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Racing! Looking at the BC Classic

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter and I approved this newsletter.

It’s never too early to start talking about the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which is only a couple of weeks away. Accelerate is clearly the best of the lot but it’s not like he’s a slam dunk.

But before we get to the facts, in honor of all the political advertising we’ve been forced to endure the last several months (although it feels like years), here is a totally political and fictional way that Accelerate’s connections could put forth his candidacy for horse of the year:

“Hronis Racing’s Accelerate would be a sure-fire cinch to win Horse of the Year with a Classic win …”

--Breeders’ Cup newsletter

Now, here’s what’s not included in this endorsement:

“ … if not for the Triple Crown exploits of Justify, but even so, he could sway voters should he win the Classic.”

Get it?

When reading the Breeders’ Cup newsletter I read the first half of the sentence and thought, “Wow, Jim Gluckson (Breeders’ Cup media honcho) is really going out on a limb” but then read the rest of the sentence.

Now, just to underscore the point, this was just an exercise in fantasy. Kosta and Pete Hronis are two of the finest people in horse racing and would never result to such chicanery. And, if Accelerate wins (and maybe Catalina Crusier, too) they may get my Eclipse Award vote for owners of the year.

And, sorry for the aside, but I’m just so weary of all the television political ads and mischaracterizations that, well, it seemed worth making some light of it. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Six horses automatically qualified for the Classic by taking a “Win and You’re In” race. Three of them won’t be making it. Nonkono Yume, who won the February Stakes in Tokyo, is staying in Japan. Diversify, who won the Whitney Handicap, is pointing to the Cigar Mile or Clark Handicap as the owners just thought the Classic is too much an uphill proposition to win. And, Good Magic, winner of the Haskell Stakes, has been retired.

That leaves Accelerate, who qualified twice with wins in the Pacific Classic and Awesome Again Stakes. He’s trained by John Sadler. There is Discreet Lover, winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup and trained by Uriah St. Lewis. And Pavel, winner of the Stephen Foster, and trained by Doug O’Neill.

So, that leaves 11 spots. Same as the Kentucky Derby, there is a point system based on first, second and third place finishes in graded stakes. The points can be overruled by a panel of experts. Now, it’s unlikely they will vary much from the points unless there is a foreign horse they want to run.

So, here are the contenders, skipping over those who won’t be running:

--Bravazo (22 points). He ran in all three Triple Crown races and is trained by Wayne Lukas.

--McKinzie (18). After a long layoff, he won the Pennsylvania Derby for Bob Baffert.

--Axelrod (16). Won the Smarty Jones and Indiana Derby and second in the Penn Derby for Michael McCarthy.

--Lone Sailor (16). Winner of the Oklahoma Derby and second in the Super Derby for Tom Amoss.

--Catholic Boy (12). Won the Travers Stakes but has had a minor illness that required him to miss a few days of training for Jonathan Thomas.

--Mind Your Biscuits (12). Won the Lukas Classic at Churchill for Chad Summers and may be flying under some people’s radar.

--West Coast (12). Ran second to Accelerate after a long layoff in the Awesome Again for Baffert.

--Mendelssohn (11). Third in the Jockey Gold Cup but remembered for a 20+ length win in Dubai for Aidan O’Brien.

--Yoshida (10). Win in the Woodward put him on the map for Bill Mott.

--Gunnevera (10). Ran second in the Woodward for Antonio Sano.

--War Story (10). Was fourth in last year’s Classic but hasn’t done much this year for Jorge Navarro.

Some of the horses at the bottom could get bounced. The announcement of all the fields will be made Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. PDT and will be streamed on www.breederscup.com.

Santa Anita review

The feature was 6 ½ furlongs down the hill and was won by Spin Me a Kiss, who pulled ahead of favored Dominating Woman to win by a comfortable 1 ½ lengths. It was an allowance/optional claimer for fillies and mares and worth $53,000.

Spin Me a Kiss paid $12.40, $4.80 and $3.40 for jockey Edwin Maldonado and trainer Phil D’Amato. Dominating Woman was second and Zaffinah was third.

“I just told the owner, that with the Cal-bred bonus, this is like winning a mini-stake,” D’Amato told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “It really is a great incentive. This filly just needed some freshening, and she’s back on her game now. We’ll look for some Cal-bred stakes.”

Sadly, Beau Square was pulled up on the middle of the hill by jockey Tyler Baze. She suffered a fractured sesamoid of her right hind leg and had to be euathanized.

