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Racing! Class is in session for the Rob Henie handicapping lesson

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we get ready to head to Gulfstream Park.

Saturday is a pretty big day in racing, starting with the group of races collectively known as the Dubai World Cup, which finishes with the $10 million Dubai World Cup. There is also a good 3-year-old Kentucky Derby prep race called the UAE Derby, which I like to call the Dubai Derby so it doesn’t get confused with a Detroit-area labor group.

The horse to watch in that is Mendelssohn, a pretty good colt that his connections are eager to bring over to the Kentucky Derby. If he finishes first or second, you can count on them to start making the arrangements. He came over here to Del Mar and won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. So, he should probably have enough frequent flier miles to be eligible for an upgrade and, if lucky, free wi-fi.

The other race to watch is the Florida Derby at Gulfstream. There are some very good horses in it including Audible, who is the 9-5 favorite. In fact, the entire card at Gulfstream is top shelf with seven races worth more than $100,000. Your newsletter will be there to report for all platforms of The Times, so if you can’t wait until Sunday morning, check online for the latest from both Dubai and South Florida.

Now, to whet your appetite, here’s a more comprehensive look at both the Dubai World Cup and the Florida Derby. (just click here)

Couple more things before we move along. As promised, the Longines clock at the finish line at Santa Anita now tells the accurate time. Power of the newsletter. And, there is no racing at Los Alamitos in observance of Easter.

A handicapping tip

Here’s our weekly contribution from Rob Henie of the WCHR (West Coast Handicapping Report) and the ECHR (East Coast Handicapping Report). The thinking is if you can know and understand the strategies, it will make you a better handicapper.

Today’s lesson is from Saturday’s third race at Santa Anita.

“This is a weak maiden $20,000 claiming race at a mile, and a bad, bad group, how poor? Our WCHR Maiden Claim Appraisals have this group as a $700 bunch, that’s it. Remember, these are real money appraisals, not according to the ‘fluffy’ inflated race-track prices, but rather, ‘for sale’ type prices. With training fees around $2,500 a month, ask yourself, how many of these runners would you pay more than $700 for, knowing you’ll be paying $2,500 a month in fees? This is where it gets real, and this is why our claim appraisals are accurate, not based on fake money such as this $20,000 claiming price. Nobody in their right mind would give $20,000 for any of these, not even close. Top selection here is VEGAS ITCH (#2). We always remind our members to give extra credence to the runner who shows success when trying something new, which, in the case of this one, he responded not only when dropped to this low level last time out, but also when routing on the main track for the first time. Unlike a horse such as SPEND IT, who’s had multiple chances at this same level and also routing, we can point to the factors we just mentioned with the top choice, and certainly give another opportunity to break through, with Brayan Pena familiar with him, and a pair of works in place as well. DEFENSE MINISTER (#7) strings three races together to begin his career, telling us he’s withstanding the rigors of racing well, now back for his second try routing, with Evin Roman stringing along for Jerry Hollendorfer, and he too has every right to move forward, not a perennial loser, at least not yet.

“Hot / Cold Race Trends: none

“Maiden Listed Condition: $20,000

“WCHR Estimated Level: $700

“Win Contenders (order of preference): 2-7-3

“X Out Runners (eliminating on the win end): 1,8

“Positive Notes:

“3 Lighthouse Point - Strings races together for the first time in his career, telling us he could be getting healthy, which at least opens the door to a good effort.

“Negative Notes:

“5 Williston Dude - We absolutely question this one’s heart, sometimes pinning his ears back, not wanting to be asked for more, never a good trait to back in a runner.

“TOP PICK: VEGAS ITCH (#2 9-5 Pena)

“SECOND CHOICE: DEFENSE MINISTER (#7 4-1 Roman)”

The West Coast Handicapping Report can be found at https://www.westcoasthorseracing.com It has been endorsed by leading trainers, handicappers and industry sources.

Santa Anita review

Ten Blessings won Friday’s $58,000 7-furlong allowance feature by 1 ¾ lengths. Ten Blessings, trained by Bob Baffert, ran a comfortable second until he went to the lead with about a furlong to go. He went off as the heavy favorite and paid $3.00, $2.40 and $2.10.

He ran second in his previous start after running third in the Malibu Stakes on Santa Anita’s opening day on Dec. 26.

“He ran too good to lose last time,” jockey Drayden Van Dyke told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “He’s been doing well since that race and today he was just too much horse. He’s a very classy horse and he’s getting better, I think.”

Conquest Cobra finished second and Hoffenheim was third.

Santa Anita preview

The Stronach Group shipped all the money and stakes races to Gulfstream this weekend leaving a pretty meager Saturday card at Santa Anita, starting at noon. But it’s actually a pretty good betting card. Lots of full fields, with the exception of the feature. Four of the 10 races are on the turf including three down the hill.

Take a look at these field sizes, in order: 7, 8, 8, 5, 11, 8, 10, 9, 10, 12.

The feature, going as the fourth race at a little after 1:30 p.m., is the $75,000 Santana Mile, which pretty much explains everything you need to know about the race conditions. There are only five horses, but morning-linemaker Jon White is projecting you’ll find a case for four of them.

