 1:11.07 1:23.39 1:35.17
|8||Morning Call||122||8||6||5–hd||6–3||7–3||7–2||7–½||T Baze||33.30|
|3||Drummer D the T||122||3||9||8–hd||9||9||9||9||Conner||81.10|
|$1 EXACTA (2-9)||$17.00|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (2-9-7-4)||$359.60|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-9-7-4-1)||$467.20|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-9-7)||$34.75|
Winner–Maestro Dearte Dbb.g.4 by Sidney's Candy out of Artistry, by Theatrical (IRE). Bred by Davant Latham & WinStar Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: Burns Racing LLC, Ciaglia Racing LLC, Alesia, Christensen, Hudock, and Legan. Mutuel Pool $277,783 Exacta Pool $160,641 Superfecta Pool $63,991 Super High Five Pool $3,062 Trifecta Pool $100,477. Scratched–none.
MAESTRO DEARTE saved ground stalking the pace, awaited room in midstretch, got out in deep stretch and surged under energetic handling and a crack of the whip to get up nearing the wire. COMBAT ZONE angled in and chased inside, waited briefly then got out to bid outside the pacesetter in midstretch, gained the advantage past the eighth pole and held on well but was caught late. GOSILENTLY pressed the pace three deep then fell back some early on the backstretch, bid again three wide leaving the backstretch, fell back again leaving the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and edged foes for third between horses. TANIKO chased outside a rival then three deep into and on the second turn and into the stretch and was edged for the show. INDOCTRINATION (IRE) had good early speed and set a pressured pace a bit off the rail into the first turn then inside, fought back along the rail in the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award. FRANKINCENSE chased outside rivals early then a bit off the rail, swung out into the stretch and was outfinished. MORNING CALL settled outside a rival chasing the pace, awaited room behind foes from upper to midstretch, came out and lacked the needed rally. BELLERIN prompted the pace between horses then outside a rival, dueled between foes again leaving the backstretch and into the second turn and outside a foe leaving that turn and into the stretch, was between horses in midstretch and weakened in the final furlong. DRUMMER D THE T settled inside, saved ground off the pace, dropped back into and on the second turn and gave way.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.68 46.40 59.21 1:12.70
|3||Lil Bit Dangerous||122||2||4||4||4||2–2½||1–1||Gonzalez||5.10|
|2||Soul Sound||122||1||1||1–hd||1–1½||1–1||2–6½||T Baze||0.60|
|5||Del Mar Diva||122||4||3||3–2||2–½||3–3||3–1½||Conner||4.20|
|3||LIL BIT DANGEROUS||12.20||4.20|
|5||DEL MAR DIVA|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-3)||$69.80|
|$1 EXACTA (3-2)||$11.00|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (3-2-5-4)||$24.30|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-5)||$10.65|
Winner–Lil Bit Dangerous Ch.f.4 by Good Journey out of Natty B, by Decarchy. Bred by Richard Barton Enterprises (CA). Trainer: James M. Cassidy. Owner: D P Racing and Butler, Leigh. Mutuel Pool $106,649 Daily Double Pool $49,628 Exacta Pool $57,425 Superfecta Pool $11,967 Trifecta Pool $26,203. Scratched–In Heat, Radio Chatter.
LIL BIT DANGEROUS stalked a bit off the rail then inside, came out on the turn and three deep into the stretch, drifted in nearing midstretch, bid outside the runner-up past the eighth pole, gained the lead under urging a sixteenth out and inched away late. SOUL SOUND had good early speed and dueled inside, inched clear on the turn, fought back along the rail through the final furlong but could not quite match the winner late. DEL MAR DIVA prompted the pace three deep on the backstretch and into the turn, stalked outside a rival on the turn, continued a bit off the rail in the stretch and weakened but held third. TOPAZ TIME dueled between horses, stalked a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, came out in upper stretch and weakened.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 22.07 45.44 57.82 1:04.40
|4||Kris' Wild Kat||122||4||4||4–1½||5–hd||7–5||7–1¼||Frey||12.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)||$36.60|
|$1 EXACTA (5-1)||$7.60|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (5-1-7-2)||$113.00|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-1-7-2-8)||$648.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-7)||$19.70|
Winner–Nero B.c.3 by Pioneerof the Nile out of Ocean Goddess, by Stormy Atlantic. Bred by Thor-Bred Stables, LLC (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Tabor, M., Magnier, M., Smith, D. and Stonestreet Stables LLC. Mutuel Pool $270,546 Daily Double Pool $23,938 Exacta Pool $168,311 Superfecta Pool $90,754 Super High Five Pool $8,494 Trifecta Pool $122,272. Scratched–none.
