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Racing! John Shear will be honored today, and deservedly so

Hello, my name is Eric Sondheimer and I’m pinch-hitting for John Cherwa. Welcome back to our horse racing newsletter. There’s racing on Monday at Santa Anita on Martin Luther King. Jr. Day.

That means $1 hot dogs, $1 beer and $1 sodas. And you get to participate and salute a real hero between the fourth and fifth races.

John Shear, the paddock captain who turns 97 on Wednesday, will be honored in the winner’s circle. He first came out to Santa Anita in 1955. He was raised in an orphanage in England, went to work at 14, served in World War II and loves horses and people. He’s been part of the Santa Anita environment for decade upon decade.

In 2011, when he was 90, he received national attention. A horse got loose in the paddock, and Shear tossed a 6-year-old girl out of the way. He got trampled, resulting in pelvic fractures, a fractured cheekbone and gashes above his eye and down his arm. Here’s the wonderful Bill Plaschke story from 2011.

He healed and continues to move better than some 50-year-olds. He’s always around the paddock opening and closing walkways when the horses arrive for races. He loves to talk to people.

“I’ve always enjoyed life,” he said of his longevity. “I like people. I like working. I’m not a TV watcher.”

He says he doesn’t eat red meat, doesn’t eat fried foods, avoids sugar and does 30 push-ups every morning. He has no plans to retire any time soon. He has been married to his wife, Diane, since 1964. He also loves horses.

“As soon as I stepped foot into the stable area I said, ‘Lord, this is where I’m going to be,’ ” he said.

Here’s the link to the interview I did with Shear on Saturday.

Tuning up

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is gearing up West Coast to run in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park. West Coast tuned up in a swift 1:12 six-furlong workout on Sunday at Santa Anita. Drayden Van Dyke was aboard before taking the afternoon off after feeling ill.

Santa Anita review

Jockey Tyler Baze swept the two $75,000 feature races. Trainer John Sadler saddled Selcourt to her first stakes victory in the Kalookan Queen Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs for fillies and mares. The 4-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful led wire to wire in a 7 ½-length romp under Baze.

Baze used the same strategy in the 1 1/2-mile Astra Stakes on the turf, guiding the Italian import Plein Air to a wire to wire victory.

Plein Air, making her U.S. debut, is trained by Baffert, who’s not known for winning turf races.

“Bob told me that she pretty much just went to the lead and galloped around there in her other races so he said to send her out there a little bit,” Baze said. “She didn’t break that well but as soon as I sent her and she hit the lead, her ears went up. In this kind of race it’s just a matter of getting them to breathe and just settle.”

Santa Anita preview

There is a special Martin Luther King Jr. card with nine races and it’s dollar day, so there will be a big crowd. The highlight is the Grade 3 $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares over a mile on the grass.

Insta Erma is the 2-1 morning-line favorite. She is one for one over the Santa Anita turf having won the Swingtime Stakes in October. She finished third in the Grade 1 Matriarch at Del Mar. This will be her fourth race out west since joining the barn of Richard Baltas.

Thundering Sky is the second pick at 3-1. She was 10th in the Matriarch after a strong second in the Goldikova, both at Del Mar.

There are four turf races on the card, the first, fifth, seventh and ninth.

Big races preview

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

10:20 Aqueduct: $100,000 Damon Runyon Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Empire Line (2-1)

12:50 Aqueduct: $100,000 Interborough Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Come Dancing (3-1)

2:38 Oaklawn: $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Mourinho (3-2)

3:38 Santa Anita: Grade 3 $100,000 Megahertz Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile on the turf. Favorite: Insta Erma (2-1)

Bob Ike’s SA pick of the day

NINTH RACE No. 6 Red Shelby (7-2)

Lukewarm favorite from the Peter Miller barn goes route-to-sprint in one of my favorite angles when playing the downhill turf course. She showed speed under pressure going long, then tired through the final 100 yards in a race she figured to need. All set for her best now on the cutback in distance.

Sunday Result: Atonarun finished a distant third in the 6th 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).

