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Racing! Looking back at the Pegasus World Cup

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we answer criticism to my Pegasus day.

Now that we are a day removed from the Pegasus World Championship, let’s look back. First of all, my day, described in Sunday’s newsletter, may have been taken as more critical than intended. But that was my day. Honest.

And you won’t pull me off the idea that the Gulfstream drag (delaying the post for at least six minutes when the MTP is at zero) is a good thing. Imagine if NASA had used that approach for spacecraft launches. We still wouldn’t be to the moon. I was brought up as an East Coaster and being on time is a sign of respect. That’s how I was reared.

Now, overall, I had a great experience at the Pegasus. It was likely an excellent day for those in attendance. But one point I tried to make is that if you can talk your way into the place as easily as I did, that’s not a good thing.

The real hero of Saturday, next to Gun Runner, was Jordan’s Henny, whose $120.00 win in the ninth race created a massive mandatory payout for Sunday’s Rainbow Six. That builds a huge handle, which is good for the track and racing.

Many of the things that Stronach racing boss Tim Ritvo implemented at Gulfstream are good for the business. He carried that to Maryland too. And now he wants to bring it to Santa Anita. Ritvo is the best thing racing has going for it at this time, but he’s got to feel like a salmon swimming upstream with a riverbank filled with hungry bears.

Could Santa Anita have brought in a $40 million-plus handle (all sources) like Gulfstream did? I don’t know. But I think it’s worth a try. If not, the industry has bigger problems.

Bolt D’Oro jockey switch

The Kentucky Derby story of the week was broken by El Golden of Santa Anita. It seems as though Corey Nakatani has been replaced as Bolt Doro’s jockey by Javier Castellano.

Trainer and owner Mick Ruis had offered no excuses for Bolt’s extremely wide trip during the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, in which he finished third. But there was speculation that Nakatani’s ride was not without criticism. Ruis had remained silent until Sunday, when he told Golden he was switching jockeys.

Nakatani was a good story, an older jockey hoping to work his way into the Hall of Fame by winning his first Kentucky Derby. But Ruis, though extremely personable, is a businessman first, and switching to the four-time Eclipse Award winning jockey can’t be viewed as a bad thing.

“Castellano’s going to ride Bolt D’Oro in the San Felipe,” Ruis told Golden. “I was disappointed in the Breeders’ Cup, but I just don’t want to make excuses.”

Santa Anita review

Calculator easily won Sunday’s feature, the $75,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes down the hill at 6 1/2 furlongs. It was his third straight win down the track’s unique turf course.

“He broke really good and I just decided to make the lead,” winning jockey Flavien Prat told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “I knew the fractions were fast but he was comfortable. … He was the best horse.”

Calculator paid $3.80, $2.60 and $2.10 for trainer Peter Miller. Fly To Mars was second and Perfectly Majestic finished third.

Big races review

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

Sam Houston: Grade 3 $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Tiger Moth ($36.60)

Aqueduct: $100,000 Ruthless Stakes, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Winner: Strategic Dreams ($3.90)

Sam Houston: Grade 3 $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup, 4 and up, 1 1/12 miles on turf. Winner: Bigger Picture ($3.80)

Sunland: $100,000 Riley Allison Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 mile. Winner: Runaway Ghost ($4.40)

Final thought

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Now, here are the stars of the show, Sunday’s results. We’ll be back on Thursday.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Sunday, January 28.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 20th day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 21.58 44.44 1:07.44 1:13.56


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

5 Classy Atlantic 122 4 2 1–1 1–1 1–hd 1–½ Talamo 0.70
4 Travieza 122 3 1 2–hd 3–hd 2–3 2–3¼ Frey 17.40
2 Spiel 117 2 8 5–hd 5–1 3–3 3–3½ Roman 8.30
1 Gozen 122 1 7 6–2½ 7–hd 4–1½ 4–1 Espinoza 29.90
8 Vinaka 122 7 4 7–1 6–2½ 7–2 5–1¼ Fuentes 8.70
7 Temple Princess 122 6 5 4–hd 4–1½ 6–½ 6–hd T Baze 3.90
6 Ride Lady Ride 122 5 3 3–1½ 2–½ 5–hd 7–2¼ Pedroza 54.50
9 Onassis 122 8 6 8 8 8 8 Maragh 8.50