$1 Pick Three (2-3-5) paid $130.80. Pick Three Pool $73,702.
NERO dueled four wide then three deep on the turn and into the stretch, drifted in a bit in midstretch and gamely but narrowly prevailed under a couple taps with the whip turned down and confident handling. CURLY'S ROCKET a step slow to begin, went up inside to duel for the lead, battled along the rail on the turn, fought back inside the winner through the stretch and continued gamely to the end. CORE BELIEFS broke in and bumped a rival, raced wide early, chased outside then angled to the inside leaving the backstretch, came out leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch and finished willingly. JIMMY CHILA dueled between horses to the stretch, fell back some in midstretch and weakened. YOUR GRACE chased outside, angled to the inside on the turn and lacked a rally. BOTERO stalked the pace off the rail then three deep on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. KRIS' WILD KAT broke in and bobbled some, had speed between horses to duel for the lead, dropped back on the turn and had little left for the stretch. DYNAMIC DUO bumped at the start, dropped back and angled in on the backstretch, saved ground on the turn, came out some in the stretch and did not rally.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $58,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 24.00 47.77 1:11.56 1:35.74 1:47.72
|9||Play Hard to Get||124||8||2||1–1||1–hd||1–hd||1–1½||2–1¼||Maragh||34.50|
|8||Royal Albert Hall||124||7||8||8||8||8||7–1||4–nk||Bejarano||6.20|
|6||A Red Tie Day||124||5||1||2–hd||3–1||3–hd||5–½||7–1½||Nakatani||4.60|
|4||Cafe Flavor||122||3||5||5–½||5–hd||6–1½||8||8||Van Dyke||6.00|
|2||HAYABUSA ONE (FR)||7.20||4.60||3.40|
|9||PLAY HARD TO GET||25.00||10.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-2)||$20.60|
|$1 EXACTA (2-9)||$112.10|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (2-9-5-8)||$3,416.90|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-9-5-8-1)||$4,438.70|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-9-5)||$475.20|
Winner–Hayabusa One (FR) Ch.h.5 by Siyouni (FR) out of Northern Ocean (FR), by Green Tune. Bred by Dominque Lepagney (FR). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Team Valor International and Barber, Gary. Mutuel Pool $338,041 Daily Double Pool $33,091 Exacta Pool $200,781 Superfecta Pool $91,172 Super High Five Pool $4,653 Trifecta Pool $135,917. Scratched–Prince of Arabia.
$1 Pick Three (3-5-2) paid $81.40. Pick Three Pool $31,768.
HAYABUSA ONE (FR) stalked between horses then a bit off the rail, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up nearing the wire. PLAY HARD TO GET sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside then dueled along the rail, regained the advantage into the second turn, inched away in the stretch and held on well but was caught late. TWENTYTWENTYVISION chased just off the inside, also came out on the second turn and five wide into the stretch and gained the show. ROYAL ALBERT HALL (GB) a bit slow to begin, angled in and saved ground off the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and finished with some interest inside. GIO'S CALLING stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch, was between horses through much of the drive and was outkicked late. UNAPOLOGETIC four wide early, stalked three deep then bid outside a rival to duel on a short lead, fought back on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. A RED TIE DAY stalked between horses then outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. CAFE FLAVOR pulled between horses and steadied early, stalked three deep then outside a rival, angled in some leaving the second turn and weakened.