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Santa Anita Charts Results for Sunday, Jan. 14.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 12th day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.90 46.24 1:10.51 1:22.46 1:34.68


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

1 Principal Bob 123 1 3 3–2 3–1½ 3–1 3–3 1–nk Gutierrez 5.10
4 Impression 123 4 2 1–½ 1–½ 1–hd 1–½ 2–½ Smith 0.70
7 Moneigh Moproblems 123 7 1 2–1½ 2–2 2–2½ 2–2½ 3–2¾ Prat 11.20
10 Odyssey Explorer 123 10 10 8–hd 7–2 7–1½ 5–hd 4–1 Maragh 16.50
9 Street to Indy 123 9 4 5–hd 6–½ 6–½ 7–1 5–hd Bejarano 11.40
6 Ya Gotta Wanna 123 6 7 9–2½ 9–½ 8–hd 8–1½ 6–2 Pereira 11.10
2 Traffic Thief 123 2 5 6–1½ 5–1 5–1 4–½ 7–2¼ T Baze 18.30
3 Perfection Tale 123 3 6 4–hd 4–½ 4–1 6–1 8–1¼ Elliott 13.50
8 Bryan Habana 114 8 9 10 10 9–1½ 9–4 9–2½ Payeras 112.20
5 Lighthouse Point 118 5 8 7–hd 8–1½ 10 10 10 Roman 29.40

1 PRINCIPAL BOB 12.20 4.00 3.40
4 IMPRESSION 2.60 2.20
7 MONEIGH MOPROBLEMS 5.20
$1 EXACTA (1-4)  $13.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-4-7-10)  $654.90
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-4-7-10-9)  $2,508.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-7)  $44.35

Winner–Principal Bob Dbb.g.5 by Flower Alley out of Black Rock Road, by Bertrando. Bred by Sierra Farm (KY). Trainer: Patrick Gallagher. Owner: Michael W. Sutton. Mutuel Pool $233,512 Exacta Pool $145,184 Superfecta Pool $73,902 Super High Five Pool $3,288 Trifecta Pool $103,103. Scratched–none.

PRINCIPAL BOB stalked inside then a bit off the rail, came out in the stretch, rallied under some urging and surged late to get up in the final stride. IMPRESSION had good early speed and angled in, set a pressured pace inside, fought back along the rail through the stretch and continued gamely but was edged on the line. MONEIGH MOPROBLEMS pulled and angled in to press the pace outside the runner-up throughout and continued gamely between foes late. ODYSSEY EXPLORER angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out a bit in upper stretch then angled back to the rail and bested the others. STREET TO INDY stalked three deep then outside a rival leaving the backstretch and into the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. YA GOTTA WANNA pulled and steadied off heels early, tugged his way up three deep to chase the pace then off the rail leaving the backstretch, split horses into the second turn, came out in upper stretch and could not offer the necessary response. TRAFFIC THIEF saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and did not rally. PERFECTION TALE chased between horses then outside a rival into and on the second turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. BRYAN HABANA (ARG) angled to the inside and saved ground throughout to no avail. LIGHTHOUSE POINT chased between horses then off the rail leaving the backstretch, went three deep into the second turn, fell back on that turn and weakened.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $30,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.81 47.82 1:12.95 1:26.05 1:39.59


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

5 Fire When Ready 120 5 1 2–½ 2–½ 1–hd 1–2 1–1½ Elliott 2.50
4 Oh Man 120 4 3 1–½ 1–hd 2–3 2–4 2–7 Bejarano 2.20
3 Kaleidoscope Kid 120 3 2 3–1½ 3–1 3–1 3–2 3–1½ Desormeaux 3.90
6 Big and Loud 120 6 6 5–1½ 5–2½ 5–2½ 4–1 4–nk Pedroza 12.10
1 Builder 120 1 4 4–½ 4–½ 4–hd 5–2 5–4 Frey 3.30
2 Ima Take Charge 122 2 5 6 6 6 6 6 Gonzalez 11.20

5 FIRE WHEN READY 7.00 3.60 2.80
4 OH MAN 3.40 2.40
3 KALEIDOSCOPE KID 2.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-5)  $46.60
$1 EXACTA (5-4)  $10.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-4-3-6)  $173.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-3)  $17.80

Winner–Fire When Ready Dbb.g.3 by Empire Way out of Armed N Dangerous, by Slewdledo. Bred by Dr. Mikel C. Harrington &Patricia O. Harrington (KY). Trainer: Robert B. Hess, Jr.. Owner: Loooch Racing Stables, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $217,033 Daily Double Pool $50,103 Exacta Pool $118,724 Superfecta Pool $51,177 Trifecta Pool $77,766. Scratched–none.