Dr. Dorr is the 9-5 favorite for trainer Bob Baffert and owner Natalie Baffert. He won his last race, a 6 ½ furlong allowance at 12-1. Air Vice Marshall, for Doug O’Neill, is the 2-1 second favorite after a second in his last allowance race. Cat Burglar is 5-2 and The Lieutenant is 4-1. Well, we named four of them, so might as well name the other. Clear The Mine is 10-1.

Big races preview

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

10:00 Gulfstream: $125,000 Cutler Bay Stakes, 3 year olds, 1 mile on the turf. Favorite: Speed Franco (6-5)

10:30 Gulfstream: $125,000 Sanibel Island Stakes, fillies 3 years old, 1 mile on the turf. Favorite: Best Performance (8-5)

12:00 Gulfstream: Grade 2 $300,000 Gulfstream Park Mile Stakes, 4 and up, 1 mile. Favorite: Always Dreaming (9-5)

1:49 Gulfstream: Grade 2 $250,000 Honey Fox Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile on the turf. Favorite: Lull (5-2)

2:26 Gulfstream: Gulfstream Park Oaks, fillies 3 years old, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Take Charge Paula (4-1)

3:00 Gulfstream: Grade 2 $250,000 Pan American Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/12 miles on turf. Favorite: Sadler’s Joy (2-1)

3:09 Oaklawn: $100,000 Rainbow Miss Stakes, 3 year olds, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Georgia’s Rewards (7-2)

3:36 Gulfstream: Grade 1 $1 million Florida Derby,3 year olds, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Audible (9-5)

Bob Ike’s SA play of the day

FIFTH RACE: No. 11 Tiz Toffee (7-2)

Newcomer from the Phil D'Amato stable ran well when finishing second in both out-of-state starts and should be tough to deny in her SoCal debut if she takes to the turf. Drawn well outside with tactical speed, this sophomore filly should have every chance turning for home.

Friday Result: Only one-third of my exacta/trifecta box got home when favorite Out of The Flames won but Pursuing The Dream finished fourth and Proud Heroine ran out.

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

Ed Burgart’s LA play of the day

FIFTH RACE: No. 5 Favorite Cartel Jr (3-1)

He will be dangerous on the comeback trial if he runs to his smooth 12.1 gate drill on Feb. 24 when breaking sharp in a solo work. He also broke fast in a 350-yard, 18.4 gate move March 6 and has fired fresh before.

Final thought

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

Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, March 30.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 54th day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 23.28 47.15 1:11.33 1:23.55 1:35.94


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

6 Sekhmet's Revenge 120 6 2 3–hd 3–hd 3–1 3–2½ 1–½ Maragh 9.30
9 Brandon's Law 120 9 4 2–1 2–1 2–1½ 1–½ 2–1½ Prat 3.10
2 Tell Me More 121 2 9 9 8–½ 8–3½ 6–hd 3–1¼ Ceballos 1.60
7 Turing Machine 120 7 3 4–1 4–1 4–1 4–½ 4–1½ Conner 11.10
5 Majestic Design 126 5 6 7–2½ 7–3 6–1 7–1½ 5–ns Fuentes 32.30
4 See the World 120 4 1 1–1 1–1 1–½ 2–1 6–nk Maldonado 98.50
1 Bee Sweet 126 1 5 5–1½ 5–2 5–1½ 5–1½ 7–½ T Baze 3.30
3 Unlucky Hillary 126 3 8 8–3 9 9 8–1 8–2¼ Elliott 33.10
8 Doubelievenmagic 126 8 7 6–2½ 6–hd 7–½ 9 9 Blanc 10.70

6 SEKHMET'S REVENGE 20.60 7.60 3.80
9 BRANDON'S LAW 4.60 3.20
2 TELL ME MORE 2.20
$1 EXACTA (6-9)  $50.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-9-2-7)  $87.53
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-9-2)  $85.90
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-9-2-7-5)  Carryover $1,466

Winner–Sekhmet's Revenge B.f.3 by Paynter out of Delizia, by Distant View. Bred by Green Lantern Stables, LLC (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: DA Meah Racing, Fortuna Ranch Racing LLC, Marasa, W. and Olszewski, M.. Mutuel Pool $184,530 Exacta Pool $125,531 Superfecta Pool $49,833 Trifecta Pool $73,137 X-5 Super High Five Pool $1,921. Scratched–none.

SEKHMET'S REVENGE angled in and saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and rallied under urging to wear down the runner-up late. BRANDON'S LAW three deep early, stalked off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter on the second turn, took the lead into the stretch and held on well but was caught late. TELL ME MORE broke slowly and steadied when bumped, settled inside, went outside a rival leaving the backstretch and three deep into the stretch, drifted in some in the drive and split horses in deep stretch to gain the show. TURING MACHINE between horses early, chased outside a rival, came out some in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. MAJESTIC DESIGN pulled outside a rival then angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch, drifted in some in deep stretch and could not offer the necessary late kick. SEE THE WORLD sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, dueled along the rail on the second turn and into the stretch, fought back in midstretch and weakened late. BEE SWEET chased inside then off the rail leaving the backstretch, continued outside on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked the necessary response. UNLUCKY HILLARY broke in and bumped a rival, saved ground chasing the pace, dropped back into and on the second turn, was in tight along the rail in deep stretch and lacked a rally. DOUBELIEVENMAGIC angled in and chased outside a rival then off the rail into the stretch and did not rally.

