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Racing! Kentucky Derby picture goes upside down with Good Magic defeat

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as the favorite for the Kentucky Derby has to be a California-based horse.

The Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday saw Promises Fulfilled go gate to wire to upset Good Magic, who was atop most of the Kentucky Derby polls. Good Magic, bought for $1 million and trained by Chad Brown, got an excellent stalking trip before he started to make a move on the far turn. But by the time he entered the top of the stretch he flattened out and never threatened Promises Fulfilled and finished third.

This in no way dooms Good Magic’s road to the Derby as a win in his next prep will make this race nothing more than a blip. Good Magic gained all his respect by easily winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. It was his first win in three starts.

Promises Fulfilled gained entry into the Kentucky Derby by virtue of the 50 points he got for the win. However, he will likely have one more prep before the first Saturday in May. He paid $38.40 to win.

Trainer Dale Romans had three horses in the race, with Free Drop Billy considered the best of the lot. But that colt was scratched making Good Magic the .70 to a dollar favorite. Strike Power finished second, 2 ¼ lengths behind.

Next Saturday, the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita will feature Bolt D’Oro and possibly McKinzie, considered the best two horses the West Coast has to offer at this time.

Santa Anita review

The expected matchup between Dream Tree and Midnight Bisou in the Grade 3 $100,000 Santa Ysabel didn’t materialize as Dream Tree was scratched. But Midnight Bisou lived up to expectations with a 2 ¼-length win over Thirteen Squared. She got a perfect trip from jockey Mike Smith who confidently gave her a hand ride down the stretch of the 1 1/16-mile race.

Midnight Bisou paid a tiny $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10 for trainer Bill Spawr.

“I wasn’t concerned about the distance,” Spawr said. “No matter where you put her, she’s going to try. She’s push button. We’re looking at the Santa Anita Oaks [April 7] next.”

Smith was also pleased with the 3-year-old filly’s effort.

“I thought she might be a little too keen early on but then she settled really nicely and she did better than I expected going into a two-turn race,” Smith said. “She’s getting better even faster than I thought she would.”

Santa Anita preview

It’s a pretty miserable Sunday card at Santa Anita. This may be one of the first early signs this meet that the lack of horses running could be a problem like it was last year. We hope not. Some insist it’s not a horse population problem but a lack of those horses actually running.

Anyway, you’ve got a nine-race card starting at 12:30 p.m. The $100,000 Tiznow Stakes, a mile for Cal breds, was canceled when only four horses entered. The remaining card has two races with five horses and two races with six horses. Five of the races are restricted to 3 year olds. There is even a claiming race with a tag of $6,250, the lowest they offer at Santa Anita.

Here’s the field size, in order: 7, 5, 5, 6, 6, 8, 7, 8, 9.

Big Races review

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

Gulfstream: Grade 3 $150,000 Very One Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 3/16 on the turf. Winner: Holy Helena ($9.40 to win)

Gulfstream: $100,000 Sand Spring Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile on the turf. Winner: Team of Teams ($24.20)

Gulfstream: Grade 3 $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes, 3 year olds, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Maraud ($7.00)

Gulfstream: Grade 3 $100,000 Hercomesthebride Stakes, fillies 3 years old, 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Winner: Thewayiam ($5.00)

Gulfstream: Grade 2 $200,000 Davona Stakes, fillies 3 years old, 1 mile. Winner: Fly So High ($4.80)

Gulfstream: Grade 3 $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes, 4 and up, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Hogy ($13.00)

Aqueduct: $200,000 Busher Stakes, fillies 3 years old, 1 mile. Winner: Midnight Disguise ($7.90)

Gulfstream: Grade 3 $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes, 4 and up, 6 ½ furlongs. Winner: Classic Rock ($13.20)

Oaklawn: $100,000 Nodouble Breeders’ Stakes, Ark.-breds 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: J.E.’s Handmedown ($37.20)

Gulfstream: Grade 2 $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes, 4 and up, 1 3/8 miles on the turf. Winner: Sadler’s Joy ($5.80)

Oaklawn: $125,000 Spring Fever Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 5 ½ furlongs. Winner: Chanteline ($10.40)

Santa Anita, Grade 3 $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes, fillies 3 years old, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Midnight Bisou ($2.60)

Gulfstream: Grade 2 $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes, 3 year olds, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Promises Fulfilled ($38.40)

Big races preview

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

Well, with the cancellation of the Tiznow Stakes at Santa Anita, there are none.