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 23.66 47.61 1:12.53 1:38.56 1:45.25
|1||Muchos Besos||121||1||4||2–1½||2–2||1–hd||1–2½||1–4½||Mt Garcia||22.60|
|2||Freddies Dream||121||2||1||4–½||5–1½||4–hd||5–3½||2–nk||T Baze||7.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-1)||$385.20|
|$1 EXACTA (1-2)||$139.10|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (1-2-4-6)||$2,015.20|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-2-4)||$331.55|
Winner–Muchos Besos Grr.g.9 by Macho Uno out of Ryn, by Mr. Prospector. Bred by Hermitage Farm LLC (KY). Trainer: Javier Jose Sierra. Owner: Hugo E. Catalan. Mutuel Pool $221,606 Daily Double Pool $34,836 Exacta Pool $108,740 Superfecta Pool $48,142 Trifecta Pool $76,914. Claimed–Dukes Up by Aldrich, Frank, Aldrich, MarySue and Miyadi, Steven. Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Claimed–City Steel by Dave Milburn. Trainer: Robert Hess, Jr. Scratched–Lindante.
$1 Pick Three (5-2-1) paid $441.10. Pick Three Pool $82,583. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-5-2/3-1) 74 tickets with 4 correct paid $1,720.55. Pick Four Pool $166,761. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-3-5-2/3-1) 54 tickets with 5 correct paid $9,002.70. Pick Five Pool $564,027.
MUCHOS BESOS had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away off the rail in the stretch and drew clear under urging while drifting out. FREDDIES DREAM saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, angled back to the inside in upper stretch and continued inside to edged foes for second. DUKES UP stalked between horses, came out four wide into the stretch and was edged for the place. EL SUPER had speed three deep then dueled outside the winner, battled between horses on the second turn and was edged between foes late for a minor award. MR. SHOOK dueled between horses early then stalked off the rail, continued three deep on the backstretch, bid three wide on the second turn and weakened in the final furlong. CITY STEEL chased three deep on the first turn then off the rail, went up three wide under urging on the second turn, came four wide into the stretch and weakened.
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $43,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 21.64 43.92 1:06.66 1:12.72
|4||The Critical Way||122||4||5||2–1||3–1½||2–½||1–½||Nakatani||12.60|
|1||Home Run Kitten||122||1||1||11–3||11–1½||5–hd||3–½||Prat||10.00|
|7||Moonlight Drive||122||7||3||8–hd||8–½||4–½||4–nk||Van Dyke||3.10|
|6||Conquest Daddyo||122||6||2||9–½||10–hd||10–1||8–1½||T Baze||33.70|
|12||Holy Whirl Wind||122||11||8||5–hd||6–hd||9–2||10–1||Gonzalez||50.50|
|4||THE CRITICAL WAY||27.20||14.40||9.80|
|1||HOME RUN KITTEN||7.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)||$1,292.40|
|$1 EXACTA (4-9)||$411.40|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (4-9-1-7)||$28,105.90|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-9-1-7-3)||Carryover $2,430|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-9-1)||$2,371.30|
Winner–The Critical Way Dbb.g.4 by Tizway out of Critical Factor, by Star de Naskra. Bred by Blackstone Farm LLC (PA). Trainer: Mick Ruis. Owner: Ruis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $448,218 Daily Double Pool $32,312 Exacta Pool $267,961 Superfecta Pool $105,163 Super High Five Pool $3,183 Trifecta Pool $163,074. Claimed–Moonlight Drive (ITY) by Hronis Racing LLC. Trainer: John Sadler. Scratched–Elwood J.
$1 Pick Three (2-1-4) paid $2,687.90. Pick Three Pool $78,344.