Santa Anita preview

Friday’s eight-race card at Santa Anita, highlighted by its $2 beer promotion, has nothing exceptional to offer as far as racing. Now, half of the races are on the turf, so that’s popular. There is one allowance, two maiden special weights and the rest are claimers. Four of the races have only six horses entered, not the way the track wants to trend.

The allowance/optional claimer, is the sixth, 1 ¼ miles on the turf, which along with the 6 ½ furlongs down the hill, has a short part of the race on a dirt crossover. Post is about 3:40 p.m.

Starting Bloc is the favorite at 3-1 for trainer Alfredo Marquez and jockey Rafael Bejarano. He has won two of six races this year, one a maiden claimer and the other a starter allowance (a claiming race where horses can’t be claimed).

Second favorite is Comma Sister at 7-2. George Papaprodromou is the trainer and Mario Guterrez rides. The gelding is winless in four races this year and one of 12 lifetime. He has been running allowance races this year.

Here are the field sizes, in order: 6, 6, 9, 6, 6, 8, 10 10 (2 also eligible).

Bob Ike’s SA play of the day

SIXTH RACE: No. 6 King Caymus (12-1)

Improving gelding from the David Hofmans barn added blinkers and responded with by far his best effort when defeating high-priced maiden claimers at Del Mar last time out. The lightly raced son of Kitten's Joy didn't beat much that day but was visually impressive and acts like he will appreciate the 10-furlong distance.

Thursday's result: Comebacker Indygo Bo was bet dead on the board and ran like it, fading badly through the lane in the second race.

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).

Los Alamitos weekend preview

This weekly segment is in the hands of Orlando Gutierrez, marketing and media maven at Los Al. So, the floor is yours, Orlando.

“It’s a weekend of trials to a pair of Grade 1 races at Los Alamitos. Saturday will feature four trials to the $925,100 Los Alamitos Super Derby, while all 10 races on Sunday night will consist of trials to the Golden State Million Futurity.

“AQHA champions J Fire Up and KVN Corona will be joined by 2018 derby winners Jesstacartel, A Political Lady, Jess My Kiss, Moonie Blues and Black Fryday as part of an outstanding group of sophomores hoping to qualify for the 65th running of Los Alamitos Super Derby on Nov. 11. A total of 34 runners will be in action Saturday with the horses with the 10 fastest times advancing to the final.

“This year’s final will be the richest Super Derby since 2012 and the fifth richest running in the event’s history. The Super Derby winner will earn a berth to the Grade 1, $600,000 Champion of Champions on Dec. 15.

“J Fire Up and KVN Corona dominated the futurities at Los Alamitos in 2017 with J Fire Up winning the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity, Grade 1 Golden State Million Futurity and Governor’s Cup Futurity, while KVN Corona won the Grade 1 Ed Burke Million Futurity and the Grade 2 PCQHRA Breeders Futurity. J Fire Up will be looking for her third trial derby win of the season, although she’s yet to come back to win the final. She’ll be in the opening trial against (G1) Los Alamitos Winter Derby winner Jess My Kiss and (G2) Golden State Derby winner Jesstacartel. KVN Corona, winner of the (G3) El Primero Del Ano Derby earlier this year, will headline the second trial and will face (G3) La Primera Del Ano Derby winner A Political Lady.

“On Sunday night, Wave Her Down, Wicked Affair and Powerful Favorite, a trio of graded futurity winners at Los Alamitos, are among the 78 juveniles that will compete in the 400-yard trials to the Golden State Million Futurity. The horses with the 10 fastest time will move on to the futurity final on Nov. 4.

“As of now, Wave Her Down is the meet’s top money earning 2-year-old thanks to her victory in the (G1) Ed Burke Million Futurity on June 24. She earned $428,400 in that race, but enters this race after her first loss when finishing fourth in a trial to the (G2) PCQHRA Breeders Futurity on Sept. 16.

“’She broke a tad tardy,’ owner Jeff Pitcher said. ‘Cody had to grab a hold of her because she was a little afraid of the other horses around her. Hopefully for this next race she’ll get a better break. It’s tough to swallow when your horse has a race like that, but you take the good with the bad. … Hopefully she steps back to the plate on Sunday night and has a nice race.’”

Ed Burgart’s LA play of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No. 1 Dropping Fire (5-2)

Victorious in her lone Ruidoso Downs start last May, she worked in terrific style on Oct. 2 for her local bow. In her solo 12.1 gate drill for 220 yards, she came away quickly under jockey Jesus Ayala and unleashed smooth strides through a strong final 1/16. Her win last May came in a Ruidoso futurity trial and she is eligible for the Los Alamitos Two Million Futurity trials next month.