Bob Ike’s SA play of the day

NINTH RACE: No. 6 Vasilika (7-2)

Hoping this race stays on turf because it is one of the bright spots on the card. Sharp recent winner Vasilika was claimed for $40,000 by Jerry Hollendorfer, who steps this five-time winner up into the allowance ranks. She is versatile, tries hard and obviously likes to win races. Box her in the exacta with sharp maiden winner Achira (5-2).

Saturday Result: Lady Ninja dueled inside, put away her pace foe, then tried very hard but couldn't hold off the winner when settling for second in the eighth 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).

Ed Burgart’s LA play of the day

EIGHTH RACE: No. 2 Sepertist Dash (2-1)

He makes his first start for perennial leading trainer Paul Jones and switches to last meet’s leading jockey Jesus Ayala. The 5 year old faced much stronger fields last year and was only 5-2 five outs back when third vs. talented Flash N Bling, who since ran second in the Grade I Go Man Go Handicap. He returns in a non-winners-of-two field.

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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, March 3.

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FIRST RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 24.01 48.13 1:12.20 1:24.38 1:36.59


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

8 Shaymin 122 7 3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2½ 1–2¾ Nakatani 2.20
1 Minister's Glory 122 1 5 3–½ 4–hd 3–1 3–hd 2–nk Franco 1.80
4 Cool Your Jets 122 4 2 6–1½ 6–1 4–1 4–5 3–2¼ Fuentes 5.60
7 Smart Knows Smart 117 6 1 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–1 4–7½ Roman 2.90
2 Ashley's Big Guy 122 2 6 5–½ 5–2½ 5–2 5–4 5–ns Elliott 12.90
3 I'm Amore 122 3 7 7 7 7 6–1½ 6–9 Sanchez 42.60
5 Calimonco Flyer 117 5 4 4–½ 3–hd 6–2½ 7 7 Ceballos 28.70

8 SHAYMIN 6.40 3.40 2.60
1 MINISTER'S GLORY 3.00 2.40
4 COOL YOUR JETS 3.00
$1 EXACTA (8-1)  $8.40
$1 SUPERFECTA (8-1-4-7)  $64.90
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-1-4-7-2)  $173.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-1-4)  $19.35

Winner–Shaymin Ch.g.3 by Square Eddie out of Miss Zooter (IRE), by Intikhab. Bred by Reddam Racing LLC & Ben Cecil (CA). Trainer: Ben D. A. Cecil. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC and Cecil, B. D. A.. Mutuel Pool $161,066 Exacta Pool $79,038 Superfecta Pool $42,312 Super High Five Pool $4,503 Trifecta Pool $58,435. Scratched–Wound Tight.

SHAYMIN broke out a bit, had speed outside a rival then inched away and angled in, set the pace inside, came a bit off the rail leaving the second turn and into the stretch and won clear under some urging and good handling. MINISTER'S GLORY chased inside, came out leaving the second turn and three deep into the stretch and got up for the place. COOL YOUR JETS chased between foes then a bit off the rail, went outside a rival on the second turn, continued toward the inside in the stretch and was edged late for second. SMART KNOWS SMART had speed off the rail then angled in, stalked a bit off the fence to the stretch and weakened late. ASHLEY'S BIG GUY came out into the first turn and again leaving that turn, went up four wide on the backstretch and three deep on the second turn, came four wide into the stretch, drifted in some and weakened. I'M AMORE a bit crowded at the start, angled in on the first turn and saved ground thereafter to no avail. CALIMONCO FLYER stalked three deep on the first turn then between foes on the backstretch, angled in some on the second turn, came into the stretch outside a rival and gave way. SMART KNOWS SMART and SHAYMIN wore calks.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 22.84 45.52 1:09.89 1:22.70 1:35.89


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

3 Heartfullofstars 122 3 1 2–hd 3–½ 2–hd 1–hd 1–hd Gonzalez 2.50
1 Soltero 122 1 4 4–2½ 2–hd 1–hd 2–1½ 2–3¼ Nakatani 5.60
5 Jimmy Chila 122 5 2 3–1 4–3 4–1½ 4–½ 3–nk Gutierrez 2.40
4 Bocephus 122 4 5 5 5 5 5 4–2¼ Prat 10.50
2 More Honor 122 2 3 1–hd 1–hd 3–1 3–hd 5 Talamo 1.60

3 HEARTFULLOFSTARS 7.00 4.20 3.00
1 SOLTERO 5.20 3.80
5 JIMMY CHILA 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-3)  $27.80
$1 EXACTA (3-1)  $16.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-1-5)  $18.25

Winner–Heartfullofstars Dbb.c.3 by Astrology out of Nothing But Heart, by Officer. Bred by Terrazas Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Agave Racing Stable, Bran Jam Stable, Little Red Feather Racing and Clark, D.. Mutuel Pool $191,817 Daily Double Pool $46,459 Exacta Pool $83,841 Trifecta Pool $56,932. Scratched–none.