THE CRITICAL WAY pressed the pace inside a rival then stalked outside a foe to the stretch and rallied under some urging to past the runner-up late. CALLE KINGPIN had speed between foes then dueled outside the winner, inched away and angled in on the hill, set the pace inside and held on well but was caught late. HOME RUN KITTEN saved ground off the pace, cut the corner into the stretch, came out past midstretch and finished well between foes late. MOONLIGHT DRIVE (ITY) chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival leaving the hill, came out six wide into the stretch and also finished with interest. ZURI CHOP (FR) had speed inside then saved ground stalking the pace, continued along the rail in the stretch, lacked off the heels of the runner-up past midstretch and was outfinished. REIGN ON (GB) chased off the rail then inside, split horses into the stretch and again in midstretch and lacked the needed late kick. DOC CURLIN settled off the rail, came out leaving the hill and seven wide into the stretch and improved position. CONQUEST DADDYO pulled between horses then chased outside a rival, came out six wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. CLEVER ROYAL stalked between foes then inside leaving the hill, came out three deep into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. HOLY WHIRL WIND four wide early, stalked three deep between foes then between horses leaving the hill, came out four wide into the stretch and did not rally. ROCKET FUEL had speed outside then stalked four wide, came five wide into the stretch and weakened. SECRETO PRIMERO chased outside then four wide on the hill and into the stretch and also weakened. Rail on hill at zero.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $14,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250. Time 21.87 45.56 58.53 1:10.91
|1||Pat the Bear||114||1||10||4–3||3–1||2–hd||6–1||Sevilla||4.50|
|9||Fueled by Bourbon||120||9||6||7–2½||7–1||9–6||7–1||Elliott||2.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-5)||$559.40|
|$1 EXACTA (5-10)||$59.90|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (5-10-7-4)||$2,010.30|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-10-7-4-6)||$13,199.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-10-7)||$176.55|
Winner–Chromium Dbb.g.7 by Vronsky out of Smoothasvelvet, by Mr. Integrity. Bred by Old English Rancho, Patsy Berumen &Sal Berumen (CA). Trainer: Kenneth D. Black. Owner: Finish Line Racing, LLC and The Ellwood Johnston Trust. Mutuel Pool $290,326 Daily Double Pool $33,903 Exacta Pool $170,040 Superfecta Pool $89,898 Super High Five Pool $14,111 Trifecta Pool $124,782. Claimed–Lambo Luxx by Church, Kenneth H., Klosterman, Kenneth and MacNeil, William. Trainer: Kristin Mulhall. Scratched–none.
$1 Pick Three (1-4-5) paid $12,329.70. Pick Three Pool $48,524.
CHROMIUM saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch, bid between horses in midstretch to gain the lead and inched clear then held under good handling. LAMBO LUXX chased outside then off the rail, came out five wide into the stretch and edged a rival for the place. PRIVATE PROSPECT settled between foes then outside a rival, continued a bit off the rail into and on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and was edged for second. THE NATURAL settled a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, came out a bit in the stretch and improved position. BARGAINING dueled three deep between foes then three wide leaving the turn and into the stretch, battled between foes in midstretch, drifted out some and weakened in the final furlong. PAT THE BEAR a half step slow to begin, went up inside to duel f or the lead, fought back in the stretch and weakened late. FUELED BY BOURBON chased off the rail then four wide on the turn and into the stretch and lacked a rally. PROUD ZONING prompted the pace four wide then stalked leaving the turn, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. AJAC dueled between horses, fought back on the turn and in the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. LONG GAME chased a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch, then drifted in and gave way.
1 Mile. Purse: $200,000. 'La Canada Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 23.81 47.94 1:12.32 1:24.50 1:37.29
|1||La Force||120||1||2||5–1||4–hd||3–1||3–2||3–2½||Van Dyke||27.80|
|1||LA FORCE (GER)||7.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-4)||$146.60|
|$1 EXACTA (4-3)||$24.60|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (4-3-1-7)||$1,707.30|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-3-1-7-2)||Carryover $8,405|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-3-1)||$117.40|
Winner–Mopotism B.f.4 by Uncle Mo out of Peppy Rafaela, by Bernardini. Bred by Frank T Batten (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $467,284 Daily Double Pool $45,318 Exacta Pool $228,517 Superfecta Pool $128,504 Super High Five Pool $11,012 Trifecta Pool $182,456. Scratched–none.
$1 Pick Three (4-5-4) paid $965.30. Pick Three Pool $68,520.
