Racing! Victor Espinoza is back on a horse
Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we congratulate Gunmetal Gray for winning the Sham Stakes.
There’s so much to get to for today’s newsletter that we won’t get to it all. And, yes, you ask, the Los Alamitos steward’s minutes are out of protective custody and have been unsealed and we will look at those rulings in the Monday newsletter.
But of all the things that happened on Saturday, you have to rate
We have an extensive story on it on our web and in print. You can find it here.
But here’s a Cliff’s Notes version of what Victor said. (Believe it or not, there really was a Cliff that invented Cliff’s Notes. His name was Clifton Keith Hillegass and his works single-handedly got me through all my Shakespeare classes.) Ok, back to Victor.
--Espinoza almost missed his workout on Bobby Abu Dhabi because he didn’t find out about it until a half hour before he was to ride. He said he thought something could wrong aboard the horse but rode him anyway. “I got a bad feeling, because I knew that horse wasn’t doing that great,” Espinoza said. “But you just go out there and hope that nothing happens.”
--When he hit the ground, he was rooting to feel some pain because no pain means trouble. “Normally, when I hit the ground I move around and I know where it hurts,” Espinoza said. “You feel the pain. But this time I had no pain and I’m thinking ‘what’s going on?’”
--There were times when he didn’t think he was going to make it back to riding. “There were many times when I thought maybe I just wasn’t going to come back,” Espinoza said. “And I was OK with that because I was thankful enough that I was able to walk.”
--Espinoza will work horses next weekend and then decide when he might return to riding fulltime after talking to the doctor at the end of the month. He’s still hoping to pick up a Kentucky Derby horse.
More on this in a few days, but here are the Eclipse Award nominees. The horses (and a couple of people) in bold face are Southern California based.
Horse of the Year: Accelerate, Justify, Monomoy Girl
2-year-old male: Game Winner, Improbable, Knicks Go
2-year-old filly: Bellafina, Jaywalk, Newspaperofrecord (IRE)
3-year-old male: Catholic Boy, Justify, McKinzie
3-year-old filly: Midnight Bisou, Monomoy Girl, Rushing Fall
Older dirt male: Accelerate, City of Light, Gun Runner
Older dirt female: Abel Tasman, Marley’s Freedom, Unique Bella
Male sprinter: Imperial Hint, Roy H, Stormy Liberal
Female sprinter: Finley’sluckycharm, Marley’s Freedom, Shamrock Rose
Male turf horse: Expert Eye (GB); Glorious Empire (IRE), Stormy Liberal
Female turf horse: A Raving Beauty (GER), Enable (GB), Sistercharlie (IRE)
Steeplechase horse: Jury Duty (IRE), Optimus Prime (FR), Zanjabeel (GB)
Owner: Peter Brant; Hronis Racing LLC; WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners
Trainer: Steve Asmussen,
Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr., Jose Ortiz,
Apprentice jockey: Reylu
Santa Anita review
The Times has a story in print and online about the Grade 3 $100,000 Sham Stakes filled with lots of quotes. You can read it here. But, we can hit the high points in the one-mile race right here.
Gunmetal Gray came from sixth entering the stretch to win by a length over a heavily favored Coliseum. The Baffert-trained Coliseum, a huge gray horse who no doubt is still filling in to his frame, was pretty fractious in the paddock and then left the gate poorly.
“Coliseum seemed to slip and really veer right [out of the gate],” said Gunmetal Gray’s jockey Mike Smith. “When he did that, he caught me in behind for a couple jumps, which really got me out of position. Then, Coliseum got up there and made the pace move the second quarter, which I was comfortable with, so I knew it was going to set up for a horse that would finish and it did.”
Gunmetal Gray paid $9.40, $4.80 and $3.40. Sueno was second and Much Better, the other Baffert, was third. Coliseum finished sixth in the seven-horse field.
In the pricier but less sexy of the two stakes races, the Grade 2 $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes for older horses going 1 1/8 miles on the turf, the big winner was jockey Geovanni Franco. He wasn’t supposed to ride winner Next Shares, but, when rider
Now, the finish was thisclose. The official margin over Cleopatra’s Strike was listed as a nose because that’s the smallest call they have. Liam the Charmer was third. Next Shares, the favorite, paid $5.20, $3.60 and $2.80.
“I thought I won it because I thought my horse had his nose down at the wire, but I knew it was close,” Franco said. “This is the biggest pick-up mount I’ve ever had for sure.”