5 CLASSY ATLANTIC 3.40 2.80 2.40
4 TRAVIEZA 11.40 7.20
2 SPIEL 4.60
$1 EXACTA (5-4)  $18.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-4-2-1)  $625.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-2)  $50.60
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-4-2-1-8)  Carryover $1,727

Winner–Classy Atlantic Ch.f.3 by Stormy Atlantic out of Classy Landlady, by Sky Classic. Bred by Dr. Rodney Orr (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Rodney E. Orr. Mutuel Pool $194,124 Exacta Pool $104,112 Superfecta Pool $46,074 Trifecta Pool $68,118 X-5 Super High Five Pool $2,263. Scratched–Sensible Myth.

CLASSY ATLANTIC sped between horses to the early lead, set the pace a bit off the rail then inside down the hill, drifted out a bit on the dirt then continued inside, responded when challenged in midstretch and held on gamely under left handed urging. TRAVIEZA stalked the pace inside, came out on the dirt crossing, bid outside the winner in the stretch and continued willingly but could not get by. SPIEL a step slow into stride, stalked between horses then a bit off the rail, continued inside leaving the hill and into the stretch, came out a bit in the drive and bested the others. GOZEN broke in and a bit slowly, saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside into the stretch, was getting out from the whip when a bit green and hard to handle in the lane and did not rally. VINAKA chased outside a rival then off the rail, swung five wide into the stretch, angled inward in upper stretch and also lacked a rally. TEMPLE PRINCESS stalked three deep down the hill, was fanned five wide into the stretch and weakened. RIDE LADY RIDE stalked between horses then outside a rival, was fanned three deep into the stretch and also weakened. ONASSIS settled outside then off the rail, went outside a rival leaving the hill, came out into the stretch, was herded inward in upper stretch and lacked a further response. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

SECOND RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 21.88 45.11 1:10.88 1:17.76


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

4 Madarnas 121 4 5 6 5–1½ 3–1½ 1–½ Desormeaux 2.70
1 Treasure Hunter 121 1 2 1–½ 1–½ 1–2½ 2–2¼ Pereira 5.10
6 Lucky Romano 121 6 3 4–1 3–½ 2–½ 3–3½ Maragh 1.30
5 Zippy Groom 116 5 4 5–2 6 5–½ 4–4¼ Roman 3.40
3 Cannonball Comin 121 3 6 3–1½ 4–2 6 5–1½ Franco 23.80
2 Ridgefield Rocket 121 2 1 2–1 2–2 4–2½ 6 Prat 15.00

4 MADARNAS 7.40 4.20 2.20
1 TREASURE HUNTER 5.40 3.00
6 LUCKY ROMANO 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-4)  $16.00
$1 EXACTA (4-1)  $15.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-1-6-5)  $91.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-1-6)  $23.90

Winner–Madarnas Dbb.c.3 by Midnight Lute out of Moneygrabber, by Awesome Again. Bred by Bugle Hill Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Eddie Truman. Owner: Pappas Racing. Mutuel Pool $159,098 Daily Double Pool $40,556 Exacta Pool $71,059 Superfecta Pool $29,073 Trifecta Pool $49,983. Scratched–none.

MADARNAS angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and rallied along the rail under left handed urging to gain the lead late. TREASURE HUNTER had good early speed and set a pressured pace inside, inched away off the rail into the stretch, kicked clear, battled outside the winner in deep stretch but could not quite match that one late. LUCKY ROMANO chased off the rail, angled in some on the turn, came out into the stretch, drifted in a bit in the drive and bested the others. ZIPPY GROOM settled off the inside then outside a rival on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. CANNONBALL COMIN had speed three deep then stalked off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. RIDGEFIELD ROCKET between foes early, prompted the pace outside the winner, was carried out some into the stretch and also weakened.

