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Racing! Congratulations to the Eclipse Award nominees

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we review the Eclipse Award nominations.

The Eclipse Award nominees were announced on Friday with few surprises. Some were perplexed that Collected didn’t make it to the horse of the year finals and instead turf specialist World Approval made the third spot behind presumptive winner Gun Runner and Arrogate.

World Approval did win five out of six. Collected won four out of five before a lackluster performance on opening day at Santa Anita. He even beat Arrogate … twice.

Now, if you are looking for a down-the-middle intro and complete list, go to this story in The Times. (just click here)

Otherwise, things went pretty much to form. The biggest locks are Gun Runner for horse of the year and older dirt male; Evin Roman for apprentice jockey (I wonder if any trainer ever gets rid of an apprentice by saying, “You’re fired.”?) and World Approval for male turf horse.

The next level of locks are West Coast for 3-year-old male; Forever Unbridled for older dirt female and whoever wins the steeplechase because those of us in Southern California really couldn’t care less and wouldn’t notice anyway.

Many of the other categories have obvious choices but you know those East Coast voters can’t be trusted.

The only real big mystery is 2-year-old male to see if Bolt D’Oro’s first three races and a troubled trip in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is more noteworthy than Good Magic’s maiden win in the BC Juvenile.

We’ll know the answers on that coveted Thursday night (who wouldn’t want to have your biggest awards given out on a Thursday?) on Jan. 25 at Stronach’s racino in South Florida. Actually, it makes a lot of sense to hold it two days before the Pegasus World Cup because everyone that matters will likely already be there.

Who goofed, I’ve got to know?

(and it’s not me for once)

Special condolences to the connections of Oscar Performance, who were a finalist for about six or seven minutes. TVG had them as one of the three chosen ones in the 3-year-old male category, then after commercial, TVG came back saying it was really Battle Of Midway joining West Coast and Always Dreaming. Yeah, easy mistake to make.

Grading the newsletter

You know how I hold the TVG guys accountable for their predictions, so let’s see how I did. Well, (chest pumping out) I got 41 of the 51 horses, trainers, owners, jockeys and breeders correct. That’s 80%. It gets you in the baseball Hall of Fame but have no idea how it rates for Eclipse pickers.

All of my top picks made the finals and I never had fewer than two of my picks in any category make it. I swept eight of the categories.

Santa Anita review

First, there was a spill in the sixth race when Sharp Holiday appeared to clip heels and went down, possibly rolling over jockey Laura Werner. Sharp Holiday walked off, seemingly fine, and Werner was taken to the medical center and appeared OK. Thanks to Jeremy Balan of Bloodhorse and Britney Eurton of TVG for all this good news amid something that looked much worse.

OK, the feature was 6 ½ furlongs down the hill and the winner was Gotham Desire, a longshot, won paying $34.60 to win.

“I had so much horse,” said winning jockey Tiago Pereira. “I smooched to her and we got through. She was much the best and we were lucky to get through.”

Ed Moger, Jr. was the winning trainer.

Apologies for misidentifying the favorite in Friday’s newsletter as it was Speakers, not the one-letter-off way we had it. She finished ninth.

And, how about that exacta Bob Ike gave subscribers in the first race (see below). Now are we the only newsletter that is not only free but makes you money?

Santa Anita preview

It’s a nine-race card starting at 12:30 p.m. with two pretty decent stakes races. There are four turf races, first, fourth, seventh and ninth. Other than that, it’s a collection of mostly claiming races. Field sizes remain strong, in race order, 9, 8, 11, 12 (1 also eligible), 7, 11, 10, 9, 12 (2 AE).

As for previewing the two stakes races, go to that link that was provided earlier. You just have to read a little further down. (just click here)

Big races preview

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

12:05 Gulfstream: $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes, 3 year olds, 7 ½ furlongs on the turf. Favorite: Flameaway (2-1)

1:06 Gulfstream: $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes, fillies 3 year olds, 7 ½ furlongs on the turf. Favorite: Thewayiam (3-1)

1:37 Gulfstream: $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes, 3 year olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Dak Attack (9-5)

2:30 Santa Anita: Grade 3 $100,000 Sham Stakes, 3 year olds, 1 mile. Favorite: McKinzie (3-5).

3:30 Santa Anita: Grade 2 $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Favorite: Itsinthepost (3-1)

Note: Racing at Aqueduct was canceled due to weather.