Trainer Richard Baltas doubled down on his horse.
“This is a very, very, very good horse,” Baltas said. “I said earlier that he likes a little more cut in the ground, but he obviously handled this well. Geo rode a great race. … He was a little far back but this guy doesn’t panic.”
In Friday’s last race, we got the name wrong on one of the two horses that was euthanized. It was Unusual Angel, not Unusual Agent. Our condolences to his connections and the connections to anyone who has ever been in that situation.
Santa Anita preview
In Saturday’s newsletter, we credited Santa Anita for being proactive by putting together an all dirt card with no turf races on Sunday because of the impending rain. It makes it so much easier for handicappers to not be left guessing as to which races might come off the grass and which horses will be scratched. So, it’s through that prism that we have a nine-race card beginning at 12:30 p.m.
The centerpiece (but not in the center of the card) is the Grade 2 $200,000 Santa Ynez for 3-year-old fillies going seven furlongs. I wrote about the favorite Bellafina a couple of days ago. You can give it a read here.
She is deservedly the 4-5 favorite in the five-horse field. Bellafina’s last race was a disappointing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies after three straight wins including two Grade 1s. Trainer
Mother Mother (no comma in there) is the second favorite at 9-5 for Baffert and Drayden Van Dyke. Mother Mother was third last out in the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. She was also second by 4 ¼ lengths to Bellafina in the Del Mar Debutante. Post time is around 4:05 p.m.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 7, 8, 7, 7, 10, 9, 9, 5, 10.
Big Races review
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Saturday.
Gulfstream (5): $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 7 ½ furlongs on turf. Winner: Boxwood ($7.00)
Aqueduct (8): $100,000 La Verdad Stakes, NY-bred fillies and mares 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Kathryn the Wise ($5.40)
Gulfstream (9): $100,000 Kitten Joy Stakes, 3-year-olds, 7 ½ furlongs on turf. Winner: Casa Creed ($27.40)
Gulfstream (10): $100,000
Santa Anita (7): Grade 2 $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Winner: Next Shares ($5.20)
Santa Anita (9): Grade 3 $100,000 Sham Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile. Winner: Gunmetal Gray ($9.40)
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PDT:
4:04 Santa Anita (8): Grade 2 $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Bellafina (4-5)
Bob Ike’s SA pick of the day
NINTH RACE: No. 10 Miss Unusual (4-1)
Consistent filly from the hot Billy Morey stable comes off a sloppy track win at Los Alamitos and should be tough right back in this restricted claimer. Drawn favorably outside, she should get a great trip under good apprentice Heriberto Figueroa and be in the right spot turning for home as we try to close out the week with another winner.
Saturday’s result: Spokane Eagle ($9.40) proved much the best while winning the sixth race, making it two straight winners.
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 LA play of the day
SEVENTH RACE: No. 4 Kr Olive Oil (5-2)
I loved this filly’s maiden victory one month ago when she leveled off with a smooth stride from the rail post after veering inward several lanes leaving the gate. She easily improved from her third-place debut vs. rival Walk On By Blues, who benefitted by six previous starts. In addition, Kr Olive Oil’s trainer Jaime Gomez consistently develops young runners into stakes contenders.
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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, January 5.
Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 8th day of a 61-day meet. Cloudy & Firm
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $35,000. Time 23.86 48.39 1:13.06 1:25.18 1:37.54
|6||Union Rebel||124||6||8||4–½||4–1½||4–1||5–1½||6–hd||T Baze||26.40|
|4||Camino de Estrella||124||4||4||7–1½||7–4||6–hd||7–hd||7–½||Franco||9.90|
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$3.00|
|$1 EXACTA (5-3)||$46.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-3-8-1)||$81.32|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-3-8-1-2)||$5,617.60|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-8)||$88.10|
Winner–Invasion Looming Grr.g.5 by Exchange Rate out of Lily Luna, by Saarland. Bred by VinMar Farm (KY). Trainer: Charles S. Treece. Owner: Andrews, Andy and Martindale, Ken. Mutuel Pool $212,133 Roulette Pool $753 Exacta Pool $117,741 Superfecta Pool $41,491 Super High Five Pool $25,314 Trifecta Pool $65,519. Claimed–Encumbered by Wynn Vegas Enterprises, LLC. Trainer: Kristin Mulhall. Scratched–none.