MOPOTISM stalked between horses then bid between foes on the backstretch, tracked the leader just off the rail, bid outside that one again leaving the second turn, was carried out a bit into the stretch, fought back under urging through the drive and edged that rival three deep on the line. MENDED sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace inside, came off the rail into the stretch, fought back between horses in deep stretch and went gamely to the end. LA FORCE (GER) saved ground stalking the pace, came out a bit into the stretch then angled in and bid inside past midstretch and went willingly to the wire. SHENANDOAH QUEEN pressed the pace three deep then stalked three wide, continued outside on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. MAJESTIC HEAT settled a bit off the rail, came out on the second turn and five wide into the stretch, continued under left handed urging then had the rider lose the whip a sixteenth out and was outfinished. SANDY'S SURPRISE chased three deep then outside a rival, continued three wide on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. UNION STRIKE chased a bit off the rail then inside on the second turn and in the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. RESKY BUSINESS dueled between horses then outside a rival, stalked between foes, dropped back on the second turn and weakened.
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 21.53 43.66 1:07.05 1:13.11
|5||Red Carpet Cat||121||4||9||10–hd||8–hd||8–hd||7–nk||Van Dyke||10.10|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-6)||$59.40|
|$1 EXACTA (6-9)||$44.00|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (6-9-8-10)||$651.70|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-9-8-10-12)||$5,220.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-9-8)||$74.65|
Winner–Theycallhimthekid B.g.5 by Hard Spun out of Kid Majic, by Lemon Drop Kid. Bred by H. Allen Poindexter (KY). Trainer: Robert N. Falcone, Jr.. Owner: Drawing Away Stable. Mutuel Pool $443,780 Daily Double Pool $161,763 Exacta Pool $247,649 Superfecta Pool $154,801 Super High Five Pool $91,585 Trifecta Pool $181,850. Claimed–Theycallhimthekid by Englekirk, Robert, Lewis, Craig A. and Warren, Benjamin. Trainer: Craig Lewis. Claimed–Coastline by Curtis, Chris and Oakhart Racing. Trainer: Jack Carava. Claimed–Johnny Reb by Herbertson, Scott, Nentwig, Michael and Melinda and Wong, Jonathan. Trainer: Jonathan Wong. Claimed–Airlite by Hollendorfer, LLC and Todaro, George. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Scratched–Highly Acclaimed.
$2 Pick Six Jackpot (2/3-1-4-5-4-6) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $302,478. $1 Pick Three (5-4-6) paid $722.10. Pick Three Pool $243,317. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-5-4-6) 109 tickets with 4 correct paid $6,417.80. Pick Four Pool $912,637. 50-Cent Pick Five (1-4-5-4-6) 5 correct . Pick Five Pool $252,553. Pick Five Carryover $192,748. $2 Pick Six (2/3-1-4-5-4-6) 1 ticket with 5 out of 6 paid $26,987.80. Pick Six Pool $235,744. Pick Six Carryover $125,944.
THEYCALLHIMTHEKID chased between horses then a bit off the rail leaving the hill, bid three deep in midstretch, gained the lead under urging past the eighth pole, inched away and held gamely. GENERAL IKE chased outside then alongside a rival, came out five wide into the stretch and finished well. COASTLINE stalked a bit off the rail then inside, bid along the fence in midstretch and held third. JOHNNY REB was in a good position stalking the pace outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and was edged for the show. PARTICLEACELERATOR sped to a clear early lead, set the pace just off the inside, was between foes in midstretch and weakened in the final sixteenth. AIRLITE bobbled in a bit of a slow start, went up between horses to chase the pace, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. RED CARPET CAT pulled and steadied between horses early while chasing the pace, went four wide leaving the hill and five wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. ROUGH PASSAGE well placed stalking the pace off the rail, came out into the stretch and weakened. ZAPANA'S GAME saved ground chasing the pace throughout and did not rally. ZEPPO chased between horses then a bit off the rail in the stretch and also lacked a rally. BOURQUE settled off the rail then outside, went five wide leaving the hill and four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive. Rail on hill at zero.
