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Racing! More on the NHC and other tidbits

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as things change in the top 10 Kentucky Derby rankings.

It’s early, but you can feel the buzz over the Kentucky Derby already starting to build. And Jon White, the morning-line maker at Santa Anita, has tremendous insight into what is a long road. He’s doing this weekly feature looking at his Top 10 heading toward the Derby.

So, Jon, the floor is yours.

“Audible debuts on my Kentucky Derby Top 10 list this week following his 5 1/2-length victory in the Holy Bull. I certainly was impressed by the way he drew away in the stretch. I also think the gusto with which he galloped out after the finish was noteworthy. But where did this performance come from? It was so much better than anything seen before from Audible it is understandable that there are those who are viewing him with some skepticism. Those not yet convinced that Audible is the real deal want to see him validate his big Holy Bull effort in his next race, which likely will be the Mar. 31 Florida Derby.

“I view the four horses ranked higher than Audible as big-time Kentucky Derby contenders. It appears to me that McKinzie, Instilled Regard, Good Magic and Bolt d'Oro all are exceptional 3-year-olds in terms of talent.

“Withers winner Avery Island also is a newbie on my Top 10 list this week, as is Sporting Chance, last year's Hopeful Stakes winner. I am very intrigued by Sporting Chance, who is flying under the radar. Sporting Chance not only reportedly has been training like a beast at Oaklawn Park, he's trained by D. Wayne Lukas, who has won the Kentucky Derby four times. Sporting Chance is scheduled to make his first start of the year in Oaklawn's Feb. 19 Southwest Stakes.

“Catholic Boy, who I have ranked No. 9, makes his initial 2018 start in Saturday's Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. It will be his first race since he won the Dec. 2 Remsen Stakes in New York by 4 3/4 lengths. That victory by Catholic Boy looks even better now after Remsen runner-up Avery Island won the Withers.”

Jon White's Kentucky Derby Top 10

1. McKinzie (1)

2. Instilled Regard (2)

3. Good Magic (3)

4. Bolt d'Oro (4)

5. Audible (NR)

6. Solomini (6)

7. Avery Island (NR)

8. Mask (5)

9. Catholic Boy (9)

10. Sporting Chance (NR)

Last week’s ranking in parenthesis.

NHC update

Gotta say, I was surprised at the reaction to writing about the National Horseplayers Championship. A lot of you are interested. So, maybe I should write about the local tournaments more often.

So, in the interest of keeping you up on things, here’s some more information.

Friday is the first day and you are given a mythical $2 win and $2 place bet to bet on eight mandatory races and 10 optional races. The eligible tracks to bet your optional plays are Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, Golden Gate, Gulfstream, Laurel, Oaklawn, Santa Anita and Tampa Bay Downs.

The mandatory races are (all times PST):

11:57 Oaklawn, Race 2, 6 furlongs, $8,000 claiming, 4 and up, purse: $20,000

12:44 Tampa Bay, Race 7, 1 1/16 miles on turf, $16,000 claiming, fillies and mares 4 and up, purse: $18,700.

1:06 Gulfstream, Race 9, 1 1/16 miles on turf, $20,000 claiming, fillies and mares 4 and up, purse: $28,000

2:08 Gulfstream, Race 11, 5 furlongs on turf, $16,000 claiming, 4 and up, purse: $21,000

3:10 Oaklawn, Race 9, 1 mile, starter allowance, fillies and mares 4 and up, purse: $25,000

3:53 Golden Gate, Race 7, 5 ½ furlongs, $4,000 claiming, 4 and up, purse: $9,000

4:30 Santa Anita, Race 8, 6 ½ furlongs, allowance/optional claiming ($75,000), fillies 3 years old, purse: $56,000

5:00 Santa Anita, Race 9, 1 mile on turf, $25,000 claiming, fillies and mares 4 and up, purse: $23,000

Feel free to play along at home, and by free, that’s exactly what you’ll win if you top any of the people in Las Vegas. But, if you do well, you might look to entering one of the many tournaments during the year.

Santa Anita review

River Boyne, going off as the favorite, won Thursday’s feature by 2 ¾ lengths, a $56,000 allowance race over 1 mile on the turf.

“He’s got a great kick,” winning jockey Flavien Prat told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “He broke sharp and he put me right into the race and then he finished like he did. Very impressive.”

The 3-year-old paid $4.60, $3.00 and $2.80 for trainer Jeff Mullins. The horse is now pointed to the Pasadena Stakes on Mar. 17.

No one hit the pick six, so there is a carryover of $31,694.

