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Racing! Musical theater and horses, what a combination

Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter where you can expect the unexpected.

So I wondered what to write about today. I could review the eight, yes, count them, eight stakes races at Belmont. Or, the seven stakes at Stronach-owned Laurel. Or, the one ungraded Cal-bred stakes at Stronach-owned Santa Anita. (Yes, that’s a shot.)

Or I could talk about going to the theater on Friday night. My wife and I went to see “On Your Feet!,” which is the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. I had seen it in New York, but now it’s on its national tour. (If you’re on the aisle, you may end up in a conga line.)

It got me thinking about the best song ever written about horse racing that made it to Broadway, none of which were in “On Your Feet!”

It’s easy as Secretariat in the Belmont. It’s called “Fugue for Tinhorns.” Never heard of it? Oh yeah, you have. You just didn’t know what it was called. Neither did I until I looked it up. If you do one thing today, play it here. It will make you smile.

The clip is from the movie but it debuted on Broadway in 1950. It’s from the musical “Guys and Dolls,” which has a strong gambling undertone to it. It still holds up pretty well. I saw it in Chicago and at the Hollywood Bowl, which you should do whenever that venue does theater.

If you didn’t click on the link and are still wondering, it starts: “I got the horse right here, the name is Paul Revere. And here's a guy that says if the weather's clear, can do. Can do. This guy says the horse can do. If he says the horse can do. Can do. Can do.”

So, it’s three guys all saying they have the winner. Nicely Johnson says it’s Paul Revere. Benny Southstreet calls it for Valentine and Rusty Charlie says it’s Epitaph.

Who wins? We don’t know, but here’s betting it was none of the three.

Got your favorite horse song from Broadway, send it along. Luckily, “Equus” wasn’t a musical. Still troubled by that one.

Santa Anita review

It couldn’t repair the loss of a star 3-year-old colt earlier in the week, but owners Paul and Zillah Reddam, trainer Doug O’Neill and jockey Mario Gutierrez could all take some solace in a surprise win in the California Flag Handicap. B Squared, making his first trip down the 6½-furlong downhill turf course, rallied in the stretch to beat Richard’s Boy by half-a-length. On Thursday, these connections euthanized Irap, who was injured after finishing second in the Pennsylvania Derby. B Squared had recently been running in dirt races, such as the Oklahoma Derby and West Virginia Derby. He was winless in his last five starts.

“This was exciting,” Paul Reddam told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “We were hoping this would help [shortening up to a sprint and moving to turf] and it did. Going 11/8 miles, he just doesn’t seem to finish. It looks like we’ve found the right thing for him now.

“So now the question is, is it the shortening or the surface, since we did the double switch. We’ll find out I guess. We’ll sprint on the dirt and see if routing was what was making him not as effective as he could be.”

B Squared sire is Square Eddie, who was more of a sprinter.

“Square Eddie will get all of our mares, which is probably in the 30s,” Reddam said. “And maybe just a handful after that. He’s priced ($25,000 stud fee) so that not too many people come to him. It’s kind of an odd strategy but the farm he’s at can only handle so much. If you want to breed to him, great. If you don’t, then you have to beat him.”

Santa Anita preview

The best race on a fairly average card is the third race, the $70,000 Anoakia Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, It’s got only five starters so you wonder if they moved it up in the card to keep it out of the pick six, which starts in the fourth race. Chatty us the 9-5 morning-line favorite. This will be her third race after a second in her debut and then she won her second race by five lengths. Main competition will come from Bob Baffert-trained Just A Smidge, who after winning her first race, finished fifth in two straight Grade 1 races.

The best part of the nine-race program is four turf races, the first, fourth, sixth and eighth. The field sizes, in order of races is: 9, 6, 5, 8, 8, 9, 7, 11 (2 also eligible), 13.

Elsewhere review

Here’s a look at what big races, or if not big then graded or worth more than $100K, ran on Saturday.

Belmont: Maid of the Mist Stakes, $250,000, fillies, 2-year-olds, 1 mile. Winner: Berning Rose ($16.80 to win)

Laurel: Maryland Million Nursery, $100,000, 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Winner: Clever Mind ($16.80)

Belmont: Iroquis Stakes, $150,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Absatootly ($24.20)

Laurel: Maryland Million Sprint, $100,000, 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Blu Moon Ace ($2.80)

Belmont: Ticonderoga Stakes, $200,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 11/16 miles on the turf. Winner: Fifty Five ($7.10)

Belmont: Empire Classic Stakes, $300,000, 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Twisted Tom ($4.10)

Belmont: Sleepy Hollow Stakes, $250,000, 2-year-olds, 1 mile. Winner: Evaluator ($40.20)

Laurel: Maryland Million Lassie, $100,000, fillies, 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Winner: Limited View ($7.60)

Laurel: Maryland Million Distaff, $100,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Crabcakes ($2.40)