THIRD RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000. Time 22.71 46.20 1:10.96 1:17.62


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

5 Pica 121 5 1 1–hd 1–hd 1–½ 1–nk Bejarano 2.30
4 Be a Lady 116 4 4 2–1½ 2–2 2–4 2–4 Roman 1.60
3 Scathing 119 3 7 3–hd 4–hd 3–hd 3–½ Pena 14.50
7 Gemini Journey 121 7 2 4–½ 3–hd 4–½ 4–1 Gonzalez 4.00
2 Her Again 121 2 5 6–1½ 5–2½ 5–1½ 5–3¼ Pedroza 6.00
1 Princess Kendra 116 1 6 5–hd 6–1 6–4 6–6 Ceballos 12.10
6 Fruity 121 6 3 7 7 7 7 Pereira 27.80

5 PICA 6.60 3.60 2.60
4 BE A LADY 2.80 2.60
3 SCATHING 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-5)  $24.60
$1 EXACTA (5-4)  $7.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-4-3-7)  $150.40
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-4-3-7-2)  $386.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-3)  $30.05

Winner–Pica Ch.m.8 by Consolidator out of Identify, by Halo. Bred by Stone Farm (KY). Trainer: Eddie Truman. Owner: Roper, James L. and Ilene A.. Mutuel Pool $182,535 Daily Double Pool $15,774 Exacta Pool $82,555 Superfecta Pool $33,507 Super High Five Pool $5,231 Trifecta Pool $54,374. Claimed–Be a Lady by Hollendorfer, LLC and Todaro, George. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Claimed–Scathing by Edward Tannenbaum. Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Claimed–Princess Kendra by Tristan Saldana. Trainer: Reed Saldana. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (5-4-5) paid $31.80. Pick Three Pool $55,301.

PICA angled in and dueled outside the runner-up throughout and held on gamely under urging. BE A LADY sped to the early lead, angled in and dueled inside, briefly put a head in front into the turn, fought back along the rail on the turn and through the stretch and continued gamely to the wire. SCATHING stalked a bit off the rail then between horses on the backstretch and into the turn, continued inside on the turn and through the stretch and held third. GEMINI JOURNEY was in a good position stalking the pace outside then four wide into the turn, continued three deep on the bend, came out four wide into the stretch and was edged for the show. HER AGAIN stalked the pace between horses on the backstretch and turn, came three deep into the stretch and did not rally. PRINCESS KENDRA saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and weakened. FRUITY (IRE) three deep early, settled off the rail, chased outside a rival leaving the turn, came out into the stretch and also weakened.

FOURTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $75,000. 'Clocker's Corner Stakes'. 4 year olds and up. Time 20.85 43.22 1:05.90 1:12.08


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

2 Calculator 120 2 3 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 Prat 0.90
1 Fly to Mars 120 1 2 4–3½ 3–hd 3–hd 2–¾ Roman 3.10
5 Perfectly Majestic 120 5 6 6 4–hd 2–½ 3–1¼ Desormeaux 5.90
3 Jimmy Bouncer 120 3 1 2–1½ 6 5–3 4–1¾ Gonzalez 16.50
4 The Critical Way 122 4 4 3–1 2–1 4–2 5–6½ Nakatani 4.30
6 Sycamore Lane 120 6 5 5–hd 5–2 6 6 Elliott 18.40

2 CALCULATOR 3.80 2.60 2.10
1 FLY TO MARS 3.20 2.60
5 PERFECTLY MAJESTIC 2.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-2)  $12.60
$1 EXACTA (2-1)  $4.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-1-5-3)  $48.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-5)  $6.30

Winner–Calculator Grr.h.6 by In Summation out of Back to Basics, by Alphabet Soup. Bred by Ocala Stud (FL). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Richard C. Pell. Mutuel Pool $336,344 Daily Double Pool $21,172 Exacta Pool $196,931 Superfecta Pool $73,127 Trifecta Pool $120,447. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-5-2) paid $34.40. Pick Three Pool $23,553.