Bob Ike’s SA play of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No. 9 Free Rose (10-1)

Comebacker from the Richard Baltas stable has been away since June but has trained in strong fashion and acts like he is ready to fire a good shot off the bench. He figures to be up close to a modest pace and may be able to hold off the closers at a solid price.

Friday Result: Hit first race exacta when Lady Ninja and Sly Humor ran 1-2, returning $16 for every $2 ($1 exacta box) invested.

Bob Ike is a Partner/VP of Horsebills.com and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Best Plays and betting strategy).

Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day

FIRST RACE: No. 8 Awesome Leap (5-2)

He is a win machine, has solid early speed and can fire fresh. With last meet’s leading thoroughbred rider Juan Sanchez in the irons again, gelding should easily clear rivals from posts 4-7 and got the best of main speed foe Mason B three times last year.

Final thought

Still looking to jump the circulation of this newsletter. Can’t beat the price. If you like it, tell someone. If you don’t like it, then you’re probably not reading this. Either way, send to a friend and just have them click here and sign up. Remember, it’s free, and all we need is your email, nothing more.

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

Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, January 5.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 6th day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $43,000. Claiming. Fillies. 4 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 22.04 45.24 57.65 1:11.32


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

1 Lady Ninja 121 1 3 3–1 3–3 3–5 1–½ Van Dyke 3.10
5 Sly Humor 121 5 2 2–1 2–hd 2–hd 2–½ Desormeaux 3.70
3 Moon Kitty 114 3 1 1–hd 1–2 1–3 3–6½ Roman 1.40
2 Go On Mary 121 2 5 4–1 4–1 4–½ 4–¾ Prat 5.00
7 Vai 121 7 6 7 5–hd 5–hd 5–¾ T Baze 9.10
4 Adios Cali 120 4 7 5–½ 6–½ 6–5 6–8 Pereira 30.40
6 You're Late 121 6 4 6–hd 7 7 7 Frey 47.90

1 LADY NINJA 8.20 3.80 2.60
5 SLY HUMOR 4.60 2.60
3 MOON KITTY 2.40
$1 EXACTA (1-5)  $16.00
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-5-3-2)  $98.00
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-5-3-2-7)  $214.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-3)  $21.20

Winner–Lady Ninja Dbb.f.4 by Majesticperfection out of Dressed to Kill, by Formal Gold. Bred by Sugartown Stable (KY). Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy. Owner: Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. Mutuel Pool $146,905 Exacta Pool $87,546 Superfecta Pool $46,943 Super High Five Pool $6,364 Trifecta Pool $69,178. Scratched–none.

LADY NINJA saved ground stalking the pace, came out at the sixteenth pole and rallied between horses under left handed urging to gain the lead approaching the wire. SLY HUMOR angled in and dueled outside a rival, stalked outside the winner on the turn and in the stretch, bid three wide in deep stretch and continued willingly. MOON KITTY had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away on the turn, came a bit off the rail into the stretch and was caught between the top pair late. GO ON MARY stalked outside a rival then a bit off the rail into and on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. VAI chased outside then three deep on the turn and into the stretch and did not rally. ADIOS CALI stalked off the rail then inside on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. YOU'RE LATE chased between horses, came out leaving the turn and into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 21.99 45.27 57.97 1:11.16


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

4 Emboldened 122 4 1 1–1 1–½ 1–3 1–4½ Talamo 0.50
6 We All Have Dreams 122 6 2 4–2 4–6 2–½ 2–1½ Prat 6.80
5 Sensible Thoughts 122 5 4 6 5–2 5–8 3–2¼ Bejarano 12.50
1 Cowboytakemeaway 122 1 3 3–hd 3–hd 4–5 4–½ Conner 12.00
2 Mojgan 122 2 5 2–hd 2–1 3–hd 5–19 Frey 3.40
3 Fool's Paradise 122 3 6 5–2½ 6 6 6 Gutierrez 22.00

4 EMBOLDENED 3.00 2.60 2.10
6 WE ALL HAVE DREAMS 4.40 2.40
5 SENSIBLE THOUGHTS 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $14.00
$1 EXACTA (4-6)  $6.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-6-5-1)  $80.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-6-5)  $9.55
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (1-7)  $8.00

Winner–Emboldened Ch.f.3 by Elusive Quality out of Al Andaleeb, by Bernardini. Bred by Godolphin (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Godolphin Stable. Mutuel Pool $124,503 Daily Double Pool $52,368 Exacta Pool $63,535 Superfecta Pool $26,905 Trifecta Pool $43,718. Scratched–Hottalabamba.

