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Racing! So who’s got the best shot to win the Kentucky Derby?

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we debut another feature.

The success of this newsletter is due to all of the contributors who offer their thoughts and opinions on a regular basis. Today, we are going to add a weekly Kentucky Derby ranking, provided by Jon White, who also does the morning line at Santa Anita and is a historian of the sport.

If you recall in Thursday’s newsletter we ran down the folks who vote in the NTRA poll of 3-year-olds. White is one of the three California voters who went with Good Magic first. Yet he has McKinzie first in this, his first Kentucky Derby top 10 of the season.

He explains what seems to be a contradiction this way:

“My top 10 is a ranking of who I believe has the best chance to win the Kentucky Derby. The NTRA 3-year-old poll is different. As the NTRA poll states, it is a current ranking of the top 3-year-old.

“In my view, Good Magic deserves to be ranked as the top 3-year-old at this point because he was the Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old male. That is why I went with Good Magic first in that poll. But if you ask me right now who I think has the best chance to win the Kentucky Derby, my answer is McKinzie. My ranking in the NTRA poll is based largely on what a horse has accomplished. My Kentucky Derby top 10 reflects, from top to bottom, my ranking of how I see the chances of a horse to win that particular race.”

OK, that explains it. Now, let’s look at Jon’s Top 10.

  1. McKinzie
  1. Instilled Regard
  1. Good Magic
  1. Bolt d'Oro
  1. Mask
  1. Solomini
  1. Enticed
  1. Untamed Domain
  1. Catholic Boy
  1. Firenze Fire

I’m thinking Firenze Fire will move up or out as he runs on Saturday in the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct. Firenze Fire has beaten Good Magic but that was around one turn. He should be the favorite.

Another Kentucky Derby points race on Saturday will be the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream. Enticed, Jon’s No. 7 horse, will likely be the favorite in this race. Enticed won the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes in a rough and tumble race that saw a rider get unseated.

There is one more points race on Saturday and that is the Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita. No one in Jon’s Top 10 is running in the race but a strong performance by any of the nine entered could change that. Shivermetimbers for Jerry Hollendorfer is the likely favorite.

There is pretty much at least one point-bearing Derby prep every weekend up until the final major prep weekends in April. Next week is the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

Santa Anita review

Thursday’s feature was won by Pantsonfire with a late rally to win the 1 1/8-mile turf allowance. She won the race by 3/4 length over Causeforcommotion for trainer Richard Baltas and jockey Rajiv Maragh. As the favorite, she paid $5.80, $3.00 and $2.60.

“That’s her style and we didn’t want to change too much,” Maragh told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “I was pretty confident in her ability and that’s the way she wants to run.”

Bombilate finished third.

Santa Anita preview

If you like watching the only right-turn in U.S. racing there are three races down the 6½-furlong hillside turf course at Santa Anita on Friday. The third race is a maiden claimer for 3-year-olds, the fifth is for Cal-breds 4 and up and carries the day’s high purse of $56,000 and the eighth is a claimer for fillies and mares 4 and up.

But the most interesting race and the second of the boutique races that Santa Anita boss Tim Ritvo has ordered to try and help small trainers and owners. It’s for 3-year-old maidens over 1 1/16 miles and restricted to homebreds and horses sold at public auction for $100,000 or less.

It’s another valiant attempt by Ritvo to try and help racing in Southern California. The first boutique race, for trainers with 20 or fewer horses in their barn, turned out controversial. The language around the race was not very precise and is now in the hands of the California Horse Racing Board to determine eligibility.

There is very little language to this race in the overnight program, but we’re hoping the condition book has everything in order with no loopholes.

The field sizes for Friday are OK with only one six-horse race. The numbers, in order are: 7, 8, 9, 6, 9, 9, 9, 10.

Bob Ike’s SA play of the day

SIXTH RACE No. 9 Heartfullofstars (4-1)

Sophomore newcomer from the Phil D'Amato barn made three starts at Parx and showed steady improvement each time, including a good runner-up try last time when well clear of the third horse. His action indicates he should like a route of ground but will have to overcome the outside post.

Thursday Result: The Tulip appeared to be moving well on the far turn but suddenly lost her action (slipped?) into the stretch and was not persevered with through the lane.