Santa Anita preview

Santa Anita has a mysterious nine-race (instead of eight) card on Friday. Maybe, it’s so they can have a 5 p.m. race for the NHC. Either way, doesn’t really matter. Although, if you look above, you can see the eighth and ninth races are part of the NHC and have fields of eight and nine.

Sentimental favorite Ziconic is the third choice at 4-1 in the first race at 1 p.m. He’s in a 1 mile turf race for maidens. After 11 starts, Ziconic is still looking for his first win. Why do we love him? He’s the son of the legendary Zenyatta. It’s almost as if your mom is a Nobel Prize winner and the son is, well, something akin to a person who writes about horse racing. Know what I mean?

Five of the nine races are for maidens, but the fifth race has only five runners. The second and third have six. Every other race is OK, but when the numbers get low, the panic level rises.

Bob Ike’s S.A. play of the day

NINTH RACE: No. 3 Agent Nine T Nine (5-1)

In a wide-open finale, let's try an older mare trained by Dan Blacker. She turned in a solid effort off the layoff when making her first turf start (in a race that has produced two next-out winners), switches to Prat and removes blinkers. She figures to be close up early and the auxiliary rails are out 30 feet, which often favors forwardly-placed runners.

Thursday Result: River Boyne ($4.60) was an easy winner while bet down to 6/5 odds.

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 weekend 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.

“After a couple of nights off on Super Bowl weekend, the running of the Grade 1, $215,450 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Saturday and the Grade 1, $157,250 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Sunday highlight the weekend. Racing resumes on Friday evening at 7 with a Pick 6 carryover of $9,261.

“Friday’s eight-race program features four allowance events. The seventh race will be headed by Ron Hartley’s Myfavoritestreaker and My Favorite Check competing at 350 yards. My Favorite Check will be making his first start since running third to 2016 Champion of Champions winner Zoomin for Spuds in an allowance race on Nov. 4. My Favorite Check has hit the board in 16 of 19 career starts and is the one to watch.

“The Los Alamitos Winter Derby at 400 yards on Saturday will have four runners who competed in the Dec. 17 Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, the richest race last year. Lisa Anderson’s Moonie Blues was second in the Los Alamitos Two Million final, but in her derby trial she lost the lead to Martha Wells’ Yanque and took second. Moonie Blues still qualified to the Winter Derby, but she’ll need a big finish to hold off Yanque and other strong finishers such as Matilda Czech. Matilda Czech will be joined by Ditto Head and Jess My Kiss as the other runners from last year’s Two Million Futurity. The Winter Derby the ninth race.

“The running of the Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship could provide some special moments for Los Alamitos owner Ed Allred. The Grade 1 race is already one that’s close to Allred’s heart, as he named it in honor of his longtime friend and employee following McKinzie’s passing last August. Allred could now win the Brad McKinzie with his homebred He Looks Hot, a three-time Grade 1 winner who posted the fastest qualifying time to this race on Jan. 21.

“Allred hired McKinzie to be Los Alamitos’ general manager in the early 1990s and over the years assigned him several major projects for the track, including overseeing Los Alamitos’ expansion to host daytime thoroughbred racing. Brad’s mother, Jean, and his brother, Mark, will be on hand at Los Alamitos to present the trophy to the winning owner.”

Chris Wade’s L.A. play of the day

RACE THREE: No. 7 Papa G (4-1)

Papa G is a hard trier who has earned high figures on my charts, making him very competitive in this race. The 6-year-old finished a solid third in his most recent effort 21 nights ago despite a less than stellar wide journey versus a quality cast. This gelding was also hampered by a rough trip in his previous outing as well. With an outside post that should ensure this runner a clean getaway, let's push this runner steadily at a medium mutual for a good small shedrow.

(Note: Ed Burgart hasn’t gone away, he’s just on vacation.)

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 8.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 25th 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 21.62 44.65 1:08.25 1:14.44


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

7 An Eddie Surprise 122 5 2 4–5 4–2½ 2–hd 1–hd Gutierrez 0.80
6 Wishful 122 4 1 2–1 2–hd 1–2 2–4½ Sanchez 12.30
3 Perfect Portrait 122 2 4 5–3 5–4 5–3½ 3–½ Elliott 11.50
9 Nothing But Heat 122 7 3 3–hd 3–1½ 3–1½ 4–4¼ Nakatani 2.20
8 Nana's Rule 122 6 7 7 6–6 6–15 5–1¾ Ochoa 30.50
4 Dee Way to Go 122 3 5 1–½ 1–hd 4–½ 6–20 T Baze 7.90
2 Letsgotomarfatexas 122 1 6 6–hd 7 7 7 Linares 47.10

7 AN EDDIE SURPRISE 3.60 2.80 2.10
6 WISHFUL 8.00 5.40
3 PERFECT PORTRAIT 4.40
$1 EXACTA (7-6)  $11.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-6-3-9)  $146.90
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-6-3-9-8)  $367.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-6-3)  $27.45

Winner–An Eddie Surprise Ch.f.3 by Square Eddie out of Dani Reese, by High Demand. Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $140,546 Exacta Pool $83,743 Superfecta Pool $40,487 Super High Five Pool $4,328 Trifecta Pool $54,324. Scratched–My Scarlett, Pegasus Party.

