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Racing! Looking forward to a big weekend of Derby preps

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter but we couldn’t find any Oscar-worthy performances on Sunday.

Hopefully you didn’t put aside a lot of time to read today’s newsletter, as it was a pretty quiet Sunday. So, we won’t waste a lot of your time. But next week, there is a fantastic card at Santa Anita on Saturday where the Santa Anita Handicap may be the third best race on the card.

So, to give you something to chew on for today, we’ve got one of those question and answer sessions about everything but horse racing. On Saturday, you saw Midnight Bisou win the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes Stakes. The talented filly is trained by Bill Spawr, who is as likeable as he is talented on the local backstretch. We caught up with Bill to ask him the following impertinent questions.

Question: What’s your favorite TV show that you are currently watching?

Spawr: “Last Man Standing”. I get a kick out of that show.

If you weren’t a trainer a trainer, what would you be?

A football coach. I started out wanting to be a football coach and the got into horse racing.

What’s your all-time favorite movie or book?

“Tin Cup” and I don’t play golf. I can watch it over and over again.

If you could have lunch or dinner with anyone living or dead, who would that be?

Bill Belichick, just to talk football with him. I want to get into his mind. He’s a smart guy and he really knows football. I’d just like to hear his thoughts and compare it to training horses.

What’s No. 1 on your bucket list?

Win the Kentucky Derby. I’m undefeated in it. (Note: Spawr has never had a Kentucky Derby starter.)

What’s your favorite food?

Kale. I know I’m odd. I just learned to like it. I like to mix it up with different things. I think it’s healthy. I like to eat kale and broccoli.

What’s your favorite kind of music?

I like jazz, always have. I like Lou Rawls, so I guess I like blues and jazz.

(My note: Kale? Really?)

Baffert trio

Trainer Bob Baffert seems to have settled on where some of his top 3 year olds are going. McKinzie, who is credited with being unbeaten even though one of his wins was by disqualification, appears headed for a showdown with Bolt D’Oro in Saturday’s San Felipe at Santa Anita.

McKinzie worked at Santa Anita on Sunday and went 7 furlongs in 1:23.80 with Drayden Van Dyke in the saddle. Bolt D’Oro is scheduled to work on Monday under Victor Espinoza. The Triple Crown winning jockey Espinoza is not scheduled to ride Bolt on Saturday, instead it will be Javier Castellano. As Kentucky Derby day gets closer you can expect a lot of shuffling of jockeys as a few of them are named on more than one horse.

Baffert told Ed Golden of Santa Anita that Solomini is scheduled to go in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn on March 17.

Once raced Justify, a 9 ½-length winner, is scheduled to go in the Sunland Derby on March 25. Should be an interesting three weekends.

Santa Anita review

Take The One O One won Sunday’s feature, a $56,000 allowance race over 6 ½ furlongs. Good thing he wasn’t named Take The Four O Five or Take The One Ten or he most assuredly would have been stopped. As the second favorite, he took the lead after a quarter-mile and nursed a lead all the way around to beat Surfing Star by half-a-length.

Trained by Brian Koriner and ridden by Joe Talamo, he paid $4.80, $2.40 and $2.10.

“Brian’s done a great job bring this horse back,” Talamo told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “Obviously, we didn’t like drawing the rail first time back, but broke sharply and he put me in a good position. I had a lot of horse down the lane and I flagged him a couple times to keep him focused.”

Big races review

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

With the Tiznow Stakes being cancelled at Santa Anita, there were none.

Final thought

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

Santa Anita Charts Results for Sunday, March 4.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 40th day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 22.01 45.59 57.68 1:03.92


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

5 Best of Me 117 5 1 2–2 2–3 1–3 1–3¼ Roman 2.20
3 D D's Lute 122 3 6 3–½ 3–2½ 3–3 2–4¼ Franco 2.80
4 Rattle 122 4 2 1–½ 1–½ 2–hd 3–¾ Pereira 10.90
2 What's Bruin 122 2 5 4–hd 4–½ 4–8 4–11 T Baze 11.90
1 Sheza Factor 122 1 7 6–4 6–½ 5–1½ 5–3¼ Espinoza 2.40
7 Candy Coated World 122 7 3 7 7 6–2½ 6–4½ Sanchez 45.20
6 No Wine Untasted 122 6 4 5–½ 5–3 7 7 Talamo 6.10

5 BEST OF ME 6.40 3.80 3.00
3 D D'S LUTE 4.20 2.80
4 RATTLE 4.20
$1 EXACTA (5-3)  $10.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-3-4-2)  $202.00
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-3-4-2-1)  $365.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-4)  $25.10

Winner–Best of Me B.f.3 by Super Saver out of Lemon Gin, by First Samurai. Bred by John D. Gunther (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Hansen, Todd and Shawn. Mutuel Pool $129,514 Exacta Pool $70,841 Superfecta Pool $28,842 Super High Five Pool $2,392 Trifecta Pool $49,039. Scratched–none.