Bob Ike is a Partner/VP of Horsebills.com and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Best Plays and betting strategy).

Los Alamitos one-day preview

I’ve decided to leave this weekly segment in the hands of Orlando Gutierrez, marketing and media maven at Los Al. So, take it away, Orlando.

“The aptly named Blink Of An Eye Stakes on Friday night will highlight the only live racing card this weekend at Los Alamitos. There will be eight races with a modest Pick 6 carryover of $3,586 starting in the third race.

“The Blink Of An Eye is a 100-yard dash, which means the race lasts less than seven seconds. So, don’t blink. The competition is tough as Grade 1 caliber stakes runners such as Kolleen Ledgerwood’s Renewed and Spackman Racing and Lin Melton’s Maggie Durant will use this race as a way to sharpen their quickness for later in the year. Renewed enjoyed a solid campaign in 2017, qualifying for four major derbies. He was second in the Grade 3 PCQHRA Breeders Derby and also ran in the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Super Derby and Grade 2 Southern California Derby. Maggie Durant won the Grade 3 California Breeders Matron Stakes at 400 yards and she has a win over males at 100 yards on Dec. 15. The horse to beat is Cesar Dabdoub’s 4-year-old Ima Leonidas after a decisive half-length victory at 100 yards on Jan. 14.

Los Alamitos will close its track for renovation after the morning workouts on Saturday, and will reopen the track on Thursday morning. Live night racing will resume next Friday. Bobby Neuman, the track announcer at Los Alamitos during its daytime thoroughbred meets, will be on the microphone when the racing resumes in place of the vacationing Ed Burgart.

Ed Burgart L.A. play of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No.4 California Blossom (6-1)

She was bumped back sharply at the start of last sixth-place try against stronger and had plenty of run in reserve thereafter. She faced stakes company in two prior starts and has upset look with two-level class drop here.

Final thought

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And now, the stars of the show, Thursday’s results and Friday’s entries.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Thursday, February 1.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 21st day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.14 45.54 1:10.73 1:17.51


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

8 Spokane Eagle 122 8 2 2–hd 2–2½ 1–½ 1–2½ Conner 6.90
3 Awesome Anywhere 117 3 6 1–hd 1–½ 2–8 2–8½ Roman 9.90
4 Lucky Staxx 122 4 7 6–hd 7–4 4–1 3–½ Puglisi 18.90
5 Sawbuck 122 5 1 4–1½ 4–½ 3–2 4–½ Talamo 3.30
7 Spend It 122 7 3 8 8 8 5–5½ T Baze 4.80
6 Tiz the Ticket 122 6 5 3–hd 3–1 5–hd 6–1 Gonzalez 45.30
2 Capes Hot Rocket 122 2 4 5–4 5–2½ 7–hd 7–1¼ Pedroza 1.00
1 Soft Trip 122 1 8 7–2½ 6–½ 6–hd 8 Linares 75.80

8 SPOKANE EAGLE 15.80 6.20 4.80
3 AWESOME ANYWHERE 11.20 8.80
4 LUCKY STAXX 8.40
$1 EXACTA (8-3)  $73.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (8-3-4-5)  $3,973.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-3-4)  $499.15
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-3-4-5-7)  Carryover $2,343

Winner–Spokane Eagle Dbb.g.4 by Speightstown out of American Angel, by Ghostzapper. Bred by Irving Cowan (KY). Trainer: Neil D. Drysdale. Owner: Shawn L. Dugan. Mutuel Pool $150,374 Exacta Pool $95,155 Superfecta Pool $47,910 Trifecta Pool $65,305 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,070. Scratched–none.

SPOKANE EAGLE had speed five wide then dueled four wide and three deep into the turn, battled outside the runner-up on the turn and into the stretch, took a short lead and inched clear in the final sixteenth under left handed urging and steady handling late. AWESOME ANYWHERE dueled between horses then inside on the backstretch and turn, fought back in the stretch, could not match the winner late but clearly bested the others. LUCKY STAXX chased outside a rival, came out leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and edged foes for the show. SAWBUCK had good early speed and dueled between horses, stalked outside a rival on the turn, came out four wide into the stretch and was edged for third. SPEND IT dropped back off the rail, angled in some on the turn, came out in the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award. TIZ THE TICKET four wide early, dueled three deep between foes then between rivals into the turn, fell back some on the bend, came three deep into the stretch and weakened. CAPES HOT ROCKET had speed inside then saved ground stalking the pace, was between foes into the stretch and in midstretch and also weakened. SOFT TRIP a bit slow to begin, saved ground chasing the pace, had the rider lose the whip early on the turn and had little left for the stretch.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 4 year olds and up. Time 24.21 47.76 1:13.08 1:26.42 1:40.12