SECOND RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 21.92 45.99 59.20 1:05.95


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

5 Towards the Light 123 5 2 4–2 3–1 3–4 1–3 Roman 0.80
4 Pure Pursuit 123 4 4 1–1 1–1 1–1½ 2–nk T Baze 3.80
3 Downside Up 123 3 3 7–½ 7–½ 4–½ 3–1¼ Maldonado 7.70
1 Bear Down Cats 123 1 8 6–1 5–½ 5–1½ 4–hd Gonzalez 6.10
8 Contento 123 8 9 9 9 9 5–nk Mt Garcia 55.10
9 Latitude 123 9 7 8–8 8–5 7–1 6–1½ Elliott 9.90
7 King Darius 123 7 5 2–2 2–3 2–½ 7–1½ Jimenez 67.10
6 Tiz the Ticket 123 6 6 5–hd 6–1½ 8–½ 8–3½ Pereira 51.80
2 Anziyan Cat 114 2 1 3–hd 4–2 6–½ 9 Sevilla 26.10

5 TOWARDS THE LIGHT 3.60 2.60 2.20
4 PURE PURSUIT 3.80 2.80
3 DOWNSIDE UP 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-5)  $45.80
$1 EXACTA (5-4)  $5.30
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-4-3-1)  $5.87
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-4-3-1-8)  $405.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-3)  $6.25

Winner–Towards the Light Ch.g.4 by Munnings out of Golda M, by Orientate. Bred by James M. Lynch & Patrick H. Durbin (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: ERJ Racing LLC, Kenney, Dave and Westside Racing Stable. Mutuel Pool $143,632 Daily Double Pool $41,026 Exacta Pool $132,243 Superfecta Pool $73,677 Super High Five Pool $3,396 Trifecta Pool $91,611. Scratched–none.

TOWARDS THE LIGHT stalked the pace outside a rival then off the rail leaving the turn, came three wide into the stretch, rallied under left handed urging while drifting in to collar the runner-up a sixteenth out and won clear. PURE PURSUIT had speed between horses early, angled in and inched away to set the pace inside, could not match the winner in the final sixteenth and just held second. DOWNSIDE UP between foes early, chased outside a rival then a bit off the rail on the turn, continued alongside a foe into the stretch and finished with interest to be edged for the place. BEAR DOWN CATS bobbled in a bit of a slow start, chased inside, came off the rail on the turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick between foes nearing the wire. CONTENTO broke slowly, settled off the rail then a bit off the fence, came out into the stretch and improved position. LATITUDE chased outside then alongside a rival to the stretch and lacked the needed rally. KING DARIUS had sped outside then alongside the runner-up, stalked off the rail leaving the backstretch and on the turn and into the stretch, drifted in and weakened in the final furlong. TIZ THE TICKET chased outside then alongside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and did not rally. ANZIYAN CAT saved ground stalking the pace, pulled along the inside into and on the turn, continued along the rail and weakened in the drive.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $38,000. Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000. Time 22.08 45.54 58.27 1:11.74


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

1 Joejoe's Kingdom 121 1 6 7 7 4–2 1–½ Van Dyke 6.50
4 Candy Crew 121 4 2 1–hd 1–1½ 1–1½ 2–½ T Baze 3.60
6 Royal Trump 119 6 4 4–1 4–½ 3–1½ 3–1 Roman 3.70
5 Sir Valentine 121 5 1 3–1½ 2–½ 2–1 4–6 Maldonado 1.90
2 Oh Man 116 2 5 5–2 5–3 5–1 5–2¼ Ceballos 7.30
3 Curly's Mark 121 3 7 6–1 6–hd 7 6–4½ Prat 8.60
7 Optic 122 7 3 2–½ 3–1 6–1½ 7 Nakatani 13.60

1 JOEJOE'S KINGDOM 15.00 6.20 3.80
4 CANDY CREW 5.20 3.60
6 ROYAL TRUMP 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)  $30.60
$1 EXACTA (1-4)  $36.90
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-4-6-5)  $33.94
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-4-6-5-2)  $668.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-6)  $56.35

Winner–Joejoe's Kingdom Ch.g.3 by Animal Kingdom out of Catstar, by Storm Cat. Bred by Meritage Ventures, Inc. (KY). Trainer: Craig Anthony Lewis. Owner: Six-S Racing Stable, Barron, Shirley A., Caso, Joe and Kelly, Jim. Mutuel Pool $194,366 Daily Double Pool $18,875 Exacta Pool $132,956 Superfecta Pool $48,258 Super High Five Pool $4,677 Trifecta Pool $71,498. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (6-5-1) paid $206.30. Pick Three Pool $44,617.