EMBOLDENED had speed between horses then inched away and set the pace a bit off the rail, continued inside on the turn, shook off the bid of a rival into the stretch to edged away again and kicked clear under a brisk hand ride and a snug hold late. WE ALL HAVE DREAMS stalked three deep then outside a rival on the turn, came three wide into the stretch, drifted in some late and was clearly second best. SENSIBLE THOUGHTS chased outside then off the rail, went alongside a rival on the turn and a bit off the fence into the stretch, came out some in the drive and gained the show. COWBOYTAKEMEAWAY saved ground stalking the pace throughout and weakened in the stretch. MOJGAN stalked between horses, bid outside the winner on the turn and also weakened in the drive. FOOL'S PARADISE broke a step slowly, pulled her way along between horses then angled in and chased inside, dropped back on the turn and gave way in the lane.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $23,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 21.86 45.06 58.32 1:12.29


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

7 Conquest Flatterme 123 7 7 2–hd 1–hd 1–3 1–2¾ Elliott 8.20
4 Fly Far Away 123 4 6 7–hd 8 7–1 2–2¼ Prat 2.80
1 Christy Jackson 123 1 8 6–1 6–1½ 6–hd 3–nk T Baze 14.40
6 Princess Dorian 118 6 5 5–2½ 5–½ 5–hd 4–2¾ Roman 2.20
8 Foxy Fresh 123 8 4 4–1½ 4–2 2–1 5–nk Gonzalez 12.80
2 Troublesome 123 2 2 3–hd 2–hd 4–½ 6–½ Frey 6.80
5 Ransomed 123 5 1 8 7–hd 8 7–nk Ochoa 14.50
3 Trap Queen 123 3 3 1–hd 3–hd 3–hd 8 Maragh 4.60

7 CONQUEST FLATTERME 18.40 8.60 5.80
4 FLY FAR AWAY 4.60 3.20
1 CHRISTY JACKSON 4.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-7)  $35.60
$1 EXACTA (7-4)  $34.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-4-1-6)  $673.90
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-4-1-6-8)  $2,503.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-4-1)  $140.65

Winner–Conquest Flatterme B.m.6 by Flatter out of My Antonia, by Jules. Bred by Deann Baer & Greg Baer DVM (IN). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: Wilson, Holly and David. Mutuel Pool $239,939 Daily Double Pool $15,339 Exacta Pool $141,266 Superfecta Pool $65,402 Super High Five Pool $2,624 Trifecta Pool $104,915. Claimed–Princess Dorian by Leopoldo Urbina. Trainer: Reed Saldana. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-4-7) paid $60.10. Pick Three Pool $63,444. $1 Consolation Pick Three (1-7-7) paid $36.50.

CONQUEST FLATTERME had good early speed and dueled three deep between foes, put a head in front leaving the turn, inched away into the stretch and won clear under urging and steady handling late. FLY FAR AWAY stalked between horses then a bit off the rail, came out in the stretch, split rivals in the drive and gained the place. CHRISTY JACKSON broke a bit slowly, chased inside, came out some leaving the turn and into the stretch, split horses in midstretch and deep stretch and edged a foe for third. PRINCESS DORIAN stalked off the rail, came out leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally but was edged for the show. FOXY FRESH dueled four wide on the backstretch and turn, was between foes past midstretch and weakened. TROUBLESOME had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back on the turn and weakened in the stretch. RANSOMED chased three deep then outside a rival, came out four wide into the stretch and did not rally. TRAP QUEEN dueled between horses, fought back on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. HAND TIMED.

FOURTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.21 45.79 58.17 1:10.61


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

5 Caray 124 5 5 1–½ 1–1 1–2½ 1–4¾ Pereira 13.30
9 Cats Blame 124 9 1 3–hd 3–1½ 2–1 2–1¼ Talamo 2.30
2 Towards the Light 119 2 2 8–1½ 4–1½ 4–5 3–1½ Roman 1.50
4 Capes Hot Rocket 124 4 3 2–hd 2–hd 3–1 4–4¾ Pedroza 38.60
3 Williston Dude 124 3 9 9 9 5–½ 5–1¼ Quinonez 3.90
7 Sawbuck 124 7 4 7–1 8–1 6–hd 6–1¾ Maragh 13.60
6 Dominant Don 124 6 6 6–½ 5–½ 7–hd 7–2½ Conner 20.90
1 Bob's Bad Boy 124 1 7 5–hd 6–1 8–2½ 8–5½ Elliott 14.20
8 Exceptiontotherule 124 8 8 4–hd 7–1 9 9 Gonzalez 53.60