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

3 Antioch 122 3 5 3–½ 3–1 3–1½ 1–1½ 1–ns Talamo 2.50
1 Momma's Baby Boy 122 1 4 5 5 5 2–hd 2–1½ Prat 1.40
5 Hollywood Strike 122 5 2 2–hd 2–½ 1–hd 3–2 3–4½ Espinoza 3.60
2 Surfside Sunset 122 2 3 4–5 4–5 4–½ 4–1 4–4½ Desormeaux 3.30
4 Insubordination 122 4 1 1–½ 1–½ 2–hd 5 5 Gonzalez 17.30

3 ANTIOCH 7.00 3.20 2.10
1 MOMMA'S BABY BOY 2.40 2.10
5 HOLLYWOOD STRIKE 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-3)  $67.40
$1 EXACTA (3-1)  $5.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-1-5)  $8.45

Winner–Antioch B.c.4 by Tiz Wonderful out of Tip Tap Poe, by Tapit. Bred by Charles P. Merrick (KY). Trainer: Gerard Piccioni. Owner: Hotter Than H Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $81,281 Daily Double Pool $35,121 Exacta Pool $34,652 Trifecta Pool $29,885. Scratched–none.

ANTIOCH stalked early then bid three deep to duel for the lead, took the advantage into the stretch, inched clear in midstretch and held gamely under urging. MOMMA'S BABY BOY settled inside then off the rail on the backstretch, came out on the second turn and five wide into the stretch, bid outside the winner a sixteenth out and continued willingly but could not get by. HOLLYWOOD STRIKE angled in and dueled between horses, put a head in front leaving the second turn, fought back into the stretch and bested the others. SURFSIDE SUNSET pulled his way along inside early then saved ground stalking the pace, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and weakened. INSUBORDINATION sped to the early lead and angled in, dueled inside, fought back leaving the second turn and weakened in the drive.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 22.16 45.49 57.79 1:10.57


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

1 Madelyn's Wild Max 121 1 6 5–1 3–3 1–½ 1–2¼ Pena 7.80
5 Airfoil 121 5 2 4–hd 4–1½ 4–3 2–1½ Prat 0.70
3 Here and There 121 3 3 2–1½ 1–hd 2–1 3–2¼ Maragh 8.10
2 Next Speaker 121 2 1 1–½ 2–hd 3–2 4–2½ Bejarano 10.50
6 Iron Rob 121 6 4 6 5–hd 5–2½ 5–2½ Pereira 3.30
4 Bear Skinned 121 4 5 3–½ 6 6 6 Pedroza 12.90

1 MADELYN'S WILD MAX 17.60 5.60 3.40
5 AIRFOIL 2.60 2.20
3 HERE AND THERE 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)  $46.80
$1 EXACTA (1-5)  $21.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-5-3-2)  $296.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-3)  $57.75

Winner–Madelyn's Wild Max Dbb.g.7 by My Friend Max out of Wild Bertie, by Wild Rush. Bred by Gerald L. Averett (LA). Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Owner: Battle Born Racing Stable. Mutuel Pool $204,785 Daily Double Pool $13,643 Exacta Pool $141,677 Superfecta Pool $56,039 Trifecta Pool $89,246. Claimed–Airfoil by Hollendorfer, LLC and Todaro, George. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Claimed–Next Speaker by Loooch Racing Stables, Inc. and Hess, M. E. Trainer: Robert Hess, Jr. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (8-3-1) paid $320.90. Pick Three Pool $41,805.