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Now, the star of the show, Thursday’s results and Friday’s entries.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Thursday, October 18.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 12th day of a 22-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000. Time 24.18 48.22 1:13.21 1:26.37 1:39.99


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

2 C. C. Zipp 123 2 2 1–½ 1–hd 1–½ 1–2½ 1–½ Bejarano 0.70
5 Midnight Lilly 123 5 6 5–1½ 3–hd 3–hd 3–4 2–6¼ Pereira 1.80
6 Copper Cowgirl 115 6 1 2–1 2–2 2–3 2–½ 3–5½ Figueroa 31.10
3 Road Test 118 3 5 6 5–1 5–1½ 5–1½ 4–2½ Espinoza 5.70
4 Lethal Legacy 123 4 4 4–hd 6 6 6 5–¾ Franco 28.60
1 Tee Em Eye 123 1 3 3–½ 4–1 4–2 4–2 6 Quinonez 15.90

2 C. C. ZIPP 3.40 2.40 2.10
5 MIDNIGHT LILLY 2.80 2.40
6 COPPER COWGIRL 4.00
$1 EXACTA (2-5)  $3.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-5-6-3)  $6.28
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-5-6)  $12.95

Winner–C. C. Zipp Ch.m.5 by City Zip out of Curry Cat, by Tale of the Cat. Bred by Mike Freeny & Pat Freeny (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Gatto Racing, LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Dang, R, Melen, S, Pageler, M, Sigband, M. Mutuel Pool $84,719 Exacta Pool $46,864 Superfecta Pool $21,907 Trifecta Pool $36,174. Claimed–C. C. Zipp by Rockingham Ranch. Trainer: Peter Miller. Scratched–none.

C. C. ZIPP had speed between horses then angled in and set a pressured pace inside, inched away into the stretch, kicked clear under urging and held. MIDNIGHT LILLY a step slow to begin, chased three deep on the first turn then outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and finished willingly. COPPER COWGIRL three deep into the first turn, angled in and pressed the pace outside the winner to the stretch and bested the others. ROAD TEST came off the rail on the first turn and chased outside a rival, went three deep into and out of the second turn and weakened. LETHAL LEGACY between horses early, chased a bit off the rail then inside on the second turn and also weakened. TEE EM EYE saved ground stalking the pace, dropped back in the stretch and had little left for the drive.

SECOND RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $26,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 21.32 43.51 1:06.45 1:12.65


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

6 Monydontspenitself 121 4 6 2–½ 2–2 1–1½ 1–½ Talamo 7.20
4 Forever Juanito 116 3 1 5–½ 6–½ 3–1 2–1 Espinoza 0.90
8 Gonna Fly Now 121 6 4 7 3–hd 4–1 3–2½ Van Dyke 3.00
1 From the Distance 118 1 7 1–1½ 1–½ 2–hd 4–¾ Maldonado 23.60
9 Theycallhimthekid 121 7 5 6–hd 5–hd 5–3 5–1¾ Elliott 15.20
2 Reign On 116 2 3 4–hd 7 6–hd 6–5 Figueroa 7.00
7 Indygo Bo 121 5 2 3–1 4–hd 7 7 Conner 12.20

6 MONYDONTSPENITSELF 16.40 5.00 3.40
4 FOREVER JUANITO 2.60 2.40
8 GONNA FLY NOW 2.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-6)  $28.20
$1 EXACTA (6-4)  $15.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-4-8-1)  $32.56
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-4-8-1-9)  $1,588.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-4-8)  $21.50

Winner–Monydontspenitself Ch.g.4 by Street Boss out of Precious Princess, by Horse Chestnut (SAF). Bred by G. Watts Humphrey Jr. & Sally S.Humphrey (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Where We At. Mutuel Pool $130,608 Daily Double Pool $23,532 Exacta Pool $75,048 Superfecta Pool $32,934 Super High Five Pool $2,082 Trifecta Pool $50,050. Scratched–Allaboutmike, Croissant.