FIRE WHEN READY dueled between horses then outside the runner-up on the second turn, took a short lead leaving that turn, kicked clear under left handed urging, drifted in through the final furlong and proved best. OH MAN had speed between rivals then angled in, set a pressured pace inside, fought back leaving the second turn, came off the rail in midstretch and continued willingly to best the others. KALEIDOSCOPE KID tugged between horses then bid three deep to press the pace, stalked on the second turn, angled in some into the stretch and held third. BIG AND LOUD a bit washy at the gate, chased three deep then outside a rival on the backstretch, continued three wide on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. BUILDER reluctant to load, stalked inside then a bit off the rail, angled to the fence in the stretch and also weakened. IMA TAKE CHARGE chased a bit off the rail then inside on the backstretch and into the second turn, swung out into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 23.29 47.64 1:12.12 1:24.20 1:35.75


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

1 Acker 123 1 5 6–1 6–1 6–1½ 1–hd 1–1½ Prat 1.20
3 Big Sky Logan 123 3 1 8–hd 7–hd 5–hd 4–1½ 2–¾ Desormeaux 2.50
6 Haylord 121 6 2 1–1½ 1–1 1–½ 2–½ 3–½ Gonzalez 74.30
5 Rak City 123 5 6 3–½ 2–½ 2–½ 3–hd 4–1¼ Pereira 7.30
7 Kona Coast 123 7 10 9–1½ 9–hd 9–3½ 8–1 5–1 T Baze 14.60
9 Warren's Fandango 123 9 9 10 10 8–1 5–hd 6–½ Conner 34.50
4 Vegas Itch 123 4 3 2–hd 3–½ 4–hd 7–1½ 7–2¼ Pena 37.30
10 Bottle Service 123 10 8 7–½ 5–hd 7–hd 9–10 8–¾ Blanc 8.20
8 Wise Curlin 118 8 7 5–hd 4–1 3–1 6–hd 9–26 Roman 11.00
2 Gio Star 121 2 4 4–1 8–1 10 10 10 Talamo 58.50

1 ACKER 4.40 2.80 2.40
3 BIG SKY LOGAN 3.40 3.00
6 HAYLORD 11.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)  $17.80
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $6.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-3-6-5)  $838.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-6)  $64.70
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-6-5-7)  Carryover $3,043

Winner–Acker B.c.4 by Include out of A. P. Few, by A.P. Indy. Bred by Wertheimer et Frere (KY). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: Wertheimer and Frere. Mutuel Pool $319,955 Daily Double Pool $33,129 Exacta Pool $182,527 Superfecta Pool $89,842 Trifecta Pool $133,193 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,988. Claimed–Acker by Altamira Racing Stable and Rockingham Ranch. Trainer: Peter Miller. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-5-1) paid $60.90. Pick Three Pool $81,894.

ACKER chased a bit off the rail then between foes on the backstretch and into the second turn, went around a rival into the stretch, bid inside to gain the lead in midstretch and inched away under urging. BIG SKY LOGAN settled a bit off the rail, went up between horses on the backstretch and three deep on the second turn, came five wide into the stretch, bid four wide in midstretch and edged rivals for the place. HAYLORD sped to the early lead and angled in, set the pace inside, came off the rail into the stretch, battled between horses in ,midstretch and held third. RAK CITY three deep early, stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch, bid between horses in midstretch and was edged for the show. KONA COAST chased outside then alongside a rival on the second turn, came out into the stretch and was outfinished. WARREN'S FANDANGO angled in approaching the first turn and saved ground off the pace, came out into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. VEGAS ITCH stalked between foes on the first turn then inside on the backstretch and second turn and weakened. BOTTLE SERVICE five wide into the first turn, chased outside, went four wide on the second turn and into the stretch and also weakened. WISE CURLIN four wide into the first turn, stalked outside foes, came out five wide into the stretch and also weakened. GIO STAR saved ground stalking the pace, fell back on the backstretch, dropped back on the second turn, gave way and was eased in the stretch.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 23.28 47.01 1:12.21 1:25.09 1:37.73


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

1 Gentrified 119 1 2 6–6 5–hd 3–2 1–2½ 1–8 Roman 4.20
3 All Star Parade 124 3 3 1–hd 1–hd 1–hd 2–hd 2–1¼ Gonzalez 4.40
6 American League 124 6 7 2–1 2–1 2–1 3–6 3–4¼ T Baze 2.80
4 Midnight Harbor 124 4 6 7 7 7 5–½ 4–2¼ Ochoa 28.30
2 Spitfire 124 2 1 5–hd 6–6 4–hd 4–hd 5–½ Talamo 2.30
7 Harrovian 117 7 5 4–1½ 3–hd 5–½ 6–2½ 6–2½ Franco 37.10
5 Hot Paris Night 124 5 4 3–1½ 4–1 6–1 7 7 Bejarano 4.20

1 GENTRIFIED 10.40 5.40 3.60
3 ALL STAR PARADE 6.20 4.00
6 AMERICAN LEAGUE 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-1)  $25.00
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $25.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-3-6-4)  $456.60
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-6-4-2)  $1,705.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-6)  $45.65

Winner–Gentrified Ch.g.4 by Malibu Moon out of Sea Jewel, by Sea Hero. Bred by Adena Springs (KY). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: Mueller, Martin, Scott, Michael, Seymour, Lauri and Cerin, Vladimir. Mutuel Pool $288,983 Daily Double Pool $26,301 Exacta Pool $168,316 Superfecta Pool $84,477 Super High Five Pool $13,890 Trifecta Pool $125,213. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (5-1-1) paid $60.60. Pick Three Pool $44,526.