MADELYN'S WILD MAX saved ground chasing the pace, bid inside on the turn and into the stretch, took a short lead, inched clear off the rail a sixteenth out and proved best under urging. AIRFOIL chased off the rail then three deep on the turn and into the stretch and outfinished a rival late for the place. HERE AND THERE had speed between horses then dueled outside a rival, put a head in front three deep leaving the turn and into the stretch, battled outside the winner in midstretch and was outfinished for second. NEXT SPEAKER went up inside to duel for the lead, fought back between horses leaving the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. IRON ROB stalked the pace off the rail then outside leaving the turn and three wide into the stretch and did not rally. BEAR SKINNED had speed three deep then stalked off the rail and between foes into the turn, dropped back a bit off the fence on the bend and weakened.

FOURTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $32,000. Time 22.07 44.61 1:07.34 1:13.35


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

7 My Man Chuckles 123 6 4 3–1 3–½ 1–½ 1–½ Prat 3.10
4 Green With Eddie 123 3 2 5–½ 5–1 3–1½ 2–½ Gutierrez 3.60
1 Elwood J 123 1 5 1–hd 1–½ 2–½ 3–2¼ Bejarano 5.70
6 Taima the Hawk 123 5 1 6–hd 7–hd 7–3 4–hd Van Dyke 6.90
9 At Ease 123 8 7 4–½ 4–hd 5–1 5–2¼ Blanc 41.90
5 Los Gatos 123 4 3 7–hd 6–2½ 6–1½ 6–nk Pedroza 14.20
8 Exotic Ghost 123 7 6 2–2 2–1 4–½ 7–23 Elliott 14.50
3 Rate for Me 123 2 8 8 8 8 8 T Baze 2.30

7 MY MAN CHUCKLES 8.20 4.20 3.20
4 GREEN WITH EDDIE 5.00 3.60
1 ELWOOD J 4.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-7)  $87.80
$1 EXACTA (7-4)  $17.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-4-1-6)  $280.00
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-4-1-6-9)  $5,658.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-4-1)  $36.85

Winner–My Man Chuckles B.g.4 by Into Mischief out of Top Marks, by Marquetry. Bred by Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson) (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Baltas, Richard, Messineo, Nancy and Sands, Bruce. Mutuel Pool $233,373 Daily Double Pool $28,968 Exacta Pool $155,274 Superfecta Pool $57,090 Super High Five Pool $4,349 Trifecta Pool $94,693. Claimed–Elwood J by Roper, James L. and Ilene A. Trainer: Eddie Truman. Claimed–Rate for Me by Firsthome Thoroughbreds. Trainer: Adam Kitchingman. Scratched–Ketos.

$1 Pick Three (3-1-7) paid $182.10. Pick Three Pool $18,845.

MY MAN CHUCKLES stalked the pace off the rail, bid three deep into the stretch to gain the lead, fought back under urging three wide when headed in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. GREEN WITH EDDIE close up stalking the pace a bit off the rail then inside, came out a bit into the stretch, angled back to the fence and bid along the rail, put a head in front in deep stretch and was outgamed. ELWOOD J had good early speed and dueled inside, came a bit off the rail in upper stretch, battled between the top pair through the final furlong and was outgamed. TAIMA THE HAWK chased between horses then outside a rival leaving the hill, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and lacked the needed late kick. AT EASE stalked outside then alongside a rival, came four wide into the stretch and could not summon the necessary late response. LOS GATOS pulled between horses early then chased three deep, continued outside a rival leaving the hill, came out into the stretch and did not rally. EXOTIC GHOST had good early speed and dueled outside a rival, was between horses into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. RATE FOR ME saved ground chasing the pace, was being pulled up through the final furlong but did cross the wire and was walked off. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

FIFTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 21.74 44.85 57.44 1:10.48


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

7 Allaboutaction 121 7 2 2–hd 1–hd 1–1½ 1–4½ Conner 29.20
1 Papa Turf 121 1 1 3–2 2–1½ 2–2 2–nk Gonzalez 10.90
3 Beantown Boys 121 3 8 8 7–2½ 6–1 3–¾ Talamo 13.40
2 Red Carpet Cat 121 2 4 6–3 5–½ 3–1 4–1¼ Van Dyke 18.00
5 Well Measured 116 5 3 5–1 4–hd 4–½ 5–nk Roman 1.40
4 True Valor 121 4 6 7–2½ 8 8 6–3¼ Desormeaux 4.80
8 Classico 121 8 5 4–hd 6–3 5–hd 7–2¼ Bejarano 9.00
6 Rocket Heat 121 6 7 1–hd 3–1½ 7–3 8 Franco 2.70