MONYDONTSPENITSELF stalked off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter leaving the hill to gain the lead into the stretch, inched clear under urging and held on gamely. FOREVER JUANITO stalked between horses then along the rail into the stretch, came out in upper stretch and finished well to just miss. GONNA FLY NOW well placed stalking the pace three deep between foes to the stretch, also finished willingly to best the others. FROM THE DISTANCE a bit slow to begin, had speed inside and inched away, set the pace along the rail, dueled leaving the hill and into the stretch and weakened some in the final furlong. THEYCALLHIMTHEKID stalked four wide then five wide leaving the hill and into the stretch and lacked a rally. REIGN ON (GB) between horses early, saved ground stalking the pace, steadied in tight along the rail nearing the dirt crossing and could not offer the necessary response. INDYGO BO stalked outside a rival then four wide between foes leaving the hill and crossing the dirt, was in tight in upper stretch and weakened. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 23.42 47.52 1:13.46 1:27.23 1:41.49


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

5 Peachy 120 5 5 3–hd 3–hd 3–hd 2–1½ 1–2¼ Gutierrez 3.50
3 Eskenforadrink 115 3 4 1–1 1–½ 1–1½ 1–½ 2–2¾ Figueroa 0.80
1 Chapis 120 1 1 5–1 5–hd 2–½ 3–1½ 3–¾ Fuentes 2.80
4 Spectacular Storm 120 4 2 2–½ 2–1½ 4–½ 4–1½ 4–1 T Baze 19.20
2 Heloise 113 2 6 6–6 4–1 5–3½ 5–5 5–7¾ Fuentes 12.30
6 Stella Sweeper 118 6 7 7 7 7 7 6–1¾ Payeras 57.00
7 Princess Nicole 123 7 3 4–hd 6–8 6–5 6–4 7 Pereira 28.70

5 PEACHY 9.00 3.00 2.20
3 ESKENFORADRINK 2.40 2.10
1 CHAPIS 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-5)  $71.60
$1 EXACTA (5-3)  $9.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-3-1-4)  $10.98
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-3-1-4-2)  $159.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-1)  $10.85

Winner–Peachy Ch.f.3 by Eskendereya out of Molly Peaches, by Meadowlake. Bred by Hidden Brook Farm (KY). Trainer: George Papaprodromou. Owner: Costandinou, Costas, Loizu, Andreas and Loizu, Louie. Mutuel Pool $126,821 Daily Double Pool $12,898 Exacta Pool $74,734 Superfecta Pool $39,832 Super High Five Pool $3,095 Trifecta Pool $59,013. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (2-6-5) paid $31.30. Pick Three Pool $32,177.

PEACHY stalked three deep then outside a rival on the backstretch and three wide into the second turn, went up four wide leaving that turn and three deep into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up, gained the lead nearing the sixteenth pole and won clear under urging. ESKENFORADRINK bobbled at the break, angled in on the first turn and set the pace inside, inched away again on the second turn, fought back inside the winner in the stretch, could not match that one late but was clearly second best. CHAPIS saved ground stalking the pace throughout and held third. SPECTACULAR STORM stalked between horses then bid outside the runner-up, tracked again between foes leaving the second turn and was outfinished for the show. HELOISE stalked a bit off the rail then between horses on the backstretch and second turn, found the rail into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. STELLA SWEEPER broke in some and bobbled a bit, settled just off the rail then inside and did not rally. PRINCESS NICOLE stalked four wide on the first turn then outside on the backstretch, dropped back on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened.

FOURTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 22.33 46.63 58.78 1:05.45


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

8 Diosa 122 6 1 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–4¾ Ceballos 1.80
3 Norwegian 122 2 4 2–hd 3–1½ 2–1½ 2–5¼ Prat 0.80
10 Queen Carmelita 122 8 5 5–hd 5–hd 3–1½ 3–3½ Delgadillo 28.80
9 Daddy's Mistress 117 7 2 7–17 7–12 5–1½ 4–nk Figueroa 5.90
1 Had Enough K P 117 1 8 8 8 8 5–1¼ Payeras 26.90
4 Frisky Fox 122 3 6 3–½ 2–hd 4–2½ 6–1¾ Arias 41.00
5 Warrensrollingdice 122 4 7 6–½ 6–2 7–3 7–1¼ Quinonez 53.80
6 Filthy 122 5 3 4–1½ 4–½ 6–½ 8 Fuentes 29.60

8 DIOSA 5.60 2.60 2.40
3 NORWEGIAN 2.40 2.20
10 QUEEN CARMELITA 5.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-8)  $39.60
$1 EXACTA (8-3)  $5.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-3-10-9)  $12.96
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-3-10-9-1)  $180.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-3-10)  $26.70

Winner–Diosa B.f.2 by Uncaptured out of Pearl Esque, by Peace Rules. Bred by Rachel Kimbell (FL). Trainer: Michael Pender. Owner: Pender Racing LLC, Fetkin, Robert, Joseph, Phillip H., Matz, Eric S. and Meathe, William. Mutuel Pool $128,281 Daily Double Pool $14,413 Exacta Pool $70,065 Superfecta Pool $38,486 Super High Five Pool $2,152 Trifecta Pool $52,877. Scratched–Disco Tale, Hinini.