5 CARAY 28.60 11.00 5.00
9 CATS BLAME 3.40 2.60
2 TOWARDS THE LIGHT 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-5)  $288.60
$1 EXACTA (5-9)  $55.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (5-9-2-4)  $1,953.70
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-9-2-4-3)  Carryover $3,070
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-9-2)  $105.45

Winner–Caray Ch.g.4 by Discreetly Mine out of Jazz Life (BRZ), by Gilded Time. Bred by BHMFR, LLC (KY). Trainer: Gary Stute. Owner: Buchanan, David, Christensen, Neil L., Christensen, Scott and Serrano, Oscar. Mutuel Pool $279,795 Daily Double Pool $27,828 Exacta Pool $188,487 Superfecta Pool $90,343 Super High Five Pool $4,023 Trifecta Pool $126,299. Claimed–Cats Blame by Tiger Racing Stable, Regner, Jacob and Slugo Racing. Trainer: Mike Puype. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-7-5) paid $698.10. Pick Three Pool $22,199.

CARAY had speed outside a rival then dueled between horses, inched away and angled in on the turn and drew clear in the stretch under a couple taps with the whip turned down and steady handling. CATS BLAME stalked between horses then pressed the pace five wide, tracked the winner outside a rival leaving the turn and was second best. TOWARDS THE LIGHT stalked inside then a bit off the rail leaving the turn, swung four wide into the stretch and gained the show. CAPES HOT ROCKET had good early speed and dueled inside, stalked along the rail leaving the turn and weakened in the final furlong. WILLISTON DUDE settled a bit off the rail, came out leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch and improved position. SAWBUCK stalked then pressed the pace four wide between foes, stalked between horses again on the turn, came outside a rival into the stretch and weakened. DOMINANT DON stalked between horses then pressed the pace three wide between foes, tracked the winner outside on the turn and four wide into the stretch and also weakened. BOB'S BAD BOY bobbled some at the start, went up between horses to stalk then press the pace, angled to the inside into the stretch and also weakened. EXCEPTIONTOTHERULE stalked early then pressed the pace six wide on the backstretch, tracked the winner outside on the turn and five wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $38,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $100,000. Time 23.72 47.79 1:11.51 1:23.63 1:35.78


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

3 Martin Riggs 122 2 2 1–1½ 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1½ Maragh 1.20
9 Mo Over 122 6 1 4–½ 2–hd 2–½ 2–1½ 2–1¾ Talamo 3.10
5 Cosa Nostra 122 4 6 5–1 6 5–2 4–½ 3–½ Puglisi 9.70
6 Holy Ghost 122 5 5 6 3–hd 3–1½ 3–1½ 4–1½ Desormeaux 2.80
4 Minister's Glory 117 3 4 2–1 4–1½ 4–½ 5–5 5–8 Roman 6.60
1 Chieftain's Lad 122 1 3 3–hd 5–hd 6 6 6 Franco 46.10

3 MARTIN RIGGS 4.40 2.80 2.20
9 MO OVER 3.40 3.20
5 COSA NOSTRA (IRE) 4.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-3)  $94.60
$1 EXACTA (3-9)  $7.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (3-9-5-6)  $76.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-9-5)  $24.70

Winner–Martin Riggs Grr.c.3 by Exchange Rate out of E Z Kitty, by He's Tops. Bred by Highlander Racing Stable, LLC (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Agnew, Dan J., Schneider, Gerry and Xitco, John V.. Mutuel Pool $247,675 Daily Double Pool $29,518 Exacta Pool $132,406 Superfecta Pool $54,818 Trifecta Pool $81,100. Scratched–Lauderdale, Purr Cat, Studly Perfection.

$1 Pick Three (7-5-3) paid $614.50. Pick Three Pool $47,574. 50-Cent Pick Four (4/7-7-5-2/3/7/8) 148 tickets with 4 correct paid $772.45. Pick Four Pool $149,235. 50-Cent Pick Five (1-4/7-7-5-2/3/7/8) 138 tickets with 5 correct paid $2,558.95. Pick Five Pool $412,433.