CALCULATOR sped between horses to the lead and angled in, set the pace inside, hopped slightly onto the dirt crossing and bobbled a bit while coming out some, continued inside in the final furlong and held on gamely under urging. FLY TO MARS came a bit off the rail after the right hand curve, split horses midway on the hill, angled in again nearing the stretch, bid inside in the drive, came a bit off the fence in deep stretch and outfinished a rival for the place. PERFECTLY MAJESTIC angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out and moved up three deep between foes leaving the hill, came three wide into the stretch, loomed three deep in midstretch then outside the runner-up in the final furlong and was outfinished for second. JIMMY BOUNCER between horses early, angled in and chased inside, steadied as rivals went by midway on the hill, continued inside, came out in midstretch and was outfinished. THE CRITICAL WAY stalked outside a rival then three deep midway on the hill and off the rail into the stretch, was between horses in midstretch and lacked a rally. SYCAMORE LANE angled in and chased outside a rival, came out and advanced four wide leaving the hill and into the stretch, drifted in and weakened through the drive. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

FIFTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 22.48 46.60 59.21 1:12.23


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

2 Tiny Tina 122 2 2 3–1½ 1–hd 1–hd 1–2¼ Maragh 5.00
5 Allie's Love 122 4 3 1–hd 2–1½ 2–2½ 2–2¼ Pereira 2.00
1 Turing Machine 117 1 7 7 7 6–4 3–ns Roman 4.10
4 Mariana's Girl 122 3 5 5–½ 3–1 3–2 4–¾ Franco 6.70
6 Summer Down Now 122 5 4 4–hd 4–1 4–1 5–5½ Elliott 29.70
8 Angels N Devildogs 122 7 6 6–4 5–½ 5–½ 6–16 T Baze 2.50
7 Silversonic 122 6 1 2–hd 6–2½ 7 7 Prat 16.80

2 TINY TINA 12.00 5.80 4.00
5 ALLIE'S LOVE 4.00 3.00
1 TURING MACHINE 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-2)  $20.60
$1 EXACTA (2-5)  $18.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-5-1-4)  $146.40
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-5-1-4-6)  $982.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-5-1)  $30.20

Winner–Tiny Tina Dbb.f.3 by Paddy O'Prado out of Tenacious Tina, by Benchmark. Bred by Marjorie Dye & Alex Venneri (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: A Venneri Racing, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $285,368 Daily Double Pool $36,592 Exacta Pool $161,867 Superfecta Pool $80,644 Super High Five Pool $5,150 Trifecta Pool $116,106. Scratched–Spacerika, You Are Invited.

$1 Pick Three (5-2-2) paid $52.50. Pick Three Pool $41,758. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-5-2-2) 1056 tickets with 4 correct paid $94.70. Pick Four Pool $131,034. 50-Cent Pick Five (3/5-4-5-2-2) 1841 tickets with 5 correct paid $227.65. Pick Five Pool $487,449.

TINY TINA had good early speed and dueled inside, put a head in front on the turn, fought back in the stretch, inched away under urging in deep stretch and proved best. ALLIE'S LOVE dueled between horses then outside the winner on the turn and in the stretch, could not match that one late but was clearly second best. TURING MACHINE broke in and a bit slowly, saved ground off the pace, came out leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and just got the show outside foes late. MARIANA'S GIRL stalked a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, came out a bit into the stretch and lost third late. SUMMER DOWN NOW had speed between foes then stalked between horses, came out on the turn and three wide into the stretch and was outfinished for a minor share. ANGELS N DEVILDOGS bumped at the start, stalked outside, went four wide into and on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. SILVERSONIC broke out and bumped a rival, had speed between horses then dueled three deep, dropped back between foes and angled in some on the turn and gave way.