AN EDDIE SURPRISE saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, split rivals in midstretch and rallied under urging to get up in the final stride. WISHFUL prompted the pace outside a rival then stalked midway on the hill, re-bid between foes leaving the hill, took the lead into the stretch, inched clear nearing midstretch, drifted in some and was caught on the line. PERFECT PORTRAIT stalked inside, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and edged a rival for the show. NOTHING BUT HEAT had speed outside foes then stalked alongside the winner, bid three deep leaving the hill and into the stretch, continued three wide in midstretch, drifted in late and was edged for third. NANA'S RULE stumbled in a slow start, settled outside a rival then a bit off the rail to the stretch and did not rally. DEE WAY TO GO also stumbled at the break, had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back leaving the hill and weakened in the stretch. LETSGOTOMARFATEXAS broke in and a bit slowly, was taken between horses early then angled in and saved ground, dropped back on the hill and gave way. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance. 4 year olds and up. Time 21.75 44.64 57.48 1:10.92


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

1 Tribal Roar 120 1 2 2–1 2–3 2–5 1–4 T Baze 2.80
4 Hardcore Troubador 122 4 1 1–2 1–4 1–1 2–4 Fuentes 7.70
6 Portando 122 6 5 3–½ 4–1 3–hd 3–1½ Prat 2.30
5 Swiss Minister 122 5 4 4–1 3–hd 4–1½ 4–1½ Pena 3.10
2 Miracle March 122 2 3 5–hd 5–½ 5–1½ 5–½ Maragh 8.50
3 Gigantis 120 3 6 6 6 6 6 Pereira 5.10

1 TRIBAL ROAR 7.60 4.20 2.20
4 HARDCORE TROUBADOR 7.20 4.40
6 PORTANDO 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-1)  $18.60
$1 EXACTA (1-4)  $30.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-4-6-5)  $271.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-6)  $59.45

Winner–Tribal Roar B.g.5 by Tribal Rule out of Wild Tickle, by Roar. Bred by Cole Ranch (CA). Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Owner: Battle Born Racing Stable, Gourman, D., Huson, R., Murray, B. and Osborne, P.. Mutuel Pool $122,402 Daily Double Pool $32,967 Exacta Pool $67,310 Superfecta Pool $28,505 Trifecta Pool $43,409. Scratched–none.

TRIBAL ROAR stalked the pace inside, came out leaving the turn and into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up under urging to gain the lead past the eighth pole and won clear. HARDCORE TROUBADOR had speed outside a rival then kicked clear and angled in, set the pace inside, came a bit off the rail in the stretch, could not match the winner in the final furlong but was clearly second best. PORTANDO stalked three deep then outside a rival on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and bested the others. SWISS MINISTER close up stalking the pace between horses then a bit off the rail on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. MIRACLE MARCH bobbled at the start, saved ground stalking the pace, continued inside into and through the stretch and also weakened. GIGANTIS broke a bit slowly then steadied when squeezed, settled off the rail then outside on the turn and three deep into the stretch and lacked a further response.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. Fillies. 4 year olds. Claiming Price $32,000. Time 21.80 45.55 58.23 1:11.16


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

4 Fair Regis 121 4 1 4–1 2–1 1–2½ 1–8 Bejarano 3.00
6 Li'l Grazen 123 6 3 5–hd 4–4 3–5 2–4½ Pereira 2.30
3 Kentan Road 121 3 4 1–hd 1–½ 2–hd 3–2½ Talamo 2.00
5 Starr of Quality 121 5 2 6 6 5–4 4–4½ Franco 5.30
1 Betdesilvergold 114 1 5 2–2 3–hd 4–1½ 5–10½ Lefranc 10.50
2 Vai 121 2 6 3–hd 5–1 6 6 Conner 12.80

4 FAIR REGIS 8.00 3.60 3.00
6 LI'L GRAZEN 3.60 2.80
3 KENTAN ROAD 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $54.60
$1 EXACTA (4-6)  $12.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-6-3-5)  $72.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-6-3)  $19.05

Winner–Fair Regis B.f.4 by Bustin Stones out of Lake Song, by Prime Timber. Bred by John F. Carberry (NY). Trainer: Robert N. Falcone, Jr.. Owner: Drawing Away Stable. Mutuel Pool $217,992 Daily Double Pool $13,068 Exacta Pool $111,712 Superfecta Pool $49,082 Trifecta Pool $74,053. Claimed–Li'l Grazen by Roper, James L. and Ilene A. Trainer: Eddie Truman. Claimed–Starr of Quality by Acker, Tom and Lindo, Jon. Trainer: William Spawr. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (7-1-4) paid $49.10. Pick Three Pool $38,675.