|Out of State||N/A||$7,507,045|
Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, January 14.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 12th day of a 59-day meet.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.
|1||Principal Bob||Mario Gutierrez||123||Patrick Gallagher||4-1||50,000|
|2||Traffic Thief||Tyler Baze||123||John W. Sadler||12-1||50,000|
|3||Perfection Tale||Stewart Elliott||123||Howard L. Zucker||6-1||50,000|
|4||Impression||Mike Smith||123||Richard E. Mandella||5-2||50,000|
|5||Lighthouse Point||Evin Roman||118||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||15-1||50,000|
|6||Ya Gotta Wanna||Tiago Pereira||123||Philip D'Amato||6-1||50,000|
|7||Moneigh Moproblems||Flavien Prat||123||George Weaver||10-1||50,000|
|8||Bryan Habana||Edgar Payeras||114||Ruben Gomez||50-1||40,000|
|9||Street to Indy||Rafael Bejarano||123||Thomas Ray Bell, II||7-2||50,000|
|10||Odyssey Explorer||Rajiv Maragh||123||Hector O. Palma||12-1||50,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $30,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Builder||Kyle Frey||120||Jeff Mullins||2-1|
|2||Ima Take Charge||Santiago Gonzalez||122||J. Keith Desormeaux||6-1||40,000|
|3||Kaleidoscope Kid||Kent Desormeaux||120||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||7-2|
|4||Oh Man||Rafael Bejarano||120||Richard Baltas||4-1|
|5||Fire When Ready||Stewart Elliott||120||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||5-2|
|6||Big and Loud||Martin Pedroza||120||David E. Hofmans||8-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.
|1||Acker||Flavien Prat||123||Richard E. Mandella||5-2||50,000|
|2||Gio Star||Joseph Talamo||121||Craig Dollase||50-1||40,000|
|3||Big Sky Logan||Kent Desormeaux||123||Vladimir Cerin||3-1||50,000|
|4||Vegas Itch||Brayan Pena||123||George Papaprodromou||20-1||50,000|
|5||Rak City||Tiago Pereira||123||Philip D'Amato||8-1||50,000|
|6||Haylord||Santiago Gonzalez||121||Martin F. Jones||20-1||40,000|
|7||Kona Coast||Drayden Van Dyke||123||Leonard Powell||8-1||50,000|
|8||Wise Curlin||Evin Roman||118||Peter Eurton||7-2||50,000|
|9||Warren's Fandango||Tyler Conner||123||Jorge Gutierrez||8-1||50,000|
|10||Bottle Service||Brice Blanc||123||Michael Machowsky||8-1||50,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000.
|1||Gentrified||Evin Roman||119||Vladimir Cerin||6-1||16,000|
|2||Spitfire||Joseph Talamo||124||Brian J. Koriner||2-1||16,000|
|3||All Star Parade||Santiago Gonzalez||124||Michael Pender||8-1||16,000|
|4||Midnight Harbor||Juan Ochoa||124||Mick Ruis||12-1||16,000|
|5||Hot Paris Night||Rafael Bejarano||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||5-2||16,000|
|6||American League||Tyler Baze||124||Blaine D. Wright||5-2||16,000|
|7||Harrovian||Cesar Franco||117||Ramiro Lopez Zuazo||12-1||16,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000.