50-Cent Pick Three (6-5-8) paid $71.25. Pick Three Pool $16,985.

DIOSA sped to the early lead, angled in outside the runner-up then inched away on the backstretch, set all the pace a bit off the rail, was shaken up to widen in the stretch and won clear under a crack of the whip and steady handling then a long hold late. NORWEGIAN saved ground stalking the winner, continued inside in the stretch and bested the others. QUEEN CARMELITA bobbled at the start then again in the second step, stalked four wide, split horses on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and picked up the show. DADDY'S MISTRESS chased three deep then between horses, continued off the rail on the turn and outside a rival into the stretch and did not rally. HAD ENOUGH K P dwelt at the break to be away well behind the field, settled inside, came out into the stretch and split rivals late to improved position. FRISKY FOX stalked between horses then outside a rival on the turn, was between foes again into the stretch and weakened. WARRENSROLLINGDICE angled in and chased inside, came a bit off the rail in the drive and also weakened. FILTHY stalked three deep on the backstretch and turn, came four wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

FIFTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 21.52 43.22 1:05.62 1:11.77


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

6 Spin Me a Kiss 125 6 1 2–1 2–1½ 1–½ 1–1½ Maldonado 5.20
3 Dominating Woman 123 3 3 1–hd 1–hd 2–3 2–1½ Prat 1.40
1 Zaffinah 123 1 8 3–hd 4–½ 4–1½ 3–1 Bejarano 9.40
8 Dis Smart Cat 125 8 2 4–1 3–1½ 3–1 4–3¼ Roman 11.10
2 Time for Ebby 125 2 5 5–hd 7 6–5 5–nk Franco 49.30
7 Ladybug 120 7 4 7–1 5–hd 5–2 6–13½ Desormeaux 7.80
5 Swirling 118 5 6 6–½ 6–hd 7 7 Espinoza 3.20
4 Beau Square 125 4 7 8 dnf T Baze 14.00

6 SPIN ME A KISS 12.40 4.80 3.40
3 DOMINATING WOMAN 3.00 2.60
1 ZAFFINAH (IRE) 4.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-6)  $36.00
$1 EXACTA (6-3)  $19.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-3-1-8)  $49.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-3-1)  $41.90
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-3-1-8-2)  Carryover $1,787

Winner–Spin Me a Kiss Dbb.f.4 by Hard Spun out of River Kiss, by Awesome Gambler. Bred by Terry C. Lovingier (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Francie Nilforushan. Mutuel Pool $202,640 Daily Double Pool $14,208 Exacta Pool $124,756 Superfecta Pool $56,314 Trifecta Pool $91,385 X-5 Super High Five Pool $2,341. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-8-6) paid $39.65. Pick Three Pool $33,807. 50-Cent Pick Four (6-5-8-6) 162 tickets with 4 correct paid $400.05. Pick Four Pool $85,092. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-6-5-8-6) 362 tickets with 5 correct paid $811.50. Pick Five Pool $341,924.

SPIN ME A KISS had speed between foes then dueled outside the runner-up, took a short lead in upper stretch under a vigorous hand ride and inched away late under steady handling. DOMINATING WOMAN dueled inside, fought back in the stretch, could not match the winner late but held second. ZAFFINAH (IRE) a bit slow to begin, saved ground stalking the pace throughout and picked up the show. DIS SMART CAT stalked outside then off t he rail, came three deep into the stretch, drifted in some in upper stretch and lacked a rally. TIME FOR EBBY was in a good position stalking the pace a bit off the rail then between foes, continued just off the fence leaving the hill, angled in entering the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. LADYBUG stalked three deep then four wide midway on the hill and three wide into the stretch and weakened. SWIRLING chased between horses then three deep between foes leaving the hill, angled in between rivals into the stretch and gave way. BEAU SQUARE tugged her way along early, chased a bit off the rail then inside, drifted out while being pulled up past midway on the hill and was vanned off. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 21.84 45.42 58.03 1:04.90