GENTRIFIED saved ground chasing the pace, came out leaving the second turn, bid three deep into the stretch to gain the lead and drew off under urging while drifting to the inside. ALL STAR PARADE had good early speed and dueled a bit off the rail then inside, fought back into the stretch and held second. AMERICAN LEAGUE had speed three deep on the first turn then dueled outside the runner-up, was between horses into the stretch and bested the others. MIDNIGHT HARBOR angled in and dropped back early, saved ground off the pace, came out on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and improved position. SPITFIRE chased between horses then outside a rival, continued four wide into the second turn then three deep on that turn and into the stretch and weakened, was hosed down after returning to be unsaddled and vanned off. HARROVIAN chased three deep then outside a rival, was between foes into the stretch and weakened. HOT PARIS NIGHT had speed between foes then stalked a bit off the rail, dropped back inside on the second turn and had little left for the stretch.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 23.37 47.15 1:12.37 1:25.24 1:38.83


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

10 Touchdown U S C 122 9 2 2–hd 2–hd 2–5 1–½ 1–½ Pereira 2.30
4 Old School Ike 122 4 1 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–½ 2–8 2–8 T Baze 7.30
3 Alphadar 122 3 8 7–2½ 5–½ 4–1½ 3–2½ 3–3½ Arias 15.90
11 Danny O 122 10 3 5–½ 6–hd 6–2 5–2 4–2½ Gutierrez 5.30
1 Dos Palos 122 1 4 3–2 3–5 3–½ 4–1 5–2¼ Conner 4.90
9 Derby Factor 122 8 7 9–2 9–1 9–2½ 8–2½ 6–nk Gonzalez 22.20
6 Starship Chewy 117 6 9 8–1 8–5 7–2½ 7–4 7–5 Roman 4.20
5 Gryffindor 122 5 6 4–1 4–hd 5–½ 6–2 8–9 Pena 20.80
8 High Rize 122 7 5 6–2 7–1½ 8–4 9–6 9–4 Talamo 11.30
2 Straightcash Homie 115 2 10 10 10 10 10 10 Franco 56.70

10 TOUCHDOWN U S C 6.60 4.20 3.40
4 OLD SCHOOL IKE 6.40 5.00
3 ALPHADAR 8.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-10)  $31.00
$1 EXACTA (10-4)  $21.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (10-4-3-11)  $1,444.60
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (10-4-3-11-1)  $1,935.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-4-3)  $128.00

Winner–Touchdown U S C Ch.g.3 by Lucky Pulpit out of Yerevan Storm, by Tactical Cat. Bred by Bud Petrosian (CA). Trainer: Sam J. Scolamieri. Owner: Petrosian Brothers Racing Stable. Mutuel Pool $299,522 Daily Double Pool $32,933 Exacta Pool $199,003 Superfecta Pool $95,741 Super High Five Pool $2,535 Trifecta Pool $128,709. Scratched–Captain N. Barron, Downhill Run.

$1 Pick Three (1-1-10) paid $41.00. Pick Three Pool $68,325. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-1-1-7/10/12) 1797 tickets with 4 correct paid $98.10. Pick Four Pool $231,122. 50-Cent Pick Five (1-5-1-1-7/10/12) 780 tickets with 5 correct paid $828.20. Pick Five Pool $750,913.

TOUCHDOWN U S C three deep early, stalked outside a rival, bid outside the runner-up leaving the second turn, took the lead into the stretch, battled alongside that one through a stiff drive and gamely prevailed under urging. OLD SCHOOL IKE sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, fought back along the fence leaving the second turn and through a long drive and went gamely to the end. ALPHADAR saved ground stalking the pace throughout and bested the others. DANNY O three deep into the first turn, angled in and chased outside a rival then a bit off the rail, found the fence on the second turn, came out into the stretch and did not rally. DOS PALOS stalked the pace inside, came off the rail leaving the second turn and outside a rival into the stretch and weakened. DERBY FACTOR three deep early, settled off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and was not a threat. STARSHIP CHEWY chased a bit off the rail, went up three deep leaving the backstretch, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. GRYFFINDOR chased between horses then a bit off the rail, went outside a rival on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and gave way. HIGH RIZE angled in and chased just off the inside, fell back into the stretch and had little left for the drive. STRAIGHTCASH HOMIE dropped back along the inside, saved ground off the pace and failed to menace.