INVASION LOOMING angled in on the early lead and set the pace inside, fought back on the backstretch and second turn, came a bit off the rail in the stretch, battled between foes in midstretch then held on gamely outside the runner-up under urging. INCREDIBLE LUCK pulled between horses then angled in and stalked inside, bid along the rail in tight quarters in the final furlong and continued willingly but was outgamed. ENCUMBERED four wide early, went three deep into the first turn then stalked outside a rival, bid outside the winner on the backstretch and second turn and three deep in midstretch and just held third between foes late. VAN CORTLANDT tugged along the inside then saved ground stalking the pace, came out a bit leaving the second turn and into the stretch and was edged for the show three deep on the line. HEY SEQUOIA settled off the pace inside, continued along the rail in the drive and was outfinished for a minor award. UNION REBEL broke out and a bit slowly, tugged between foes then chased outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and could not quite summon the needed late kick. CAMINO DE ESTRELLA chased off the rail then between foes on the backstretch and second turn and lacked the necessary rally. IRON ALEX settled outside then chased three deep to the stretch and also lacked the needed late response.
1 Mile. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 23.90 48.40 1:13.98 1:28.04 1:43.25
|4||Queen of the Track||122||4||2||3–1||3–1||2–5||2–4||3–6||Fuentes||2.70|
|4||QUEEN OF THE TRACK||2.80|
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$12.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-2)||$264.80|
|$1 EXACTA (2-3)||$26.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-3-4-7)||$37.84|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-3-4-7-6)||$1,950.90|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-3-4)||$34.70|
Winner–Super Klaus Grr.f.3 by Flashback out of Think of Laura, by Siphon (BRZ). Bred by Craig Broaddus, Richard Reed &Mark Taylor (KY). Trainer: Victor L. Garcia. Owner: Victor Garcia. Mutuel Pool $277,160 Roulette Pool $2,066 Daily Double Pool $46,396 Exacta Pool $136,285 Superfecta Pool $54,055 Super High Five Pool $4,475 Trifecta Pool $82,664. Scratched–none.
SUPER KLAUS saved ground chasing the pace, split horses into the second turn, cut the corner into the stretch, came out in midstretch and rallied under urging to collar the runner-up on the line. TRUE VALIDITY dueled between horses then inside on the second turn and into the stretch, inched away under urging in midstretch, drifted out some in the final furlong and was caught in the final stride. QUEEN OF THE TRACK pulled and prompted the pace three deep then outside the runner-up on the second turn and into the stretch and bested the others. AMERICAN FALLS angled in and stalked between horses then off the rail or outside a rival on the second turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. PALM D'ORO four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep then outside the winner on the second turn and into the stretch, came out some in the drive and also weakened. FABULOUS STAR angled in and settled inside, swung out into the stretch and lacked a further response. LILY CON had good early speed and dueled inside, dropped back on the second turn and gave way.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 23.99 49.47 1:14.20 1:39.03 1:51.06
|3||Aussie Fox||124||3||5||5–4½||4–hd||4–2||3–1||2–1½||Van Dyke||1.60|
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$5.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-7)||$133.80|
|$1 EXACTA (7-3)||$10.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-3-5-6)||$10.84|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-3-5-6-8)||$657.00|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-3-5)||$22.10|
Winner–Falcone B.c.4 by Quality Road out of Potrinner (ARG), by Potrillazo (ARG). Bred by Colts Neck Stables, LLC. (KY). Trainer: J. Keith Desormeaux. Owner: Brad Allshouse. Mutuel Pool $235,765 Roulette Pool $1,072 Daily Double Pool $29,128 Exacta Pool $130,856 Superfecta Pool $64,037 Super High Five Pool $6,026 Trifecta Pool $101,286. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-2-7) paid $234.30. Pick Three Pool $63,065.