JOEJOE'S KINGDOM settled inside, came out on the turn, swung four wide into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up nearing the wire. CANDY CREW had speed between horses to duel for the lead, inched away and angled in on the turn, kicked clear and held on well but was caught late. ROYAL TRUMP stalked off the rail then outside a rival, came four wide into the stretch, drifted in some and finished with interest. SIR VALENTINE had speed off the rail then angled in and dueled inside, stalked on the turn, came out into the stretch and was outfinished. OH MAN broke out a bit, saved ground stalking the pace, came out some into the stretch and weakened. CURLY'S MARK squeezed a bit at the start, chased outside a rival then off the rail, came out into the stretch and lacked a rally. OPTIC prompted the pace three deep then stalked outside a rival on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened.

FOURTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000. Time 22.88 46.54 1:10.61 1:34.51 1:46.25


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

5 Fibonacci 122 5 2 3–hd 4–1½ 4–1½ 1–4 1–5 Blanc 0.60
1 East Rand 122 1 8 8 8 8 4–hd 2–½ Quinonez 34.40
6 True Loyalty 122 6 6 7–1 6–hd 6–hd 3–hd 3–1¼ Nakatani 24.20
3 Kylemore 122 3 1 2–1½ 1–½ 1–½ 2–1 4–1¼ Van Dyke 4.10
8 Magic Musketier 120 8 7 6–1½ 5–1 5–½ 5–½ 5–1¼ Conner 28.20
7 Buckstopper Kit 120 7 5 4–hd 3–½ 3–hd 6–3 6–2½ Prat 4.50
4 Samdar 120 4 3 1–hd 2–1 2–½ 7–4 7–7 T Baze 17.20
2 Continental Divide 120 2 4 5–½ 7–1 7–1 8 8 Elliott 18.90

5 FIBONACCI 3.20 2.80 2.40
1 EAST RAND 21.60 10.60
6 TRUE LOYALTY 7.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-5)  $27.80
$1 EXACTA (5-1)  $27.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-1-6-3)  $116.31
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-6)  $158.45
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-1-6-3-8)  Carryover $3,550

Winner–Fibonacci Grr.r.3 by Artie Schiller out of Goose Martini, by Bernardini. Bred by Rock Ridge Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: LNJ Foxwoods, Riley Racing Stables, LLC, DA Meah Racing, Baltas, Solis Jr., Litt. Mutuel Pool $214,000 Daily Double Pool $28,088 Exacta Pool $112,677 Superfecta Pool $58,067 Trifecta Pool $76,902 X-5 Super High Five Pool $4,653. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (5-1-5) paid $33.60. Pick Three Pool $20,949.

FIBONACCI chased between horses then inside, bid along the rail leaving the second turn to gain the lead, kicked clear under a brisk hand ride then steady handling and a long hold late. EAST RAND a step slow into stride, chased inside then off the rail, went three deep on the second turn and into the stretch, angled in and split horses in midstretch and edged a rival for the place. TRUE LOYALTY chased between horses then inside leaving the second turn, continued along the rail in the stretch and was edged for second. KYLEMORE angled in and dueled inside, inched away and came off the rail on the second turn, battled outside the winner leaving that turn, was three deep in midstretch and weakened. MAGIC MUSKETIER four wide early, chased outside then three deep, came four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. BUCKSTOPPER KIT stalked three deep then outside a rival, bid three wide into the second turn, continued three wide into the stretch and weakened. SAMDAR dueled outside a rival, dropped back between horses on the second turn and also weakened. CONTINENTAL DIVIDE saved ground chasing the pace, came out a bit into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

FIFTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.20 46.38 59.26


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

7 Cow Dog 117 7 4 1–½ 1–1 1–2½ 1–4 Ceballos 0.90
3 Mi Pajarito 122 3 1 3–1½ 3–2 2–1 2–2¼ Quinonez 8.00
2 Takes Two to Tenga 122 2 3 4–hd 4–2 4–3½ 3–2 Mn Garcia 8.60
8 Baby Beauty 122 8 6 2–1½ 2–1½ 3–1½ 4–½ Rojas Fernandez 43.00
6 Mariana's Girl 122 6 5 6–1 5–2½ 5–4 5–2½ Roman 3.20
9 Smart Little Devil 115 9 8 8–5½ 8–3 6–1 6–10 Franco 9.30
1 Letsgotomarfatexas 122 1 7 7–2½ 6–1 7–½ 7–½ Linares 40.10
5 Mergie Troid 124 5 2 5–hd 7–½ 9 8–1¼ Iniguez 70.70
4 Swallows Inn Gal 122 4 9 9 9 8–1 9 Russell 15.00

7 COW DOG 3.80 2.40 2.40
3 MI PAJARITO 5.00 4.00
2 TAKES TWO TO TENGA 4.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-7)  $6.00
$1 EXACTA (7-3)  $8.90
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-3-2-8)  $71.92
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-3-2-8-6)  $3,938.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-3-2)  $31.75

Winner–Cow Dog B.f.3 by Old Topper out of Murderer's Row, by Grand Slam. Bred by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds, LLC (CA). Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Owner: Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC. Mutuel Pool $147,875 Daily Double Pool $24,075 Exacta Pool $81,761 Superfecta Pool $56,638 Super High Five Pool $5,670 Trifecta Pool $70,604. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (1-5-7) paid $36.00. Pick Three Pool $41,526. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-1-5-7) 3420 tickets with 4 correct paid $38.00. Pick Four Pool $170,502. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-5-1-5-7) 652 tickets with 5 correct paid $562.05. Pick Five Pool $426,202.