7 ALLABOUTACTION 60.40 21.40 10.80
1 PAPA TURF 11.80 6.40
3 BEANTOWN BOYS 6.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-7)  $265.20
$1 EXACTA (7-1)  $272.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-1-3-2)  $16,685.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-1-3)  $859.50
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-1-3-2-5)  Carryover $2,244

Winner–Allaboutaction Dbb.g.5 by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Coolwind, by Forest Wildcat. Bred by Carhue Investments & Paget Bloodstock (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Hollendorfer, LLC and Todaro, George. Mutuel Pool $226,236 Daily Double Pool $24,785 Exacta Pool $127,151 Superfecta Pool $60,514 Trifecta Pool $87,517 X-5 Super High Five Pool $2,941. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-7-7) paid $1,596.50. Pick Three Pool $58,281. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-1-7-7) 27 tickets with 4 correct paid $3,166.05. Pick Four Pool $111,789. 50-Cent Pick Five (8-3-1-7-7) 6 tickets with 5 correct paid $53,045.60. Pick Five Pool $370,179.

ALLABOUTACTION dueled three deep then outside the runner-up leaving the turn and into the stretch, inched away under urging in midstretch and won clear. PAPA TURF had good early speed and dueled inside, briefly put a head in front into the turn, fought back inside leaving the turn and into the stretch and just held second. BEANTOWN BOYS a bit slow into stride, settled just off the rail, angled to the inside entering the turn, came out leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and was edged for the place. RED CARPET CAT saved ground stalking the pace, came off the rail some in the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award. WELL MEASURED stalked outside as rival then between horses on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. TRUE VALOR a bit slow into stride, settled off the rail then outside a rival on the turn, angled to the inside in the stretch and did neledot rally. CLASSICO had speed four wide then stalked off the rail, went three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch and weakened. ROCKET HEAT bobbled slightly at the start, dueled between rivals then fell back some nearing the quarter pole and also weakened in the drive. There was a delay of almost 10 minutes while the winner was partially reshod.

SIXTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $23,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 22.27 45.17 1:10.77 1:24.42


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

2 C. C. Zipp 118 1 2 2–½ 1–½ 1–5 1–9½ Roman 0.50
3 Reckless Charm 123 2 1 6–1½ 5–hd 3–hd 2–1 Pereira 27.20
4 Christy Jackson 123 3 7 4–1 3–½ 4–2½ 3–nk T Baze 17.40
5 Tiki Bar Logic 123 4 4 1–1 2–2 2–1 4–1½ Talamo 15.00
8 Fly Far Away 123 6 5 5–½ 6–3 5–1 5–½ Prat 7.80
9 Road Test 123 7 6 7 7 7 6–1¼ Gutierrez 3.40
7 Little Nati 116 5 3 3–1 4–1½ 6–½ 7 Ceballos 14.60

2 C. C. ZIPP 3.00 2.60 2.40
3 RECKLESS CHARM 14.00 7.20
4 CHRISTY JACKSON 4.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-2)  $144.60
$1 EXACTA (2-3)  $12.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-3-4-5)  $326.10
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-3-4-5-8)  $1,186.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-3-4)  $34.70

Winner–C. C. Zipp Ch.m.5 by City Zip out of Curry Cat, by Tale of the Cat. Bred by Mike Freeny & Pat Freeny (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Gatto Racing, LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Dang, R., Melen, S., Pageler, M. et al.. Mutuel Pool $201,901 Daily Double Pool $27,287 Exacta Pool $123,549 Superfecta Pool $52,983 Super High Five Pool $13,874 Trifecta Pool $74,816. Scratched–Chay Up and Away, Princess Dorian.

$1 Pick Three (7-7-2) paid $334.70. Pick Three Pool $46,909.