BEST OF ME prompted the pace outside a rival, took the lead leaving the turn, inched away into the stretch, kicked clear and drifted in under right handed pressured and won clear. D D'S LUTE stalked three deep between horses then off the rail on the turn, angled in some into the stretch and was clearly second best. RATTLE had good early speed just off the rail then angled in and dueled inside, fought back leaving the turn and held third. WHAT'S BRUIN stalked between horses then inside on the turn, came out some in the stretch and was edged for the show. SHEZA FACTOR sent inside to stalk the pace, was shuffled back into the turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. CANDY COATED WORLD settled off the rail, went outside a rival on the turn, came out into the stretch and also weakened. NO WINE UNTASTED stalked four wide then chased outside a rival on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and gave way.

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Waiver Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 21.93 45.24 57.68 1:10.98


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

4 Uncle Billy 122 4 4 4–7 2–1½ 2–4 1–½ Van Dyke 0.80
2 Insubordination 112 2 1 1–hd 1–1½ 1–2 2–3¾ Espinoza 3.10
3 Invasion Looming 122 3 2 2–hd 3–4 3–8 3–13 Pena 2.10
1 Dixie Rival 115 1 5 5 5 5 4–2 Payeras 38.00
5 Escudo Nacional 122 5 3 3–1½ 4–7 4–4½ 5 Gonzalez 15.90

4 UNCLE BILLY 3.60 2.40 2.10
2 INSUBORDINATION 3.00 2.10
3 INVASION LOOMING 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-4)  $9.80
$1 EXACTA (4-2)  $3.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-2-3)  $2.45

Winner–Uncle Billy Dbb.g.4 by Uncle Mo out of Lucette, by Dayjur. Bred by Marathon Farms, Inc. (MD). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Rockingham Ranch. Mutuel Pool $128,615 Daily Double Pool $37,118 Exacta Pool $67,985 Trifecta Pool $68,201. Scratched–none.

UNCLE BILLY stalked off the rail on the backstretch and outside on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and rallied under left handed urging to wear down the runner-up late. INSUBORDINATION had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away on the turn, came a bit off the rail into the stretch and held on well but could not quite contain the winner late. INVASION LOOMING dueled between horses, stalked a bit off the rail on the turn and into the stretch and bested the others. DIXIE RIVAL broke a bit slowly, dropped back just off the rail to the stretch and was outrun. ESCUDO NACIONAL (ARG) had good early speed and dueled three deep, dropped back off the rail on the turn and gave way.

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 22.45 46.20 1:12.38 1:26.57 1:41.59


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

2 Elevated Knight 117 2 2 2–1 2–hd 3–hd 3–½ 1–½ Roman 2.20
4 It's a New Year 122 4 4 1–½ 1–1 1–1½ 1–2½ 2–1¼ Espinoza 2.40
1 Normandy Beach 122 1 1 3–½ 4–5 4–2½ 4–2½ 3–2¼ T Baze 7.40
3 Roaring Fork 122 3 3 4–6 3–2 2–1½ 2–hd 4–1½ Elliott 1.40
5 Tre 112 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 Espinoza 18.00

2 ELEVATED KNIGHT 6.40 3.20 2.60
4 IT'S A NEW YEAR 3.20 3.00
1 NORMANDY BEACH 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-2)  $9.80
$1 EXACTA (2-4)  $9.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-4-1)  $14.85

Winner–Elevated Knight B.c.3 by Bellamy Road out of Encore, by Storm Cat. Bred by Haymarket Farm LLC (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock, LLC and Bartlett, Jr., Richard J.. Mutuel Pool $198,744 Daily Double Pool $14,739 Exacta Pool $91,731 Trifecta Pool $65,803. Claimed–Roaring Fork by Kelly, Glyn C. and MacLennan, Anne. Trainer: Sean McCarthy. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (5-4-2) paid $16.90. Pick Three Pool $47,404.