COW DOG had speed off the rail then outside a rival into the turn, inched away again off the inside, kicked clear, had the rider lose the whip nearing the eighth pole and won clear under a strong hand ride. MI PAJARITO stalked a bit off the rail then inside, came out on the turn and three wide into the stretch and was clearly second best. TAKES TWO TO TENGA in a good position stalking the pace inside, came out into the stretch, angled to the inside in midstretch and picked up the show. BABY BEAUTY stalked outside a rival then bid inside the winner into the turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. MARIANA'S GIRL bobbled at the start, chased outside then alongside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. SMART LITTLE DEVIL broke a bit slowly, settled off the rail, went three wide leaving the turn and into the stretch and did not rally. LETSGOTOMARFATEXAS also broke a bit slowly, saved ground chasing the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch, drifted in a bit in midstretch and weakened. MERGIE TROID chased outside a rival then between foes into the turn, continued outside a rival on the turn and gave way. SWALLOWS INN GAL stumbled at the start to be away behind the field, angled in and saved ground off the pace, was in tight along the rail in midstretch and did not rally.

SIXTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $75,000. Time 21.69 44.77 1:08.50 1:14.82


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

8 Out of The Flames 124 8 10 7–½ 7–hd 1–½ 1–½ Prat 0.90
3 Travieza 122 3 6 6–1 3–hd 4–1 2–hd Roman 5.40
4 Factorofwon 122 4 2 8–hd 8–hd 7–hd 3–hd Conner 12.80
5 Pursuing The Dream 124 5 9 2–1½ 2–1½ 3–1 4–nk Van Dyke 10.50
2 Mraseel 124 2 3 9–1 9–2 5–½ 5–1½ Quinonez 28.50
7 Classy Atlantic 122 7 4 1–hd 1–hd 2–hd 6–1½ Talamo 7.00
1 Miss Puddles 124 1 5 3–1 5–1 6–hd 7–½ T Baze 32.70
10 Allianna 122 10 8 10 10 9–1 8–3¼ Nakatani 8.10
6 Proud Heroine 122 6 7 4–hd 4–hd 8–2 9–1¾ Pereira 16.50
9 Atrevida 115 9 1 5–½ 6–hd 10 10 Ceballos 111.20

8 OUT OF THE FLAMES (GB) 3.80 2.40 2.20
3 TRAVIEZA 4.80 4.00
4 FACTOROFWON 6.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-8)  $8.20
$1 EXACTA (8-3)  $8.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-3-4-5)  $31.98
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-3-4-5-2)  $1,915.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-3-4)  $24.25

Winner–Out of The Flames (GB) Ch.f.3 by Showcasing (GB) out of Primo Lady (GB), by Lucky Story. Bred by Mr Gary Hodson & Mr Peter Moule (GB). Trainer: Simon Callaghan. Owner: Qatar Racing Limited. Mutuel Pool $268,768 Daily Double Pool $17,473 Exacta Pool $196,154 Superfecta Pool $107,899 Super High Five Pool $2,513 Trifecta Pool $138,642. Scratched–Holy Diver, Special Purpose (IRE), Streetwithnoname.

$1 Pick Three (5-7-8) paid $5.80. Pick Three Pool $53,057.

OUT OF THE FLAMES (GB) broke in a bit, chased outside then three deep down the hill, came four wide into the stretch, took a short lead three wide in midstretch and held on gamely under urging. TRAVIEZA stalked a bit off the rail then between horses leaving the hill, split rivals with a bid past midstretch and continued willingly. FACTOROFWON pulled early, chased outside a rival, came out into the stretch and again in midstretch and finished well. PURSUING THE DREAM (IRE) had speed between horses then dueled inside, fought back along the rail through the stretch and continued gamely to the end. MRASEEL (IRE) saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and again in midstretch and rallied between horses late. CLASSY ATLANTIC sped to the early lead off the rail, dueled outside a rival, fought back between horses in midstretch and was outfinished. MISS PUDDLES (IRE) saved ground stalking the pace throughout and weakened late. ALLIANNA settled outside then off the rail, came four wide into the stretch and had mild late bid. PROUD HEROINE stalked between horses down the hill, came three wide into the stretch and weakened some in the final furlong. ATREVIDA was in a good position stalking the pace three deep then four wide leaving the hill, came five wide into the stretch and also weakened. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

SEVENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.09 46.14 59.39


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

3 Allie's Love 122 3 1 2–½ 1–hd 1–1½ 1–2 Pereira 3.10
8 Baby Brown 122 8 7 1–hd 2–1 2–2½ 2–3¼ Mn Garcia 1.70
2 Bragging Rights 122 2 3 5–1 4–hd 4–2½ 3–1¼ Conner 14.20
1 Gamezapper 122 1 4 3–1 3–4 3–4 4–4¼ Pena 35.40
7 Irish Cream N Kafe 117 7 8 7–2 6–hd 7–½ 5–½ Ceballos 7.10
4 Mongolian Rahy 122 4 5 6–½ 7–1½ 6–hd 6–½ Elliott 4.70
6 Tricky Gal 122 6 9 9 8–3 8–5 7–4¼ Mt Garcia 25.50
9 Lil' A. J. 122 9 2 4–2 5–3 5–½ 8–2¼ T Baze 6.20
5 Miss Barton 112 5 6 8–hd 9 9 9 Espinoza 61.10

