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Racing! Things starting to heat up again on the 3-year-old trail

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we ready for a big race at Gulfstream.

The path to the Kentucky Derby will likely be a shade more clear after Saturday, but the following Saturday things will really shuffle up. To keep you on the cutting edge of what’s happening, we’ve got the insightful Jon White, the morning-line maker at Santa Anita, to analyze what to look for and what to expect. Here’s this week’s look at his Top 10 with an eye to the future.

So, Jon, it’s in your hands.

“No changes to the Top 10 from last week. The big story this week is the 2018 debut of Good Magic, the Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old male champion of 2017. He heads a field of 10 entered in Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

“Owned by e Five Racing Throughbreds and Stonestreet Stables and trained by Chad Brown, Good Magic will be making his first start since he won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by 4 1/4 emphatic lengths at Del Mar on Nov. 4. Good Magic became the first maiden to ever win that race, though it is fair to say expectations certainly were quite high for the Curlin colt even before he made his first career start in that he was a $1 million auction purchase as a yearling.

“At this stage on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, I see a ‘big three’ consisting of McKinzie, Good Magic and Bolt d'Oro, with a drop off after that. McKinzie had another terrific workout last Saturday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, seven furlongs at Santa Anita clocked in 1:25.40. Bolt d'Oro had an important gate drill Monday at Santa Anita, six furlongs timed in 1:12.00. McKinzie and Bolt d'Oro might meet in Santa Anita's San Felipe Stakes on March 10.

“Good Magic no doubt will be a strong favorite in the 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth. He has been more than holding his own in workouts with Economic Model, a 5-year-old. All Economic Model did in his first 2018 start last Saturday at Gulfstream was to win the Hal's Hope Stakes.

“It appears that it's all systems are go for the start of Good Magic's 3-year-old campaign. However, a couple of his Fountain of Youth foes — Free Drop Billy and Strike Power — look capable of possibly giving the 2-year-old champ a good run for his money.

“Free Drop Billy was a ‘no show’ in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile when he finished ninth, 19 1/4 lengths behind Good Magic. But Free Drop Billy did win the Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland last year and finished second to Audible in the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream earlier this year. Dale Romans trains Free Drop Billy, a Union Rags colt.

“Strike Power, conditioned by Mark Hennig, is two for two. A son of Speightstown, Strike Power romped to an eight-length victory at first asking in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden race at Gulfstream, then won the 7-furlong Swale Stakes at that track by nearly three lengths. Can Strike Power do well in his first try going farther than seven furlongs? We will find out the answer to that question on Saturday.”

Jon White's Kentucky Derby Top 10

  1. McKinzie (1)
  1. Good Magic (2)
  1. Bolt d'Oro (3)
  1. Audible (4)
  1. Solomini (5)
  1. Instilled Regard (6)
  1. Catholic Boy (7)
  1. Avery Island (8)
  1. My Boy Jack (9)
  2. Sporting Chance (10)

Note: Last week’s ranking are in parentheses.

Santa Anita review

First Dudette was the winner of Thursday’s feature, for 3-year-old fillies going 7 furlongs. She took the lead at the top of the stretch to beat a late running Poetic by a half-length in the allowance race.

“We got this filly in late January,” Trainer Brian Koriner told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “We knew she could run. As confident as [jockey] Rajiv [Maragh] looked out there, it made me feel pretty confident going into the far turn. We’ll look for a stakes for her next start.”

It was only a four-horse race with no show wagering. First Dudette paid $14.80 and $7.40. The heavily favored Cognitive, who went off at 2-5, finished third.

Santa Anita preview

Friday’s card with a 1 p.m. post isn’t too bad. There are two five-horse fields, but there are two eight-horse and four nine-horse fields. What is a little unusual is only two turf races and none down the hill. Guess they are giving the signature course a day off.

The first two races are maiden special weights, a mile on the turf for Cal-breds 4 and up and a mile on the dirt for 3 and up fillies and mares. Both races carry a purse of $54,000.

The seventh is a 6½ furlong allowance race for horses 4 and up with a $58,000 purse.