ELEVATED KNIGHT had speed to duel between horses into the first turn then inside leaving that turn, saved ground stalking the runner-up, came out some into the stretch and wore down that rival late under urging. IT'S A NEW YEAR four wide into the first turn, dueled three deep then outside the winner leaving that turn, inched away and angled in on the backstretch, set the pace inside and held on well but was edged late. NORMANDY BEACH had good early speed inside then stalked off the rail on the backstretch and outside a rival on the second turn, came out four wide into the stretch and finished with some interest. ROARING FORK dueled three deep between horses into the first turn then stalked outside a rival, came out into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. TRE angled in on the first turn then settled off the rail on the backstretch, angled in again on the second turn and could not offer the necessary response in the drive.

FOURTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.16 45.29 1:09.53 1:15.82


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

1 Take the One O One 122 1 2 2–½ 1–1 1–1½ 1–½ Talamo 1.40
6 Surfing Star 122 5 4 4–2½ 3–hd 2–2 2–5 Maragh 0.80
3 Minoso 122 3 5 5 5 5 3–1¼ Nakatani 19.20
2 Royal Trump 115 2 3 3–½ 4–2½ 4–½ 4–¾ Roman 7.00
5 Sir Valentine 122 4 1 1–hd 2–½ 3–1 5 Quinonez 12.70

1 TAKE THE ONE O ONE 4.80 2.40 2.10
6 SURFING STAR 2.20 2.10
3 MINOSO 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-1)  $14.20
$1 EXACTA (1-6)  $3.90
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-6-3-2)  $24.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-6-3)  $7.85

Winner–Take the One O One Dbb.c.3 by Acclamation out of North Freeway, by Jump Start. Bred by Thomas W. Bachman (CA). Trainer: Brian J. Koriner. Owner: Jay Em Ess Stable. Mutuel Pool $227,625 Daily Double Pool $26,411 Exacta Pool $114,193 Superfecta Pool $36,369 Trifecta Pool $67,535. Scratched–Oh Man.

$1 Pick Three (4-2-1) paid $12.90. Pick Three Pool $21,933.

TAKE THE ONE O ONE stalked inside then bid along the rail to duel for the lead, inched away on the turn and into the stretch, edged clear and held on gamely under urging. SURFING STAR stalked three deep then briefly four wide on the backstretch, continued outside a rival on the turn, ranged up three wide into the stretch and finished willingly to just miss. MINOSO dropped back a bit off the rail then saved ground chasing the pace, came out leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch and gained the show. ROYAL TRUMP stalked between foes early then bid between rivals midway on the backstretch, tracked the leaders just off the rail then inside on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. SIR VALENTINE sped to the early lead off the rail, dueled between foes then outside the winner, stalked between horses midway on the turn then just off the inside into the stretch and also weakened.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 23.91 47.58 1:13.02 1:26.12 1:39.71


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

2 Shackalov 122 2 2 3–1 3–2½ 1–1 1–1½ 1–½ Talamo 1.20
6 Dare to Enter 122 5 5 5 5 2–2 2–5 2–11 Bejarano 1.70
3 Lighthouse Boogie 122 3 3 4–hd 4–hd 4–2½ 3–2 3–8¼ Franco 12.00
4 Angry Bobby 122 4 1 2–1 1–hd 3–½ 4–10 4–21 Gonzalez 13.40
1 Real Quick 122 1 4 1–hd 2–½ 5 5 5 Maragh 3.20

2 SHACKALOV 4.40 2.40 2.10
6 DARE TO ENTER 2.60 2.20
3 LIGHTHOUSE BOOGIE 2.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-2)  $11.80
$1 EXACTA (2-6)  $3.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-6-3-4)  $46.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-6-3)  $7.00

Winner–Shackalov Ch.g.3 by Shackleford out of Sophie's Trophy, by Valid Wager. Bred by Terry C. Lovingier (CA). Trainer: Gary Sherlock. Owner: Lovingier, Terry C. and Russell, Jerome. Mutuel Pool $174,456 Daily Double Pool $24,301 Exacta Pool $85,008 Superfecta Pool $37,763 Trifecta Pool $66,232. Scratched–High Rize.

$1 Pick Three (2-1-2) paid $21.30. Pick Three Pool $41,818. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-2-1-2/5) 4931 tickets with 4 correct paid $22.05. Pick Four Pool $142,659. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-4-2-1-2/5) 3621 tickets with 5 correct paid $99.65. Pick Five Pool $419,635.