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.87 46.42 1:10.90 1:23.23 1:35.29


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

9 Bold Papa 123 9 4 7–1½ 7–1½ 3–½ 1–1½ 1–3¼ Bejarano 2.40
8 Save Ground 123 8 3 3–hd 2–½ 1–hd 2–2 2–3½ Gutierrez 3.70
10 Atonarun 123 10 6 5–hd 4–hd 4–hd 4–hd 3–2¾ Maragh 5.40
6 Dial Me In 123 6 8 10 9–1½ 7–hd 5–1½ 4–ns Espinoza 4.70
4 Reckless Gravity 123 4 10 8–2 8–1½ 8–4 6–2½ 5–hd Elliott 23.10
3 Accreditation 118 3 1 2–hd 3–1½ 2–2 3–1½ 6–1¼ Roman 16.00
7 Hailey's Kid Comet 123 7 9 9–hd 10 9–4½ 7–½ 7–3½ Pereira 80.00
5 Schooley 123 5 5 4–hd 5–1 6–½ 8–3 8–11 Prat 3.90
2 Anziyan Cat 115 2 2 1–2 1–½ 5–1 9–10 9–8 Sevilla 63.40
1 Cosmotivo 123 1 7 6–1 6–½ 10 10 10 T Baze 47.00

9 BOLD PAPA 6.80 4.00 3.20
8 SAVE GROUND 4.60 3.40
10 ATONARUN 4.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (10-9)  $25.40
$1 EXACTA (9-8)  $15.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (9-8-10-6)  $227.20
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-8-10-6-4)  $2,217.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-8-10)  $28.20

Winner–Bold Papa B.g.6 by Papa Clem out of Bold Roberta, by Bold Badgett. Bred by Thomas Weyand Bachman (CA). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Dunn, Christopher T. and Peskoff, Jeremy. Mutuel Pool $289,736 Daily Double Pool $31,147 Exacta Pool $161,770 Superfecta Pool $92,281 Super High Five Pool $5,810 Trifecta Pool $112,425. Scratched–Tatar.

$1 Pick Three (1-10-9) paid $77.10. Pick Three Pool $66,311.

BOLD PAPA four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep, bid three wide into the stretch to gain the lead and won clear under some left handed urging. SAVE GROUND pulled and steadied early, went three deep into the first turn, bid between horses on the backstretch and into the second turn, took a short lead and the inside on that turn and was clearly second best. ATONARUN fanned out into the first turn, angled in and stalked outside a rival, came out into the stretch and picked up the show. DIAL ME IN broke slowly, settled outside a rival, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and improved position. RECKLESS GRAVITY came off the rail on the first turn and chased a bit off the fence, swung three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. ACCREDITATION fanned out into the first turn, stalked then bid three deep on the backstretch, battled outside the runner-up leaving the second turn and between horses into the stretch and weakened. HAILEY'S KID COMET broke slowly, angled in and saved ground off the pace, went around a rival on the second turn and did not rally. SCHOOLEY pulled between horses then stalked between foes, continued inside into and on the second turn, steadied sharply off heels a quarter mile out, came out into the stretch and weakened. ANZIYAN CAT pulled to the early lead, lugged out into the first turn, angled in and dueled inside, steadied while trying to get out again on the second turn, dropped back and gave way. COSMOTIVO saved ground chasing the pace, dropped back into and on the second turn, drifted out in the stretch, gave way and was eased in the final furlong.

SEVENTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.04 45.04 1:10.43 1:17.07


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

7 Show It N Moe It 124 7 6 1–hd 1–hd 1–4½ 1–8 Bejarano 1.30
6 Smiling Tigress 122 6 7 3–1½ 3–½ 3–hd 2–½ T Baze 11.50
1 Carpathia 122 1 9 9 7–½ 6–1½ 3–1 Gonzalez 33.10
4 Carrie's Success 122 4 8 8–½ 9 7–½ 4–¾ Talamo 7.10
2 Family Girl 117 2 1 4–hd 5–½ 4–1 5–1½ Roman 5.50
5 Silverspun Pickup 122 5 4 5–hd 6–4 8–5 6–2¼ Pedroza 27.60
3 Twisted Rosie 120 3 3 2–hd 2–1 2–hd 7–3½ Desormeaux 2.60
9 Sharona Sunset 122 9 2 6–1 4–hd 5–1½ 8–nk Elliott 33.30
8 If Only Ida 120 8 5 7–4 8–hd 9 9 Pereira 39.00

7 SHOW IT N MOE IT 4.60 3.20 2.80
6 SMILING TIGRESS 8.40 4.80
1 CARPATHIA 9.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-7)  $25.80
$1 EXACTA (7-6)  $17.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-6-1-4)  $1,065.80
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-6-1-4-2)  $4,989.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-6-1)  $117.55

Winner–Show It N Moe It Dbb.f.3 by Grace Upon Grace out of Robotica, by Ide. Bred by Terry C. Lovingier (CA). Trainer: Gary Sherlock. Owner: London, Tom, Lovingier, Terry C. and Zondlo, Eugene. Mutuel Pool $352,312 Daily Double Pool $32,327 Exacta Pool $200,992 Superfecta Pool $115,431 Super High Five Pool $6,538 Trifecta Pool $146,628. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (10-9-7) paid $31.90. Pick Three Pool $64,332.