FALCONE stalked outside, bid three deep leaving the second turn and into the stretch, gained the lead nearing midstretch, inched away under left handed urging past midstretch and proved best. AUSSIE FOX angled in and pulled hard along the inside and steadied on the first turn, tugged his way along outside a rival on the backstretch and into the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and finished willingly to gain the place. RECKLESS GRAVITY broke inward, chased outside a rival, swung four wide into the stretch and edged a foe late for third. MO BOB (IRE) pulled and stalked outside a rival then bid alongside a foe to duel for the lead on the backstretch and second turn, was between horses into the stretch and was edged late for the show. SUPER CLASSIC angled in and saved ground off the pace, went outside a rival on the second turn and a bit off the rail into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. TASTEMAKER hopped slightly then was squeezed back at the start, settled inside, came out on the second turn and again into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. BRIOSO between foes early, dueled outside a rival then inside on the backstretch and second turn and weakened in the drive./. RARE JOURNEY tugged his way along inside to duel for the lead then saved ground stalking the pace, dropped back on the second turn and gave way.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 22.35 45.71 58.26 1:11.42
|4||Duke of Fallbrook||117||4||2||7–1½||6–hd||7–½||7–hd||Fuentes||31.00|
|7||From the Distance||122||7||3||1–½||2–2||3–hd||8||Payeras||37.40|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$3.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-6)||$56.20|
|$1 EXACTA (6-8)||$18.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-8-3-2)||$21.48|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-8-3-2-5)||$371.00|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-8-3)||$40.40|
Winner–Spa Shackalacka Dbb.g.4 by
50-Cent Pick Three (2-7-6) paid $225.30. Pick Three Pool $34,575.
SPA SHACKALACKA had speed off the rail then dueled inside a rival, angled in and took a short lead on the turn, came off the inside into the stretch, inched away under urging and held gamely. KIDMON stalked outside then alongside a rival on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and finished willingly to just miss. VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD between horses stalking the pace, continued three deep between foes on the turn and into the stretch and edged a rival for the show. CAYATE saved ground stalking the pace throughout and was edged for third. BEAR CHUM (AUS) broke a bit slowly, chased off the rail then inside on the turn and into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. SCHULACE bobbled at the start, saved ground stalking the pace, went between foes on the turn and into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. DUKE OF FALLBROOK chased outside then three deep on the backstretch and four wide on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. FROM THE DISTANCE had speed off the rail then dueled outside the winner, was fanned out a bit into the stretch and also weakened.
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 22.04 44.69 1:07.58 1:13.64
|5||My Mandate||122||5||3||1–½||1–½||1–1||2–1¼||Van Dyke||7.10|
|7||Light of the World||117||7||4||2–hd||5–1||6–hd||8–ns||Espinoza||14.80|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$5.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-1)||$63.40|
|$1 EXACTA (1-5)||$28.10|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-5-14-9)||$195.31|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-14)||$256.10|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-5-14-9-6)||Carryover $1,630|
Winner–Stubbins Dbb.c.3 by Morning Line out of Sierra Vista (GB), by Atraf (GB). Bred by Patrick Durtschi & Brittney Durtschi (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: McShane Racing, LLC. Mutuel Pool $517,484 Roulette Pool $2,141 Daily Double Pool $36,908 Exacta Pool $297,375 Superfecta Pool $117,352 Trifecta Pool $182,209 X-5 Super High Five Pool $2,136. Scratched–Loud Mouth, Palaleo.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-6-1) paid $62.60. Pick Three Pool $82,381. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-7-6-1) 174 tickets with 4 correct paid $1,003.20. Pick Four Pool $228,226. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-2-7-6-1) 21 tickets with 5 correct paid $19,792.65. Pick Five Pool $483,437.
STUBBINS saved ground stalking the pace, bid along the rail in close quarters under urging past midstretch and got up nearing the wire. MY MANDATE had good early speed a bit off the rail, dueled inside, edged away briefly midway on the hill, fought back leaving the hill, inched away again a bit off the rail in the stretch, fought back outside the winner in deep stretch and was edged late. MOUNTAIN SPIRIT had speed outside then stalked four wide, bid alongside the runner-up leaving the hill, drifted four wide into the stretch and held third. PARSIMONY stalked between horses, came three wide into the stretch and was outfinished. MURALIST a bit slow to begin, settled off the rail, went up four wide then three deep on the hill, drifted out and bumped a rival into the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. KICHIRO had speed between horses then stalked three deep, angled in outside a rival into the stretch and could not offer the necessary late kick. VOLUBILE chased outside a rival then between foes, steadied in tight three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed response. LIGHT OF THE WORLD had speed between horses then stalked between foes, re-bid between rivals leaving the hill then stalked again nearing the stretch and weakened. HACKBERRY chased inside, cut the corner into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. MUTINEER chased a bit off the rail then between horses, steadied onto the dirt crossing and also lacked the needed late kick. SECRET COURIER stalked outside then four wide on the hill, was bumped five wide into the stretch and weakened. SENSUOUS chased between horses then dropped back a bit off the rail, swung five wide into the stretch and did not rally. Rail on hill at zero.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $57,000. Allowance. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.57 45.53 1:09.60 1:16.30
|7||Spokane Eagle||122||6||1||3–1||3–2||1–2½||1–2¼||Van Dyke||3.70|
|6||Coil Me Home||124||5||5||5–2½||5–2||2–hd||2–1¾||Bejarano||6.30|
|5||Best Two Minutes||124||4||3||4–hd||4–hd||5–3½||4–1½||Desormeaux||9.00|
|6||COIL ME HOME||5.80||3.60|
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$3.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-7)||$43.80|
|$1 EXACTA (7-6)||$18.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-6-1-5)||$52.61|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-6-1)||$66.30|
Winner–Spokane Eagle Dbb.g.5 by Speightstown out of American Angel, by Ghostzapper. Bred by Irving Cowan (KY). Trainer:
50-Cent Pick Three (6-1-7) paid $104.75. Pick Three Pool $69,007.