Laurel: Maryland Million Turf, $125,000, 3 and up, 1 mile on the turf. Winner: Spartianos ($7.60)

Belmont: Hudson Stakes, $150,000, 3 and up, 6½ furlongs. Winner: Ostrolenka ($11.60)

Laurel: Maryland Million Ladies, $125,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 11/8 on the turf. Winner: My Sistersledge ($13.20)

Belmont: Mohawk Stakes, $200,000, 3 and up, 11/16 miles on the turf. Winner: Black Tide ($10.20)

Woodbine: Bunty Lawless Stakes, $125,000, 3 and up, 1 mile on the turf. Winner: Mr. Havercamp ($4.30)

Laurel: Maryland Million Classic, $150,000, 3 and up, 11/8 miles. Winner: Bonus Points ($8.40)

Belmont: Empire Distaff Stakes, $250,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Verdant Pastures ($8.10)

Keeneland: Lexus Raven Run Stakes, Grade 2, $250,000, fillies, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Winner:Tequillita, Miss Sunset ($8.80)

Elsewhere preview

Not much to talk about for Sunday, but this is the best. All times are PDT.

1:13 Belmont: English Channel Stakes, $100,000, 3-year-olds, 1 mile on the turf. Favorite: You’re To Blame (2-1)

1:54 Woodbine: Carotene Stakes, $125,000, fillies, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Favorite: Inflexibility (4-5)

1:57 Keeneland: Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes, Grade 3, $125,000, fillies and mares, 3 and up, 1½ on the turf. Favorite: Grateful (5-2)

Jeff Nahill's SA spot play

EIGHTH RACE: #3 Spiritual Warrior (6-1)

Just throw out that last race at Del Mar as this 3-year-old wanted no part of sprinting. He wants to go long as he did in breaking his maiden and as he does here for trainer Phil D'Amato, who is 20% with horses on the turf. This horse has been gelded since that last race and keep an eye on the first race today. If Chief Hossa wins, give extra credit to this starter because that would be three next out winners out of that Del Mar sprint. Good turf jockey Drayden Van Dyke keeps the mount.

Saturday’s result: Paved, at 9-1, trailed the field until the top of the stretch and then made a nice run to finish third in her career debut in the ninth race.

Jeff Nahill is a quality editor for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He can be reached at jeff.nahill@sduniontribune.com. For other selections go to his blog: fromthewinnerscircle.me

Ed Burgart’s LA spot play

FOURTH RACE: #1 Devil In A Blue Suit (7-2)

The 2-year-old gelding leveled with big strides during the final 1/8 of last third-place maiden outing at shorter distance while only making second lifetime start. The favorite, #6 Fire And Sass (8-5), regressed with no visible excuses in last fourth-place try.

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Now, the star of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, October 21.

Copyright 2017 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 14th day of a 19-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $19,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000. Time 22.32 45.40 1:10.42 1:17.12


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

1 Indavidualist 124 1 2 2–1 1–½ 1–2½ 1–4 Elliott 0.20
5 Gentrified 122 4 6 6–½ 6–1 4–3 2–¾ Prat 4.60
2 Lindante 124 2 5 3–½ 3–2½ 3–2 3–2¼ T Baze 10.00
8 Real Big Deal 117 7 1 1–hd 2–1 2–1 4–3¾ Roman 14.50
6 Gunslinger 122 5 4 7 7 7 5–3¼ Pena 60.00
4 Chromium 117 3 3 4–2 4–hd 6–1½ 6–hd Fuentes 34.10
7 Mimis Big Boy 124 6 7 5–hd 5–1½ 5–½ 7 Pereira 27.40

1 INDAVIDUALIST 2.40 2.20 2.10
5 GENTRIFIED 3.20 2.40
2 LINDANTE 3.20
$1 EXACTA (1-5)  $3.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-5-2-8)  $22.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-2)  $4.60

Winner–Indavidualist Dbb.g.4 by Kantharos out of Lyin Goddess, by Boston Harbor. Bred by Manuel Rosales & Ivan Hernandez (FL). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Thrash, Ike and Dawn. Mutuel Pool $185,587 Exacta Pool $100,778 Superfecta Pool $54,455 Trifecta Pool $76,039. Claimed–Indavidualist by Kendall Mann. Trainer: Gary Stute. Claimed–Lindante by Ferraro, Kyle, Huston Racing Stable and Mann, Kendall. Trainer: Gary Stute. Scratched–Giro Candito.

INDAVIDUALIST had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away into the stretch, kicked clear under an energetic hand ride and was under a snug hold late. GENTRIFIED angled in and saved ground chasing the pace and went up the rail for the place. LINDANTE close up stalking the pace just off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and was outfinished for second. REAL BIG DEAL sped to the early lead off the rail, angled in and dueled outside the winner, drifted out a bit into the stretch, was between horses in deep stretch and weakened, then did not return to be unsaddled and was vanned off. GUNSLINGER chased between horses then off the rail, angled to the inside in the stretch and did not rally. CHROMIUM stalked outside a rival then off the rail, came out a bit into the stretch and weakened. MIMIS BIG BOY broke slowly, chased three deep then outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened.