SHOW IT N MOE IT four wide early, dueled three deep then outside a rival on the turn, drew off under urging in the stretch and was under a hold late. SMILING TIGRESS dueled between horses then stalked on the turn, came three deep into the stretch, drifted in some late and edged a rival for the place. CARPATHIA broke slowly, saved ground off the pace, came out into the stretch and again in midstretch, split horses in deep stretch and was edged for second. CARRIE'S SUCCESS a bit slow to begin, settled outside a rival, came out into the stretch and was outkicked for a minor award. FAMILY GIRL saved ground stalking the pace, came out for room into the stretch, was between foes in midstretch and weakened. SILVERSPUN PICKUP stalked between horses then off the rail leaving the turn, came out four wide into the stretch and also weakened. TWISTED ROSIE had speed between rivals then dueled inside, fought back on the turn and weakened in the stretch. SHARONA SUNSET chased three deep on the backstretch and turn, came four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive. IF ONLY IDA allowed to settle off the rail, dropped back outside foes on the turn and gave way.

EIGHTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $75,000. 'Kalookan Queen Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 21.77 44.28 1:09.30 1:15.88


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

2 Selcourt 120 2 2 1–½ 1–1½ 1–5 1–7½ T Baze 3.20
4 Cuddle Alert 122 4 6 6–1 5–hd 4–1 2–1¼ Quinonez 9.70
7 Cuyathy 120 7 5 3–1 3–1½ 2–hd 3–1¾ Solis 10.90
5 Princess Karen 120 5 1 2–hd 2–hd 3–1½ 4–1¼ Desormeaux 1.40
3 Malibu Stacy 122 3 4 5–hd 6–1 7–12 5–½ Prat 5.10
1 Mother of Dragons 120 1 7 4–hd 4–1 5–½ 6–½ Duran 20.60
9 Dis Smart Cat 120 8 3 7–hd 7–5 6–½ 7–16 Roman 27.60
6 Reverse 120 6 8 8 8 8 8 Bejarano 6.60

2 SELCOURT 8.40 5.40 4.00
4 CUDDLE ALERT 8.40 4.60
7 CUYATHY 6.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-2)  $24.00
$1 EXACTA (2-4)  $32.40
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-4-7-5)  $600.60
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-4-7-5-3)  $1,423.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-4-7)  $111.25

Winner–Selcourt Ch.f.4 by Tiz Wonderful out of Azure Spring, by Open Forum. Bred by Keith Abrahams (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Medallion Racing, Abrahams, Keith and Lazaruk, Sandra. Mutuel Pool $330,407 Daily Double Pool $48,372 Exacta Pool $192,036 Superfecta Pool $105,220 Super High Five Pool $7,464 Trifecta Pool $142,960. Scratched–Ashley's Sassy.

$1 Pick Three (9-7-2) paid $50.80. Pick Three Pool $45,584.

SELCOURT had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away on the turn and drew off in the stretch under urging. CUDDLE ALERT stalked three deep then outside a rival on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and gained the place. CUYATHY dueled three deep then stalked outside on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and held third. PRINCESS KAREN had good early speed and dueled between horses, stalked a bit off the rail on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. MALIBU STACY close up stalking the pace between horses, fell back a bit off the rail on the turn and also weakened. MOTHER OF DRAGONS a step slow to begin, went up inside to stalk the pace, saved ground on the turn and weakened in the drive. DIS SMART CAT chased outside then three deep on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. REVERSE broke in the air and a bit slowly, chased between horses then dropped back off the rail, came a bit wide into the stretch and gave way.

NINTH RACE.

