14 Are Entered in Juvenile
Has anybody seen Solar Bee, Lady Eddie, Charming Copy, Mija Flor and Broke The Rules lately? Those five fillies ran in the first local 2-year-old race of 2002 last March and haven’t really been heard from much since.
Solar Bee, a daughter of In Excess and owned and bred by William Peeples and trained by Lonnie Stokes, won the two-furlong dash at 7-2. She beat Lady Eddie, the 3-1 favorite, by a nose in 21.66 seconds.
Fourteen 2-year-olds were entered Tuesday -- only 10 will be allowed to start -- for the first juvenile race of this year this afternoon. The first race on the card, it is restricted to California breds.
Given the history of these races, many of those participating probably won’t be around at this time in 2004. The list is short of two-furlong winners who have gone on to do much as older horses. Go Go and Golden Ballet did have later success, but it’s hard to find many others.
Today will also mark the start of the second pool of the Kentucky Derby future wager. There are 23 3-year-olds listed individually, and a player can also bet on the field, which includes all other 3-year-olds.
Race of the day: Major Idea will seek her third consecutive win on the turf for trainer Neil Drysdale in today’s $75,000 Some Sensation at Santa Anita. The race is at one mile for 3-year-old fillies.
Who’s hot: Vladimir Cerin. The trainer began the week tied for third in the Santa Anita standings with Doug O’Neill and Bobby Frankel and is winning at a 25% clip.
Who’s not: Tim Bellasis. The trainer lost with 54 of his first 56 starters at Golden Gate Fields.
Exotically speaking: A pick three using Albatros and the Marine-More Modern entry in the third, singling Just By Chance in the fourth and using Mabel Kent, Mamacafe and Roberta’s Mango in the fifth.
Winners: Previous day/meet total: 4/156. Money: Previous day/meet total: $18.60/$887. Total money bet: $960.