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 22.57 46.49 58.76 1:05.31


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

8 Foxy Fresh 123 8 3 1–1 1–1 1–3½ 1–3½ Gonzalez 1.90
4 Ransomed 123 4 5 2–hd 2–hd 2–1½ 2–3½ T Baze 7.30
7 Sharp Holiday 113 7 2 3–½ 3–2½ 3–4 3–2½ Falgione 30.90
9 Majestic Diva 123 9 1 7–1 7–½ 8–2 4–½ Mt Garcia 20.10
2 Blissful Lady 123 2 4 4–1 4–½ 4–1½ 5–1 Elliott 11.90
3 Candy Boss 123 3 9 9 9 6–hd 6–nk Pena 3.40
1 Diamond Proof 123 1 6 5–hd 6–hd 7–½ 7–2¼ Sanchez 26.20
5 Ramona Lover 123 5 7 6–hd 5–1 5–hd 8–7 Franco 9.50
6 Singleforareason 118 6 8 8–½ 8–½ 9 9 Roman 3.70

8 FOXY FRESH 5.80 3.20 3.60
4 RANSOMED 6.80 5.80
7 SHARP HOLIDAY 11.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-8)  $33.20
$1 EXACTA (8-4)  $21.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (8-4-7-9)  $2,600.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-4-7)  $177.60
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-4-7-9-2)  Carryover $1,645

Winner–Foxy Fresh Ch.m.5 by Sidney's Candy out of Miss Afleet Alex, by Afleet Alex. Bred by Terry C. Lovingier (CA). Trainer: James M. Cassidy. Owner: D P Racing. Mutuel Pool $296,195 Daily Double Pool $22,714 Exacta Pool $167,937 Superfecta Pool $82,680 Trifecta Pool $116,223 X-5 Super High Five Pool $2,157. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (2-2-8) paid $37.30. Pick Three Pool $64,083.

FOXY FRESH had speed to duel outside rivals then inched away and angled in entering the turn, set the pace a bit off the rail and drew clear in the stretch under some urging. RANSOMED stalked off the rail then between foes into the turn, continued just off the inside on the turn and into the stretch and was clearly second best. SHARP HOLIDAY close up stalking the pace between horses then three deep into and out of the turn, bested the others. MAJESTIC DIVA chased outside, went three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. BLISSFUL LADY had good early speed and dueled between foes, stalked a bit off the rail into and on the turn and weakened. CANDY BOSS tossed her head, hopped slightly and was away well behind the field, moved up inside on the backstretch, came off the rail on the turn, angled back in nearing the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. DIAMOND PROOF pressed then stalked the pace inside, was shuffled back into the turn, came off the rail on the bend, was between horses into the stretch and weakened. RAMONA LOVER stalked the pace off the rail, split rivals on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and also weakened. SINGLEFORAREASON chased outside then three deep on the turn, came five wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

SEVENTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 21.16 43.70 1:07.42 1:13.32


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

6 Toinette 122 6 9 9 9 6–2½ 1–ns Bejarano 1.40
9 Rockin Ready 122 9 5 8–2 7–1½ 5–hd 2–3 Talamo 6.20
1 Stradella Road 122 1 8 1–hd 1–2 1–1½ 3–2½ Franco 4.10
3 Ladybug 117 3 4 4–hd 3–½ 2–½ 4–½ Roman 3.30
4 Seattle Drop 122 4 2 6–2 6–1 3–½ 5–½ T Baze 47.80
2 Fantastic Girl 122 2 6 5–3 2–hd 4–1 6–1 Prat 12.40
8 Rattle 122 8 1 3–hd 5–3 7–½ 7–1½ Pereira 27.60
7 Fool's Paradise 122 7 7 7–hd 8–hd 8–10 8–15 Nakatani 32.50
5 Beyond Ambition 122 5 3 2–2 4–1½ 9 9 Conner 21.20

6 TOINETTE 4.80 3.60 2.60
9 ROCKIN READY 5.80 3.60
1 STRADELLA ROAD 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-6)  $14.00
$1 EXACTA (6-9)  $12.40
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-9-1-3)  $151.50
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-9-1-3-4)  $680.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-9-1)  $33.40

Winner–Toinette Dbb.f.3 by Scat Daddy out of I Bet Toni Knows, by Sunriver. Bred by J D Stuart, P C Bance & A REnterprises, Inc. (KY). Trainer: Neil D. Drysdale. Owner: Baca, Ken, Hawkins, Lisa, Hawkins, Nicholas, Hudson, Joseph and Hudson, Lynne. Mutuel Pool $398,238 Daily Double Pool $33,612 Exacta Pool $209,842 Superfecta Pool $122,000 Super High Five Pool $6,152 Trifecta Pool $157,725. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (2-8-6) paid $71.90. Pick Three Pool $41,781.