SHACKALOV had speed between horses then stalked off the rail, bid three wide on the backstretch, took the lead three deep on the second turn, inched away and angled in, kicked clear, found the rail in the stretch and held under urging. DARE TO ENTER four wide into the first turn, stalked outside then three deep on the second turn, loomed outside the winner into the stretch and finished with interest but could not quite catch that one. LIGHTHOUSE BOOGIE had speed between horses then stalked a bit off the rail, continued outside a rival into the stretch and bested the others. ANGRY BOBBY dueled between rivals then outside a foe, was between horses on the backstretch and into the second turn, angled to the inside into the stretch and gave way. REAL QUICK hopped some at the start, was pushed along inside then pulled into the first turn and steadied in tight, bid along the rail to duel for the lead, dropped back on the second turn, came out into the stretch, also gave way readily and was eased in the drive.

SIXTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $58,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 24.18 49.46 1:13.27 1:37.07 1:48.91


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

2 Play Hard to Get 124 2 1 1–hd 1–½ 1–1 1–1½ 1–hd Maragh 6.80
3 Maestro Dearte 122 3 3 4–1 4–½ 4–½ 2–2 2–3¼ Nakatani 4.70
5 Ronald R 120 5 6 5–hd 5–hd 5–1 3–hd 3–¾ Blanc 12.80
7 Royal Albert Hall 124 7 4 3–hd 3–hd 3–½ 5–½ 4–nk Desormeaux 4.10
1 Tequila Joe 124 1 7 8 8 7–½ 4–1 5–½ Talamo 4.30
8 Prince of Arabia 122 8 2 7–1 6–1 6–hd 7–hd 6–½ Pereira 9.50
6 Cafe Flavor 122 6 8 6–hd 7–½ 8 8 7–½ Van Dyke 12.50
4 Lifeline 122 4 5 2–1 2–1 2–hd 6–1 8 Prat 2.80

2 PLAY HARD TO GET 15.60 8.00 6.00
3 MAESTRO DEARTE 5.60 4.00
5 RONALD R (IRE) 6.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-2)  $46.80
$1 EXACTA (2-3)  $44.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-3-5-7)  $2,327.30
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-3-5-7-1)  $3,520.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-3-5)  $266.65

Winner–Play Hard to Get Ch.g.7 by Purim out of French Jeannette, by French Deputy. Bred by Catesby W. Clay Investment LLC (KY). Trainer: Ian Kruljac. Owner: Clarke M. Cooper Family Trust, Purple Shamrock Racing and Kruljac, Ian S.. Mutuel Pool $329,530 Daily Double Pool $23,151 Exacta Pool $165,856 Superfecta Pool $70,818 Super High Five Pool $4,617 Trifecta Pool $112,188. Claimed–Tequila Joe by Drummond, Lee, McGoldrick, Brian,Riso, Joe, Schwartz, Paul and Xitco, John V. Trainer: Mark Glatt. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-2-2) paid $69.00. Pick Three Pool $60,392.

PLAY HARD TO GET came out a bit just after the start, took the early lead and set a pressured pace inside, inched away into the second turn, kicked clear and held on gamely under urging. MAESTRO DEARTE saved ground stalking the pace, came out a bit into the stretch and finished willingly to just miss. RONALD R (IRE) pulled between horses and was a bit crowded early, stalked between foes then a bit off the rail into the stretch, came out in the drive and held third. ROYAL ALBERT HALL (GB) stalked outside a rival then three deep on the backstretch and second turn and into the stretch and was edged for the show. TEQUILA JOE tugged his way along inside, saved ground stalking the pace throughout and was edged for a minor award. PRINCE OF ARABIA four wide on the first turn, stalked three deep, came four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. CAFE FLAVOR squeezed some just after the start, went three deep into the first turn, stalked between horses then a bit off the rail on the second turn and could not offer the necessary late kick. LIFELINE pressed the pace outside the winner, stalked between horses on the second turn, came three deep into the stretch and weakened. A claim of foul by the rider of the runner-up for alleged interference at the start was not allowed by the stewards, who ruled the videotape failed to substantiate the claim.

SEVENTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 22.31 46.46 58.73 1:04.88


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

3 Well Hello 122 3 6 7 7 3–½ 1–3¼ Prat 7.90
1 Tapalita 122 1 1 2–½ 1–hd 1–2 2–¾ Van Dyke 20.80
7 Broome 122 7 2 3–hd 4–½ 2–hd 3–1½ Desormeaux 0.80
6 Whata Flirt 122 6 5 4–1 3–hd 4–1½ 4–2¼ Quinonez 13.30
5 Beyond Pleasure 122 5 3 6–2½ 6–1½ 7 5–2½ Maragh 24.50
4 Hot Autumn 122 4 7 5–hd 5–1 5–hd 6–2½ Frey 4.90
2 Sensible Myth 122 2 4 1–hd 2–1 6–½ 7 Nakatani 4.00

3 WELL HELLO 17.80 8.40 4.40
1 TAPALITA 13.40 5.00
7 BROOME 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-3)  $119.00
$1 EXACTA (3-1)  $124.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-1-7-6)  $2,531.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-1-7)  $165.70
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-1-7-6-5)  Carryover $7,636

Winner–Well Hello B.f.3 by Quality Road out of Just Say Goodbye, by Not For Love. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Charles McGinnes (MD). Trainer: Dan Blacker. Owner: Buscar Stables, Radley Equine, Inc. and Gold, Rick. Mutuel Pool $305,100 Daily Double Pool $34,253 Exacta Pool $173,459 Superfecta Pool $90,993 Trifecta Pool $127,161 X-5 Super High Five Pool $10,007. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (2-2-3) paid $235.40. Pick Three Pool $35,928.

WELL HELLO settled a bit off the rail then inside, came out leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch, rallied under some light urging and energetic handling to gain the lead in deep stretch and won clear under a hold late. TAPALITA had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away in the stretch, kicked clear, could not match the winner but held second. BROOME pressed the pace four wide then stalked three deep on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and was edged for the place. WHATA FLIRT prompted the pace three deep between horses then stalked between foes on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed late response. BEYOND PLEASURE stalked outside on the backstretch and turn, came five wide into the stretch and weakened. HOT AUTUMN turned her head and hopped slightly at the start, stalked a bit off the rail then inside on the turn and also weakened. SENSIBLE MYTH dueled between horses then outside a rival on the turn, continued between foes into the stretch and weakened in the drive.

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $14,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250. Time 21.97 45.40 57.66 1:10.45


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

4 Lambo Luxx 116 4 6 3–hd 2–hd 1–hd 1–hd Roman 3.40
2 Mesa Sky 121 2 5 2–hd 3–1 2–1 2–1 T Baze 3.50
5 Iron Rob 111 5 4 6–hd 5–½ 4–2 3–2½ Espinoza 2.10
8 Four Gaels 114 8 2 1–hd 1–hd 3–hd 4–3 Payeras 4.50
7 Hackleton 121 7 3 5–hd 4–½ 5–3 5–½ Maldonado 11.00
6 Pulmarack 121 6 8 8 8 7–1 6–2 Conner 13.50
1 I B Mike 121 1 7 7–1½ 7–1½ 8 7–2½ Jimenez 40.10
3 Ajac 121 3 1 4–1 6–1 6–½ 8 Pena 16.20

4 LAMBO LUXX 8.80 4.20 3.00
2 MESA SKY 4.60 3.60
5 IRON ROB 2.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-4)  $76.00
$1 EXACTA (4-2)  $21.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-2-5-8)  $196.60
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-2-5-8-7)  $655.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-2-5)  $30.15

Winner–Lambo Luxx B.g.6 by Vronsky out of Cantaloupe, by Runaway Groom. Bred by Donald Warren (CA). Trainer: Jack Carava. Owner: Chris Curtis. Mutuel Pool $296,470 Daily Double Pool $33,628 Exacta Pool $162,145 Superfecta Pool $100,412 Super High Five Pool $30,339 Trifecta Pool $133,796. Claimed–Mesa Sky by David Jacobson. Trainer: David Jacobson. Claimed–Iron Rob by Elison, Kenneth and Vicky Jo. Trainer: Charles Treece. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (2-3-4) paid $361.80. Pick Three Pool $42,700.