MARTIN RIGGS sped to the early lead and angled in, set the pace inside, responded when rivals loomed on the backstretch, inched away again a half mile out and held on gamely under urging. MO OVER stalked three deep then pulled between horses and bid on the backstretch, tracked the winner just off the rail leaving the second turn and in the stretch and continued willingly. COSA NOSTRA (IRE) between horses early, stalked outside a rival or a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch and edged a foe for third. HOLY GHOST angled to the inside then came out on the first turn, went up four wide on the backstretch, continued outside on the second turn and three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. MINISTER'S GLORY stalked a bit off the rail then inside leaving the backstretch and on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. CHIEFTAIN'S LAD saved ground stalking the pace, dropped back on the second turn and had little left for the stretch.

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 22.56 46.57 59.27 1:12.20


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

6 Todos Santos 124 5 5 3–hd 2–1 1–½ 1–4¾ Bejarano 4.90
4 Blissful Lady 124 4 2 2–hd 4–4 3–½ 2–2¼ Elliott 30.10
1 Candy Boss 124 1 7 4–1 3–hd 4–6 3–1½ Maragh 0.90
8 Singleforareason 124 7 1 1–1 1–1 2–2 4–3½ Prat 2.10
2 It's Not So Easy 119 2 3 5–hd 5–4½ 5–5 5–10 Roman 10.60
7 All for Charity 124 6 6 7 6 6 6 Quinonez 26.80
3 Sharp Holiday 117 3 4 6–6 dnf Werner 30.60

6 TODOS SANTOS 11.80 5.40 3.00
4 BLISSFUL LADY 16.20 4.00
1 CANDY BOSS 2.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-6)  $35.60
$1 EXACTA (6-4)  $73.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-4-1-8)  $639.10
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-4-1-8-2)  $3,027.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-4-1)  $99.50

Winner–Todos Santos B.f.4 by Twirling Candy out of Bachelorette One, by Perfect Mandate. Bred by John Sadler (KY). Trainer: Kelly Castaneda. Owner: Balthazar, Darwin and Clark, Michael D.. Mutuel Pool $215,390 Daily Double Pool $31,113 Exacta Pool $125,085 Superfecta Pool $69,240 Super High Five Pool $15,016 Trifecta Pool $91,639. Scratched–Fashion Fair.

$1 Pick Three (5-3-6) paid $648.90. Pick Three Pool $49,100.

TODOS SANTOS stalked the pace three deep, bid outside the pacesetter into the stretch, took the lead approaching midstretch and drew clear under some urging. BLISSFUL LADY stalked between horses then outside a rival leaving the turn and into the stretch and gained the place. CANDY BOSS broke a step slowly, saved ground stalking the pace, came out nearing the sixteenth pole and went around the pacesetter late for third. SINGLEFORAREASON sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, fought back into the stretch and to midstretch and weakened in the final furlong. IT'S NOT SO EASY stalked between horses then a bit off the rail, came out some in the stretch and weakened. ALL FOR CHARITY dropped back off the rail, angled in on the turn and did not rally. SHARP HOLIDAY was in a good position stalking the pace between horses then outside a rival, came out early on the turn, clipped heels and fell approaching midway on the turn. The stewards conducted an inquiry into the spill on the turn before ruling SHARP HOLIDAY was the cause of her own trouble.

SEVENTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 21.61 44.49 1:07.98 1:14.12


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

2 Gotham Desire 121 2 2 3–1½ 3–hd 3–hd 1–½ Pereira 16.30
9 Winemenow 121 9 8 10 10 7–hd 2–½ Talamo 4.60
10 Promnesia 121 10 5 4–½ 4–½ 2–½ 3–1¼ Desormeaux 10.80
8 Laynee 121 8 10 8–hd 5–1½ 5–1 4–nk Bejarano 9.80
7 Battleground State 121 7 4 5–hd 7–hd 6–½ 5–nk Prat 2.70
4 Candy Ruler 116 4 1 2–1 2–1 1–hd 6–hd Roman 3.90
5 Mizzen Glory 121 5 3 6–1½ 6–hd 10 7–ns T Baze 11.50
1 Lethal Legacy 121 1 9 7–½ 9–½ 9–hd 8–¾ Franco 41.90
6 Speakers 121 6 7 9–2½ 8–1½ 8–½ 9–3 Van Dyke 5.00
3 No Comparison 121 3 6 1–1 1–hd 4–1 10 Quinonez 26.20

2 GOTHAM DESIRE 34.60 14.00 9.20
9 WINEMENOW 6.00 4.40
10 PROMNESIA 7.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-2)  $287.40
$1 EXACTA (2-9)  $90.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-9-10-8)  $15,481.10
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-9-10-8-7)  Carryover $4,313
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-9-10)  $667.75

Winner–Gotham Desire B.f.4 by Gotham City out of Afleet's Desire, by Northern Afleet. Bred by Daehling Ranch LLC (CA). Trainer: Ed Moger, Jr.. Owner: Steve Moger. Mutuel Pool $295,058 Daily Double Pool $30,885 Exacta Pool $181,355 Superfecta Pool $103,870 Super High Five Pool $5,651 Trifecta Pool $135,251. Scratched–Briartic Gal, Lady Espionage, Rolling Shadow.