Bob Ike’s SA play of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No. 2 Red Lightning (7-2)

Speedy colt from the high-percentage Billy Morey stable ran well in the Palos Verdes when finishing third after contesting the pace but might be able to shake loose and keep going with these. With rain expected, he may catch one of those sealed tracks that are conducive to front -runners.

Thursday Result: Candy Ruler was where we wanted her to be early but came up flat in the lane and wound up a disappointing fourth race in the fifth race.

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

Los Alamitos weekend preview

This weekly segment is now in the hands of Orlando Gutierrez, marketing and media maven at Los Al. So, the floor is yours, Orlando.

“After beating eight top mares in the Denim N Diamonds Handicap on Feb. 17, Strawfinders Jessee is ready to do it again when she takes on eight new and mostly younger rivals in the $18,000 Terrific Energy Handicap on Saturday night. The Terrific Energy is the last of eight races going at about 9:15 p.m. First post is 6 p.m.

“Owned by C.K. and Laurel Allen, Strawfinders Jessee has never faced any of the mares in this group before in a stakes race, but she’ll be tested by La Pacifica Handicap winner Staggering Stride and Jess Hawk, who enters after running a third to BH Lisas Boy in the Grade 1 Brad McKinzie Los Alamitos Winter Championship on Feb. 11. Designs By Dinasty is another of the top contenders in this race.

“Strawfinders Jessee dominated the Denim N Diamonds two weeks ago, taking the lead shortly after the start on the way to a length victory. She had previously finished third in the Grade 1 Charger Bar Handicap behind Kiddy Up Cowgirl and Thermonuclear Energy.

“Last Saturday, seven 2 year olds posted workouts as part of the first morning of gate drills for the freshman class of 2018. Among the headliners were a Walk Thru Fire filly named Razzel Dazzel from the Roberto Dominguez barn and a Favorite Cartel colt named Chocolatito owned by all-time leading quarter-horse owner Ed Allred. Razzel Dazzel posted the morning’s fastest 220-yard time of 12.50 seconds. Chocolatito topped a three-team set for Allred and trainer Scott Willoughby in a 220-yard time of 12.60.

“’He broke just a bit slow,” Willoughby said. ‘The horse inside of him was messing around a little bit. Chocolatito broke behind them, but then ran by them and looked like he did it pretty easy. [Jockey Cesar Gomez] is pretty excited about him.’

“All quarter-horse gate works are available for viewing on all devices by clicking here. Weather permitting more 2-year-old gate works will take place tomorrow morning.”

He’s back! Ed Burgart’s LA play of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No. 3 One Hot Party (7-2)

She has looked strong winning her last three outings and new trainer Justin Clark has a solid record with first-out claims. He displays optimism by raising her from the $8,000 claimed level to the $16,000 condition. In addition, she is a three-time winner who fits the restricted non-winners-of-two condition since her victories have come for claiming tags of $12,500 or less. While I suggest a win wager, also make exacta boxes with #4 Twisted Sifter and #7 Warhock.

(Note: And thanks to Chris Wade for so ably filling in while Ed was away.)

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

Santa Anita Charts Results for Thursday, March 1.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 37th day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 23.32 46.87 1:11.17 1:23.55 1:35.81


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

2 Flammetta 120 2 2 1–½ 1–½ 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–1¼ Quinonez 6.30
9 Tell Me More 126 9 1 3–hd 4–1½ 2–hd 2–3 2–3 Nakatani 0.50
4 Turing Machine 120 4 4 6–hd 6–1½ 5–1½ 5–2 3–1¾ Gutierrez 8.90
6 On a Toot 124 6 6 7–1½ 7–1½ 6–2½ 4–hd 4–nk Harvey 93.00
8 Brandon's Law 115 8 9 5–1 3–hd 4–1½ 3–1 5–nk Ceballos 5.70
7 Unlucky Hillary 126 7 7 9 9 8–1½ 7–2 6–7 Elliott 9.50
1 Swallows Inn Gal 119 1 5 4–½ 5–hd 7–1 8–9 7–1½ Bednar 46.80
5 Pure Sugar 118 5 3 2–1½ 2–3 3–½ 6–1½ 8–13 Frey 30.30
3 Baby Beauty 120 3 8 8–3 8–2 9 9 9 Rojas Fernandez 89.90