HEARTFULLOFSTARS had speed three deep then dueled between foes, continued three deep between horses leaving the backstretch and on the turn and into the stretch, put a head in front while drifting inward in midstretch, was headed in deep stretch, continued under right handed urging and bumped with the runner-up nearing the wire but gamely prevailed. SOLTERO stalked inside then bid along the rail leaving the backstretch, took the lead into the second turn and dueled inside, fought back to a slim advantage under urging in deep stretch, bumped with the winner nearing the wire and was narrowly edged. JIMMY CHILA four wide early, dueled three deep then four wide leaving the backstretch, stalked off the rail leaving the second turn, bid again four wide into the stretch and edged a rival for the show. BOCEPHUS chased off the rail, was between horses in midstretch and was edged for third. MORE HONOR had speed between horses then dueled inside, battled between rivals into and on the second turn, was a bit crowded just off the rail in midstretch and weakened. A claim of foul by the rider of the runner-up against the winner for alleged interference nearing the wire was not allowed by the stewards, who ruled the minor contact did not warrant a disqualification. SOLTERO and HEARTFULLOFSTARS wore calks.

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000. Time 22.77 45.51 1:10.53 1:23.17 1:36.03


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

5 City Steel 121 4 6 6 6 6 3–hd 1–hd Talamo 2.50
1 Matriculate 121 1 3 4–2 4–3 1–hd 1–3 2–3¼ T Baze 3.10
2 Roman Tizzy 116 2 5 5–4 5–8 5–2½ 4–1½ 3–3½ Roman 2.60
3 Sense of Glory 121 3 1 2–½ 2–hd 2–1 2–hd 4–1¼ Gonzalez 7.00
6 El Super 121 5 4 1–hd 1–hd 3–hd 5–2 5–6 Maragh 3.80
7 Kristo 121 6 2 3–2½ 3–2 4–1 6 6 Quinonez 16.40

5 CITY STEEL 7.00 4.20 2.60
1 MATRICULATE 4.00 2.80
2 ROMAN TIZZY 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)  $31.00
$1 EXACTA (5-1)  $12.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-1-2-3)  $80.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-2)  $12.75

Winner–City Steel B.g.8 by City Zip out of Just a Tizzy, by Cee's Tizzy. Bred by J. Stuart, J. Hollendorfer & G. Todaro (KY). Trainer: Robert B. Hess, Jr.. Owner: Dave Milburn. Mutuel Pool $158,630 Daily Double Pool $17,975 Exacta Pool $70,789 Superfecta Pool $31,761 Trifecta Pool $53,025. Scratched–Lewis Vale.

$1 Pick Three (8-3-5) paid $52.90. Pick Three Pool $49,384.

CITY STEEL hopped in an awkward start, angled in and settled inside, came out leaving the second turn and five wide into the stretch and closed steadily under urging to get up in the final stride. MATRICULATE came off the rail on the first turn and chased off the fence, bid four wide leaving the second turn to gain the lead, kicked clear into the stretch, drifted in some and was caught on the line. ROMAN TIZZY chased just off the rail then inside on the backstretch and into the second turn, came out leaving that turn and four wide into the stretch and bested the others. SENSE OF GLORY had good early speed and dueled a bit off the rail then inside, fought back leaving the second turn and weakened in the final furlong. EL SUPER three deep early, dueled between horses, battled between foes leaving the second turn and weakened in the drive. KRISTO four wide early, dueled three wide then three deep between foes leaving the second turn and had little left for the stretch. MATRICULATE wore calks.