FAIR REGIS three deep early, stalked outside a rival, bid outside the pacesetter leaving the turn, took the lead in upper stretch and drew off under urging and a snug hold late. LI'L GRAZEN four wide early, stalked the pace outside on the backstretch then off the rail or outside a foe on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and gained the place. KENTAN ROAD had speed between horses then dueled outside a rival, inched away and angled in on the turn, battled inside the winner leaving the turn and into the stretch and held third. STARR OF QUALITY between rivals early, stalked off the rail, angled in leaving the backstretch, went around a rival into the stretch, came out in the drive and weakened. BETDESILVERGOLD had good early speed and dueled inside, stalked along the rail on the turn and had little left for the stretch. VAI broke out a bit and bumped a rival, chased a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, dropped back leaving the turn and gave way.

FOURTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 22.05 45.78 58.85 1:12.37


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

7 Coronado Cool 123 7 1 4–2½ 4–3 2–½ 1–2¼ Franco 14.00
3 Sally Simpson 123 3 2 1–hd 1–hd 1–1 2–1¼ Talamo 12.70
2 Tee Em Eye 113 2 3 6–hd 5–1 5–3 3–nk Falgione 4.30
8 Winner's Dream 123 8 6 5–hd 7–5 6–hd 4–2¼ Pedroza 4.80
6 Tuscany Beauty 123 6 5 2–hd 3–3½ 3–1 5–1 Pereira 6.40
1 Divine Spark 123 1 8 8 8 8 6–½ Van Dyke 6.50
5 She'sluckythatway 123 5 7 7–4½ 6–hd 7–3 7–3¼ Quinonez 30.10
4 Pomp and Party 123 4 4 3–5 2–hd 4–hd 8 Elliott 1.50

7 CORONADO COOL 30.00 10.00 4.60
3 SALLY SIMPSON 14.80 7.60
2 TEE EM EYE 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-7)  $102.00
$1 EXACTA (7-3)  $204.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-3-2-8)  $4,774.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-3-2)  $432.75
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-3-2-8-6)  Carryover $2,895

Winner–Coronado Cool Ch.m.5 by Leroidesanimaux (BRZ) out of Sacred Alibi, by Stormy Atlantic. Bred by Stori Atchison (FL). Trainer: J. Eric Kruljac. Owner: James P. Abel. Mutuel Pool $186,334 Daily Double Pool $26,120 Exacta Pool $118,686 Superfecta Pool $59,647 Trifecta Pool $84,097 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,793. Claimed–Winner's Dream by Jisbender Kooner. Trainer: George Papaprodromou. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-4-7) paid $470.30. Pick Three Pool $13,568.

CORONADO COOL chased off the rail, angled in some on the turn, came out into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up under urging past midstretch to gain the lead and won clear. SALLY SIMPSON dueled inside, inched away in midstretch, fought back in deep stretch and held second. TEE EM EYE saved ground off the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and edged a rival for the show. WINNER'S DREAM bobbled at the start, chased three deep to the stretch and was edged for third. TUSCANY BEAUTY had good early speed and dueled three deep to the stretch and weakened in the final furlong.. DIVINE SPARK turned her head then was straightened and broke slowly, settled inside, came out into the stretch, angled back in and lacked the needed rally. SHE'SLUCKYTHATWAY broke slowly, chased between horses to the stretch and did not rally. POMP AND PARTY dueled between horses to the stretch and weakened in the final furlong.

FIFTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 21.34 43.85 1:07.34 1:13.54


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

3 Taste's Legend 122 3 4 4–hd 4–½ 2–hd 1–½ Franco 13.40
6 Glorious Crown 122 6 3 6–2½ 6–5 6–10 2–½ Maragh 4.50
2 Bob's Bad Boy 122 2 5 2–½ 2–½ 1–hd 3–ns Elliott 15.90
7 Harliss 122 7 1 5–3½ 5–2 5–hd 4–1¼ T Baze 7.40
4 Kopitar 120 4 2 3–2 3–1½ 4–1½ 5–½ Solis 1.70
1 Captain Ron 122 1 7 1–hd 1–hd 3–hd 6–8 Gutierrez 1.90
5 Secret Bend 122 5 6 7–2 7–4 7–8 7–12 Espinoza 27.60
8 Dixie Rival 115 8 8 8 8 8 8 Payeras 65.20