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

1 Cayate 123 1 1 1–1½ 1–2½ 1–4 1–3¼ Gonzalez 3.90
2 All I Can Say 123 2 8 5–hd 3–½ 2–1 2–3½ Quinonez 4.50
3 Bless His Heart 120 3 7 2–1 2–1 3–2 3–½ Bejarano 3.00
5 Git On Your Pulpit 118 4 3 3–hd 4–1 4–1½ 4–1¼ Pedroza 1.20
8 According to Buddy 113 7 2 6–8 6–9 5–5 5–9¼ Fuentes 34.70
6 Dynamic Duo 120 5 5 8 7–½ 7–5 6–4¼ Pereira 67.00
7 Anziyan Cat 121 6 4 4–hd 5–½ 6–1½ 7–8¾ Vergara, Jr. 32.60
9 El Senor de Latuna 122 8 6 7–1½ 8 8 8 Arana 34.10

1 CAYATE 9.80 4.20 3.00
2 ALL I CAN SAY 4.80 3.40
3 BLESS HIS HEART 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-1)  $93.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-4)  $16.20
$1 EXACTA (1-2)  $17.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-2-3-5)  $9.62
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-2-3-5-8)  $672.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-2-3)  $33.10
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (6-4)  $16.20

Winner–Cayate Grr.g.4 by Sundarban out of Hurricane Whiz, by Wild Rush. Bred by Kristin Mulhall (CA). Trainer: Kristin Mulhall. Owner: Twilight Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $144,259 Daily Double Pool $25,512 Exacta Pool $82,675 Superfecta Pool $43,893 Super High Five Pool $2,742 Trifecta Pool $55,871. Scratched–Sunset Green Flash.

50-Cent Pick Three (8-6-1) paid $56.30. Pick Three Pool $25,637. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (8-6-4) paid $6.75.

CAYATE sped to the early lead, set all the pace a bit off the rail and proved best under urging. ALL I CAN SAY a bit slow to begin, saved ground chasing the winner throughout and was clearly second best. BLESS HIS HEART stalked between horses then a bit off the rail into the turn and outside the runner-up into the stretch and held third. GIT ON YOUR PULPIT was well placed stalking the pace between horses then outside a rival or off the rail on the turn, came three wide into the stretch, drifted to the inside and was edged for the show. ACCORDING TO BUDDY stalked five wide on the backstretch and four wide on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and did not rally. DYNAMIC DUO broke out and bumped a rival, dropped back off the rail early, went outside a rival on the turn and was not a threat. ANZIYAN CAT bumped at the start, stalked four wide between horses on the backstretch, fell back off the rail on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and gave way. EL SENOR DE LATUNA wide early, dropped back off the rail, angled in on the turn and failed to menace.

SEVENTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 21.92 45.65 1:10.59 1:17.26


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

3 Wonderful Lie 118 3 4 5–8 4–hd 1–hd 1–nk Figueroa 3.80
5 Powder 123 5 1 3–1 2–1 2–5 2–9 Van Dyke 0.70
4 Pied N True 114 4 3 6 6 5–10 3–2¼ Fuentes 19.80
6 Judicial 118 6 5 4–hd 5–8 3–1 4–1½ Roman 5.70
2 Tribal Dance 113 2 2 2–1 1–hd 4–4 5–37 Espinoza 17.90
1 Gem of a Marina 121 1 6 1–½ 3–½ 6 6 T Baze 4.90

3 WONDERFUL LIE 9.60 3.40 2.40
5 POWDER 2.20 2.10
4 PIED N TRUE 4.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)  $66.20
$1 EXACTA (3-5)  $9.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-5-4-6)  $7.44
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-5-4)  $17.50

Winner–Wonderful Lie B.m.7 by Bedford Falls out of Flying Alibi, by Flying Continental. Bred by Carol A. Lingenfelter (CA). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Rockingham Ranch. Mutuel Pool $143,449 Daily Double Pool $15,768 Exacta Pool $95,784 Superfecta Pool $42,250 Trifecta Pool $64,208. Claimed–Wonderful Lie by Lingenfelter, Carol A. and Lytle, Jane. Trainer: Mark Glatt. Claimed–Powder by Haagsma, David, Haagsma, John R. and Vanderdussen, Robert John. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (6-1-3) paid $76.90. Pick Three Pool $27,212. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (6-4-3) paid $10.40.