3 ALLIE'S LOVE 8.20 4.00 3.20
8 BABY BROWN 3.80 3.00
2 BRAGGING RIGHTS 5.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-3)  $19.00
$1 EXACTA (3-8)  $15.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-8-2-1)  $107.95
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-8-2)  $42.60
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-8-2-1-7)  Carryover $2,527

Winner–Allie's Love Grr.f.3 by Eddington out of Marissa's Joy, by Cee's Tizzy. Bred by Harold Tillema & Pamela Tillema (CA). Trainer: Art Sherman. Owner: Tillema, Harold and Pamela. Mutuel Pool $192,519 Daily Double Pool $23,257 Exacta Pool $135,016 Superfecta Pool $72,541 Trifecta Pool $96,430 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,315. Claimed–Baby Brown by Gulliver Racing LLC and Slam Dunk Racing. Trainer: William Morey. Claimed–Mongolian Rahy by DeMaio Racing Ventures LLC. Trainer: Gerard Piccioni. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (7-8-3) paid $21.20. Pick Three Pool $26,998.

ALLIE'S LOVE dueled between horses then a bit off the rail on the turn, inched away in the stretch and won clear under some urging. BABY BROWN had speed three deep between foes then dueled three wide, battled outside the winner on the turn and bested the others. BRAGGING RIGHTS saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch and gained the show. GAMEZAPPER pressed then stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch, drifted out through the drive and weakened. IRISH CREAM N KAFE stalked three deep then outside on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. MONGOLIAN RAHY bobbled at the break, stalked between horses then off the inside on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened. TRICKY GAL bobbled and broke slowly as the ground broke out behind, angled in and saved ground to no avail. LIL' A. J. had speed four wide then stalked outside a rival, came out into the stretch and weakened. MISS BARTON dropped back outside then off the rail, came a bit wide into the stretch and was not a threat.

EIGHTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $58,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 22.55 45.24 1:09.89 1:22.53


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

5 Ten Blessings 122 5 1 4–1 4–hd 1–1 1–1¾ Van Dyke 0.50
6 Conquest Cobra 124 6 3 5–½ 6–1 5–4 2–nk Prat 6.10
3 Hoffenheim 122 3 6 2–hd 2–½ 2–hd 3–1¼ Pedroza 19.50
7 Desert Law 124 7 2 7 7 4–hd 4–1¼ Elliott 8.60
4 Excitations 122 4 4 3–½ 3–1 3–hd 5–4 Nakatani 7.00
1 So Conflated 122 1 5 6–½ 5–½ 6–2½ 6–10 Roman 14.00
2 I Will Score 119 2 7 1–hd 1–hd 7 7 Ceballos 21.90

5 TEN BLESSINGS 3.00 2.40 2.10
6 CONQUEST COBRA 3.80 3.20
3 HOFFENHEIM 4.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)  $14.80
$1 EXACTA (5-6)  $5.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-6-3-7)  $11.62
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-6-3-7-4)  $212.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-6-3)  $20.25

Winner–Ten Blessings B.h.5 by Smart Strike out of Indian Blessing, by Indian Charlie. Bred by Hal Earnhardt (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Earnhardt III, Patti and Hal J.. Mutuel Pool $226,768 Daily Double Pool $29,538 Exacta Pool $134,405 Superfecta Pool $71,144 Super High Five Pool $15,835 Trifecta Pool $95,464. Claimed–Conquest Cobra by Horseplayer Racing Club LLC. Trainer: Mark Rheinford. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (8-3-5) paid $11.40. Pick Three Pool $39,019.

TEN BLESSINGS pressed the pace four wide then stalked outside on the turn, re-bid four wide into the stretch, inched away under left handed urging in midstretch, drifted out some and held under some late right handed pressure. CONQUEST COBRA had speed five wide then stalked outside or off the rail, angled in for the turn, split horses into the stretch, bid inside in the drive and edged a rival for the place. HOFFENHEIM dueled between horses, took a short lead leaving the turn, fought back off the rail into the stretch, was between rivals in midstretch and was edged for second. DESERT LAW stalked outside then off the rail, came out five wide into the stretch and bested the others. EXCITATIONS dueled three deep between horses then three wide on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. SO CONFLATED saved ground stalking the pace, swung out into the stretch and lacked a rally. I WILL SCORE broke a bit slowly, went up between horses then dueled inside, fought back on the turn, dropped back into the stretch and gave way.