|1||Dos Palos||Tyler Conner||122||Dean Pederson||6-1||30,000|
|2||Straightcash Homie||Cesar Franco||115||Andrew Lerner||30-1||30,000|
|3||Alphadar||Saul Arias||122||J. Keith Desormeaux||10-1||30,000|
|4||Old School Ike||Tyler Baze||122||Peter Miller||5-1||30,000|
|5||Gryffindor||Brayan Pena||122||Richard Rosales||20-1||30,000|
|6||Starship Chewy||Evin Roman||117||Howard L. Zucker||12-1||30,000|
|7||Downhill Run||Brice Blanc||122||Patricia Harrington||50-1||30,000|
|8||High Rize||Joseph Talamo||122||Art Sherman||5-1||30,000|
|9||Derby Factor||Santiago Gonzalez||122||Ruben Gomez||20-1||30,000|
|10||Touchdown U S C||Tiago Pereira||122||Sam J. Scolamieri||9-5||30,000|
|11||Danny O||Mario Gutierrez||122||Doug F. O'Neill||4-1||30,000|
|12||Captain N. Barron||Stewart Elliott||122||Craig Anthony Lewis||12-1||30,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 4 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Cosmotivo||Tyler Baze||123||Jorge Gutierrez||20-1|
|2||Anziyan Cat||Rigoberto Sevilla||113||Javier Jose Sierra||30-1|
|3||Accreditation||Evin Roman||118||Hector O. Palma||12-1|
|4||Reckless Gravity||Stewart Elliott||123||Craig Anthony Lewis||20-1|
|5||Schooley||Flavien Prat||123||Peter Miller||9-2|
|6||Dial Me In||Victor Espinoza||123||James M. Cassidy||9-2|
|7||Hailey's Kid Comet||Tiago Pereira||123||Oscar L. Garcia||50-1|
|8||Save Ground||Mario Gutierrez||123||Ben D. A. Cecil||3-1|
|9||Bold Papa||Rafael Bejarano||123||Richard Baltas||5-2|
|10||Atonarun||Drayden Van Dyke||123||Mike Puype||4-1|
|11||Tatar||Mario Gutierrez||123||Edward R. Freeman||5-1|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. State bred.
|1||Carpathia||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Philip D'Amato||12-1|
|2||Family Girl||Evin Roman||117||Peter Miller||3-1|
|3||Twisted Rosie||Kent Desormeaux||120||Jeff Bonde||4-1|
|4||Carrie's Success||Joseph Talamo||122||Philip D'Amato||6-1|
|5||Silverspun Pickup||Martin Pedroza||122||Michael Machowsky||10-1|
|6||Smiling Tigress||Tyler Baze||122||David Bernstein||6-1|
|7||Show It N Moe It||Rafael Bejarano||124||Gary Sherlock||5-2||50,000|
|8||If Only Ida||Tiago Pereira||120||Gary Sherlock||20-1|
|9||Sharona Sunset||Stewart Elliott||122||Marcia Stortz||12-1|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $75,000. 'Kalookan Queen Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.
|1||Mother of Dragons||Francisco Duran||120||Andreas Psarras||15-1|
|2||Selcourt||Tyler Baze||120||John W. Sadler||9-5|
|3||Malibu Stacy||Flavien Prat||122||George Weaver||6-1|
|4||Cuddle Alert||Alonso Quinonez||122||Reed Saldana||6-1|
|5||Princess Karen||Kent Desormeaux||120||Jeff Bonde||5-2|
|6||Reverse||Rafael Bejarano||120||Richard Baltas||10-1|
|7||Cuyathy||Austin Solis||120||William E. Morey||6-1|
|8||Ashley's Sassy||Stewart Elliott||120||Andy Mathis||50-1|
|9||Dis Smart Cat||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Matthew Chew||15-1|
1½ Mile Turf. Purse: $75,000. 'Astra Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.
|1||Lucy De||Kent Desormeaux||120||Richard Baltas||15-1|
|2||Queen Blossom||Brice Blanc||120||Richard Baltas||6-1|
|3||La Manta Gris||Flavien Prat||122||Eoin G. Harty||8-1|
|4||Scandal||Mike Smith||120||Richard E. Mandella||15-1|
|5||How Unusual||Corey Nakatani||124||Michael Pender||7-2|
|6||Plein Air||Tyler Baze||120||Bob Baffert||6-1|
|7||Sweet Connie||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Patrick Gallagher||50-1|
|8||Shazara||Tiago Pereira||120||Gary Sherlock||20-1|
|9||Antonina||Rajiv Maragh||120||Paulo H. Lobo||30-1|
|10||Estrechada||Stewart Elliott||124||Mike Puype||7-2|
|11||Evo Campo||Rafael Bejarano||124||Patrick Gallagher||3-1|