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 22.97 46.72 1:11.74 1:24.29 1:36.84


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

6 Fast as Cass 122 4 1 2–1 2–hd 2–1 1–3 1–5½ Prat 1.90
5 Ready Eddie 122 3 5 3–hd 3–½ 3–½ 2–½ 2–3¼ Gutierrez 1.70
8 English Investor 122 6 6 5–½ 5–1 5–1 5–3½ 3–3¾ Maragh 2.40
2 Born On the Bayou 122 1 2 1–1 1–1 1–hd 3–1½ 4–ns Roman 7.20
7 Mr Parker 115 5 4 4–3½ 4–3 4–2½ 4–½ 5–5½ Franco 17.10
4 Dynamic Duo 122 2 3 6 6 6 6 6 Sanchez 57.50

6 FAST AS CASS 5.80 2.80 2.20
5 READY EDDIE 3.00 2.20
8 ENGLISH INVESTOR 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-6)  $24.40
$1 EXACTA (6-5)  $7.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-5-8-2)  $36.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-8)  $7.00

Winner–Fast as Cass Dbb.g.3 by Unusual Heat out of Silber, by Bertrando. Bred by Abrams, Huston Racing Stables, Loverso& Perez (CA). Trainer: Tim Yakteen. Owner: Bardy Farm, Huston Racing Stable, Loverso, Vincenzo and Perez, Chris. Mutuel Pool $263,784 Daily Double Pool $15,379 Exacta Pool $137,666 Superfecta Pool $68,507 Trifecta Pool $99,600. Scratched–Celturian, Jersey's Heat.

$1 Pick Three (3-5-6) paid $44.10. Pick Three Pool $23,206.

FAST AS CASS stalked off the rail, bid outside the leader early on the backstretch then stalked outside a rival leaving the backstretch, bid alongside the pacesetter leaving the second turn, took the lead into the stretch and drew clear under urging. READY EDDIE angled in and saved ground stalking the pace throughout and was clearly second best. ENGLISH INVESTOR broke out a bit and bobbled, chased outside a rival then off the rail on the second turn, came out in the stretch and picked up the show. BORN ON THE BAYOU sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, inched away from the winner a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch, battled just off the fence leaving the second turn and into the stretch and weakened in the drive. MR PARKER stalked outside a rival then off the rail leaving the backstretch and on the second turn, continued outside a foe leaving that turn and into the stretch and weakened. DYNAMIC DUO saved ground chasing the pace and had little left for the stretch. ENGLISH INVESTOR wore calks.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.54 46.92 1:10.80 1:22.87 1:34.96


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

6 Lookie Loo 120 5 2 2–1½ 2–1½ 1–½ 1–hd 1–¾ Van Dyke 0.80
3 Donworth 119 3 3 3–2 3–1½ 3–1½ 2–1 2–ns Roman 3.40
2 Deal With It Dude 122 2 4 4–2½ 4–2½ 4–1½ 3–1½ 3–2¼ Talamo 13.90
4 Camino de Estrella 122 4 5 5 5 5 5 4–2¼ Bejarano 3.40
1 Kawara 124 1 1 1–½ 1–½ 2–hd 4–1 5 Prat 6.20

6 LOOKIE LOO 3.60 2.60 2.10
3 DONWORTH 3.20 2.40
2 DEAL WITH IT DUDE 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-6)  $14.20
$1 EXACTA (6-3)  $4.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-3-2-4)  $49.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-3-2)  $12.25

Winner–Lookie Loo B.c.4 by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Mamasez, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Moss & IngordoBloodstock, LLC (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Michael Lund Petersen. Mutuel Pool $284,275 Daily Double Pool $26,175 Exacta Pool $133,125 Superfecta Pool $52,438 Trifecta Pool $91,347. Scratched–Elwood J.

$1 Pick Three (5-6-6) paid $21.30. Pick Three Pool $51,847. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-4/5-6-5/6) 2911 tickets with 4 correct paid $50.85. Pick Four Pool $194,038. 50-Cent Pick Five (8-3-4/5-6-5/6) 1648 tickets with 5 correct paid $232.80. Pick Five Pool $446,085.

LOOKIE LOO prompted the pace outside a rival, took a short lead between horses leaving the second turn, fought back under urging just off the inside in midstretch, drifted in and inched away late inside. DONWORTH came out and chased off the rail, bid three deep leaving the second turn and into the stretch, battled outside the winner in the drive, could not quite match that one late and just held second. DEAL WITH IT DUDE came out on the first turn and settled off the inside chasing the pace, swung four wide into the stretch and just missed the place. CAMINO DE ESTRELLA angled in and settled a bit off the rail then inside, came out into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. KAWARA (BRZ) sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace inside, fought back leaving the second turn and weakened in the stretch. DONWORTH wore calks.

SIXTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'Santa Ysabel Stakes'. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 23.26 47.01 1:11.10 1:34.90 1:41.10


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

3 Midnight Bisou 120 3 3 3–1½ 3–2 3–4 1–1 1–2¼ Smith 0.30
4 Thirteen Squared 120 4 1 2–2 2–1½ 2–1 2–4 2–8 T Baze 8.00
2 Spring Lily 120 2 2 1–½ 1–½ 1–hd 3–8 3–4½ Roman 3.80
5 Sweetsongofthenile 120 5 5 5 5 5 4–1 4–7 Prat 35.50
1 One Fast Broad 120 1 4 4–4½ 4–3½ 4–hd 5 5 Franco 7.30

3 MIDNIGHT BISOU 2.60 2.20 2.10
4 THIRTEEN SQUARED 4.20 2.40
2 SPRING LILY 2.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-3)  $5.00
$1 EXACTA (3-4)  $4.40
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-4-2-5)  $40.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-4-2)  $6.10

Winner–Midnight Bisou Dbb.f.3 by Midnight Lute out of Diva Delite, by Repent. Bred by Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY). Trainer: William Spawr. Owner: Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom). Mutuel Pool $380,664 Daily Double Pool $37,729 Exacta Pool $155,461 Superfecta Pool $63,053 Trifecta Pool $103,914. Scratched–Dream Tree.

$1 Pick Three (6-6-3) paid $8.40. Pick Three Pool $59,383.

MIDNIGHT BISOU stalked off the rail, ranged up three deep leaving the second turn and into the stretch to gain the lead in upper stretch, inched away under a tap with the whip turned down in midstretch and won clear under a brisk hand ride until the final strides. THIRTEEN SQUARED pressed the pace outside a rival, took a short lead past midway on the second turn, battled between horses into the stretch, drifted in past midstretch and was clearly second best. SPRING LILY had speed between horses then angled in and set a pressured pace inside, fought back on the second turn, was not a match for either of the top pair in the final furlong but bested the others. SWEETSONGOFTHENILE settled off the rail chasing the pace, went outside a rival on the second turn and into the stretch and lacked a further response. ONE FAST BROAD saved ground chasing the leaders, continued inside on the second turn, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and had little left for the drive. ONE FAST BROAD, SPRING LILY and SWEETSONGOFTHENILE wore calks.

SEVENTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 21.98 44.89 56.98 1:09.45


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

7 Joeray 121 7 2 1–hd 1–hd 1–1 1–3¼ Conner 2.90
3 Honeymoonz Over 123 3 5 2–½ 2–2 2–2 2–¾ Prat 3.30
2 Zippy Groom 116 2 3 6–½ 6–½ 4–1½ 3–½ Roman 3.20
6 Joejoe's Kingdom 121 6 1 3–hd 3–hd 3–2 4–nk Van Dyke 8.20
5 Lipster 121 5 4 7 7 5–hd 5–5½ Quinonez 29.70
1 Mac McLovin 121 1 7 5–3 4–2 6–2½ 6–2½ T Baze 24.70
4 Treasure Hunter 121 4 6 4–1 5–1 7 7 Pereira 2.40

7 JOERAY 7.80 4.40 3.00
3 HONEYMOONZ OVER 4.40 2.60
2 ZIPPY GROOM 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-7)  $13.60
$1 EXACTA (7-3)  $18.40
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-3-2-6)  $215.60
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-3-2-6-5)  $650.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-3-2)  $30.25

Winner–Joeray B.c.3 by Midnight Lute out of Queen Dido, by Thunder Gulch. Bred by William D. Gould (KY). Trainer: David Jacobson. Owner: David Jacobson. Mutuel Pool $356,638 Daily Double Pool $25,783 Exacta Pool $186,002 Superfecta Pool $74,174 Super High Five Pool $19,420 Trifecta Pool $121,528. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (6-3-7) paid $13.90. Pick Three Pool $58,861.

JOERAY dueled four wide on the backstretch and outside the runner-up on the turn, took a short lead leaving the turn, inched away in midstretch and won clear under some left handed urging and vigorous handling. HONEYMOONZ OVER had good early speed and dueled a bit off the rail then inside on the turn and into the stretch, could not match the winner in the final furlong but held second. ZIPPY GROOM saved ground stalking the pace, came out some in deep stretch and got up for third between foes. JOEJOE'S KINGDOM dueled three deep between foes then stalked between horses on the turn, came out three deep into the stretch and lost the show between rivals late. LIPSTER settled off the rail then outside a rival leaving the backstretch and on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and put in a late bid at a minor award. MAC MCLOVIN bobbled in the second step, went up inside to stalk the pace, continued along the rail on the turn, came out a bit leaving the turn and into the stretch and weakened. TREASURE HUNTER dueled between horses then stalked three deep on the turn, continued off the inside leaving the turn, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened. MAC MCLOVIN, ZIPPY GROOM, LIPSTER and JOERAY wore calks.

EIGHTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 21.84 44.73 1:09.34 1:15.78


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

5 Ms Wakaya 124 2 4 5 3–hd 1–½ 1–¾ Franco 4.10
3 Lady Ninja 120 1 1 1–hd 1–hd 2–2 2–3¼ Van Dyke 2.40
8 Gotham Desire 124 4 3 3–hd 4–½ 3–1½ 3–3¾ Pereira 9.10
6 Beau Square 124 3 5 4–½ 5 4–3 4–5 Gutierrez 2.50
10 A Little Bit Me 124 5 2 2–2 2–1 5 5 Nakatani 2.00

5 MS WAKAYA 10.20 4.20 3.00
3 LADY NINJA 3.60 2.80
8 GOTHAM DESIRE 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-5)  $51.40
$1 EXACTA (5-3)  $15.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-3-8-6)  $134.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-8)  $32.20

Winner–Ms Wakaya B.f.4 by Flower Alley out of Ms Vanenzza, by Successful Appeal. Bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA). Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Owner: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC. Mutuel Pool $266,114 Daily Double Pool $24,201 Exacta Pool $102,027 Superfecta Pool $35,118 Trifecta Pool $64,866. Scratched–Cynthiana, Gone to Town, Lightning Dove, Ruby Trust, Salten Sapity, Tizanillusion.

$1 Pick Three (3-7-5) paid $36.60. Pick Three Pool $41,297.

MS WAKAYA broke out and bumped soundly with a rival, stalked outside a foe then between horses, bid three deep between rivals leaving the turn and into the stretch to gain the lead, battled outside the runner-up through the final furlong and gamely prevailed under urging. LADY NINJA had good early speed and dueled a bit off the rail, battled just off the fence leaving the turn and through the drive and continued willingly to the wire. GOTHAM DESIRE broke in and bumped soundly with a rival, stalked off the rail then three deep on the backstretch and into the turn, ranged up four wide leaving the turn and into the stretch and bested the others. BEAU SQUARE bumped soundly between horses and steadied when squeezed back at the start, angled in and saved ground stalking the pace throughout and weakened in the drive. A LITTLE BIT ME angled in and dueled outside the runner-up, dropped back between foes leaving the turn and had little left for the drive. MS WAKAYA and GOTHAM DESIRE wore calks.

NINTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.04 45.11 1:09.75 1:16.27


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

9 Wild Edie 117 8 5 4–hd 1–½ 2–2½ 1–½ Roman 1.30
8 Venice 122 7 1 1–½ 2–1 1–hd 2–6½ Maragh 3.10
6 Go Girl Gone 117 5 2 2–hd 3–3½ 3–6 3–4 Ceballos 3.50
7 Brite Rivers 122 6 6 6–1½ 5–2½ 4–1½ 4–4½ Fuentes 46.60
5 Jinn Win 122 4 3 8 7–10 6–4 5–2 Franco 16.80
4 Sunny Sweet 122 3 4 5–1 4–hd 5–3 6–13 Pena 67.00
2 Yolanda's Stone 122 1 7 3–1 6–½ 7–20 7–24 Elliott 15.70
3 No Honey Money 122 2 8 7–½ 8 8 8 Sanchez 6.10

9 WILD EDIE 4.60 2.80 2.20
8 VENICE 3.60 2.60
6 GO GIRL GONE 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-9)  $24.40
$1 EXACTA (9-8)  $6.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (9-8-6-7)  $194.20
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-8-6-7-5)  $574.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-8-6)  $11.45

Winner–Wild Edie Dbb.f.3 by Square Eddie out of Effectively Wild, by Wild Deputy. Bred by Cathy Schroeder (CA). Trainer: Robert B. Hess, Jr.. Owner: Schroeder Farms LLC. Mutuel Pool $278,495 Daily Double Pool $29,923 Exacta Pool $150,903 Superfecta Pool $89,709 Super High Five Pool $17,734 Trifecta Pool $117,104. Scratched–Dixie Lassie.

$1 Pick Three (7-5-9) paid $82.90. Pick Three Pool $33,329.