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.12 45.92 1:10.51 1:23.00 1:35.29


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

9 Save Ground 126 9 5 5–1 5–1 5–1½ 3–1½ 1–½ Nakatani 1.30
3 Minister's Glory 120 3 7 4–2 3–hd 3–1 2–½ 2–1 Prat 3.50
7 Cool Your Jets 120 7 10 7–2 7–3½ 6–½ 4–½ 3–¾ Van Dyke 4.20
2 Huddle 120 2 2 1–hd 1–hd 1–½ 1–1½ 4–½ T Baze 6.80
5 Jersey's Heat 120 5 6 8–2½ 8–2½ 8–4 7–2 5–5 Pereira 20.80
6 Ashley's Big Guy 120 6 4 6–½ 6–½ 7–1 6–hd 6–4½ Maldonado 31.80
10 Mavericks 120 10 3 2–2 2–3½ 2–1 5–1 7–¾ Quinonez 16.80
4 Hailey's Kid Comet 116 4 9 10 10 9–hd 9–½ 8–1¼ Espinoza 103.60
8 Smart Knows Smart 120 8 1 3–hd 4–2½ 4–hd 8–4½ 9–½ Pedroza 13.20
1 I'm Amore 120 1 8 9–2½ 9–1½ 10 10 10 Jimenez 123.40

9 SAVE GROUND 4.60 3.00 2.20
3 MINISTER'S GLORY 3.60 2.60
7 COOL YOUR JETS 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-9)  $6.80
$1 EXACTA (9-3)  $6.90
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-3-7-2)  $9.40
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-3-7-2-5)  $147.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-3-7)  $12.35

Winner–Save Ground B.c.4 by Square Eddie out of Tangle (IRE), by Bob Back. Bred by Reddam Racing LLC (CA). Trainer: Ben D. A. Cecil. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $304,464 Daily Double Pool $111,243 Exacta Pool $187,937 Superfecta Pool $116,480 Super High Five Pool $19,196 Trifecta Pool $144,452. Scratched–Ready Eddie, Tatar.

$2 Pick Six Jackpot (5-7-8/11/12/13-3-5-9/11/12) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $173,091. $1 Pick Three (3-5-9) paid $16.40. Pick Three Pool $97,284. 50-Cent Pick Four (8/11/12/13-3-5-9/11/12) 28223 tickets with 4 correct paid $16.50. Pick Four Pool $610,292. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-8/11/12/13-3-5-9/11/12) 3933 tickets with 5 correct paid $46.40. Pick Five Pool $239,353. $2 Pick Six (5-7-8/11/12/13-3-5-9/11/12) 4300 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $3.80. $2 Pick Six (5-7-8/11/12/13-3-5-9/11/12) 438 tickets with 6 correct paid $181.40. Pick Six Pool $148,739.

SAVE GROUND chased outside a rival then inside on the second turn, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch, bid three wide in deep stretch and edged the runner-up under urging. MINISTER'S GLORY saved ground stalking the pace, bid between horses a sixteenth out and continued willingly inside the winner. COOL YOUR JETS chased outside a rival, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and gained the show. HUDDLE had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away a bit off the rail in the stretch, ducked in from the whip in midstretch and was edged for third. JERSEY'S HEAT chased a bit off the rail, came out leaving the second turn and five wide into the stretch and put in a late bid at a minor award. ASHLEY'S BIG GUY saved ground off the pace, came out into the stretch, steadied when crowded in midstretch then angled in and lacked a rally. MAVERICKS broke out a bit, angled in and dueled outside a rival, drifted out into the stretch, drifted in from the whip nearing midstretch and weakened. HAILEY'S KID COMET settled off the pace inside, saved ground throughout and lacked a rally. SMART KNOWS SMART stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and weakened, then did not return to be unsaddled and was vanned off. I'M AMORE settled inside then a bit off the rail, went outside a rival on the second turn and failed to menace.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track4,003$684,160
Inter-TrackN/A$1,560,048
Out of StateN/A$5,663,207
TOTAL4,003 $7,907,415

Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, March 31.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 55th day of a 59-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Twirling TigerMartin Pedroza123Jack Carava5-116,000
2Rick's DreamBrayan Pena123Hector O. Palma5-216,000
3LevitationFranklin Ceballos118Robert B. Hess, Jr.6-116,000
4Milton FreewaterEvin Roman123Doug F. O'Neill7-216,000
5Jay Makes Us LaughStewart Elliott123Eddie Truman5-116,000
6Rocky's ShowRajiv Maragh123Charles S. Treece5-116,000
7Go GhettoMartin Garcia123Justin B. Clark5-116,000

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $28,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $32,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Crown the KittenCorey Nakatani123J. Keith Desormeaux2-132,000
2Landwade Lad Joseph Talamo123Mark Glatt12-132,000
3Sunny KatTyler Conner123John W. Sadler12-132,000
4Bourbon SoulTyler Baze123Jeff Mullins8-132,000
5BuymeabondEvin Roman123Jack Carava15-132,000
6CardiacRuben Fuentes123Mick Ruis4-132,000
7Temple KeysSantiago Gonzalez123Richard Baltas5-132,000
8Secreto PrimeroMartin Pedroza123Alfredo Marquez5-232,000

THIRD RACE.