C. C. ZIPP saved ground stalking the pace, bid inside a half mile out, put a head in front into the turn, inched away midway on the bend, drew off in the stretch under urging then steady handling and a long hold late. RECKLESS CHARM settled inside chasing the pace, continued along the rail on the turn and in the stretch and gained the place. CHRISTY JACKSON a step slow into stride, tugged and chased a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch and edged a rival for third. TIKI BAR LOGIC had speed between horses then inched away and set the pace a bit off the rail, dueled outside the winner leaving the backstretch and into the turn, stalked just off the inside leaving the turn and into the stretch and was edged for the show. FLY FAR AWAY chased outside a rival on the backstretch and turn, came out into the stretch and did not rally. ROAD TEST settled off the rail then a bit off the fence on the turn, continued inside in the stretch and also lacked a rally. LITTLE NATI stalked the pace outside a rival, dropped back and drifted out on the turn to come into the stretch four wide and weakened.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.48 47.38 1:10.91 1:35.17 1:47.23


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

5 Pantsonfire 122 4 6 5–hd 5–1 5–2 2–hd 1–¾ Maragh 1.90
11 Causeforcommotion 117 10 1 4–1½ 4–1½ 3–½ 1–1½ 2–2 Roman 10.50
2 Bombilate 122 1 7 8–1 6–½ 6–1 6–1½ 3–nk Desormeaux 4.30
3 Glory and Power 122 2 4 3–1½ 3–½ 4–1½ 5–½ 4–½ Blanc 49.10
8 Night Time Inc 124 7 3 6–2 7–2½ 8–1½ 7–hd 5–½ Gonzalez 55.30
6 Sasini 122 5 9 10 10 10 8–3 6–½ Bejarano 19.40
9 Pistol Packin Rose 120 8 2 2–2½ 2–5 1–hd 3–hd 7–2 Frey 7.20
4 Scandal 124 3 5 1–hd 1–hd 2–2½ 4–1 8–1¾ Smith 7.10
10 Antonina 124 9 8 7–½ 8–½ 9–½ 10 9–¾ Franco 75.60
7 The Tulip 122 6 10 9–2½ 9–2 7–hd 9–1 10 Van Dyke 3.40

5 PANTSONFIRE (IRE) 5.80 3.00 2.60
11 CAUSEFORCOMMOTION 7.20 4.00
2 BOMBILATE 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-5)  $8.60
$1 EXACTA (5-11)  $25.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-11-2-3)  $1,840.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-11-2)  $55.30
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-11-2-3-8)  Carryover $2,305

Winner–Pantsonfire (IRE) Dbb.f.4 by Sir Percy (GB) out of Rubileo (GB), by Galileo (IRE). Bred by Peter Reynolds & Robert Dore (IRE). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Next Wave Racing, Starry Night Racing, Maciariello, Peskoff and Silverstein. Mutuel Pool $290,192 Daily Double Pool $36,623 Exacta Pool $161,541 Superfecta Pool $79,345 Trifecta Pool $98,892 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,021. Scratched–Lynne's Legacy, Proud 'n' Ready, Siberian Iris (IRE).

$1 Pick Three (7-2-5) paid $384.30. Pick Three Pool $38,884.

PANTSONFIRE (IRE) bobbled slightly at the break, chased inside then went outside a rival on the backstretch, continued a bit off the rail, came three deep into the stretch, rallied under left handed urging to gain the lead in deep stretch and proved best. CAUSEFORCOMMOTION angled in and settled outside a rival chasing the pace, bid three deep into the stretch, took the lead, inched away in midstretch but could not hold off the winner late. BOMBILATE saved ground chasing the pace, came out in upper stretch, split rivals twice in the final furlong and got up for the show. GLORY AND POWER stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch, was between horses in deep stretch and was edged for third. NIGHT TIME INC (ARG) chased outside a rival then inside on the second turn and into the stretch, came out in the drive and put in a late bid at a minor award. SASINI (GB) angled in and settled off the pace inside, went outside a rival on the second turn, came out in the stretch and was outfinished. PISTOL PACKIN ROSE angled in and dueled outside a rival, was between foes into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. SCANDAL sped to the early lead, angled in and dueled inside, fought back on the second turn and into the stretch and also weakened in the final furlong. ANTONINA (PER) angled in and chased outside a rival then inside on the second turn and into the stretch and did not rally. THE TULIP (IRE) chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival, went three deep on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked a further response.