WILD EDIE stalked outside then angled in between horses into the turn to take a short lead, dueled between foes then a bit off the rail, fought back when headed in the stretch, regained the advantage in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. VENICE sped to the early lead outside foes, lugged out five wide leaving the backstretch and into the turn, angled back in three deep on the bend, regained the lead outside the winner in midstretch, fought back to the wire and was outgamed. GO GIRL GONE had speed between horses to prompt the pace, angled in on the turn, came out in midstretch and bested the rest. BRITE RIVERS chased off the rail then outside a rival on the turn, came out into the stretch and lacked a further response. JINN WIN chased outside a rival then off the rail leaving the turn, came three deep into the stretch and weakened. SUNNY SWEET chased outside a rival then between foes leaving the backstretch, angled to the inside on the turn and weakened. YOLANDA'S STONE saved ground chasing the pace, also dropped back on the turn, came out into the stretch and gave way. NO HONEY MONEY sent between horses early, was in a bit tight on the backstretch, angled in and dropped back into the turn, came out into the stretch and had nothing left for the drive. YOLANDA'S STONE and SUNNY SWEET wore calks.

TENTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 22.09 44.86 56.92 1:09.10


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

9 Kenny Benny 123 7 5 3–½ 1–hd 1–1 1–¾ Conner 4.10
3 Beantown Boys 123 2 4 5–1 4–hd 2–½ 2–3¾ Talamo 2.70
6 Rick's Dream 123 5 1 6–2½ 6–2½ 6–1½ 3–ns Franco 2.10
5 Go Ghetto 123 4 2 4–1½ 5–3 4–½ 4–¾ Hernandez 10.20
2 Hank the Tank 113 1 7 2–hd 2–½ 3–1 5–2¼ Espinoza 3.50
7 We Go Now 123 6 3 1–hd 3–1 5–2½ 6–nk Maldonado 13.80
4 Pumpkin Star 123 3 6 7 7 7 7 Solis 35.00

9 KENNY BENNY 10.20 4.80 3.00
3 BEANTOWN BOYS 3.80 2.40
6 RICK'S DREAM 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-9)  $26.80
$1 EXACTA (9-3)  $17.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (9-3-6-5)  $170.50
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-3-6-5-2)  $275.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-3-6)  $19.25

Winner–Kenny Benny Ch.g.5 by Red Giant out of Stefani, by Wavering Monarch. Bred by Andy Wilhite (CA). Trainer: William E. Morey. Owner: Boone Family Trust. Mutuel Pool $332,054 Daily Double Pool $109,867 Exacta Pool $184,426 Superfecta Pool $102,618 Super High Five Pool $30,275 Trifecta Pool $142,008. Claimed–Beantown Boys by Casey, Terrence, Eaton, James A., Finch, Peter and Hess, Maria E. Trainer: Robert Hess, Sr. Scratched–Bolster, Levitation, R Cha Cha.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (5/6-3/6-7-5-1/9-9) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $94,047. $1 Pick Three (5-9-9) paid $72.60. Pick Three Pool $114,249. 50-Cent Pick Four (7-5-1/9-9) 2136 tickets with 4 correct paid $187.40. Pick Four Pool $524,589. 50-Cent Pick Five (3/6-7-5-1/9-9) 1309 tickets with 5 correct paid $215.50. Pick Five Pool $369,492. $2 Pick Six (5/6-3/6-7-5-1/9-9) 3646 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $23.60. $2 Pick Six (5/6-3/6-7-5-1/9-9) 130 tickets with 6 correct paid $3,384.20. Pick Six Pool $549,424.

KENNY BENNY dueled four wide then three deep on the turn, took a short lead leaving the turn, came four wide into the stretch, inched away under urging and held gamely. BEANTOWN BOYS chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival on the turn, came out five wide into the stretch and finished willingly. RICK'S DREAM stalked off the rail then outside a rival, came out four wide into the stretch and just got the show three deep on the line. GO GHETTO dueled between horses then fell back some into the turn, continued inside on the turn and into the stretch, came out past midstretch and was edged for third between foes. HANK THE TANK went up inside to duel for the lead, battled along the rail on the turn, came out a bit into the stretch then drifted in and weakened in the final furlong. WE GO NOW dueled three deep between foes then between rivals on the turn, fell back outside a foe nearing the stretch and weakened. PUMPKIN STAR dropped back a bit off the rail early, settled just off the inside then along the fence on the turn, came out into the stretch and again in midstretch and did not rally. BEANTOWN BOYS, RICK'S DREAM and KENNY BENNY wore calks.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track5,522$1,281,329
Inter-TrackN/A$2,939,282
Out of StateN/A$6,449,844
TOTAL5,522 $10,670,455

Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, March 4.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 40th day of a 59-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Sheza FactorVictor Espinoza122Peter Miller5-2
2What's BruinTyler Baze122Mark Glatt4-1
3D D's LuteGeovanni Franco122Gary Sherlock5-1
4RattleTiago Pereira122Leonard Powell10-1
5Best of MeEvin Roman117Peter Miller2-1
6No Wine UntastedJoseph Talamo122J. Eric Kruljac9-2
7Candy Coated WorldDiego Sanchez122Ruben Gomez30-1

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Dixie RivalEdgar Payeras115Bobby Wayne Grayson20-140,000
2InsubordinationAsa Espinoza112G. F. Almeida3-140,000
3Invasion LoomingBrayan Pena122Charles S. Treece8-5
4Uncle BillyDrayden Van Dyke122Peter Miller6-540,000
5Escudo Nacional Santiago Gonzalez122Ruben Gomez6-140,000

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Normandy BeachTyler Baze122Jeff Mullins5-150,000
2Elevated KnightEvin Roman117Philip D'Amato3-150,000
3Roaring ForkStewart Elliott122Mike Puype8-550,000
4It's a New YearVictor Espinoza122Peter Miller9-550,000
5TreAsa Espinoza112Vann Belvoir10-150,000

FOURTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Take the One O OneJoseph Talamo122Brian J. Koriner2-1
2Royal TrumpEvin Roman115John W. Sadler5-150,000
3MinosoCorey Nakatani122Matthew Chew8-1
4Oh ManGeovanni Franco120Richard Baltas5-1
5Sir ValentineAlonso Quinonez122Richard Baltas6-1
6Surfing StarRajiv Maragh122Bruce Headley8-5

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Real QuickRajiv Maragh122Robert B. Hess, Jr.4-130,000
2ShackalovJoseph Talamo122Gary Sherlock6-530,000
3Lighthouse BoogieGeovanni Franco122Art Sherman8-130,000
4Angry BobbySantiago Gonzalez122Michael Pender12-130,000
5High RizeStewart Elliott122Art Sherman8-130,000
6Dare to EnterRafael Bejarano122Michael Pender2-130,000

SIXTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $58,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Tequila JoeJoseph Talamo124Michael W. McCarthy7-262,500
2Play Hard to GetRajiv Maragh124Ian Kruljac10-162,500
3Maestro DearteCorey Nakatani122Peter Eurton5-2
4LifelineFlavien Prat122Richard E. Mandella3-1
5Ronald R Brice Blanc120Simon Callaghan15-1
6Cafe FlavorDrayden Van Dyke122Patrick Gallagher10-1
7Royal Albert Hall Kent Desormeaux124Richard Baltas6-1
8Prince of ArabiaTiago Pereira122James M. Cassidy6-1

SEVENTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1TapalitaDrayden Van Dyke122Dan L. Hendricks15-1
2Sensible MythCorey Nakatani122George Weaver7-2
3Well HelloFlavien Prat122Dan Blacker4-1
4Hot AutumnKyle Frey122Ian Kruljac4-1
5Beyond PleasureRajiv Maragh122Robert B. Hess, Jr.8-1
6Whata FlirtAlonso Quinonez122Leonard Powell6-1
7BroomeKent Desormeaux122Peter Miller9-5

EIGHTH RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1I B MikeAlex Jimenez121Jesus Nunez20-16,250
2Mesa SkyTyler Baze121John W. Sadler7-26,250
3AjacBrayan Pena121Marcelo Polanco10-16,250
4Lambo LuxxEvin Roman116Jack Carava5-26,250
5Iron RobAsa Espinoza111Mike Puype3-16,250
6PulmarackTyler Conner121Ed Moger, Jr.15-16,250
7HackletonEdwin Maldonado121Robert B. Hess, Jr.6-16,250
8Four GaelsEdgar Payeras114Kelly Castaneda4-16,250

NINTH RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Night Time Inc Santiago Gonzalez124Martin F. Jones12-1
2Sasini Rafael Bejarano122Simon Callaghan12-1
3ScandalFlavien Prat124Richard E. Mandella5-1
4AchiraMike Smith122John A. Shirreffs5-2
5Lynne's LegacyVictor Espinoza124James M. Cassidy8-1
6VasilikaRajiv Maragh120Jerry Hollendorfer7-2
7CauseforcommotionEvin Roman117J. Eric Kruljac4-1
8Pistol Packin RoseKent Desormeaux120Doug F. O'Neill6-1
9Midnight LillyMatt Garcia122Hector O. Palma30-1
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