SECOND RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.47 46.28 58.89 1:05.73


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

4 Italiano 120 3 2 1–½ 1–½ 1–hd 1–ns Smith 7.40
5 Concur 120 4 1 2–hd 2–½ 2–3 2–1¼ Prat 5.40
2 Greyvitos 120 2 6 6–1½ 6–1½ 4–hd 3–hd Espinoza 4.60
8 Curly's Rocket 120 7 4 5–2 5–1 3–1½ 4–5¾ Van Dyke 4.30
6 Blame the Rider 120 5 5 3–hd 3–hd 6–2 5–½ Gutierrez 3.20
7 Crazy Uncle Rick 120 6 3 4–hd 4–1½ 5–1 6–½ Maldonado 2.80
1 Big and Loud 120 1 7 7 7 7 7 Mn Garcia 18.30

4 ITALIANO 16.80 7.20 4.40
5 CONCUR 6.80 4.00
2 GREYVITOS 3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $24.80
$1 EXACTA (4-5)  $46.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-5-2-8)  $937.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-5-2)  $114.15

Winner–Italiano B.c.2 by Twirling Candy out of Personal Sunset, by Belong to Me. Bred by Al Graziani (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Al Graziani. Mutuel Pool $243,348 Daily Double Pool $42,068 Exacta Pool $135,615 Superfecta Pool $47,478 Trifecta Pool $74,221. Scratched–Getaloadofthis.

ITALIANO angled in and dueled inside, fought back a bit off the rail in the stretch and gamely prevailed under left handed urging. CONCUR dueled between horses on the backstretch and turn, battled outside the winner into and through a long drive and continued gamely to thee end. GREYVITOS angled in and saved ground stalking the pace, drifted out a bit from the whip in deep stretch and edged a rival for the show. CURLY'S ROCKET pressed the pace five wide on the backstretch and into the turn, fell back outside on the turn, came four wide into the stretch, drifted in some and was edged for third. BLAME THE RIDER dueled three deep between horses, dropped back just off the rail into the stretch, was between foes nearing midstretch and weakened. CRAZY UNCLE RICK prompted the pace four wide between horses, stalked three wide into the stretch and also weakened. BIG AND LOUD a bit slow into stride, was sent inside then taken off the rail to chase the pace, swung four wide into the stretch and lacked a further response.

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $36,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000. Time 22.56 45.24 1:08.97 1:21.06 1:32.92


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

5 Spanish Hombre 122 5 4 2–hd 2–½ 2–2½ 1–1 1–3¾ Bejarano 2.00
3 Defiantly 122 3 2 5–2½ 5–2 5–2 4–2 2–2¼ Blanc 10.60
4 Rocket Fuel 122 4 5 3–hd 4–4½ 4–1½ 3–½ 3–½ Maldonado 9.40
7 General Ike 122 7 1 1–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 4–hd T Baze 5.80
1 Excessive Kid 122 1 6 6–6 6–8 6 6 5–2 Nakatani 2.60
6 Conquest Sabre Cat 122 6 3 4–4½ 3–2½ 3–hd 5–hd 6 Gonzalez 3.70
2 Verraco 122 2 7 7 7 dnf Espinoza 27.50

5 SPANISH HOMBRE 6.00 3.60 3.00
3 DEFIANTLY 8.40 5.20
4 ROCKET FUEL 5.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-5)  $49.80
$1 EXACTA (5-3)  $26.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-3-4-7)  $710.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-4)  $88.80

Winner–Spanish Hombre Dbb.g.4 by Spaniard out of My Kitty, by Catienus. Bred by Chad Austin Reed (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Mansor, Tom, Next Wave Racing, Robershaw, Richie and Baltas, Richard. Mutuel Pool $196,060 Daily Double Pool $25,317 Exacta Pool $112,289 Superfecta Pool $42,778 Trifecta Pool $74,479. Claimed–Spanish Hombre by Chris Curtis. Trainer: Jack Carava. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-4-5) paid $31.60. Pick Three Pool $60,476.

SPANISH HOMBRE stalked between horses then a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter into the stretch, took the lead in upper stretch, inched away in midstretch and won clear under some urging and a hold late. DEFIANTLY saved ground chasing the pace, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and gained the place. ROCKET FUEL stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch and just held third. GENERAL IKE had speed outside foes then angled in on the first turn, came out into the backstretch then found the rail again and inched away, fought back inside into the stretch and weakened but was edged for the show. EXCESSIVE KID broke a bit slowly, came off the rail in the run to the first turn, chased just off the inside, swung out into the stretch and put in a late bid at a minor award. CONQUEST SABRE CAT stalked three deep then outside a rival, continued off the rail on the second turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. VERRACO stumbled at the start, settled off the rail, drifted out while being pulled up on the second turn and was vanned off.

FOURTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $27,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.32 46.50 59.72 1:13.68


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

3 Willows Babe 113 3 2 6–hd 5–3 2–hd 1–ns Solis 0.90
5 Dialed to Go 120 5 3 1–hd 1–½ 1–2½ 2–5½ Pereira 6.10
7 Miss Kitaen 115 7 7 4–hd 3–hd 5–6 3–¾ Roman 4.20
4 Millie Joel 120 4 8 2–hd 2–hd 3–hd 4–2¼ Elliott 22.60
8 La Chepis 114 8 1 5–3 4–4 4–½ 5–1¼ Fuentes 3.10
1 Dovetail 120 1 4 7–6 7–½ 6–½ 6–1 Risenhoover 25.70
6 Justabean 120 6 6 8 8 7–4 7–13 Boulanger 93.10
2 Ryan's Star 120 2 5 3–hd 6–2 8 8 Pena 74.80

3 WILLOWS BABE 3.80 2.60 2.10
5 DIALED TO GO 4.80 3.00
7 MISS KITAEN 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-3)  $10.60
$1 EXACTA (3-5)  $8.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-5-7-4)  $111.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-5-7)  $11.75

Winner–Willows Babe B.f.2 by Gemologist out of Among the Willows, by Brahms. Bred by Crusader Racing Inc (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Arslanian, Harry and Arslanian, Mrs. Harry. Mutuel Pool $263,024 Daily Double Pool $21,520 Exacta Pool $170,587 Superfecta Pool $93,255 Trifecta Pool $126,751. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-5-3) paid $36.90. Pick Three Pool $24,638.

WILLOWS BABE chased outside a rival then a bit off the rail, swung four wide into the stretch, drifted in and out from the whip in the final furlong but surged late to get up in the final stride. DIALED TO GO dueled between horses, inched clear in the stretch, drifted in late and held on well but was caught on the line. MISS KITAEN forced the pace four wide between foes then three deep between rivals on the turn, continued between horses in midstretch and edged a rival for the show. MILLIE JOEL dueled between horses then inside on the turn and into the stretch, continued along the rail in the drive and was edged for third. LA CHEPIS pressed the pace five wide then four wide on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. DOVETAIL chased inside, came out on the turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed response. JUSTABEAN dropped back off the rail then angled in on the backstretch, saved ground thereafter to no avail. RYAN'S STAR went up inside to duel for the lead, dropped back on the turn, was between horses into the stretch and gave way.

FIFTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'California Flag H.'. Stakes. 3 year olds and up. Time 21.64 43.22 1:05.47 1:11.38


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

6 B Squared 117 6 3 4–hd 4–1 3–2 1–½ Gutierrez 7.60
5 Richard's Boy 123 5 2 1–½ 1–1 1–1½ 2–1¼ Prat 2.20
7 Tribalist 124 7 1 5–1 2–1 2–1½ 3–3½ Espinoza 0.80
4 El Tovar 116 4 7 7 7 6–2½ 4–½ Van Dyke 19.80
2 Gold Rush Dancer 123 2 4 3–1 3–1 4–1½ 5–hd Nakatani 8.90
3 Dr. Troutman 117 3 5 6–2½ 5–hd 5–hd 6–9¾ Pedroza 36.70
1 California Diamond 118 1 6 2–hd 6–½ 7 7 Blanc 20.10

6 B SQUARED 17.20 6.00 3.40
5 RICHARD'S BOY 4.20 2.40
7 TRIBALIST 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-6)  $28.40
$1 EXACTA (6-5)  $29.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-5-7-4)  $252.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-7)  $24.60

Winner–B Squared B.c.3 by Square Eddie out of Silar Rules, by Ten Most Wanted. Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $273,112 Daily Double Pool $34,480 Exacta Pool $133,377 Superfecta Pool $70,231 Trifecta Pool $110,073. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (5-3-6) paid $55.90. Pick Three Pool $73,690. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-5-3-6) 478 tickets with 4 correct paid $201.90. Pick Four Pool $126,604. 50-Cent Pick Five (1/3-4-5-3-6) 1249 tickets with 5 correct paid $350.80. Pick Five Pool $509,421.

B SQUARED stalked between horses then outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up nearing the wire. RICHARD'S BOY bobbled at the start but broke with the field, sped to the early lead off the rail, dueled three deep then inched away and angled in, set the pace inside and held on well but was caught late. TRIBALIST stalked three deep then off the rail, continued outside a rival into the stretch and went on willingly to best the others. EL TOVAR settled a bit off the rail then three deep leaving the hill, came four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. GOLD RUSH DANCER went up between rivals to prompt the pace then stalked inside leaving the hill and into the stretch and weakened. DR. TROUTMAN chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival, came three deep into the stretch and could not offer the needed late kick. CALIFORNIA DIAMOND saved ground chasing the pace, came out a bit into the stretch then angled back in and weakened. Rail on hill at zero.