1½ Mile Turf. Purse: $75,000. 'Astra Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 23.56 47.28 1:12.88 1:38.74 2:03.12 2:27.34


Pgm Horse Wt PP ¼ ½ 1 Mile 1¼ Mile Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Plein Air 120 5 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–¾ T Baze 7.30
11 Evo Campo 124 10 2–hd 2–1½ 2–½ 2–1½ 2–1½ 2–1¾ Bejarano 3.70
1 Lucy De 120 1 7–1 8–1½ 8–hd 7–hd 5–1 3–hd Desormeaux 10.50
10 Estrechada 124 9 3–hd 4–2½ 3–hd 3–hd 4–hd 4–¾ Elliott 4.60
2 Queen Blossom 120 2 8–1½ 7–hd 4–1 4–1 3–½ 5–1 Blanc 7.50
8 Shazara 120 7 6–½ 6–½ 6–½ 8–1 8–2 6–2¼ Pereira 24.80
5 How Unusual 124 4 10 9–½ 9–1 6–½ 6–hd 7–nk Nakatani 2.30
9 Antonina 120 8 9–½ 10 10 10 9–½ 8–1 Maragh 72.30
3 La Manta Gris 122 3 5–1 5–1½ 7–1½ 5–½ 7–1 9–1¼ Prat 8.50
7 Sweet Connie 120 6 4–2 3–hd 5–hd 9–2 10 10 Roman 61.10

6 PLEIN AIR (IRE) 16.60 7.80 7.00
11 EVO CAMPO (IRE) 4.80 3.80
1 LUCY DE 5.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-6)  $68.80
$1 EXACTA (6-11)  $44.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-11-1-10)  $2,085.10
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-11-1-10-2)  $4,123.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-11-1)  $222.60

Winner–Plein Air (IRE) Dbb.m.5 by Manduro (GER) out of Too In Love (IRE), by Galileo (IRE). Bred by Allevamento Deni Effevi (IRE). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Sunny Brook Stables, LLC. Mutuel Pool $427,092 Daily Double Pool $142,791 Exacta Pool $231,250 Superfecta Pool $142,559 Super High Five Pool $27,013 Trifecta Pool $170,377. Scratched–Scandal.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (1-7/10/12-9/11-7-2-6) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $360,660. $1 Pick Three (7-2-6) paid $88.90. Pick Three Pool $194,985. 50-Cent Pick Four (9/11-7-2-6) 2379 tickets with 4 correct paid $208.55. Pick Four Pool $650,264. 50-Cent Pick Five (7/10/12-9/11-7-2-6) 1729 tickets with 5 correct paid $780.85. Pick Five Pool $1,516,694. $2 Pick Six (1-7/10/12-9/11-7-2-6) 731 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $79.60. $2 Pick Six (1-7/10/12-9/11-7-2-6) 26 tickets with 6 correct paid $15,648.00. Pick Six Pool $508,237.

PLEIN AIR (IRE) had speed between horses then angled in and set the pace inside, inched away again on the final turn, kicked clear and held on gamely under urging. EVO CAMPO (IRE) five wide then four wide on the hill and three deep crossing the dirt, stalked off the rail, bid between horses into the last turn then tracked the winner again and went on willingly late but could not get by. LUCY DE pulled along the inside and was in a bit tight on the hill, saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch, split rivals in midstretch and edged foes for third inside. ESTRECHADA (ARG) four wide then three deep on the hill, stalked outside a rival, bid three deep into the final turn, continued off the rail leaving that turn, was between horses through much of the stretch and was edged for the show. QUEEN BLOSSOM (IRE) pulled between horses and was in tight on the hill, came out and chased three deep to the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award late. SHAZARA chased outside a rival then three deep into and on the last turn and into the stretch, lacked the needed rally. HOW UNUSUAL chased inside then outside a rival on clubhouse turn and backstretch, went up three deep then four wide on the final turn and into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. ANTONINA (PER) bobbled at the start, settled three deep into the stretch the first time, angled in and saved ground off the pace, came out into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. LA MANTA GRIS stalked inside then between horses on the clubhouse turn, continued a bit off the rail, found the inside again on the last turn and weakened. SWEET CONNIE between horses early, angled in and stalked inside, fell back on the final turn and also weakened. Rail on hill at zero.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track6,219$1,313,458
Inter-TrackN/A$2,080,340
Out of StateN/A$8,887,426
TOTAL6,219 $12,281,224

Santa Anita Entries for Monday, January 15.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 13th day of a 59-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $38,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Conquest Sabre CatRafael Bejarano120Hector O. Palma4-135,000
2Excessive KidKyle Frey122Richard Baltas6-140,000
3Little ScottyTyler Baze120Vladimir Cerin5-235,000
4DefiantlyCorey Nakatani122Mick Ruis4-140,000
5Any QuestionsKent Desormeaux122David Jacobson6-140,000
6WaldorfEvin Roman115Mark Glatt9-235,000
7Malko Stewart Elliott122Vladimir Cerin6-140,000