3 TASTE'S LEGEND 28.80 11.00 6.00
6 GLORIOUS CROWN 6.00 3.80
2 BOB'S BAD BOY 7.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-3)  $349.20
$1 EXACTA (3-6)  $76.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-6-2-7)  $2,807.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-2)  $281.60
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-6-2-7-4)  Carryover $12,147

Winner–Taste's Legend Ch.g.6 by Roman Ruler out of Tastetheteardrops, by What Luck. Bred by David Bloom (KY). Trainer: Marsha D. Schwizer. Owner: Justified Farm LLC. Mutuel Pool $211,730 Daily Double Pool $26,315 Exacta Pool $131,201 Superfecta Pool $84,133 Trifecta Pool $106,699 X-5 Super High Five Pool $12,121. Claimed–Glorious Crown by David Jacobson. Trainer: David Jacobson. Claimed–Kopitar by James Clarke. Trainer: John Sadler. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-7-3) paid $816.20. Pick Three Pool $54,933. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-4-7-3) 11 tickets with 4 correct paid $5,412.50. Pick Four Pool $78,023. 50-Cent Pick Five (1/5/7-1-4-7-3) 32 tickets with 5 correct paid $8,901.00. Pick Five Pool $331,281.

TASTE'S LEGEND chased a bit off the rail then inside, bid along the fence in the stretch, gained the lead past the eighth pole, inched away under some urging and held gamely. GLORIOUS CROWN angled in and chased inside, came out into the stretch and again in midstretch and finished well. BOB'S BAD BOY went up between horses to duel for the lead, battled between foes down the hill and in the stretch and just held third. HARLISS sped to the early lead off the rail then took back and stalked outside a rival, came out in the stretch and was edged for the show between horses late. KOPITAR had good early speed and prompted the pace three deep, battled four wide in midstretch and weakened late. CAPTAIN RON went up inside to duel for the lead, battled inside down the hill and between foes in midstretch and also weakened late. SECRET BEND settled off the inside, came a bit wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. DIXIE RIVAL pulled outside a rival then chased a bit off the rail to the stretch and had little left for the drive. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $14,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250. Time 21.88 45.74 58.38 1:05.16


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

10 Bargaining 121 10 4 1–1 1–hd 1–hd 1–hd Sanchez 10.40
4 Four Gaels 114 4 2 2–hd 2–2 2–2 2–¾ Payeras 13.60
9 Ajac 121 9 1 4–hd 4–1½ 3–1½ 3–1½ Pena 13.40
6 Black Tie 'n Tails 121 6 8 7–hd 7–½ 7–1 4–ns Elliott 2.10
8 Pat the Bear 114 8 6 6–hd 5–hd 5–hd 5–1½ Franco 9.90
3 Stoneys Mr Cruiser 123 3 7 5–1 6–1½ 4–1½ 6–1¾ Pereira 3.20
5 Indavidualist 121 5 5 8–hd 8–1½ 8–4 7–5 Mt Garcia 5.20
1 Rim Ditch 111 1 3 3–1 3–hd 6–1 8–¾ Falgione 12.50
7 Mr. Louis 116 7 10 10 10 10 9–1 Ceballos 13.80
2 Mizter Kool Cat 123 2 9 9–4½ 9–2½ 9–2 10 Aragon 76.90

10 BARGAINING 22.80 10.80 7.00
4 FOUR GAELS 12.20 8.00
9 AJAC 9.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-10)  $437.40
$1 EXACTA (10-4)  $130.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (10-4-9-6)  $9,028.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-4-9)  $932.80
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (10-4-9-6-8)  Carryover $26,696

Winner–Bargaining Dbb.g.6 by Super Saver out of She Is Raging, by Aggressive Chief. Bred by John R. Mulholland &Martha Jane Mulholland (KY). Trainer: Jose Jesus Avalos. Owner: Alberto Ortiz. Mutuel Pool $187,278 Daily Double Pool $25,923 Exacta Pool $129,098 Superfecta Pool $74,369 Trifecta Pool $92,444 X-5 Super High Five Pool $19,064. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (7-3-10) paid $1,537.90. Pick Three Pool $36,929.