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $27,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.58 46.65 58.86 1:11.82


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

8 Fracas 120 8 3 4–½ 2–5 1–½ 1–1¼ Van Dyke 0.90
7 Mischievous Song 120 7 2 2–½ 1–hd 2–10 2–13¼ Espinoza 1.70
5 Angelina's Heaven 120 5 6 6–hd 5–hd 5–5 3–½ Orozco 18.00
2 Shook 120 2 8 7–1½ 3–hd 3–½ 4–2¼ Arroyo, Jr. 6.80
1 Halo Girl 124 1 4 5–3 4–hd 4–½ 5–3¼ Iniguez 38.40
4 Misty Slew 120 4 5 8 8 6–1½ 6–13¼ Pedroza 16.50
6 Anuska Thunder 120 6 1 3–hd 7–1½ 7–2½ 7–8¼ Linares 92.40
3 Novafactum 120 3 7 1–hd 6–1½ 8 8 Blanc 40.10

8 FRACAS 3.80 2.20 2.20
7 MISCHIEVOUS SONG 2.80 2.80
5 ANGELINA'S HEAVEN 4.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-8)  $31.80
$1 EXACTA (8-7)  $3.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (8-7-5-2)  $48.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-7-5)  $9.85

Winner–Fracas Ch.f.2 by Violence out of Palomanegra, by Grand Slam. Bred by Kendall E. Hansen, M.D. Racing, LLC &3480 Equine LLP (KY). Trainer: Simon Callaghan. Owner: Slam Dunk Racing, Bamford, Alice and Naify, Marsha. Mutuel Pool $227,491 Daily Double Pool $22,778 Exacta Pool $131,553 Superfecta Pool $74,953 Trifecta Pool $108,181. Claimed–Mischievous Song by CTR Stables LLC,Hollendorfer LLC,Team Green LLC,Todaro, George and Morrison,Alan. Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Scratched–Gray Diva.

$1 Pick Three (3-6-8) paid $26.50. Pick Three Pool $72,717.

FRACAS pressed the pace five wide then four wide on the backstretch and three deep on the turn, battled outside the runner-up leaving the turn, took a short lead into the stretch, inched away under left handed urging past midstretch and proved best. MISCHIEVOUS SONG four wide early, dueled three deep between foes, angled in on the turn, fought back inside in the stretch, could not match the winner late but clearly bested the others. ANGELINA'S HEAVEN chased outside a rival, came out four wide leaving the turn and into the stretch and edged a rival for the show. SHOOK broke slowly, settled inside, split rivals on the turn, went three deep foes leaving the turn and into the stretch and was edged for third. HALO GIRL pressed then stalked the pace inside, split rivals leaving the turn, continued a bit off the rail into the stretch and weakened. MISTY SLEW settled off the rail then a bit off the fence on the turn and into the stretch and went by tiring rivals in the stretch. ANUSKA THUNDER went up between horses to duel for the lead, dropped back nearing and on the turn, continued outside a rival and gave way. NOVAFACTUM pulled her way between horses to duel for the lead, dropped back inside on the turn and had nothing left for the stretch while being eased late.

SEVENTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $19,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500. Time 22.07 44.97 1:10.88 1:17.95


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

5 Swiss Minister 122 4 2 2–hd 2–hd 1–1½ 1–3¾ Pena 5.90
7 Guy Code 122 6 1 1–½ 3–3 3–2 2–ns Pereira 2.70
2 Heir of Storm 122 2 5 4–hd 5–2½ 6–4 3–1¼ Conner 7.80
1 Frac Candy 122 1 7 6–½ 4–½ 4–1 4–2¾ Pedroza 3.00
4 Cherubim 122 3 4 3–1½ 1–1 2–2 5–ns Mn Garcia 4.60
6 Lambo Luxx 115 5 6 5–½ 7 5–hd 6–2 Roman 4.30
8 G. A. Betting 122 7 3 7 6–½ 7 7 Chaves 20.00

5 SWISS MINISTER 13.80 6.20 4.20
7 GUY CODE 4.60 3.60
2 HEIR OF STORM 5.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-5)  $33.20
$1 EXACTA (5-7)  $23.20
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-7-2-1)  $397.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-7-2)  $58.55

Winner–Swiss Minister Dbb.g.4 by Lucky Pulpit out of Alpine Echo, by Swiss Yodeler. Bred by Heinz H. Steinmann (CA). Trainer: Genaro Vallejo. Owner: Battle Born Racing Stable, Casucci, Vito, and Ferrera, Nick. Mutuel Pool $307,659 Daily Double Pool $25,542 Exacta Pool $151,712 Superfecta Pool $83,140 Trifecta Pool $121,109. Scratched–Sweetwater Gal.

$1 Pick Three (6-8-5) paid $183.10. Pick Three Pool $50,364.