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.04 45.93 59.10 1:12.95


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

5 Proudly Elegant 115 5 3 3–2 1–hd 1–2½ 1–2¾ Ceballos 23.90
3 Lucky Lula 120 3 5 5–hd 4–2½ 2–½ 2–4½ Franco 4.30
9 Dee Way to Go 117 9 1 2–½ 3–1½ 4–5 3–1½ Roman 4.90
4 Irish Lassie 122 4 8 7–1 7–1 6–1 4–1¼ Pereira 19.20
6 Impecunious 122 6 2 1–1 2–1 3–1½ 5–¾ Talamo 0.80
8 My Claw 122 8 7 8–½ 8–1 8–3½ 6–1¾ Quinonez 7.30
2 My Scarlett 120 2 4 4–hd 5–2 5–½ 7–3½ T Baze 21.80
7 Sunset Melody 122 7 6 6–2½ 6–2 7–hd 8–4 Evans 76.70
1 Lady California 122 1 9 9 9 9 9 Solis 67.40

5 PROUDLY ELEGANT 49.80 19.60 10.40
3 LUCKY LULA 6.80 4.60
9 DEE WAY TO GO 5.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-5)  $114.80
$1 EXACTA (5-3)  $109.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-3-9-4)  $3,889.60
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-3-9-4-6)  $8,631.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-9)  $287.75

Winner–Proudly Elegant Grr.f.3 by Empire Way out of Kvell, by More Than Ready. Bred by Heinz Joseph Steinmann (WV). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: Huntertown Farm LLC. Mutuel Pool $193,576 Daily Double Pool $79,585 Exacta Pool $111,996 Superfecta Pool $89,749 Super High Five Pool $28,762 Trifecta Pool $97,288. Scratched–none.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (1-7-7-1/2/6-1/5/12/13-5) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $106,965. $1 Pick Three (2-5-5) paid $36.10. Pick Three Pool $146,577. 50-Cent Pick Four (7-1/2/6-1/5/12/13-5) 209 tickets with 4 correct paid $1,642.20. Pick Four Pool $449,449. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-7-1/2/6-1/5/12/13-5) 29 tickets with 5 correct paid $4,960.75. Pick Five Pool $188,499. $2 Pick Six (1-7-7-1/2/6-1/5/12/13-5) 1 ticket with 5 out of 6 paid $13,622.80. Pick Six Pool $118,999. Pick Six Carryover $63,574.

PROUDLY ELEGANT stalked a bit off the rail, bid between horses then outside a rival on the turn to gain a short lead a quarter mild out and drew clear in the stretch under urging. LUCKY LULA was in a good position stalking the pace between horses then a bit off the rail on the turn and into the stretch and was clearly second best. DEE WAY TO GO pulled and stalked off the rail then outside a rival, bid three deep on the turn and into the stretch and bested the others. IRISH LASSIE chased off the rail, angled to the inside leaving the turn, went around a rival in midstretch and lacked the needed rally. IMPECUNIOUS had good early speed and set the pace a bit off the inside, angled to the fence and dueled on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. MY CLAW settled outside then off the rail, continued outside leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch and did not rally. MY SCARLETT sent between horses early, chased inside on the backstretch and turn and into the stretch and weakened. SUNSET MELODY chased three deep then off the rail on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened. LADY CALIFORNIA settled off the pace inside, came out into the stretch and lacked a further response.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track2,838$608,448
Inter-TrackN/A$1,137,831
Out of StateN/A$4,551,135
TOTAL2,838 $6,297,414

Santa Anita Entries for Friday, February 2.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 22nd day of a 59-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Tiz DelitefulTyler Conner121Ed Moger, Jr.7-210,000
2Lucky StudentEvin Roman116Craig Dollase8-510,000
3Forthe Lovof PattyVinnie Bednar121Keith E. Craigmyle15-110,000
4Devil's BeautyFlavien Prat121David Jacobson9-510,000
5Dragon FlowerAlonso Quinonez121Derek Meredith12-110,000
6HolidayincambodiaFernandez Rojas121Rafael DeLeon10-110,000
7Just BookinJuan Sanchez121Jesus Nunez8-110,000

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Dizzy DivaAlonso Quinonez122David E. Hofmans4-120,000
2MagicalchicEfrain Hernandez122Louis A. Bradvica20-120,000
3Radio ChatterEvin Roman117Richard Baltas4-120,000
4Solar CoronaVinnie Bednar122Jose Hernandez, Jr.6-120,000
5Sonnet's JoyCecily Evans122Kenneth E. Nettles50-120,000
6Veiled HeatMario Gutierrez122Nestor M. Capitaine5-220,000
7LookingforthewireBrayan Pena122Sal Gonzalez30-120,000
8Proper DrinkRajiv Maragh122Leonard Powell8-520,000