TOINETTE steadied when bumped and squeezed back at the break, settled a bit off the rail, came out leaving the hill and five wide into the stretch, rallied under urging and got up in the final stride. ROCKIN READY chased outside a rival, also came out leaving the hill and four wide into the stretch, rallied between horses to a short lead in deep stretch and was edged on the line. STRADELLA ROAD a step slow to begin, went up inside to duel for the lead, inched clear leaving the hill, drifted out into and through the stretch and held third. LADYBUG stalked between horses then outside a rival leaving the hill and into the stretch and lacked a rally. SEATTLE DROP chased just off the rail then inside on the hill and in the stretch and did not rally. FANTASTIC GIRL saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. RATTLE stalked three deep then off the rail leaving the hill, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. FOOL'S PARADISE was bumped then bobbled just after the start, angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out a bit in the stretch and did not rally. BEYOND AMBITION broke out and bumped the winner, had speed between horses then dueled outside a rival, fell back three deep leaving the hill, drifted out into and through the stretch, gave way and was eased. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

EIGHTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 21.72 45.31 1:11.01 1:17.67


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

3 Yuvetsi 122 2 9 6–½ 6–½ 2–½ 1–½ Pereira 5.70
10 Life's Blessings 122 9 5 5–1 2–hd 1–1½ 2–1¾ T Baze 1.60
7 Phantom Proton 122 6 3 8–1 8–1 3–1½ 3–2½ Talamo 7.90
9 Lady Ninja 120 8 2 4–hd 3–1 4–1 4–1¼ Prat 4.00
5 Not Now Carolyn 122 4 7 9 9 6–hd 5–3¼ Desormeaux 12.90
8 What What What 120 7 1 7–1½ 7–1 7–4½ 6–1¾ Frey 9.00
2 Bar Scene 124 1 6 3–½ 1–hd 5–1 7–8 Pedroza 8.00
6 Conquest Flatterme 122 5 4 2–hd 5–½ 8–4½ 8–12 Elliott 31.20
4 Dutton's Legend 115 3 8 1–hd 4–hd 9 9 Roman 28.10

3 YUVETSI 13.40 6.60 4.40
10 LIFE'S BLESSINGS 4.40 3.20
7 PHANTOM PROTON 5.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-3)  $36.60
$1 EXACTA (3-10)  $29.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-10-7-9)  $512.70
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-10-7-9-5)  $1,619.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-10-7)  $81.95

Winner–Yuvetsi Dbb.f.4 by Bodemeister out of Mother Ruth, by Speightstown. Bred by Frankfort Park Farm LLC (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $385,958 Daily Double Pool $44,668 Exacta Pool $199,444 Superfecta Pool $120,618 Super High Five Pool $6,370 Trifecta Pool $160,277. Scratched–Wedding Blush.

$1 Pick Three (8-6-3) paid $64.00. Pick Three Pool $40,947.

YUVETSI chased inside then a bit off the rail, angled in and got through on the turn, came out three deep into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up under urging in deep stretch and got up nearing the wire. LIFE'S BLESSINGS dueled five wide on the backstretch and four wide midway on the turn, took the lead three deep nearing the stretch, kicked clear, drifted in some and was caught late. PHANTOM PROTON chased off the rail then outside on the turn and four wide into the stretch and bested the others. LADY NINJA dueled four wide between foes then three between horses on the turn, continued between rivals into the stretch and weakened. NOT NOW CAROLYN settled off the rail then angled in and saved ground to the stretch to no avail. WHAT WHAT WHAT stalked outside then alongside a rival, steadied into the turn, came three deep into the stretch and weakened. BAR SCENE went up inside to duel for the lead, put a head in front on the turn, fought back leaving the turn and weakened in the stretch. CONQUEST FLATTERME dueled three deep between horses, stalked on the turn, entered the stretch outside a rival and had little left for the drive. DUTTON'S LEGEND had good early speed and dueled between horses, dropped back on the turn and gave way.