SPOKANE EAGLE had speed outside then stalked off the rail or alongside a rival, bid three deep on the turn, took the lead into the stretch, kicked clear under left handed urging then drifted in from the whip in deep stretch and was under a hold late. COIL ME HOME stalked outside a rival on the backstretch and turn, came three deep into the stretch and gained the place. GOREN sent inside then drifted off the rail, dueled outside a rival then between foes on the turn and into the stretch, remained between horses in midstretch and just held third. BEST TWO MINUTES steadied between foes early, pulled his way along off the rail on the backstretch, angled in on the turn, came out off heels in midstretch and was edged for the show. COOL BOBBY went up inside to duel for the lead, took the advantage into the turn, fought back along the rail on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. ZATTER stumbled badly at the start to drop back, chased off the rail, came four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $200,000. 'San Gabriel Stakes'. 4 year olds and up. Time 24.09 48.36 1:12.46 1:36.44 1:48.61
|1||Liam the Charmer||124||1||4||5–3½||3–hd||4–1||3–hd||3–1||Desormeaux||3.50|
|5||Chicago Style||124||5||2||6–hd||6–hd||7–hd||7–2||4–1¼||Van Dyke||3.30|
|1||LIAM THE CHARMER||3.20|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$2.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-7)||$26.00|
|$1 EXACTA (7-3)||$15.30|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-3-1-5)||$14.46|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-3-1-5-2)||$840.50|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-3-1)||$23.75|
Winner–Next Shares Dbb.g.6 by
50-Cent Pick Three (1-7-7) paid $38.70. Pick Three Pool $104,487.
NEXT SHARES a step slow into stride, settled inside then between foes leaving the backstretch, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up three wide in the final stride. CLEOPATRA'S STRIKE stalked outside a rival then a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter in the stretch to gain the lead, inched away briefly and held on gamely but was edged on the line. LIAM THE CHARMER came off the rail leaving the first turn, stalked three deep then outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and rallied willingly between foes late. CHICAGO STYLE saved ground chasing the pace, swung out leaving the second turn and three deep into the stretch and finished well. PLATINUM WARRIOR (IRE) saved ground stalking the pace, bid along the rail in the stretch and was outfinished. FLAMBOYANT (FR) chased inside then a bit off the rail on the backstretch and second turn, came out in the stretch and also was outfinished. ARMS RUNNER tugged his way to the lead and angled in, set the pace inside, fought back a bit off the rail in the stretch then between foes in deep stretch and was outkicked. OSCAR DOMINGUEZ (IRE) a bit slow to begin, settled outside a rival then three deep leaving the backstretch and four wide into the stretch and could not quite summon the needed late kick. BIG BEND stalked outside a rival, dropped back between foes on the second turn and weakened.