$1 Pick Three (3-6-2) paid $400.10. Pick Three Pool $42,181.

GOTHAM DESIRE saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, steadied in tight then bid between foes under left handed urging in midstretch, gained the lead nearing the sixteenth pole and held gamely. WINEMENOW chased off the rail then outside a rival, came out four wide into the stretch and finished willingly. PROMNESIA stalked outside then three deep, continued between foes leaving the hill, bid three wide into the stretch and in midstretch and continued willingly late. LAYNEE broke a bit slowly, settled outside then chased three deep, came five wide into the stretch and finished with interest. BATTLEGROUND STATE stalked between horses, came three wide into the stretch, continued between foes through much of the drive and was outfinished. CANDY RULER had speed outside a rival then stalked a bit off the rail, bid outside that one again leaving the hill, took a short lead into the stretch, fought back between horses in the drive and weakened some late. MIZZEN GLORY chased a bit off the rail then inside, split rivals in midstretch again in deep stretch and could not quite summon the needed late kick. LETHAL LEGACY saved ground chasing the pace, split rivals in midstretch and continued on inside. SPEAKERS stalked between horses then three deep leaving the hill and four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. NO COMPARISON had good early speed and inched away, set the pace inside, dueled leaving the hill and into the stretch, fought back in midstretch and weakened late. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 23.63 48.16 1:13.70 1:27.32 1:40.40


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

9 Sauce On Side 117 8 9 7–½ 7–1 6–3 3–2 1–4½ Roman 1.30
6 Mischievious Lass 122 6 10 9–1 6–hd 5–hd 5–4 2–nk Conner 2.60
11 Taylorealswift 122 10 8 3–1½ 3–1½ 2–2½ 2–hd 3–½ Bejarano 6.10
4 Tapitha Bonita 122 4 1 1–1 1–1 1–½ 1–hd 4–1¾ Ochoa 41.60
2 Millie Joel 122 2 4 5–hd 4–hd 4–1 4–½ 5–8 Van Dyke 10.90
5 Cee Sam's Girl 122 5 6 8–1 10 10 8–2 6–3¼ Maragh 58.50
8 Wicked Sunset 122 7 2 2–1 2–½ 3–½ 6–4 7–1¼ Gonzalez 50.00
10 Spiritualist 122 9 5 4–1 5–1½ 7–4 7–3 8–5 T Baze 10.70
3 Wannabe Solo 122 3 3 6–1½ 8–1 9–1½ 10 9–½ Evans 91.40
1 Tisn't She Lucky 122 1 7 10 9–½ 8–2 9–1 10 Blanc 8.00

9 SAUCE ON SIDE 4.60 2.80 2.20
6 MISCHIEVIOUS LASS 3.60 2.80
11 TAYLOREALSWIFT 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-9)  $83.20
$1 EXACTA (9-6)  $5.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (9-6-11-4)  $338.50
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-6-11-4-2)  $1,419.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-6-11)  $13.80

Winner–Sauce On Side Dbb.f.3 by Violence out of Carphonic, by Lion Heart. Bred by Maharg Management Inc. (FL). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Altamira Racing Stable and Rockingham Ranch. Mutuel Pool $251,808 Daily Double Pool $118,496 Exacta Pool $173,215 Superfecta Pool $109,705 Super High Five Pool $34,525 Trifecta Pool $128,562. Claimed–Mischievious Lass by Edward Tannenbaum. Trainer: Mark Glatt. Scratched–Artistic Ministry, Tizswift, Venice.