2 FLAMMETTA 14.60 4.40 3.80
9 TELL ME MORE 2.20 2.10
4 TURING MACHINE 4.60
$1 EXACTA (2-9)  $15.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-9-4-6)  $1,001.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-9-4)  $35.30
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-9-4-6-8)  Carryover $3,314

Winner–Flammetta B.f.3 by Wildcat Heir out of Pyramyst, by Pyramid Peak. Bred by McCauley Farms, LLC (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Ron McCauley. Mutuel Pool $234,833 Exacta Pool $155,725 Superfecta Pool $81,715 Trifecta Pool $106,387 X-5 Super High Five Pool $4,342. Scratched–Grace Hopper.

FLAMMETTA sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace inside, inched clear on the second turn, came off the rail in the stretch and held on gamely under urging. TELL ME MORE angled in and stalked outside a rival then inside into and on the second turn, advanced along the rail leaving that turn, came out into the stretch, loomed a threat behind the winner in midstretch and continued willingly but could not catch that one. TURING MACHINE pulled between horses and was in a bit tight into the first turn, angled in and chased inside, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and gained the show. ON A TOOT pulled between foes and was in tight three deep into the first turn, chased outside a rival then inside on the second turn, came out in upper stretch and lacked the needed rally. BRANDON'S LAW broke a bit slowly and was squeezed, pulled four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep, ranged up three wide leaving the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. UNLUCKY HILLARY broke outward, angled in and saved ground off the pace, went outside a rival on the second turn, angled in past midstretch and did not rally. SWALLOWS INN GAL saved ground chasing the pace, dropped back in the stretch and weakened. PURE SUGAR prompted the pace outside the winner, stalked between foes leaving the second turn and weakened in the drive. BABY BEAUTY broke a bit slowly, pulled between foes and steadied in tight on the first turn, settled a bit off the rail, dropped back on the second turn and gave way.

SECOND RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000. Time 22.76 45.65 1:11.04 1:24.52


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

3 First Dudette 122 3 1 3–5 3–5 1–½ 1–½ Maragh 6.40
4 Poetic 122 4 4 4 4 3–1 2–3¼ Smith 2.20
1 Cognitive 122 1 3 1–hd 1–hd 2–2½ 3–4¼ Van Dyke 0.40
2 Fracas 120 2 2 2–hd 2–hd 4 4 Bejarano 19.90

3 FIRST DUDETTE 14.80 7.40
4 POETIC 5.80
1 COGNITIVE
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-3)  $111.60
$1 EXACTA (3-4)  $17.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-4-1)  $12.00

Winner–First Dudette Dbb.f.3 by First Dude out of Noontime Diva, by Full Mandate. Bred by Gerald Bennet & Mary Bennett (FL). Trainer: Brian J. Koriner. Owner: Blinkers On Racing Stable, Lyons, J., Robin, C., VanDrie, J. and Wagner, L.. Mutuel Pool $130,609 Daily Double Pool $45,893 Exacta Pool $49,005 Trifecta Pool $35,329. Scratched–Emboldened.

FIRST DUDETTE dueled three deep then outside a rival leaving the turn, took a short lead into the stretch, inched away under left handed urging nearing the sixteenth pole and held on gamely. POETIC settled off the rail chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and finished willingly. COGNITIVE went up inside to duel on a slim advantage, fought back leaving the turn and in the stretch and weakened in the final sixteenth. FRACAS had good early speed and dueled between horses, battled between foes on the turn, fell back some a bit off the rail leaving the turn and weakened in the drive.