BARGAINING sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace off the rail then dueled outside the runner-up on the turn and in the stretch and gamely prevailed under urging. FOUR GAELS stalked outside a rival then bid inside on the turn, put a head in front leaving the turn, fought back along the rail in the stretch and continued gamely to the end. AJAC hopped slightly at the start, stalked outside a rival, came three deep into the stretch and finished willingly. BLACK TIE 'N TAILS chased four wide between horses then three deep on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and was outfinished. PAT THE BEAR chased five wide then outside a rival on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and also was outfinished. STONEYS MR CRUISER between horses early, chased a bit off the rail, came out in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. INDAVIDUALIST chased between rivals or a bit off the rail, came out in the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. RIM DITCH saved ground stalking the pace to the stretch and weakened. MR. LOUIS hopped in a slow start, settled just off the rail to the stretch and was not a threat. MIZTER KOOL CAT sent between horses early, stalked a bit off the rail then inside, fell back on the turn, came out in the stretch and also weakened.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000. Time 23.37 46.95 1:10.73 1:22.82 1:34.51


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

8 River Boyne 120 8 5 4–hd 5–1½ 4–½ 2–1½ 1–2¾ Prat 1.30
6 Kylemore 120 6 4 3–½ 3–½ 3–hd 3–3½ 2–½ Bejarano 7.90
7 Platinum Equity 120 7 1 1–1½ 1–2 1–3 1–hd 3–2¾ Franco 12.40
9 Buckstopper Kit 120 9 9 7–1½ 7–1 6–1 5–1 4–½ T Baze 18.10
1 Magic Musketier 120 1 8 9–2½ 9–2½ 7–hd 8–½ 5–1¾ Desormeaux 4.30
5 Tap Fever 120 5 7 8–hd 8–hd 9–6 7–hd 6–¾ Conner 31.30
3 Move Over 120 3 6 5–2 4–1 5–2 6–2 7–3½ Smith 3.60
2 Minoso 120 2 3 6–hd 6–hd 8–1 9–12 8–3½ Pedroza 65.60
4 Martin Riggs 120 4 2 2–1½ 2–2 2–1½ 4–1½ 9–35 Maragh 18.30
10 Here Is Happy 120 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 Talamo 47.20

8 RIVER BOYNE (IRE) 4.60 3.00 2.80
6 KYLEMORE 6.40 4.20
7 PLATINUM EQUITY 7.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (10-8)  $61.40
$1 EXACTA (8-6)  $12.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (8-6-7-9)  $798.60
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-6-7-9-1)  $5,781.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-6-7)  $58.25

Winner–River Boyne (IRE) Dbb.c.3 by Dandy Man (IRE) out of Clytha (GB), by Mark of Esteem (IRE). Bred by Limestone & Tara Studs (IRE). Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Owner: Red Baron's Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC. Mutuel Pool $273,853 Daily Double Pool $35,894 Exacta Pool $157,664 Superfecta Pool $89,465 Super High Five Pool $48,353 Trifecta Pool $116,765. Scratched–Dynamic Duo.

$1 Pick Three (3-10-8) paid $925.70. Pick Three Pool $38,882.

RIVER BOYNE (IRE) bobbled at the start, chased outside a rival, came three deep into the stretch, bid outside the pacesetter under some left handed urging in midstretch to gain the lead and won clear. KYLEMORE stalked outside a rival, split horses leaving the second turn and into the stretch, angled inward in the drive and edged a rival for the place. PLATINUM EQUITY sped to the early lead, drifted out on the first turn then angled in and set the pace a bit off the rail, kicked away inside on the second turn, fought back in midstretch, could not match the winner and was edged late for second. BUCKSTOPPER KIT three deep early, stalked outside a rival, steadied and came out three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. MAGIC MUSKETIER chased inside then a bit off the rail, came out and steadied when forced four wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary late kick. TAP FEVER pulled between foes and steadied early, chased outside a rival, was in tight off heels and forced out into the stretch and did not rally. MOVE OVER (GB) pulled hard between horses and steadied twice into the first turn, stalked inside, came out off heels and steadied into the stretch and lacked a rally. MINOSO saved ground chasing the pace, dropped back on the second turn and weakened. MARTIN RIGGS stalked the pace outside a rival then inside, stumbled into the stretch and weakened in the drive, then was unsaddled on the turf course but walked off. HERE IS HAPPY angled in and settled a bit off the rail, dropped back into and on the second turn, gave way and was eased in the drive and also walked off. The stewards conducted an inquiry into the run leaving the far turn and into the stretch but made no change when they ruled the trouble was caused by MARTIN RIGGS when he stumbled.

EIGHTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.58 46.87 59.54 1:06.12


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

11 Cinnamon Twist 122 11 11 4–hd 3–1 1–hd 1–4¼ Talamo 2.90
2 Magnificent Q T 122 2 9 11–hd 10–hd 10–1½ 2–nk Espinoza 5.40
7 Lanacakes 122 7 7 2–1 2–hd 2–½ 3–½ Fuentes 7.20
5 Starship Treasure 122 5 5 1–hd 1–½ 3–2½ 4–1¼ Chaves 6.20
3 Bragging Rights 122 3 6 12 11–½ 7–½ 5–¾ T Baze 3.20
1 Ocean Bound 117 1 8 7–hd 4–1 4–2 6–1¾ Ceballos 5.50
4 Yolanda's Stone 122 4 1 9–1 9–1½ 6–hd 7–3¼ Elliott 26.90
10 California Cactus 115 10 12 8–hd 6–hd 5–1½ 8–¾ Lefranc 65.30
9 Mi Pajarito 115 9 10 6–hd 8–1 8–½ 9–½ Franco 47.10
8 Rossmoor Way 115 8 2 5–½ 5–hd 9–hd 10–1 Payeras 46.50
12 Mergie Troid 122 12 3 10–½ 12 12 11–2½ Franco 40.60
6 Dixie Lassie 122 6 4 3–hd 7–½ 11–2 12 Linares 94.80

11 CINNAMON TWIST 7.80 4.40 3.00
2 MAGNIFICENT Q T 6.60 5.20
7 LANACAKES 6.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-11)  $16.60
$1 EXACTA (11-2)  $25.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (11-2-7-5)  $773.60
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (11-2-7-5-3)  $1,634.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (11-2-7)  $90.35

Winner–Cinnamon Twist Ch.f.3 by First Samurai out of Way to Go, by Gone West. Bred by St. George Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Simon Callaghan. Owner: TNIP, LLC and VIP Farms. Mutuel Pool $207,774 Daily Double Pool $93,539 Exacta Pool $139,972 Superfecta Pool $94,434 Super High Five Pool $12,849 Trifecta Pool $112,178. Claimed–Starship Treasure by Drawing Away Stable. Trainer: Robert Falcone, Jr. Scratched–Sunny Sweet.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (4-7-3-10-8/11-11/13) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $6,791. $1 Pick Three (10-8-11) paid $140.20. Pick Three Pool $133,874. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-10-8/11-11/13) 184 tickets with 4 correct paid $1,902.90. Pick Four Pool $457,992. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-3-10-8/11-11/13) 5 tickets with 5 correct paid $29,108.50. Pick Five Pool $190,701. $2 Pick Six (4-7-3-10-8/11-11/13) 5 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $1,358.20. Pick Six Pool $59,330. Pick Six Carryover $31,695.

CINNAMON TWIST moved up five wide leaving the backstretch, bid three deep on the turn, took a short lead into the stretch, battled under left handed urging three wide in midstretch and pulled clear. MAGNIFICENT Q T sent between horses, chased inside, came out into the stretch and finished well to edge foes for the place. LANACAKES had speed off the rail then dueled outside a rival, fought back between foes on the turn and until past midstretch and lose second late. STARSHIP TREASURE between horses early, dueled a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, also fought back inside in the stretch and was edged for the show. BRAGGING RIGHTS sent between foes then pulled and steadied in tight midway on the backstretch, came out on the turn and five wide into the stretch and put in a late bid at a minor award. OCEAN BOUND saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. YOLANDA'S STONE chased between horses, angled to the inside in the stretch and did not rally. CALIFORNIA CACTUS hopped and threw her head in a bit of a slow start, chased four wide between horses then angled in on the turn and lacked the necessary response. MI PAJARITO chased between horses then outside, went four wide on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. ROSSMOOR WAY stalked between rivals then three deep on the turn and into the stretch and also weakened. MERGIE TROID six wide early, chased outside, dropped back and angled in some on the turn and also weakened. DIXIE LASSIE stalked between horses, angled to the inside leaving the turn and into the stretch and had little left for the drive.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track2,987$539,539
Inter-TrackN/A$1,207,065
Out of StateN/A$4,496,561
TOTAL2,987 $6,243,165

Santa Anita Entries for Friday, February 9.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 26th day of a 59-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Combat ZoneDrayden Van Dyke123John W. Sadler2-1
2Street to IndyTyler Baze123Thomas Ray Bell, II15-1
3Cascade Rock Corey Nakatani123Neil D. Drysdale5-2
4GosilentlyRafael Bejarano123Robert N. Falcone, Jr.4-1
5FrankincenseMike Smith123Richard E. Mandella6-1
6Papa JazzStewart Elliott123Richard Baltas12-1
7ZiconicVictor Espinoza123John A. Shirreffs4-1