$1 Pick Six Jackpot (7-5-2/3/7/8-6-2-7/9/12/13) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $149,380. $1 Pick Three (6-2-9) paid $330.30. Pick Three Pool $97,357. 50-Cent Pick Four (2/3/7/8-6-2-7/9/12/13) 1005 tickets with 4 correct paid $449.85. Pick Four Pool $592,125. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-2/3/7/8-6-2-7/9/12/13) 8 tickets with 5 correct paid $18,106.35. Pick Five Pool $189,806. $2 Pick Six (7-5-2/3/7/8-6-2-7/9/12/13) 3 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $5,005.20. Pick Six Pool $131,174. Pick Six Carryover $70,073.

SAUCE ON SIDE chased three deep then went up four wide on the backstretch, continued outside on the second turn and four wide into the stretch, bid three deep in the drive, gained lead past the eighth pole and won clear under urging and steady handling late. MISCHIEVIOUS LASS three deep into the first turn, chased off the rail or outside a rival, came out past midstretch and got up three wide for the place. TAYLOREALSWIFT three deep early, stalked outside a rival, bid alongside the pacesetter leaving the second turn, took a short lead into the stretch, fought back between foes in midstretch and was edged for second. TAPITHA BONITA sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, fought back leaving the second turn and in the stretch and was edged for the show. MILLIE JOEL chased inside then outside a rival, came out into the stretch and lacked a rally. CEE SAM'S GIRL settled a bit off the rail, split horses on the backstretch, continued just off the inside and improved position in the lane. WICKED SUNSET had speed outside a rival then stalked a bit off the rail to the stretch and weakened. SPIRITUALIST stalked three deep then outside, angled in alongside a rival into the stretch and also weakened. WANNABE SOLO saved ground chasing the pace, dropped back on the second turn and into the stretch and had little left for the drive. TISN'T SHE LUCKY pulled along the inside and steadied into the first turn, went outside a rival on the backstretch then chased off the rail, came out into the stretch and also had little left for the lane.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track3,480$612,631
Inter-TrackN/A$1,420,654
Out of StateN/A$5,314,307
TOTAL3,480 $7,347,592

Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, January 6.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 7th day of a 59-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $23,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lovely LindaTyler Conner123Eoin G. Harty12-125,000
2Tiz AdoreAlonso Quinonez123John A. Shirreffs7-225,000
3Hotsy DotsyEvin Roman118Hector O. Palma12-125,000
4Majestic DivaRuben Fuentes123Librado Barocio20-125,000
5Midnight SwingerDrayden Van Dyke123Mark Glatt6-525,000
6Agent Nine T NineTiago Pereira123Dan Blacker15-1
7Blondy's RewardBrayan Pena123Paula S. Capestro30-125,000
8Road TestMario Gutierrez123Jack Carava5-125,000
9Quinn MurphyRafael Bejarano123Dallas E. Keen9-225,000

SECOND RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Tribal JewelTiago Pereira121Ryan Hanson3-18,000
2Roman TizzyEvin Roman116Vladimir Cerin4-18,000
3Sense of GloryBrayan Pena121Rafael Becerra6-18,000
4South Texas LingoKent Desormeaux123Vladimir Cerin5-18,000
5Dream PoliceKyle Frey121Richard Baltas6-18,000
6TisdaleJoseph Talamo119Robert B. Hess, Jr.4-17,000
7Jonny's ChoiceStewart Elliott121William Spawr6-18,000
8Mimis Big BoyMartin Pedroza121Hector O. Palma20-18,000

THIRD RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Spokane EagleDrayden Van Dyke122Neil D. Drysdale12-120,000
2Royal SeekerTiago Pereira122Marcelo Polanco20-120,000
3Is Trevor CleverEvin Roman117Peter Miller4-120,000
4Spend ItTyler Baze122Rafael Becerra6-120,000
5Mr. MatlockJoseph Talamo122Kenneth D. Black6-120,000
6Royal RebelBrayan Pena122J. Buenaventura Vargas30-120,000
7ConfirmedRajiv Maragh122Peter Eurton6-120,000
8PsychedelicatMario Gutierrez122Jerry Hollendorfer3-120,000
9Beloved HolidayRuben Fuentes122Edward R. Freeman12-120,000
10Path of ExileIgnacio Puglisi122Michael W. McCarthy6-120,000
11Second GearJuan Ochoa122Sal Gonzalez15-120,000

FOURTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1PavedDrayden Van Dyke122Michael W. McCarthy4-1
2Roses and CandyLaura Werner115Ronald L. McAnally30-1
3Curlin's JourneyStewart Elliott122Dallas E. Keen30-1
4ConformationMario Gutierrez122Ben D. A. Cecil12-1
5Ever So TrueFlavien Prat122Peter Miller3-1
6End of NowMike Smith122George Weaver8-1
7Dr. AnnCorey Nakatani122Doug F. O'Neill20-1
8Lady Lemon DropGeovanni Franco122Steven Miyadi10-1
9Line DriveKyle Frey122Doug F. O'Neill20-1
10Temple PrincessTyler Baze122Jeff Mullins12-1
11Pacific StrikeRafael Bejarano122Peter Eurton12-1
12RancorEvin Roman117Jerry Hollendorfer5-2
Also Eligible
13Super GoodTiago Pereira122Matthew Chew6-1

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'Sham Stakes'. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1My Boy JackKent Desormeaux120J. Keith Desormeaux12-1
2Here Is HappyJoseph Talamo120Craig Anthony Lewis20-1
3All Out BlitzTyler Baze120Simon Callaghan10-1
4MourinhoDrayden Van Dyke120Bob Baffert4-1
5ShivermetimbersFlavien Prat120Jerry Hollendorfer7-2
6McKinzieMike Smith124Bob Baffert3-5
7City PlanTyler Conner122Eoin G. Harty20-1

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1WhackedMario Gutierrez122Dan Blacker20-150,000
2Dixie LassieModesto Linares122John C. Ivory30-150,000
3Dee Way to GoSantiago Gonzalez122Jorge Periban15-150,000
4Smooth and SavvyTyler Baze122Jeff Mullins5-150,000
5ImpecuniousMike Smith122Robert B. Hess, Jr.7-250,000
6WhatyouciswhatugetKyle Frey122Gary Sherlock6-150,000
7Super PatriotEvin Roman117Bob Baffert4-150,000
8Sapphire KidFlavien Prat122Rafael Becerra5-150,000
9Tiz Simply AwesomeGeovanni Franco120William E. Morey20-140,000
10My ClawAlonso Quinonez122Gary Sherlock10-150,000
11Karmic AffinityLaura Werner115Michael Pender6-150,000

SEVENTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $200,000. 'San Gabriel Stakes'. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Flamboyant Drayden Van Dyke120Patrick Gallagher5-1
2Editore Brice Blanc122Paulo H. Lobo15-1
3Top of the GameKent Desormeaux120Vladimir Cerin8-1
4Win the SpaceRafael Bejarano120George Papaprodromou20-1
5Tequila JoeJoseph Talamo120Michael W. McCarthy8-1
6IsothermFlavien Prat122Philip D'Amato7-2
7He WillMike Smith120Jerry Hollendorfer4-1
8Itsinthepost Tyler Baze124Jeff Mullins3-1
9Free RoseRajiv Maragh120Richard Baltas10-1
10Smokey ImageEvin Roman120Carla Gaines20-1

EIGHTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Kiss My LuluGeovanni Franco121William E. Morey6-116,000
2Sea MyrtleFlavien Prat121Jeff Bonde6-116,000
3Velvet JonesTyler Baze121Peter Miller9-216,000
4ScathingSantiago Gonzalez121Adam Kitchingman8-116,000
5Dragon FlowerAlonso Quinonez121Derek Meredith30-116,000
6Tiz DelitefulTyler Conner121Ed Moger, Jr.12-116,000
7PaschalitsaJose Verenzuela121Jack Carava8-116,000
8PicaRafael Bejarano121Eddie Truman7-216,000
9Devil's BeautyEvin Roman118Steven Miyadi5-216,000

NINTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1A Little Bit MeKyle Frey124Doug F. O'Neill15-1
2CynthianaAlonso Quinonez122Richard Baltas12-1
3Lady EspionageStewart Elliott122Michele Dollase20-1
4Beau SquareMario Gutierrez124Doug F. O'Neill5-1
5Literary CriticEvin Roman117John A. Shirreffs12-1
6Cash PrizeJoseph Talamo124Brian J. Koriner6-1
7Phantom ProtonCorey Nakatani122Neil D. Drysdale15-1
8C. C. ZippRafael Bejarano122Jerry Hollendorfer6-1
9Siberian Iris Flavien Prat122Richard E. Mandella6-1
10Instant ReflexVictor Espinoza122James M. Cassidy3-1
11RoomsBrayan Pena122George Papaprodromou20-1
12Salten SapityTyler Baze122Richard E. Mandella8-1
Also Eligible
13Mongolian ShopperEvin Roman115Enebish Ganbat4-1
14TweetingMike Smith120William Spawr8-1

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