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $57,000. Allowance. 4 year olds and up. Time 24.04 47.82 1:12.06 1:37.83 1:44.49
|5||The Big Train||124||5||4||2–hd||2–hd||2–1½||1–hd||3–3¾||Prat||3.30|
|6||Show Me Da Lute||124||6||6||3–1||4–hd||4–hd||5–2½||4–nk||Pedroza||6.90|
|5||THE BIG TRAIN||3.20|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$4.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-7)||$23.80|
|$1 EXACTA (7-9)||$15.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-9-5-6)||$28.42|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-9-5-6-1)||$400.30|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-9-5)||$25.80|
Winner–Popular Kid B.g.5 by Popular out of Lemon Supreme, by Lemon Drop Kid. Bred by Rod Rodriguez & Lorraine Rodriguez (CA). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: All Schlaich Stables LLC, Gatto Racing, LLC, Hollendorfer, LLC, Team Green, LLC and Cahill, James. Mutuel Pool $421,239 Roulette Pool $1,372 Daily Double Pool $52,322 Exacta Pool $246,847 Superfecta Pool $109,896 Super High Five Pool $4,590 Trifecta Pool $156,877. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-7-7) paid $27.45. Pick Three Pool $74,373.
POPULAR KID stalked four wide then off the rail leaving the second turn, came four wide into the stretch, bid three deep under left handed urging to gain the advantage in deep stretch and inched away. KYLEMORE sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, came off the rail under urging into the stretch as the rider lost the whip, fought back off the inside in the drive and held second. THE BIG TRAIN stalked outside a rival then off the rail, bid between foes three deep into the stretch, took a short lead between foes in midstretch, fought back and was edged for the place. SHOW ME DA LUTE four wide on the first turn, stalked three deep then outside a rival into and on the second turn and into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. MONGOLIAN GROOM saved ground stalking the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and could not offer the needed late kick. LORD GUINNESS chased inside, came out a bit in midstretch and could not summon the necessary response. EXTRORDINARY JERRY chased between horses then a bit off the rail into and on the second turn, came three deep into the stretch and lacked a rally. JAMMINWITHBRANDON steadied between horses into the first turn, chased outside a rival, came three deep into the stretch and weakened. LIBERTY PARK settled off the rail then outside a rival, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked a further response.
1 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'Sham Stakes'. 3 year olds. Time 23.46 46.95 1:11.64 1:24.86 1:38.96
|7||Much Better||120||7||3||2–1||2–½||1–1||1–2½||3–1¼||Van Dyke||7.80|
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$7.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-6)||$39.40|
|$1 EXACTA (6-1)||$45.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-1-7-2)||$58.67|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-1-7)||$105.90|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-1-7-2-4)||Carryover $10,371|
Winner–Gunmetal Gray Grr.c.3 by Exchange Rate out of Classofsixtythree, by Include. Bred by Lee Pokoik (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Hollendorfer, LLC, Pearl Racing and
50-Cent Pick Three (7-7-6) paid $20.85. Pick Three Pool $88,831.
GUNMETAL GRAY unhurried and angled in early, settled inside, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and rallied under left handed urging to be along in time. SUENO came off the rail into the first turn, stalked three deep, came out into the stretch, bid between foes in deep stretch, drifted in some while putting a head in front late but could not hold off the winner. MUCH BETTER angled in and stalked outside a rival then a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter to take the lead on the second turn, inched away leaving that turn, kicked clear, drifted inward in the stretch, fought back while drifting out a bit in deep stretch and held third. GRAY MAGICIAN saved ground stalking the pace, split rivals into the stretch, drifted in late and was outfinished. EASY SHOT chased between horses then a bit off the rail, went outside a rival into the stretch, moved up just off the inside then steadied off heels in deep stretch and was outfinished. COLISEUM broke out and a bit slowly, pulled his way along to chase three wide, came four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. SAVAGERY sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, fought back on the second turn, dropped back into the stretch and weakened.
1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 23.32 46.70 1:12.52 1:26.83 1:41.44
|3||Bitter Ring Home||124||3||5||2–½||2–hd||2–3||2–5||2–1||Prat||5.80|
|8||When Jesus Walked||124||7||8||7–3||6–1½||5–hd||4–1||4–3¼||Sanchez||66.80|
|1||Starship Chewy||124||1||6||8–4||9||9||9||5–4½||Vergara, Jr.||100.40|
|2||Bless His Heart||124||2||7||1–hd||1–hd||3–5||5–3||7–2¼||Bejarano||4.10|
|3||BITTER RING HOME||6.20||3.40|
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$3.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-10)||$214.00|
|$1 EXACTA (10-3)||$80.10|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (10-3-7-8)||$372.58|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (10-3-7-8-1)||Carryover $27,108|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-3-7)||$129.00|
|$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (6-5)||$7.60|
Winner–Derby Factor Grr.g.4 by The Factor out of Runaway Grey, by Runaway Groom. Bred by John R. Penn (KY). Trainer: Ruben Gomez. Owner: Derby, Susan and Folgner, Gary. Mutuel Pool $366,705 Roulette Pool $1,084 Daily Double Pool $94,353 Exacta Pool $182,566 Superfecta Pool $83,700 Super High Five Pool $21,933 Trifecta Pool $108,098. Claimed–Sergio by Steven Miyadi. Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Scratched–Brahms Forest, Malibu Magic, Paul's Diva.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-6-10) paid $278.75. Pick Three Pool $154,640. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (7-6-5) paid $9.50. 50-Cent Pick Four (7/8-7-6-10) 420 tickets with 4 correct paid $1,433.50. Pick Four Pool $790,141. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-7/8-7-6-10) 53 tickets with 5 correct paid $8,830.50. Pick Five Pool $613,232. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (1-7-7/8-7-6-10) 21 tickets with 6 correct paid $9,459.96. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $371,942. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $532,695.