SWISS MINISTER prompted the pace between horses then stalked a bit off the rail on the turn, re-bid alongside a rival into the stretch, took the lead, inched away in midstretch and won clear under urging. GUY CODE had speed three deep to set a pressured pace then stalked outside the winner on the turn, came out some into the stretch and edged a rival for the place. HEIR OF STORM chased a bit off the rail then between foes, continued outside a rival on the turn, came out into the stretch and was edged for second. FRAC CANDY a bit slow into stride, chased inside, came a bit off the rail on the turn, angled out into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. CHERUBIM went up inside to press the pace, took the lead leaving the backstretch, inched away on the turn, dueled again into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. LAMBO LUXX chased between horses then a bit off the rail into and on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. G. A. BETTING settled outside then chased three deep, continued outside rival into and on the turn and weakened in the drive.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.82 48.01 1:12.65 1:38.25 1:44.66


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

1 Pacific Wind 120 1 4 4–hd 5–4½ 4–1½ 2–hd 1–1¾ Bejarano 1.40
3 La Force 120 3 5 3–1 4–1 2–hd 1–hd 2–1½ Gonzalez 3.90
5 Spooky Woods 120 4 2 1–½ 1–½ 1–2 3–5 3–9¼ Prat 1.20
7 Time for Ebby 123 6 1 2–hd 2–1 3–1½ 4–7 4–5¾ T Baze 24.70
6 Midnight Lilly 120 5 6 6 6 6 5–½ 5–7¾ Arroyo, Jr. 34.10
2 That's a Lady 123 2 3 5–4½ 3–hd 5–4 6 6 Espinoza 15.90

1 PACIFIC WIND 4.80 3.00 2.20
3 LA FORCE (GER) 3.80 2.60
5 SPOOKY WOODS 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)  $39.20
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $7.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-3-5-7)  $44.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-5)  $6.25

Winner–Pacific Wind Ch.f.3 by Curlin out of Shag, by Dixieland Band. Bred by Sarah S. Farish (KY). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: Alesia, Sharon, Ciaglia Racing LLC, Brant, Peter M. and Savides, Dominic. Mutuel Pool $250,885 Daily Double Pool $29,768 Exacta Pool $99,505 Superfecta Pool $58,264 Trifecta Pool $86,553. Scratched–Merirosvo.

$1 Pick Three (8-5-1) paid $62.50. Pick Three Pool $38,138.

PACIFIC WIND bobbled at the start, pulled and came a bit off the rail on the first turn, tugged her way between horses early on the backstretch then stalked just off the inside, went up between foes again into the second turn then was shuffled back some, came out leaving that turn and three deep into the stretch, bid three wide in midstretch, gained the advantage past the eighth pole and won clear under urging. LA FORCE (GER) also bobbled some at the start, angled in and pressed then stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch, bid again between rivals in midstretch, could not match the winner late but was clearly second best. SPOOKY WOODS had speed between horses then dueled a bit off the rail, inched away and angled in nearing the second turn, fought back inside in the stretch and bested the others. TIME FOR EBBY pressed the pace three deep then outside a rival, dropped back leaving the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. MIDNIGHT LILLY settled a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch and lacked a further response. THAT'S A LADY bobbled at the start, chased outside a rival then three deep, dropped back on the second turn and gave way.

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.85 47.76 1:12.34 1:24.23 1:35.84


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

11 Casino Red 120 11 4 8–2 7–½ 5–hd 3–hd 1–½ Bejarano 7.20
5 Ippodamia's Girl 123 5 1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–2¼ Theriot 10.80
12 Paved 120 12 12 10–2 10–½ 9–hd 9–½ 3–nk Prat 9.70
7 Scat Home Lady 120 7 5 3–1 2–1½ 2–hd 4–1½ 4–1¼ Espinoza 3.90
9 Blessed Union 120 9 8 7–hd 8–1 10–3 10–3 5–ns Van Dyke 7.70
1 Conformation 120 1 2 2–hd 3–1 3–1 2–hd 6–hd Gutierrez 66.80
3 Polished 120 3 9 11–2 11–1½ 11–1½ 11–1½ 7–hd Smith 2.70
10 Temple Princess 120 10 11 9–2½ 9–2½ 7–1 5–hd 8–½ Pena 4.60
6 Rag Top 120 6 6 5–1½ 5–1½ 4–1 6–hd 9–½ Roman 18.30
2 Sudden Light 120 2 3 4–½ 4–hd 6–hd 8–hd 10–½ Pereira 102.90
4 All Net 120 4 7 6–1½ 6–1 8–½ 7–1½ 11–2½ T Baze 34.90
8 Harmony Victory 120 8 10 12 12 12 12 12 Blanc 55.10

11 CASINO RED (IRE) 16.40 9.00 6.00
5 IPPODAMIA'S GIRL 9.20 5.80
12 PAVED 8.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-11)  $35.40
$1 EXACTA (11-5)  $89.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (11-5-12-7)  $4,322.40
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (11-5-12-7-9)  $23,724.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (11-5-12)  $480.75

Winner–Casino Red (IRE) Ch.f.2 by Tamayuz (GB) out of Casina Valadier (IRE), by Fath. Bred by Ringfort Stud (IRE). Trainer: Patrick Gallagher. Owner: Day, David and Fisher, Derrick. Mutuel Pool $394,486 Daily Double Pool $119,045 Exacta Pool $206,786 Superfecta Pool $120,849 Super High Five Pool $24,558 Trifecta Pool $152,785. Scratched–Biscate, Time to Play.