THIRD RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $33,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Roaring ForkStewart Elliott122Mike Puype7-275,000
2Kona BreezeKyle Frey122Manuel Badilla12-175,000
3Camps BayJoseph Talamo122John W. Sadler6-175,000
4SellwoodTyler Baze122Jeff Mullins6-175,000
5OpticKent Desormeaux122J. Keith Desormeaux4-175,000
6El AsesinoRajiv Maragh122Mick Ruis10-175,000
7ImpetuFlavien Prat122Michael W. McCarthy9-575,000
8Big Bad GarySantiago Gonzalez122Ruben Gomez30-175,000
9War LinkGeovanni Franco122Vann Belvoir20-175,000

FOURTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1El SuperMartin Pedroza121Kristin Mulhall7-210,000
2Tribal JewelSantiago Gonzalez121Ryan Hanson3-110,000
3KristoEvin Roman116Lorenzo Ruiz7-210,000
4RprettyboyfloydMario Gutierrez121Doug F. O'Neill5-210,000
5HarrovianCesar Franco114Ramiro Lopez Zuazo8-110,000
6Lewis ValeGeovanni Franco121Reed Saldana4-110,000

FIFTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Li'l GrazenEvin Roman116Jack Carava6-1
2No ComparisonAlonso Quinonez121Kenneth D. Black15-1
3BatiquitosMartin Pedroza121William Spawr2-1
4PromnesiaKent Desormeaux121Martin F. Jones4-1
5Lethal LegacyDrayden Van Dyke121Gary Stute15-1
6LayneeRafael Bejarano121Andy Mathis6-1
7WinemenowJoseph Talamo121Mike Puype7-2
8Bella SierraSaul Arias121Javier Jose Sierra15-1
9Lil Bit DangerousSantiago Gonzalez121James M. Cassidy12-1

SIXTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Longden Drayden Van Dyke122Bob Baffert8-1
2Mo OverJoseph Talamo122Simon Callaghan8-1
3Art's TableKyle Frey122Doug F. O'Neill20-1
4Jimmy ChilaMario Gutierrez122Doug F. O'Neill6-1
5Normandy BeachTyler Baze122Jeff Mullins10-1
6Restoring HopeFlavien Prat122Bob Baffert9-5
7Point GuardEvin Roman117Richard Baltas10-1
8Big BuzzRafael Bejarano122Tim Yakteen6-1
9HeartfullofstarsSantiago Gonzalez122Philip D'Amato4-1

SEVENTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1ProudtobesicilianCecily Evans123Robert A. Bean20-116,000
2Gonna Fly NowRajiv Maragh123Robert B. Hess, Jr.8-116,000
3Cal Cal Li GowchisCesar Franco116Charles S. Treece10-116,000
4Rick's DreamGeovanni Franco123Hector O. Palma3-116,000
5Flash HenryStewart Elliott123Mike Puype6-116,000
6Kenny BennyTyler Conner123William E. Morey4-116,000
7We Go NowVictor Espinoza123Craig Dollase8-116,000
8Midnight HarborJuan Ochoa123Mick Ruis15-116,000
9Hank the TankJoseph Talamo123Mike Puype5-216,000

EIGHTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $32,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Wonderful LieEvin Roman116Jerry Hollendorfer5-232,000
2JoyableStewart Elliott121Dallas E. Keen12-132,000
3UtanaAlonso Quinonez121John A. Shirreffs20-132,000
4Adios CaliTiago Pereira121Steve Knapp20-132,000
5Miss Boom BoomMario Gutierrez121Doug F. O'Neill7-232,000
6Veronica BayBrayan Pena121Marcelo Polanco50-132,000
7Peach Cove Geovanni Franco121David Jacobson5-132,000
8Not too ShinyRajiv Maragh121Jack Carava12-132,000
9Time for EbbyKyle Frey121Gary Sherlock5-132,000
10Little Bit LovelySantiago Gonzalez121Ryan Hanson7-232,000
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