THIRD RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 23.23 46.68 1:11.63 1:17.95


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

2 Infuriated Gary 122 2 5 5 4–1 3–2½ 1–1¼ Pena 8.80
1 Bourbon Dude 122 1 4 2–½ 1–1 2–1 2–3¼ Maragh 2.40
6 Sharon's Fury 122 5 2 3–1 2–½ 1–hd 3–3¾ Maldonado 2.00
5 Fabrication 122 4 3 4–½ 5 4–4 4–2¼ T Baze 3.10
4 The Italian 117 3 1 1–hd 3–hd 5 5 Ceballos 3.50

2 INFURIATED GARY 19.60 8.80 3.60
1 BOURBON DUDE 4.80 3.00
6 SHARON'S FURY 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-2)  $97.00
$1 EXACTA (2-1)  $34.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-1-6-5)  $306.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-6)  $77.45

Winner–Infuriated Gary Grr.g.3 by Grazen out of Velvety Smooth, by Wolf Power (SAF). Bred by Phil D'Amato & Tommy Hutton DreamStables (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: D'Amato, Philip and Tommy Hutton's Dream Stable LLC. Mutuel Pool $194,204 Daily Double Pool $17,321 Exacta Pool $96,968 Superfecta Pool $42,357 Trifecta Pool $63,278. Scratched–Your Grace.

$1 Pick Three (2-3-2) paid $547.60. Pick Three Pool $54,174.

INFURIATED GARY broke a bit slowly, stalked inside, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch, bid outside under urging a sixteenth out to gain the lead in deep stretch and proved best. BOURBON DUDE also a bit slow to begin, went up inside to duel for the lead, inched away into the turn, fought back when headed into the stretch, regained the advantage past the eighth pole, inched away but could not hold off thee winner. SHARON'S FURY pressed the pace three deep then stalked three wide on the turn, bid again outside the runner-up leaving the turn, put a head in front into the stretch, battled outside that one past midstretch and bested the others. FABRICATION broke a bit slowly, stalked outside then off the rail on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. THE ITALIAN had speed a bit off the rail then dueled between rivals, stalked between foes on the turn, dropped back into the stretch and also weakened.

FOURTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.07 45.93 58.69


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

1 Milhaud 122 1 4 1–1 1–1 1–2½ 1–2 Prat 4.30
8 Towards the Light 117 8 2 4–1 3–½ 3–1 2–2¼ Roman 0.40
3 Awesome E K 122 3 6 6–10 4–hd 4–3½ 3–¾ Pena 18.00
5 Pure Pursuit 122 5 5 2–½ 2–1½ 2–½ 4–3¼ Franco 7.80
6 Capes Hot Rocket 122 6 1 3–hd 5–5 5–7 5–1¼ Maldonado 11.60
7 Contento 115 7 7 7–10 7–20 6–3½ 6–16 Franco 93.40
4 Sonic Boy 122 4 3 5–hd 6–5 7–24 7–19 Bednar 89.90
2 Life's Way 122 2 8 8 8 8 8 Gutierrez 55.20

1 MILHAUD 10.60 2.80 2.20
8 TOWARDS THE LIGHT 2.20 2.10
3 AWESOME E K 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-1)  $117.40
$1 EXACTA (1-8)  $9.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-8-3-5)  $108.30
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-8-3-5-6)  $269.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-8-3)  $22.40

Winner–Milhaud B.g.6 by Great Notion out of Call Home Eileen, by Phone Trick. Bred by Burt Bacharach (MD). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: Bacharach, Burt and Jane. Mutuel Pool $197,423 Daily Double Pool $34,117 Exacta Pool $125,799 Superfecta Pool $73,010 Super High Five Pool $10,310 Trifecta Pool $86,610. Claimed–Towards the Light by ERJ Racing LLC, Kenney, Dave and Westside Racing Stable. Trainer: Doug O'Neill. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (3-2-1) paid $436.50. Pick Three Pool $24,357.

MILHAUD sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, came off the rail into the stretch, kicked clear under urging and held. TOWARDS THE LIGHT stalked four wide on the backstretch and three deep on the turn and into the stretch and was clearly second best. AWESOME E K saved ground chasing the pace throughout and outfinished a rival or the show. PURE PURSUIT bobbled at the break, was sent between rivals to stalk the pace, continueclear,d off the rail on the turn, came out some in the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. CAPES HOT ROCKET stalked three deep between foes on the backstretch and between horses on the turn and weakened in the drive. CONTENTO broke slowly, settled off the rail, angled in on the turn, came out into the stretch and did not rally. SONIC BOY close up stalking the pace a bit off the rail, dropped back into the turn and gave way. LIFE'S WAY hesitated to be away behind the field, saved ground off the pace, dropped farther back and was outrun.

FIFTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.06 44.60 1:07.72 1:13.98


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

4 Lori's Attitude 118 4 2 2–1½ 2–1½ 1–2 1–3½ Roman 4.10
3 Zero Zee 123 3 7 6–½ 5–hd 5–2 2–nk Prat 2.20
1 Paddy Jean 123 1 4 1–hd 1–hd 2–2 3–1¼ Talamo 7.50
7 Candy Ruler 123 7 1 3–hd 3–hd 3–½ 4–¾ Desormeaux 2.50
5 Tiffany Diamond 123 5 5 4–1½ 4–2 4–1 5–¾ Franco 10.60
9 Coalinga Hills 123 8 6 8 8 6–hd 6–2¾ Gonzalez 6.50
6 No Comparison 123 6 3 5–hd 6–1½ 7–2½ 7–2¾ Quinonez 22.50
2 Briartic Gal 123 2 8 7–hd 7–hd 8 8 T Baze 42.10

4 LORI'S ATTITUDE 10.20 5.00 3.20
3 ZERO ZEE 3.80 2.80
1 PADDY JEAN 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $76.20
$1 EXACTA (4-3)  $14.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-3-1-7)  $180.80
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-3-1-7-5)  $611.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-3-1)  $32.20

Winner–Lori's Attitude B.m.5 by Temple City out of She's Extreme, by Unbridled's Song. Bred by Spendthrift Farm LLC (KY). Trainer: Carla Gaines. Owner: Golden Pegasus Racing, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $232,310 Daily Double Pool $26,308 Exacta Pool $128,852 Superfecta Pool $56,643 Super High Five Pool $3,830 Trifecta Pool $81,488. Scratched–Looking At Thelake.

$1 Pick Three (2-1-4) paid $333.20. Pick Three Pool $68,755. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-2-1-4) 103 tickets with 4 correct paid $1,145.85. Pick Four Pool $154,551. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-3-2-1-4) 39 tickets with 5 correct paid $10,111.80. Pick Five Pool $454,592.

LORI'S ATTITUDE had speed off the rail then dueled outside a rival, took the lead into the stretch, drifted in and drew clear under urging. ZERO ZEE chased between horses then a bit off the rail, came out three wide into the stretch and just got the place. PADDY JEAN went up inside to duel for the lead, fought back leaving the hill and into the stretch, could not match the winner in the final furlong and was edged on the line for second. CANDY RULER stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. TIFFANY DIAMOND close up stalking the pace a bit off the rail then inside on the hill, bobbled exiting the dirt crossing, continued inside and did not rally. COALINGA HILLS stalked four wide then outside a rival leaving the hill and into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. NO COMPARISON chased between horses then three deep midway on the hill and outside a rival leaving the hill, came out four wide into the stretch and weakened. BRIARTIC GAL saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside into the stretch and also weakened. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

SIXTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Waiver Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 21.99 44.84 1:10.30 1:16.99


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

5 Pica 121 5 2 4–4 4–4 3–1½ 1–1 Bejarano 1.70
4 Sturdy One 121 4 3 3–½ 3–½ 2–1 2–nk Conner 2.80
6 Wedding Blush 116 6 6 2–1 2–1 1–½ 3–2½ Roman 3.70
2 Princess Kendra 119 2 4 6 6 6 4–1¼ Fuentes 25.10
1 Scathing 121 1 5 5–3½ 5–2 5–hd 5–7½ Desormeaux 4.50
3 Parasail 121 3 1 1–hd 1–hd 4–1½ 6 Talamo 6.40

5 PICA 5.40 3.20 2.20
4 STURDY ONE 3.20 2.60
6 WEDDING BLUSH 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-5)  $31.40
$1 EXACTA (5-4)  $9.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-4-6-2)  $130.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-6)  $12.05

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 $200,969 Daily Double Pool $23,939 Exacta Pool $97,168 Superfecta Pool $49,318 Trifecta Pool $72,052. Claimed–Sturdy One by Rockingham Ranch. Trainer: Peter Miller. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-4-5) paid $96.00. Pick Three Pool $33,211.

