Popular Razik Can Lay Claim to More Success
Razik, a popular claiming horse, will try for another victory today in the fifth at Santa Anita. The race is part of the first of five Friday twilight cards, with racing beginning at 2:30 p.m. Trained by Bill Spawr, the 10-year-old has won 12 of 41 starts and has been especially effective at Santa Anita, where he has won four of six. Today’s race is a $10,000 claimer at 6 1/2 furlongs.
A gelding who usually runs close to the pace, Razik rallied from well back to win at Del Mar during the summer under Omar Berrio, who also has the call today.
Two races later, Carano, a full brother to the multiple-stakes-winning mare Valentine Dancer, will try for his second win in a row in a $45,000 allowance at 1 1/16 miles.
Owned by Al and Sandee Kirkwood and trained by Craig Lewis, Carano won on the Del Mar turf course in his most recent outing but did break his maiden on the dirt this year at Santa Anita.
Race of the day: Jockey Victor Espinoza will be at Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind., tonight to ride Pussycat Doll in the $400,000 Indiana Breeders’ Cup Oaks. A Grade III at 1 1/16 miles, the Oaks attracted seven other 3-year-old fillies.
One for the road: Fleet Indian is better than her recent efforts would indicate and can rebound today for owner Stan Fulton and trainer Jimmy Toner in today’s seventh at Belmont Park. Edgar Prado will ride the filly in the $47,000 allowance at seven furlongs.
Exotically speaking: A pick three using Retired Habit in the first; Etch, Kiss Kiss Kiss and Gentle Charmer in the second; and Joe Leggs, Senator Matty and Del Mar Storm in the third.
Winners: Previous day/meet total: 2/5. Money: Previous day/meet total: $9.80/$27.20. Total money bet: $34.