WONDERFUL LIE stalked a bit off the rail, came out on the turn and into the stretch, bid alongside the runner-up to take a short lead in midstretch and gamely prevailed under urging. POWDER close up stalking the pace off the rail, bid three deep on the turn, gained the advantage leaving the turn, angled in entering the stretch, fought back along the rail under some urging in midstretch then had the rider lose the whip a sixteenth and continued willingly. PIED N TRUE dropped back off the rail then angled in and saved ground off the pace, went around a rival into the stretch and gained the show. JUDICIAL stalked outside on the backstretch and turn, came three deep into the stretch and weakened. TRIBAL DANCE dueled outside a rival, put a head in front between foes on the turn, battled inside leaving the turn and weakened. GEM OF A MARINA went up inside to duel for the lead, battled along the rail midway on the turn, dropped back leaving the turn and into the stretch, gave way and was eased in the final furlong.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.82 47.58 1:11.91 1:23.97 1:35.97


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

3 Kookie Gal 122 2 3 3–½ 3–½ 1–½ 1–1½ 1–hd Prat 1.90
8 Doc Yco Cheeks 122 7 9 8–1½ 8–1 6–hd 3–½ 2–1 Bejarano 3.80
7 Sedamar 122 6 5 4–½ 4–1½ 4–½ 2–1½ 3–1¾ Mn Garcia 8.40
9 Stylin Ocean 117 8 4 7–3½ 7–2½ 7–hd 5–1 4–4¼ Espinoza 11.20
4 Gotta Be Lucky 122 3 6 5–1 5–½ 8–2 8–2½ 5–¾ Roman 5.90
2 The Pet 122 1 1 1–1 1–hd 3–1 4–hd 6–nk Fuentes 12.90
6 Hot Magistrate 122 5 2 2–1 2–1 2–hd 6–1½ 7–1¼ Blanc 11.90
5 Perfect Ice Storm 122 4 7 6–hd 6–hd 5–1 7–½ 8–3¾ Gutierrez 7.20
10 Tiny Tap 122 9 8 9 9 9 9 9 Talamo 23.90

3 KOOKIE GAL 5.80 3.40 3.00
8 DOC YCO CHEEKS 4.80 3.60
7 SEDAMAR 5.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-3)  $42.00
$1 EXACTA (3-8)  $12.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-8-7-9)  $59.26
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-8-7-9-4)  $2,780.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-8-7)  $58.65

Winner–Kookie Gal Dbb.f.2 by Boisterous out of Kukaluka, by Comic Strip. Bred by Wachtel Stable & Gary Barber (CA). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Wachtel Stable and Barber, Gary. Mutuel Pool $170,334 Daily Double Pool $76,013 Exacta Pool $100,081 Superfecta Pool $54,197 Super High Five Pool $7,286 Trifecta Pool $79,870. Scratched–Great Salvation, Shanghai Barbie.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-3-3) paid $39.45. Pick Three Pool $73,817. 50-Cent Pick Four (6-1-3-1/3/11) 689 tickets with 4 correct paid $369.80. Pick Four Pool $333,794. 50-Cent Pick Five (8-6-1-3-1/3/11) 150 tickets with 5 correct paid $999.05. Pick Five Pool $195,839. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (5-8-6-1-3-1/3/11) 96 tickets with 6 correct paid $1,209.66. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $217,099. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $561,748.

KOOKIE GAL pulled between horses then stalked inside, bid three deep on the second turn to gain the lead, inched away into the stretch, drifted to the inside, kicked clear and held gamely under urging. DOC YCO CHEEKS broke a bit slowly and was squeezed, angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and again in midstretch and closed gamely to just miss. SEDAMAR stalked three deep then outside a rival, came out into the stretch and held third. STYLIN OCEAN three wide early, chased outside a rival, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and was outfinished. GOTTA BE LUCKY pulled between horses and was in tight in the run to the first turn, chased outside a rival then between foes on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. THE PET had speed inside then drifted out a bit into the first turn, angled in and set the pace inside, dueled on the backstretch and second turn and weakened in the stretch. HOT MAGISTRATE stalked outside then bid alongside the pacesetter on the backstretch, dueled between horses on the second turn and also weakened in the drive. PERFECT ICE STORM angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside into the stretch and lacked a rally. TINY TAP settled and angled in outside a rival then chased a bit off the rail, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and was not a threat.