DERBY FACTOR angled in and settled a bit off the rail, went around a rival into the stretch, came out in the drive and rallied under urging to get up three deep late. BITTER RING HOME dueled between horses then inside on the second turn and into the stretch, fought back to the lead along the rail a sixteenth out but could not quite hold off the winner. GETALOADOFTHIS had speed four wide then dueled three deep, battled outside the runner-up on the second turn and into the stretch, gained the advantage in midstretch, was between foes in deep stretch and held third. WHEN JESUS WALKED chased off the rail then outside a rival, continued off the inside on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and bested the others. STARSHIP CHEWY dropped back along the inside and saved ground of the pace, came out some in the stretch and improved position. VIOLENT AFFAIR had speed five wide on the first turn, chased outside or off the rail, came three deep into the stretch and weakened. BLESS HIS HEART had good early speed and dueled inside, dropped back on the second turn and had little left for the stretch. SERGIO chased just off the rail, came out on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and gave way. DUDE'S DUDE three deep between horses early, chased a bit off the rail then inside on the second turn and also gave way in the drive.
|Out of State||N/A||$9,406,835|
Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, January 6.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 9th day of a 61-day meet.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. State bred.
|1||Sir Eddie||Tyler Baze||124||Dan Blacker||9-5||50,000|
|2||Spicy Vibration||Heriberto Figueroa||119||David E. Hofmans||7-2||50,000|
|3||Iron Curtain||Alonso Quinonez||122||Val Brinkerhoff||4-1||40,000|
|4||Midnight Bandit||Joel Rosario||124||Jack Carava||5-1||50,000|
|5||Centaurus Rule||Luis Fuentes||115||Richard Baltas||5-1||40,000|
|6||Levi's Saint James||Agapito Delgadillo||122||Mark Rheinford||30-1||40,000|
|7||Desert Movie||Ruben Fuentes||124||Blake R. Heap||5-1||50,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $57,000. Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.
|1||Sweet Treat||Heriberto Figueroa||117||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1|
|2||Starr of Quality||Tiago Pereira||124||William Spawr||7-2|
|3||Arctic Roll||Tyler Baze||124||Andrew Lerner||6-1|
|4||Withholding Info||Joseph Talamo||122||Bob Baffert||4-1|
|5||Sauce On Side||Joel Rosario||122||Peter Miller||4-1|
|6||Convince||Mario Gutierrez||124||Peter Eurton||8-1|
|7||Mongolian Humor||Geovanni Franco||122||Enebish Ganbat||10-1|
|8||Queen Bee to You||Flavien Prat||124||Michael Pender||3-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.
|1||Point Received||Edgar Payeras||120||Ruben Gomez||30-1||40,000|
|2||Miss Fia||Agapito Delgadillo||120||David E. Hofmans||4-1||40,000|
|3||Discrete Stevie B||Luis Fuentes||115||Marcelo Polanco||8-1||50,000|
|4||Acadia Fleet||Assael Espinoza||117||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||7-2||50,000|
|5||So Gucci||Ruben Fuentes||122||Jeff Bonde||2-1||50,000|
|6||Tick Tock||Heriberto Figueroa||117||William E. Morey||8-1||50,000|
|7||Equal Measure||Joel Rosario||122||John W. Sadler||5-2||50,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000.