LAMBO LUXX dueled between horses then outside the runner-up on the turn, took a short lead in the stretch and gamely prevailed under urging. MESA SKY sent along early, dueled inside, battled along the rail on the turn and into the stretch and fought back inside the winner to the wire. IRON ROB bobbled slightly at the start, stalked between horses then outside a rival on the turn, came out into the stretch and bested the others. FOUR GAELS sped to the early lead, dueled four wide then three deep on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. HACKLETON stalked three deep then four wide leaving the turn and into the stretch and lacked a rally. PULMARACK dropped back and chased off the rail, came out four wide into the stretch and did not rally. I B MIKE went up inside to stalk the pace on the backstretch and turn, swung out into the stretch and weakened. AJAC dueled between horses then stalked a bit off the rail on the turn and into the stretch and also weakened.

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. Time 23.43 48.16 1:12.72 1:36.73 1:49.02


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

7 Causeforcommotion 117 7 2 2–1 2–½ 2–1½ 1–hd 1–nk Roman 3.70
6 Vasilika 120 6 6 5–2½ 5–2 5–3 3–½ 2–ns Maragh 7.00
4 Achira 122 4 1 1–1 1–1½ 1–hd 2–1½ 3–1¼ Smith 1.90
5 Lynne's Legacy 124 5 5 8–2 8–2½ 7–1 5–3½ 4–½ Espinoza 14.10
3 Scandal 124 3 3 3–hd 3–1 4–hd 4–2 5–2½ Prat 8.50
1 Night Time Inc 124 1 7 7–½ 7–½ 8–1 6–½ 6–nk Gonzalez 14.10
2 Sasini 122 2 9 9 9 9 7–1½ 7–3¼ Bejarano 14.40
9 Midnight Lilly 122 9 8 6–3 6–3 6–hd 8–2½ 8–11 Mt Garcia 55.20
8 Pistol Packin Rose 120 8 4 4–½ 4–½ 3–hd 9 9 Desormeaux 4.30

7 CAUSEFORCOMMOTION 9.40 4.40 3.00
6 VASILIKA 6.80 4.40
4 ACHIRA 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-7)  $50.20
$1 EXACTA (7-6)  $30.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-6-4-5)  $860.00
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-6-4-5-3)  $3,028.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-6-4)  $55.80

Winner–Causeforcommotion B.f.4 by Americain out of Causey, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Calumet Farm (KY). Trainer: J. Eric Kruljac. Owner: Dunham, E., Kruljac, J., Reed, Jim A., Sondereker, J., Yip, S. and Yip, D.. Mutuel Pool $431,388 Daily Double Pool $175,214 Exacta Pool $231,573 Superfecta Pool $160,103 Super High Five Pool $27,780 Trifecta Pool $207,489. Scratched–none.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (1-2/5-2-3-4-7) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $119,746. $1 Pick Three (3-4-7) paid $166.50. Pick Three Pool $225,014. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-3-4-7) 591 tickets with 4 correct paid $815.95. Pick Four Pool $632,207. 50-Cent Pick Five (2/5-2-3-4-7) 65 tickets with 5 correct paid $3,632.15. Pick Five Pool $309,345. $2 Pick Six (1-2/5-2-3-4-7) 179 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $143.80. $2 Pick Six (1-2/5-2-3-4-7) 5 tickets with 6 correct paid $23,986.20. Pick Six Pool $224,490.

CAUSEFORCOMMOTION stalked off the rail then outside a rival, bid alongside the pacesetter leaving the backstretch and on the second turn, took a short lead into the stretch, battled outside that foe through a stiff drive and held gamely between foes under some left handed urging. VASILIKA chased outside a rival then between foes, continued outside a rival on the second turn and into the stretch, came out in the drive and closed willingly three deep on the line. ACHIRA took the early lead and angled in, set the pace inside, dueled inside the winner into and on the second turn, fought back through a stiff drive and continued gamely to the wire. LYNNE'S LEGACY angled in and chased outside a rival then inside leaving the second turn, came out in the stretch and found her best stride late. SCANDAL saved ground stalking the pace throughout and was outfinished. NIGHT TIME INC (ARG) chased inside then a bit off the rail on the second turn and into the stretch, split rivals in the drive and lacked the needed rally. SASINI (GB) settled inside, went outside a rival on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary late kick. MIDNIGHT LILLY angled in and chased inside throughout and weakened in the drive. PISTOL PACKIN ROSE bobbled some at the break, stalked three deep, dropped back and drifted out leaving the second turn, came four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track8,479$1,506,483
Inter-TrackN/A$2,314,821
Out of StateN/A$5,470,954
TOTAL8,479 $9,292,258

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