SECOND RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1WhatyouciswhatugetKyle Frey122Gary Sherlock4-150,000
2My ScarlettTyler Baze122Jorge Periban15-150,000
3Pasadena PrincessRafael Bejarano122Richard Baltas6-550,000
4Sunny SweetCesar Franco113Antonio Garcia20-140,000
5FlammettaAlonso Quinonez122Richard Baltas2-150,000
6TacyTyler Conner122Tim Yakteen4-140,000

THIRD RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $14,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Southern TreasureEfrain Hernandez121Rosemary Trela7-26,250
2Stately CommandChristian Aragon121Jesus Nunez15-16,250
3Irish and LuckySaul Arias121Genaro Vallejo3-16,250
4Just BookinJuan Sanchez121Jesus Nunez6-16,250
5Kiss My LuluFranklin Ceballos116William E. Morey2-16,250
6PaschalitsaMartin Pedroza121Jack Carava5-26,250

FOURTH RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Majestic DesignStewart Elliott122Richard Baltas4-120,000
2Angela's RoseBrayan Pena122Sal Gonzalez20-120,000
3Miz TianjinGeovanni Franco122J. Eric Kruljac5-220,000
4Dressed in PradaAlonso Quinonez122Lloyd C. Wicker7-220,000
5DadlaniDiego Sanchez122Leonard Powell6-120,000
6La JuveSaul Arias122Genaro Vallejo20-120,000
7Veiled HeatJuan Ochoa122Nestor M. Capitaine6-120,000
8Eye of the RiverRuben Fuentes122Martine Bellocq8-120,000
9Curlina CurlinaRafael Bejarano122Mike Harrington8-120,000

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Saint DermotTyler Conner121Mark Glatt8-516,000
2AweRafael Bejarano121Sean McCarthy5-116,000
3Storm Comin ThruTiago Pereira121Dean Pederson8-116,000
4Dukes UpAustin Solis121Steven Miyadi3-116,000
5Southern FreedomMario Gutierrez121Jerry Hollendorfer9-516,000

SIXTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 4 year olds and up. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Easter MornFlavien Prat122Richard Baltas3-1
2Anziyan CatMatt Garcia122Javier Jose Sierra30-1
3Wild LandoSantiago Gonzalez122Philip D'Amato7-2
4Tribute to OscarFernandez Rojas122Rafael DeLeon30-1
5Air JockeyAlonso Quinonez122Karen Headley8-1
6TatarMario Gutierrez122Edward R. Freeman6-1
7Duke of FallbrookDiego Sanchez122Antonio Garcia20-1
8AnimoKent Desormeaux122Martin F. Jones9-2
9Gutsy EffortStewart Elliott122Mike Puype5-2

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $33,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Onde Ah MoGeovanni Franco122Jeffrey Metz12-175,000
2Cash PilotCecily Evans122Michael Pender50-175,000
3Gray AdmiralRuben Fuentes122Victor L. Garcia6-175,000
4Cosa Nostra Ignacio Puglisi122Jack Carava5-275,000
5Lord CharlesBrayan Pena122Carlos Cruz Lopez10-175,000
6LauderdaleDrayden Van Dyke122Patrick Gallagher5-175,000
7Chop Chop CharlieTyler Conner122Tim Yakteen6-175,000
8Studly PerfectionRafael Bejarano122Richard Baltas8-575,000

EIGHTH RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Secret SpiceKent Desormeaux122Richard Baltas4-1
2Show It N Moe ItRafael Bejarano124Gary Sherlock6-1
3StreetwithnonameDrayden Van Dyke120Eoin G. Harty20-1
4AhimsaMike Smith122Peter Eurton4-1
5Highland LassTyler Conner122John W. Sadler6-1
6EmboldenedJoseph Talamo122Bob Baffert7-2
7Ms DupreeCorey Nakatani122Philip D'Amato4-1
8AlliannaFlavien Prat122Peter Miller6-1

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $23,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Pirate FlagBrice Blanc123Clifford W. Sise, Jr.12-125,000
2Hope She WillAlonso Quinonez123Bruce Headley20-125,000
3Agent Nine T NineFlavien Prat123Dan Blacker5-125,000
4Road TestMario Gutierrez123Jack Carava6-125,000
5Lethal LegacyDrayden Van Dyke123Gary Stute8-125,000
6Mizzen GloryTiago Pereira123Philip D'Amato5-225,000
7Hotsy DotsyGeovanni Franco123Hector O. Palma7-225,000
8Empress RulesFelipe Martinez123Cheryl Lankford50-125,000
9Subic BayRajiv Maragh123David Jacobson3-125,000
Also Eligible
10Oh Scatty OhFranklin Ceballos118Steven Miyadi20-125,000
11Wicked Old FashionRuben Fuentes123Edward R. Freeman4-125,000
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