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

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Son of the SouthOctavio Vergara, Jr.122Anthony K. Saavedra12-120,000
2Vegas ItchBrayan Pena122George Papaprodromou9-520,000
3Lighthouse PointRajiv Maragh122Robert B. Hess, Jr.5-120,000
4Spend ItFranklin Ceballos117Rafael Becerra5-120,000
5Williston DudeAsa Espinoza112Mark Glatt7-220,000
6Royal SeekerTiago Pereira122Marcelo Polanco12-120,000
7Defense MinisterEvin Roman122Jerry Hollendorfer4-120,000
8Dixie RivalEdgar Payeras115Bobby Wayne Grayson20-120,000

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $75,000. 'Santana Mile'. Stakes. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Dr. DorrJoseph Talamo120Bob Baffert9-5
2Air Vice MarshalCorey Nakatani120Doug F. O'Neill2-1
3The LieutenantDrayden Van Dyke122Michael W. McCarthy4-1
4Clear the MineTyler Baze120John W. Sadler10-1
5Cat BurglarMartin Garcia120Bob Baffert5-2

FIFTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Del Mar BabeSantiago Gonzalez122Peter Eurton12-1
2Unchaining Melody Tyler Baze122John W. Sadler4-1
3Garrulous GalEvin Roman122Adam Kitchingman8-1
4No Wine UntastedMartin Pedroza122J. Eric Kruljac12-1
5Sheza FactorFranklin Ceballos117Peter Miller12-1
6Vegas PalmRajiv Maragh122Gary Mandella12-1
7International Diva Joseph Talamo122Philip D'Amato6-1
8BaladeraBrayan Pena122Paulo H. Lobo15-1
9Into GlamourDrayden Van Dyke122Richard Baltas4-1
10AnimosityTyler Conner122Patrick Gallagher12-1
11Tiz ToffeeEdwin Maldonado122Philip D'Amato7-2

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Fire to the WireSantiago Gonzalez123Brian J. Koriner2-112,500
2ChrisiscookinBrayan Pena123Genaro Vallejo4-112,500
3Marvelous MaxMartin Garcia123John W. Sadler10-112,500
4Liberty JackFranklin Ceballos118Peter Miller5-212,500
5States HeroManuel Chaves123Antonio Garcia50-112,500
6Summer BuddhaEdgar Payeras116Lorenzo Ruiz30-112,500
7InformalityMartin Pedroza123Jack Carava4-112,500
8Run Like RhettRuben Fuentes123Andrew Lerner6-112,500

SEVENTH 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 $
1War MoccasinEvin Roman124Robert B. Hess, Jr.8-140,000
2Gotham DesireTiago Pereira124Ed Moger, Jr.12-1
3Lightning DoveDrayden Van Dyke122Ronald W. Ellis12-140,000
4Ruby TrustEdwin Maldonado122Howard L. Zucker8-1
5TizanillusionJoseph Talamo120John W. Sadler5-1
6Persistence Stewart Elliott122James M. Cassidy12-1
7DemigoddessModesto Linares120Charles R. Stutts50-1
8Salten SapityRajiv Maragh122Richard E. Mandella3-1
9Beau SquareCorey Nakatani124Doug F. O'Neill4-140,000
10Glorious HourTyler Baze122Paulo H. Lobo7-2

EIGHTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1On the FenceJuan Ochoa123Nestor M. Capitaine6-112,500
2True RangerTiago Pereira123Jeffrey Metz5-112,500
3Big HeartedStewart Elliott123Daniel Dunham15-112,500
4UpperclassmanTyler Conner123Jack Carava15-112,500
5Magical MoreRajiv Maragh123Craig Anthony Lewis12-112,500
6BitteTyler Baze123John W. Sadler3-1
7MilhaudJoseph Talamo123Richard E. Mandella5-212,500
8Pampers n' BootsFranklin Ceballos118Victor L. Garcia7-212,500
9AmodeiMartin Pedroza123Mick Ruis20-112,500

NINTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $35,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1JoerayTyler Conner123David Jacobson7-2
2Infuriated GaryBrayan Pena121Philip D'Amato12-1
3Lolly ExpressDrayden Van Dyke121Mike Puype12-1
4JimmythisnjimthatSantiago Gonzalez121Jerry Hollendorfer12-1
5El AsesinoStewart Elliott121Mick Ruis4-1
6Elevated KnightEdwin Maldonado121Philip D'Amato15-1
7Luke's On FireJoseph Talamo123Craig Dollase8-1
8Treasure HunterFranklin Ceballos116G. F. Almeida9-2
9Southern WarlordTyler Baze121Kristin Mulhall6-1
10Honeymoonz OverEvin Roman121Doug F. O'Neill5-1

TENTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Nap LajoieJoseph Talamo122Steven Miyadi12-1
2Lord AdmiralTom Lefranc115Jay Nehf20-1
3Dr. TroutmanEvin Roman122George Papaprodromou8-1
4Closing TimeTyler Baze122Jeff Mullins7-2
5IbonBrayan Pena122Paulo H. Lobo12-1
6Preacher RoeDrayden Van Dyke124Mike Puype12-116,000
7Kings River KingStewart Elliott122Kenneth D. Black4-1
8Kenny BennyTyler Conner122William E. Morey20-1
9El TovarRajiv Maragh124Richard Baltas5-116,000
10Mostly CloudyRuben Fuentes120Lorenzo Ruiz50-1
11AlsatianFranklin Ceballos117Neil D. Drysdale6-1
12Green With EddieCorey Nakatani124Doug F. O'Neill6-116,000

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