AttendanceHandle
On-TrackN/A$462,188
Inter-TrackN/A$995,807
Out of StateN/A$3,459,877
TOTALN/A $4,917,872

Santa Anita Entries for Friday, October 19.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 13th day of a 22-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $30,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Cat HolicLuis Fuentes113Matthew Chew30-140,000
2ArchanaDrayden Van Dyke122Philip D'Amato3-150,000
3Queen of the TrackGary Stevens122Jeff Bonde5-250,000
4ElusivelyHeriberto Figueroa117Doug F. O'Neill4-150,000
5Disco TaleEswan Flores122Hector O. Palma8-150,000
6Discreet DivaEvin Roman122Vann Belvoir7-550,000

SECOND RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $32,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $32,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Muchos BesosEswan Flores121Javier Jose Sierra8-132,000
2Plum DandyAgapito Delgadillo121Sal Gonzalez5-132,000
3Popular KidKent Desormeaux121Ronald W. Ellis5-232,000
4Crown the KittenAssael Espinoza116Gus Headley4-132,000
5Mercer IslandRafael Bejarano121Mark Glatt2-132,000
6Beantown BoysBrayan Pena121Genaro Vallejo4-132,000

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1AgronomoHeriberto Figueroa117Sal Gonzalez3-130,000
2R B EyeEvin Roman122Vann Belvoir4-130,000
3Red ClemAssael Espinoza117Tim Yakteen4-130,000
4Baja WarriorAlex Jimenez122Juan Carlos Lopez30-130,000
5JonathantoquickBrayan Pena122Genaro Vallejo15-130,000
6Stay in Yo LaneAgapito Delgadillo122Doug F. O'Neill5-230,000
7Swamp SouffleGeovanni Franco122George Papaprodromou8-130,000
8Laucala IslandLuis Fuentes115Steven Miyadi15-130,000
9LifesbeengoodsofarTiago Pereira122Michael Machowsky10-130,000

FOURTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Trojan SpiritDrayden Van Dyke123Patrick Gallagher5-2
2Malibu MagicRuben Fuentes123Bobby Wayne Grayson20-1
3SellwoodTyler Baze120Jeff Mullins2-1
4Holly BlameBrice Blanc120Paulo H. Lobo5-1
5Cupid's ClawsJoseph Talamo120Brian J. Koriner7-2
6StonegateAssael Espinoza115John W. Sadler3-1

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Holland RoadStewart Elliott121Craig Anthony Lewis12-112,500
2Banze No Oeste Geovanni Franco121Steve Knapp5-112,500
3Sense of GloryMartin Pedroza121Rafael Becerra7-212,500
4Pioneerof the WestSantiago Gonzalez123Vladimir Cerin5-212,500
5My FarmerEvin Roman121Robert B. Hess, Jr.2-112,500
6Tasunke WitcoTiago Pereira121Charles S. Treece7-212,500

SIXTH RACE.

1¼ Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1KaleiAssael Espinoza116John A. Shirreffs12-1
2Lucky SoulFlavien Prat121Michael W. McCarthy8-1
3AlsatianTyler Baze125Neil D. Drysdale4-1
4Gain GroundDrayden Van Dyke121Philip D'Amato4-1
5Comma SisterMario Gutierrez123George Papaprodromou7-2
6King CaymusJoseph Talamo121David E. Hofmans12-1
7Hot AmericanHeriberto Figueroa113Neil D. Drysdale5-1
8Starting BlocRafael Bejarano121Alfredo Marquez3-1

SEVENTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1QuadGeovanni Franco120Gary Sherlock12-112,500
2PsychedelicatMario Gutierrez123Jerry Hollendorfer6-112,500
3Pacific SongRuben Fuentes123Alfredo Marquez8-112,500
4Blame JoeHeriberto Figueroa118Peter Miller9-512,500
5GiddymeisterRafael Bejarano120Dallas E. Keen12-112,500
6Lucky PegasusBrayan Pena120Sal Gonzalez20-112,500
7Jersey's HeatTiago Pereira120Rafael Becerra5-112,500
8Vegas ItchFranklin Ceballos123George Papaprodromou12-112,500
9Here Is HappyAlonso Quinonez120Craig Anthony Lewis12-112,500
10Jump the TracksAgapito Delgadillo120Jeff Mullins4-112,500

EIGHTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Miss Stormy DGeovanni Franco122Carla Gaines10-1
2Apples ArchAlonso Quinonez122Doug F. O'Neill15-1
3Gallantlystreaming Drayden Van Dyke122John W. Sadler4-1
4AmataraTyler Conner122Mike Puype12-1
5True ValidityRafael Bejarano122Simon Callaghan7-2
6Velvet QueenAgapito Delgadillo122Richard Baltas6-1
7TruffalinoJoseph Talamo122Richard E. Mandella6-1
8Rather NosyFlavien Prat122Simon Callaghan5-1
9Diva in ChargeMario Gutierrez122Peter Eurton6-1
10Out of BalanceAssael Espinoza117David E. Hofmans15-1
Also Eligible
11Ask the CustomerGary Stevens122Thomas F. Proctor3-1
12Autumn IsabellaModesto Linares122Charles R. Stutts30-1
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