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 22.79 46.57 1:10.81 1:23.11 1:35.13


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

5 Epical 122 5 7 2–½ 2–½ 2–½ 2–1½ 1–nk Pereira 19.00
3 Fibonacci 122 3 5 6–hd 6–1 4–hd 4–hd 2–1 Blanc 5.10
2 Concur 122 2 3 4–hd 5–hd 3–1 1–½ 3–1½ Prat 1.60
1 Bartlett Hall 122 1 8 8–2½ 8–2½ 6–1 3–½ 4–1½ Espinoza 11.00
11 Tidal Effect 122 10 10 9–2 9–2 9–1 7–hd 5–¾ Maragh 29.20
7 Samdar 122 6 6 7–2 7–½ 8–½ 8–hd 6–2¾ T Baze 15.00
8 Toro de Toro 122 7 9 10 10 10 9–½ 7–nk Talamo 25.90
4 Frenchmen Street 117 4 1 1–hd 1–hd 1–1 5–1½ 8–½ Roman 10.80
9 Saratoga Morning 122 8 2 3–1 3–1 5–½ 6–1 9–1¾ Nakatani 26.40
10 Fengari 122 9 4 5–hd 4–hd 7–½ 10 10 Bejarano 2.80

5 EPICAL 40.00 17.40 8.80
3 FIBONACCI 5.00 3.20
2 CONCUR 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)  $230.20
$1 EXACTA (5-3)  $117.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-3-2-1)  $2,504.80
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-3-2-1-11)  $17,511.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-2)  $305.05

Winner–Epical B.r.3 by Uncle Mo out of Klondike Hills, by Deputy Minister. Bred by Jamm, Ltd. (KY). Trainer: James M. Cassidy. Owner: D P Racing. Mutuel Pool $401,610 Daily Double Pool $129,936 Exacta Pool $230,822 Superfecta Pool $140,322 Super High Five Pool $22,947 Trifecta Pool $180,596. Scratched–Fightinirishtabit, Jungle Warfare, Pali High, Pointed.

$1 Pick Three (6-3-5) paid $383.70. Pick Three Pool $183,400. 50-Cent Pick Four (8-6-3-5) 754 tickets with 4 correct paid $707.65. Pick Four Pool $699,239. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-8-6-3-5) 51 tickets with 5 correct paid $3,814.45. Pick Five Pool $254,897. $2 Pick Six (2-2-8-6-3-5) 85 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $190.60. $2 Pick Six (2-2-8-6-3-5) 2 tickets with 6 correct paid $37,821.20. Pick Six Pool $141,591. $2 Pick Six Jackpot (2-2-8-6-3-5) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $93,342.

EPICAL pulled between horses then dueled between foes, stalked leaving the second turn, bid again three deep into the stretch then outside a rival, gained the advantage under left handed urging in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. FIBONACCI stalked between horses, was in a bit tight midway on the second turn, came out in midstretch and finished well. CONCUR saved ground stalking the pace, bid inside into the stretch to gain the lead, fought back along the rail to deep stretch and held third. BARTLETT HALL chased inside, cut the corner into the stretch, continued along the rail and lacked the needed late kick. TIDAL EFFECT broke out some and a bit slowly, angled in entering the first turn, saved ground off the pace, moved up some in upper stretch, came out and split rivals in deep stretch and was outfinished. SAMDAR stalked three deep between foes then outside a rival leaving the backstretch and on the second turn, split horses leaving that turn and lacked the needed rally. TORO DE TORO broke a bit slowly, angled in and settled inside then just off the rail, went outside a rival on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and also lacked a rally. FRENCHMEN STREET angled in and dueled inside, inched away leaving the second turn, was between horses into the stretch and weakened. SARATOGA MORNING pulled four wide early then dueled three deep, stalked outside on the second turn and also weakened. FENGARI stalked four wide then three deep leaving the backstretch and on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track6,952$1,309,468
Inter-TrackN/A$2,292,940
Out of StateN/A$6,495,010
TOTAL6,952 $10,097,418

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