PICA stalked a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, came out into the stretch, split horses in tight off heels in midstretch, angled in and bid along the rail under urging to gain the lead in deep stretch and proved best. STURDY ONE a step slow to begin, stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch, bid outside for the lead in midstretch, was three wide in deep stretch and narrowly edged that rival for the place. WEDDING BLUSH dueled outside a rival, took the lead in the stretch, fought back off the rail in midstretch then between foes in deep stretch and was edged for second. PRINCESS KENDRA settled a bit off the rail, went around a rival into the stretch, came out some in the drive and lacked the needed rally. SCATHING off a step slowly, settled inside chasing the pace, came out for room in midstretch and could not offer the necessary response. PARASAIL had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back on the turn and into the stretch, brushed with the winner in midstretch and weakened in the final furlong.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 23.63 47.65 1:12.58 1:38.73 1:45.43


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

9 Seau 123 9 2 4–1 4–½ 4–2½ 2–hd 1–hd Conner 6.90
3 Moonlight Blue 118 3 7 2–hd 2–1 2–1 1–hd 2–2¼ Ceballos 2.50
4 Moonman 123 4 4 5–2 5–hd 3–½ 3–5 3–7 Gonzalez 5.40
1 Reverend Al 123 1 5 9 9 7–1½ 4–1½ 4–1¾ Fuentes 11.80
6 Squared Squared 113 6 3 7–½ 8–1 8–1 8–10 5–½ Espinoza 15.40
8 Yo La Tengo 116 8 1 3–hd 3–½ 5–hd 7–1 6–1½ Franco 58.00
5 Super Echelon 123 5 9 8–6 7–hd 6–½ 6–hd 7–7 Franco 6.20
2 Big Day Tomorrow 118 2 6 1–hd 1–hd 1–hd 5–1½ 8–27 Roman 4.00
7 Dominant Don 123 7 8 6–hd 6–1½ 9 9 9 Talamo 6.80

9 SEAU 15.80 6.60 4.60
3 MOONLIGHT BLUE 3.80 3.20
4 MOONMAN 4.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-9)  $48.20
$1 EXACTA (9-3)  $34.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (9-3-4-1)  $916.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-3-4)  $80.15
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-3-4-1-6)  Carryover $2,515

Winner–Seau B.g.4 by Distorted Humor out of Supercharger, by A.P. Indy. Bred by Hill 'n' Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. &Glen Hill Farm (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Hollendorfer, LLC and Three Kings Racing. Mutuel Pool $210,206 Daily Double Pool $28,529 Exacta Pool $129,854 Superfecta Pool $71,873 Trifecta Pool $90,987 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,295. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-5-9) paid $120.90. Pick Three Pool $29,968.

SEAU dueled four wide through the first turn then stalked outside on the backstretch, re-bid four wide leaving the second turn and into the stretch, battled three deep through the drive and got up on the line under urging and vigorous handling. MOONLIGHT BLUE had good early speed and dueled between horses then outside a rival, fought back on a short lead a bit off the rail through a stiff drive and continued gamely to the end. MOONMAN pulled under a hold and stalked a bit off the rail then inside, came out leaving the second turn, bid three wide between foes into the stretch, battled between rivals through the drive until deep stretch and bested the others. REVEREND AL settled inside, went between foes on the backstretch and into the second turn, came around a rival into the stretch and lacked a rally. SQUARED SQUARED stalked three deep between foes on the first turn then outside on the backstretch, went four wide on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. YO LA TENGO dueled three wide between horses on the first turn then stalked between foes on the backstretch, fell back on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened. SUPER ECHELON stalked a bit off the rail then inside into and on the second turn and into the stretch and also weakened. BIG DAY TOMORROW had good early speed and dueled inside, dropped back leaving the second turn and into the stretch and gave way. DOMINANT DON stalked four wide on the first turn then outside on the backstretch, dropped back off the rail on the second turn, also gave way and was eased in the stretch.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.65 46.37 1:11.58 1:24.25 1:37.13