|1||Had Enough K P||Tyler Baze||122||Jeff Mullins||7-2||30,000|
|2||Depende de Ti||Alonso Quinonez||122||Antonio Garcia||8-1||30,000|
|3||West Way Dreams||Edgar Payeras||122||Walther Solis||15-1||30,000|
|4||Awepollonia||Felipe Martinez||122||Jorge Periban||7-2||30,000|
|5||Thanks||Evin Roman||122||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||2-1||30,000|
|6||Reds Sacred Appeal||Eswan Flores||122||Walther Solis||15-1||30,000|
|7||Blueberry Princess||Diego Sanchez||122||Hector O. Palma||5-2||30,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.
|1||Ayacara||Edwin Maldonado||124||Vladimir Cerin||4-1||12,500|
|2||Spirit Mission||Tyler Baze||124||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||8-1||12,500|
|3||Builder||Eswan Flores||124||Vann Belvoir||8-1||12,500|
|4||Frankie Machine||Ignacio Puglisi||124||Scott ||10-1||12,500|
|5||Royal Seeker||Luis Fuentes||117||Marcelo Polanco||10-1||12,500|
|6||Original Intent||Joel Rosario||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||7-2||12,500|
|7||Typhoon Harry||Heriberto Figueroa||119||William E. Morey||5-1||12,500|
|8||Spend It||Martin Pedroza||124||Rafael Becerra||10-1||12,500|
|9||Platinum Equity||Ruben Fuentes||124||Andrew Lerner||10-1||12,500|
|10||Gryffindor||Edgar Payeras||124||Richard Rosales||8-1||12,500|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $57,000. Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.
|1||Trustini||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Mike Puype||12-1|
|2||Nice Ice||Tiago Pereira||124||Brian J. Koriner||10-1|
|3||Tyfosha||Mario Gutierrez||124||Doug F. O'Neill||5-1|
|4||Bashful||Mike Smith||124||Richard E. Mandella||5-2|
|5||Loving Lynda||Flavien Prat||124||Philip D'Amato||6-1|
|6||Copy Begone||Evin Roman||124||Neil Knapp||20-1|
|7||Batiquitos||Martin Pedroza||124||William Spawr||6-1|
|8||No Wine Untasted||Geovanni Franco||122||J. Eric Kruljac||6-1|
|9||Princess Roi||124||Richard Baltas||7-2|
1 Mile. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.
|1||Clear the Mine||Luis Fuentes||115||Steve Knapp||20-1||62,500|
|2||Super Sol||Joseph Talamo||122||Bob Baffert||4-1|
|3||Surfing Star||Geovanni Franco||124||Bruce Headley||5-2|
|4||El Huerfano||Flavien Prat||122||Jerry Hollendorfer||3-1||62,500|
|5||Magic Musketier||Kent Desormeaux||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||12-1|
|6||Kershaw||Heriberto Figueroa||117||Philip D'Amato||6-1|
|7||Air Vice Marshal||Mike Smith||122||Doug F. O'Neill||10-1|
|8||Pepe Tono||Agapito Delgadillo||124||Victor L. Garcia||12-1|
|9||All Out Blitz||Tyler Baze||122||Simon Callaghan||6-1|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $200,000. 'Santa Ynez Stakes'. Fillies. 3 year olds.
|1||Mother Mother||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Bob Baffert||9-5|
|2||Bellafina||Flavien Prat||124||Simon Callaghan||4-5|
|3||Sold It||Mario Gutierrez||120||Doug F. O'Neill||8-1|
|4||Tomlin||Tyler Baze||120||Steven Specht||8-1|
|5||Reflect||Kent Desormeaux||120||J. Keith Desormeaux||6-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000.
|1||Creative Spark||Mauro Donoe||112||Daniel Dunham||30-1||14,000|
|2||Lea's Reward||Eswan Flores||122||Armando Cardenas||15-1||14,000|
|3||Christy Jackson||Joel Rosario||122||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||5-1||14,000|
|4||Pied N True||Luis Fuentes||117||Matthew Chew||5-1||16,000|
|5||Rizzi's Honors||Tiago Pereira||124||Mark Glatt||6-1|
|6||Just Be Held||Joseph Talamo||124||Craig Dollase||8-1||16,000|
|7||Baby Ice||Assael Espinoza||119||Steve Knapp||6-1||16,000|
|8||Quizlet||Edgar Payeras||122||Richard Rosales||30-1||14,000|
|9||Vallestina||Tyler Baze||124||Anna Meah||3-1||16,000|
|10||Miss Unusual||Heriberto Figueroa||119||William E. Morey||4-1||16,000|
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