$1 Pick Three (5-1-11) paid $176.50. Pick Three Pool $134,306. 50-Cent Pick Four (8/9-5-1-11) 2757 tickets with 4 correct paid $201.60. Pick Four Pool $728,387. $2 Pick Six (3-6-8/9-5-1-11) 7 tickets with 6 correct paid $10,205.80. Pick Six Pool $133,731. $2 Pick Six (3-6-8/9-5-1-11) 159 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $96.20. $2 Pick Six Jackpot (3-6-8/9-5-1-11) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $37,855.

CASINO RED (IRE) angled in and settled outside a rival, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch, rallied under urging and surged late to get up nearing the wire. IPPODAMIA'S GIRL sped to the early lead, set the pace a bit off the rail then inside, kicked clear in the stretch and held on well but was caught late. PAVED broke a bit slowly, angled in and settled outside a rival then inside on the backstretch, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and just got the show. SCAT HOME LADY stalked outside a rival then off the rail to the stretch, was between foes in midstretch and lost third late. BLESSED UNION angled in and settled inside, went between foes on the second turn and three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. CONFORMATION saved ground stalking the pace, was in tight into the second turn, came out into the stretch then lacked the needed response toward the inside. POLISHED settled inside then outside a rival, came out off the rail on the second turn and three deep into the stretch and could not offer the necessary late bid four wide on the line. TEMPLE PRINCESS a bit slow to begin, angled in and settled inside then a bit off the rail, went three wide on the second turn and five wide into the stretch and also could not offer the needed late kick. RAG TOP stalked three deep then outside a rival, went three wide again on the second turn and into the stretch and did not rally. SUDDEN LIGHT close up stalking the pace a bit off the rail to the stretch, weakened in the final furlong. ALL NET saved ground stalking the pace, steadied off heels into the second turn, continued inside and also weakened. HARMONY VICTORY broke a bit slowly, settled a bit off the rail then inside, continued just off the inside on the second turn, came out in the stretch and was not a threat.


Attendance Handle
On-Track 10,124 $1,238,587
Inter-Track N/A $2,192,579
Out of State N/A $5,690,615
TOTAL 10,124 $9,121,781

Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, October 22.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 15th day of a 19-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $30,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Irish Goodbye Stewart Elliott 120 J. Keith Desormeaux 6-1
2 Supreme Venture Drayden Van Dyke 124 Peter Miller 10-1
3 Chief Hosa Evin Roman 117 Adam Kitchingman 3-1
4 Fly to Mars Flavien Prat 120 Peter Miller 8-1
5 Waldorf Gary Stevens 120 Mark Glatt 5-2
6 Proudtobesicilian Brandon Boulanger 120 Robert A. Bean 50-1
7 Reverend Al Tyler Baze 120 Blake R. Heap 8-1
8 Awesome Heights Corey Nakatani 120 Neil D. Drysdale 3-1
9 Have Some Pride Brayan Pena 120 Sean McCarthy 20-1

SECOND RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Mesa Sky Flavien Prat 124 Peter Miller 5-2 62,500
2 Hot Sean Martin Pedroza 120 Bob Baffert 5-2
3 The Critical Way Austin Solis 113 Mick Ruis 5-1
4 Aristocratic Ruben Fuentes 113 Victor L. Garcia 8-1
5 Edwards Going Left Tyler Baze 122 John W. Sadler 2-1
6 Gonna Fly Now Evin Roman 117 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 8-1

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $70,000. 'Anoakia Stakes'. Fillies. 2 year olds.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Chatty Tyler Baze 118 Michael W. McCarthy 9-5
2 Secret Spice Rafael Bejarano 118 Richard Baltas 7-2
3 Artistic Diva Victor Espinoza 118 John W. Sadler 4-1
4 Just a Smidge Drayden Van Dyke 118 Bob Baffert 2-1
5 Steph Being Steph Stewart Elliott 118 Brian J. Koriner 5-1

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Ritzy A. P. Flavien Prat 119 Dan Blacker 5-2
2 Allaboutmike Edwin Maldonado 119 Peter Miller 5-1 75,000
3 Hootie Victor Espinoza 119 Michael W. McCarthy 6-1
4 Buckys Pick Evin Roman 114 Victor L. Garcia 6-1
5 Bacoli Ruben Fuentes 119 Mick Ruis 12-1
6 Royal Opera House Tiago Pereira 119 Dan Blacker 10-1 75,000
7 Kencumin Rafael Bejarano 119 Peter Eurton 2-1
8 Swinging Star Corey Nakatani 119 Tim Yakteen 12-1

FIFTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. State bred.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Bella Sierra Santiago Gonzalez 124 Javier Jose Sierra 10-1
2 In Heat Tiago Pereira 122 J. Eric Kruljac 6-1
3 Lucky Hand Tyler Conner 122 Jorge Gutierrez 8-1
4 Weather Market Evin Roman 117 Carla Gaines 6-1
5 Mikenjane Tyler Baze 122 Kenneth D. Black 7-2
6 Hailey Rachele Brayan Pena 124 Sam J. Scolamieri 5-2
7 Biscotti Gal Edwin Maldonado 122 Jorge Gutierrez 6-1
8 Warm It Up Modesto Linares 122 Vernon E. Aguayo 5-1

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Ciao Bella Rosa Flavien Prat 120 Peter Miller 7-2 40,000
2 Fast Bid Drayden Van Dyke 122 Patrick Gallagher 5-1 50,000
3 On a Toot Brayan Pena 122 Kenneth E. Nettles 30-1 50,000
4 Ourroseofthenile Ignacio Puglisi 120 Joe Herrick 6-1 40,000
5 Arrowsphere Evin Roman 117 Peter Eurton 5-2 50,000
6 Twirling Apples Mario Gutierrez 122 Peter Eurton 4-1 50,000
7 Victoria Falls Edwin Maldonado 124 Jorge Gutierrez 8-1 50,000
8 Alpha Pegasus Brandon Boulanger 122 Paula S. Capestro 30-1 40,000
9 Miz Tianjin Tiago Pereira 122 J. Eric Kruljac 8-1 50,000

SEVENTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Papa Turf Joseph Talamo 122 J. Keith Desormeaux 4-1 32,000
2 Los Borrachos Maria Falgione 112 Jeff Mullins 8-5 32,000
3 Street Vision Tyler Baze 122 Mark Glatt 4-1 32,000
4 Magic Taste Sasha Risenhoover 122 Marcelo Polanco 15-1 32,000
5 Tough But Nice Brayan Pena 122 Hector O. Palma 20-1 32,000
6 Best Two Minutes Rafael Bejarano 122 George Papaprodromou 7-2 32,000
7 Logan's Moon Flavien Prat 122 Jerry Hollendorfer 9-2 32,000

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance. 3 year olds and up. State bred.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Accountability Gary Stevens 122 Rafael Becerra 8-1
2 Six Point Rack Flavien Prat 122 Mike Puype 5-1
3 Spiritual Warrior Drayden Van Dyke 122 Philip D'Amato 6-1
4 Packin Heat Brice Blanc 124 Daniel Dunham 20-1
5 Plain Wrap Santiago Gonzalez 124 Javier Jose Sierra 20-1
6 Popular Kid Stewart Elliott 120 J. Keith Desormeaux 4-1
7 The Big Train Corey Nakatani 124 Peter Miller 6-1
8 Lovely Anzi Rafael Bejarano 124 Richard Baltas 7-2
9 Highly Acclaimed Joseph Talamo 122 Carla Gaines 12-1
10 Hot Perfection Evin Roman 117 Gary Mandella 20-1
11 Lymebyrd Martin Pedroza 122 Dean Pederson 8-1
Also Eligible
12 Odin Austin Solis 117 J. Eric Kruljac 30-1
13 Tribal Roar Edwin Maldonado 122 Genaro Vallejo 20-1

NINTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PP Horse Jockey Wt Trainer M-L Claim $
1 Taste's Legend Matt Garcia 122 Marsha D. Schwizer 6-1 20,000
2 Empire Ruler Rafael Bejarano 120 Ronald W. Ellis 6-1 20,000
3 Southern Thunder Martin Pedroza 120 Jeff Mullins 8-1 20,000
4 Colonial Power Rigoberto Sevilla 112 Hector O. Palma 15-1 20,000
5 Inhibition Santiago Gonzalez 122 James M. Cassidy 7-2 20,000
6 Orejas Sasha Risenhoover 120 Richard Baltas 4-1 20,000
7 Humid Saul Arias 120 Victor Fernandez 50-1 20,000
8 Washington Road Jamie Theriot 122 Peter Eurton 15-1 20,000
9 Fall Harvest Stewart Elliott 120 Carla Gaines 15-1 20,000
10 Close to Midnight Evin Roman 115 Craig Anthony Lewis 8-1 20,000
11 Spend It Brayan Pena 120 Rafael Becerra 15-1 20,000
12 Supreme Giant Ruben Fuentes 113 Sal Gonzalez 20-1 20,000
13 Californium Austin Solis 113 Michele Dollase 12-1 20,000

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