SECOND RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lord CharlesBrayan Pena122Carlos Cruz Lopez5-140,000
2SandbedRajiv Maragh122Clifford W. Sise, Jr.6-140,000
3Skagit RiverBrice Blanc122Patricia Harrington8-140,000
4Trapper PeakJuan Ochoa122Mick Ruis8-540,000
5The ItalianAgapito Delgadillo122Mick Ruis4-140,000
6Risky PropositionEvin Roman117Peter Miller5-240,000

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Born On the BayouEvin Roman117Robert B. Hess, Jr.5-1
2Coil Me HomeFlavien Prat122Richard Baltas5-1
3Mac McLovinAlonso Quinonez122Jorge Periban20-1
4FavershamStewart Elliott122Art Sherman4-1
5Fly First ClassJoseph Talamo122John W. Sadler6-1
6MavericksRafael Bejarano122Bruce Headley12-1
7Yes I'm ReadyTyler Baze122Art Sherman7-2
8Violent RidgeGeovanni Franco122Hector O. Palma5-2

FOURTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $23,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Celebrate LifeStewart Elliott121Eddie Truman8-122,500
2Two Thirty FiveSantiago Gonzalez123Sal Gonzalez6-125,000
3UpperclassmanEvin Roman118Jack Carava8-125,000
4TrickonomicsKyle Frey123Jeff Bonde12-125,000
5TrapalandaRajiv Maragh123Mike Puype8-125,000
6Reverend AlRafael Bejarano123Blake R. Heap6-125,000
7Zap AgainTiago Pereira123Charles S. Treece4-125,000
8Mister MojoTyler Baze123Jeff Mullins5-225,000
9Pampers n' BootsAgapito Delgadillo123Victor L. Garcia8-125,000

FIFTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Afleet AscentRafael Bejarano122Jerry Hollendorfer5-2
2Move Over Mike Smith124John W. Sadler2-1
3Platinum EquityAlonso Quinonez122Richard Baltas6-1
4Trusting FriendKyle Frey122Doug F. O'Neill10-1
5Candy CrewMartin Pedroza122John W. Sadler6-1
6Cannonball CominEvin Roman115Gary Stute20-175,000
7Holy DiverModesto Linares117Charles R. Stutts50-1
8Colonel CashFlavien Prat122Philip D'Amato3-1

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1AgressivebrawlerModesto Linares122Vernon E. Aguayo50-130,000
2ImagineiamfastestMartin Pedroza122Jack Carava6-130,000
3Derby KingdomBrayan Pena122Ruben Gomez30-130,000
4Gem of a GuyEvin Roman117Peter Miller2-130,000
5Nine IssuesStewart Elliott122Dallas E. Keen10-130,000
6Lighthouse BoogieKyle Frey122Art Sherman6-130,000
7Pure MomentTyler Conner122Jeff Bonde4-130,000
8JimmythisnjimthatTyler Baze122Blake R. Heap5-230,000
9ChiquilinAustin Solis122Victor Fernandez50-130,000
10Midnight WorldTiago Pereira122Steve Knapp20-130,000

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'Megahertz Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Do the DanceEvin Roman120Gary Sherlock20-1
2Laseen Victor Espinoza120James M. Cassidy5-1
3Madame Stripes Kent Desormeaux122Neil D. Drysdale7-2
4Insta ErmaCorey Nakatani122Richard Baltas2-1
5Thundering SkyFlavien Prat122George Weaver3-1
6BombilateStewart Elliott120James M. Cassidy20-1
7Lady Valeur Rafael Bejarano122Patrick Gallagher10-1
8Chocolate CoatedMike Smith120Neil French6-1

EIGHTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $58,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Hot SeanJoseph Talamo120Bob Baffert3-1
2DonworthEvin Roman115Peter Miller9-562,500
3Grazen SkyFlavien Prat124Steven Miyadi5-1
4ColonistCorey Nakatani122Jerry Hollendorfer7-2
5Stormin MonarchoTyler Baze124Jeff Mullins6-162,500
6Air Vice MarshalMike Smith120Doug F. O'Neill10-1
7Mr. OpportunistVictor Espinoza120Craig Dollase12-1

NINTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1DelectableJoseph Talamo122Tim Yakteen9-2
2Gone to TownAlonso Quinonez122Hector O. Palma10-1
3Secret OfferTyler Baze122Jorge Gutierrez12-1
4Meal TicketTiago Pereira122Matthew Chew8-1
5California BreezeEvin Roman117Philip D'Amato10-1
6Red ShelbyKent Desormeaux122Peter Miller7-2
7Tim's GirlSantiago Gonzalez122Philip D'Amato12-1
8Starlet StormFlavien Prat122Bob Baffert8-1
9Beauty DivineGeovanni Franco122Steven Miyadi12-1
10Deccan QueenStewart Elliott122Carla Gaines12-1
11Sunday ProphetMike Smith122Robert B. Hess, Jr.4-1
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