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

3 Christmas Carol 126 3 1 5–1½ 5–3½ 4–1½ 2–2 1–hd Bejarano 4.30
7 Bee Sweet 126 7 2 2–2 2–1½ 1–2 1–2½ 2–2¼ T Baze 1.60
6 Majestic Design 121 6 9 7–½ 8 7–½ 5–3½ 3–4½ Ceballos 65.60
1 Tim's Girl 126 1 7 8 7–3 8 7–6 4–hd Gonzalez 3.20
4 Topaz Time 124 4 3 4–3½ 4–2 2–hd 3–½ 5–2 Quinonez 19.60
8 All Net 120 8 5 3–2½ 3–2 3–1 4–1 6–1½ Franco 8.30
2 Cee Sam's Girl 120 2 8 6–2 6–2½ 6–hd 6–1 7–19 Maragh 10.00
9 Sunset Melody 120 9 6 1–2 1–1 5–2 8 8 Pereira 93.50
5 Silverado Mist 120 5 4 dnf Maldonado 8.10

3 CHRISTMAS CAROL 10.60 4.60 3.80
7 BEE SWEET 3.00 2.80
6 MAJESTIC DESIGN 16.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-3)  $102.80
$1 EXACTA (3-7)  $13.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-7-6-1)  $1,003.70
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-7-6-1-4)  $23,492.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-7-6)  $148.50

Winner–Christmas Carol B.f.4 by Paddy O'Prado out of Luvthat' Jackie, by Wild Wonder. Bred by Moss Lake Farm (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: BHMFR, LLC. Mutuel Pool $285,332 Daily Double Pool $92,382 Exacta Pool $154,666 Superfecta Pool $118,888 Super High Five Pool $27,489 Trifecta Pool $130,532. Scratched–Feeling the Heat.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (2-1-4-5-9-3) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $8,164. $1 Pick Three (5-9-3) paid $94.90. Pick Three Pool $107,142. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-5-9-3) 1329 tickets with 4 correct paid $251.50. Pick Four Pool $438,077. 50-Cent Pick Five (1-4-5-9-3) 99 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,781.90. Pick Five Pool $230,584. $2 Pick Six (2-1-4-5-9-3) 35 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $235.40. Pick Six Pool $71,341. Pick Six Carryover $38,101.

CHRISTMAS CAROL chased inside, came out on the second turn and three deep into the stretch, rallied under urging and got up in the last stride. BEE SWEET stalked outside a rival then off the rail, took the lead outside the pacesetter on the second turn and angled in, kicked clear, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and was caught on the line. MAJESTIC DESIGN broke a bit slow and was crowded some, went three deep into the first turn then chased outside a rival or a bit off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and gained the show. TIM'S GIRL saved ground off the pace, was in a bit tight off heels just past the quarter pole, went around a rival into the stretch and improved position. TOPAZ TIME chased inside then outside a rival leaving the backstretch, went three deep midway on the second turn and alongside a foe into the stretch and did not rally. ALL NET had speed between foes then stalked outside a rival, continued inside into the second turn, split horses a quarter mile out, found the rail into the stretch and weakened. CEE SAM'S GIRL chased a bit off the rail then between horses into the stretch and did not rally. SUNSET MELODY had speed four wide then inched away and angled in, set the pace inside, dropped back leaving the second turn, steadied nearing the stretch and gave way. SILVERADO MIST bobbled at the start, had speed between foes then took a bad step in the run to the first turn, was pulled up in distress and vanned off.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track2,655$646,179
Inter-TrackN/A$1,325,332
Out of StateN/A$4,731,412
TOTAL2,655 $6,702,923

Santa Anita Entries for Friday, March 2.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 38th day of a 59-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Siege of VicksburgKent Desormeaux122Ronald L. McAnally12-1
2AccreditationGeovanni Franco122Hector O. Palma10-1
3Tribute to OscarFernandez Rojas122Rafael DeLeon30-1
4Wild LandoEvin Roman117Philip D'Amato2-1
5Dial Me InVictor Espinoza122James M. Cassidy6-1
6Hailey's Kid CometTiago Pereira122Oscar L. Garcia30-1
7Save GroundMario Gutierrez122Ben D. A. Cecil9-5
8TatarRuben Fuentes122Edward R. Freeman4-1
9Son of the SouthRajiv Maragh122Anthony K. Saavedra20-1

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Tequila SunriseKent Desormeaux120Richard Baltas2-1
2Malibu ModelTiago Pereira126James M. Cassidy7-2
3Tea for TamVictor Espinoza120John A. Shirreffs9-5
4End of NowBrice Blanc120George Weaver8-1
5Tell Your MamaRajiv Maragh120Robert B. Hess, Jr.3-1

THIRD RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $23,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1TopgallantDrayden Van Dyke123Dan L. Hendricks3-125,000
2SagittariKent Desormeaux123J. Keith Desormeaux3-125,000
3Fire to the WireSantiago Gonzalez123Brian J. Koriner8-525,000
4Southern ThunderFlavien Prat123Jeff Mullins2-125,000
5Many TreatsAsa Espinoza113Manuel Calvario20-125,000

FOURTH RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Sonnet's JoyBarrington Harvey122Kenneth E. Nettles30-120,000
2My AlchemistRajiv Maragh122Robert B. Hess, Jr.9-220,000
3JeweledEvin Roman117Bob Baffert6-520,000
4Radio ChatterTyler Baze122Melissa Saldana5-220,000
5Prize TicketAsa Espinoza112James M. Cassidy15-120,000
6KnowitallhousewifeEdwin Maldonado122Adam Kitchingman10-120,000
7Louder CaliforniaFernandez Rojas122Rafael DeLeon30-120,000
8TenthousandreasonsJoseph Talamo122Craig Dollase9-220,000
9Angela's RoseCesar Franco115Sal Gonzalez30-120,000

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $40,000. Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Holy DiverCesar Franco114Charles R. Stutts30-150,000
2Silverspun PickupGeovanni Franco121Michael Machowsky6-150,000
3An Eddie SurpriseMario Gutierrez121Doug F. O'Neill6-150,000
4Uno Trouble MakerEvin Roman114Peter Miller5-145,000
5Neon GypsyKent Desormeaux121Robert B. Hess, Jr.7-250,000
6Empress of LovTiago Pereira121Gary Sherlock12-150,000
7Mraseel Alonso Quinonez121Richard Baltas4-150,000
8Tapitha BonitaFranklin Ceballos116Sal Gonzalez12-150,000
9Dr. AnnFlavien Prat121Doug F. O'Neill3-150,000

SIXTH RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Blondy's RewardRuben Fuentes123Paula S. Capestro10-110,000
2Honor MakerEdgar Payeras114Kelly Castaneda5-110,000
3Jill MaddenRajiv Maragh121Matthew Chew5-110,000
4IprayEvin Roman116Javier Jose Sierra3-110,000
5Forbidden CommandTyler Baze121Genaro Vallejo9-510,000
6Veronica BayTiago Pereira121Marcelo Polanco15-110,000
7Hope She WillAlonso Quinonez121Bruce Headley5-110,000
8I'm No PatsySantiago Gonzalez121Javier Jose Sierra20-110,000

SEVENTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $58,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1MultiplierVictor Espinoza122Peter Miller6-1
2Red LightningKent Desormeaux122William E. Morey7-2
3Rocko's WheelTiago Pereira124Philip D'Amato12-1
4River Echo Evin Roman115Peter Miller8-1
5Law Abidin CitizenFlavien Prat122Mark Glatt6-1
6ExcitationsMike Smith122Doug F. O'Neill4-1
7Ten BlessingsDrayden Van Dyke122Bob Baffert5-2
8Dr. DorrJoseph Talamo122Bob Baffert8-1

EIGHTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Best Two MinutesRafael Bejarano121George Papaprodromou9-225,000
2Hitters ParkJuan Ochoa121Gus Headley10-125,000
3Street VisionTyler Baze121Mark Glatt9-225,000
4Native TreasureEvin Roman114Jack Carava15-122,500
5Tough But NiceGeovanni Franco121Hector O. Palma12-125,000
6Madelyn's Wild MaxBrayan Pena121Genaro Vallejo4-125,000
7Gonna Fly NowRajiv Maragh121Robert B. Hess, Jr.15-125,000
8Papa TurfSantiago Gonzalez121Brian J. Koriner5-125,000
9Boy HowdyJoseph Talamo121William Spawr5-225,000
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