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Racing! Victor Espinoza’s comeback on hold

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as Santa Anita sees how many turf races it can run after a wet morning.

A week ago, we had an extensive sit down with Victor Espinoza about his comeback plans and reflections on what happened to him since his injury in the summer. If you missed it, you can read it here. In the story, the plan was for Victor to work horses on Saturday. Well, if the weather didn’t put a hold on that, then his doctors did. Victor is going to stand down until he can get clarity from his doctors.

Ed Golden, of Santa Anita, caught up with Brian Beach, who is Espinoza’s agent.

“[Victor has] gotten drastically different opinions from two different doctors,” Beach told Golden. “So, rather than choosing the one we want, we’ll seek another opinion and hopefully get that done this week and go from there.

“But for right now, he won’t work any horses [Saturday], which could be a moot point since the weather might not allow works anyway if it rains tonight. We’re in a bit of holding pattern, but there was no race or horse we had been targeting.

“There was a disagreement among doctors as to whether he could ride in races or just exercise horses, two different interpretations of a scan that was taken. You can’t ignore the opinion you don’t want to believe and go with the opinion you want to believe.

“You’ve got to do the right thing and get an independent, third evaluation, and go from there, but Victor feels great. He’s back doing more work with his physical therapist at Del Mar and he came out of his breeze last Saturday in good shape.

“He has no pain and he’s fitter than he thought he was, all positive signs. We just have to make sure he’s doing the right thing at the right time.”

So, that’s the report. And, Ed, thanks for writing the top of today’s newsletter.

Santa Anita review

Everything pointed to the favorite, Mo See Cal, winning Friday’s feature when she poked her head in front early in the stretch. But Danuska’s My Girl showed a lot of grit to come back on the favorite to win the one-mile allowance for older fillies and mares.

The winning margin was ¾ of a length. Danuska’s My Girl paid $12.00, $4.00 and $2.60. Jazaalah finished third.

“It looked like she was beat, but she just kept fighting,” winning trainer Jerry Hollendorfer told Mike Willman of Santa Anita.

It was the second straight win for Franco about the mare.

“We just kept trying,” said jockey Geovanni Franco. “She’s got a big heart and that’s why she won.”

Sad to report …

Derby Treasure broke down in mid-stretch during the first race at Santa Anita and suffered a life-ending injury. She was at the back of the pack and clear of other horses when she went down, Jockey Edgar Payeras went to the dirt but immediately got back up. Payeras was clearly uninjured and rode in the second race, which he won.

Santa Anita preview

Saturday’s nine-race card could be under some revision because of the rain expected overnight and in the morning. There are four races slated to go 6 ½ furlongs down the hill, one of them a stakes, the Grade 3 $100,000 Las Cienegas. So, track officials will make a determination of how many races to keep on the turf by post time, with the goal to at least have the stakes race run down the hill. However, they will not do it if it is deemed unsafe.

The Las Cienegas is for older fillies and mares. Selcourt, at 2-1, is the favorite for trainer John Sadler and jockey Tyler Baze. She is coming off a disappointing 12 in the Breeders’ Cup Fillies & Mares Sprint. She had won her previous three races. She is four of six lifetime at Santa Anita.

Belvoir Bay is the second favorite at 5-2 for Peter Miller and Flavien Prat. She is five of eight at Santa Anita and eight of 21 lifetime on the turf. She had a stretch of three straight wins at Santa Anita during last year’s winter/spring meeting. Post will be around 3:05 p.m.

The other stakes, is the Grade 3 $100,000 La Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. Escape Clause is the 5-2 favorite for owner/trainer Don Schnell. Baze will ride. Last year, she reeled off nine wins in a row, although at lower-level tracks. Her last three races have been on the turf at Del Mar and Santa Anita.

True Royalty is the 3-1 second choice for Sadler and Joel Rosario. Post is around 4:05 p.m.

Here are the field sizes, in order: 9, 5, 8, 8, 8, 9, 11, 7, 11 (2 also eligible).

Big races preview

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

10:30 Laurel (3): $100,000 What A Summer Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Late Night Pow Wow (4-5)

11:30 Laurel (5): $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Stan the Man (2-1)

12:30 Laurel (7): $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes, 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Cautious Giant (2-1)

12:45 Gulfstream (9): Grade 3 $100,000 Tropical Turf stakes, 4 and up, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Heart to Heart (2-1)

12:58 Aqueduct (8): $100,000 Say Florida Sandy Stakes, Fla-breds 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Gold for the King (6-5)

1:00 Laurel (8): $100,000 Nellie Morse Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Face It (7-5)

1:47 Gulfstream (11): Grade 3 $150,000 Marshula’s River Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: La Signare (3-1)

3:04 Santa Anita (6): Grade 3 $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Selcourt (2-1)

4:04 Santa Anita (8): Grade 3 $100,000 La Canada Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Escape Clause (5-2)

Bob Ike’s SA pick of the day

EIGHTH RACE: No. 4 True Royalty (3-1)

If the anticipated rain shows up, the four downhill races figure to be moved to the main track with plenty of scratches, which will hurt the most attractive wagering races on the card. So, let's opt for the second favorite in today's La Canada Stakes, the John Sadler-trained True Royalty. She won her only other start going long on dirt and is capable of firing fresh and has shown tactical speed on occasion.

Friday’s result: After three scratches (two vet scratches right before post time) in the seventh race, my choice Vantastic was sent off at odds-on and settled for second behind Seven Scents.

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

SECOND RACE: No. 2 Under Live Fire (2-1)

This filly has a solid foundation for debut, having posted eight drills since Oct. 16 with the last four coming at a longer distance of five furlongs. She is also bred to win early as evidenced by the success of her dam Jimbos Fire Ant, who posted a 5 ½-length debut victory at Portland Meadows 11 years ago. Sure Proof, the 6-5 morning-line favorite, disappointed when third at 1-2 odds only two weeks ago.

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

Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, January 11.

Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 11th day of a 61-day meet. Cloudy & Fast

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 22.42 46.51 59.34 1:13.16


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

8 Gia Lula 119 8 3 4–hd 3–hd 3–2 1–ns Espinoza 3.30
4 Whata Flirt 124 4 2 2–1 2–1½ 1–1 2–1½ Delgadillo 4.20
6 Encountress 124 6 6 6–½ 6–1½ 6–1 3–½ T Baze 14.00
2 Crackling Bread 124 2 7 5–1 4–½ 4–½ 4–nk Cruz 7.10
1 Big Base 124 1 8 8 7–2½ 7–6 5–2¼ Rosario 1.30
5 Secret Offer 124 5 5 3–½ 5–2 5–1 6–1¼ Maldonado 7.10
3 Cheyenne Dancer 124 3 1 1–1½ 1–hd 2–hd 7 Vergara, Jr. 52.00
7 Derby Treasure 124 7 4 7–1½ 8 8 dnf Payeras 139.90

8 GIA LULA 8.60 4.20 3.60
4 WHATA FLIRT 4.60 3.80
6 ENCOUNTRESS 5.40
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $4.00
$1 EXACTA (8-4)  $15.30
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-4-6-2)  $36.63
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-4-6-2-1)  $456.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-4-6)  $66.15

Winner–Gia Lula Ch.f.4 by Gio Ponti out of Lula Talullah, by More Than Ready. Bred by Allen Branch & Susan Branch (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Branch, Allen and Susan. Mutuel Pool $140,233 Roulette Pool $627 Exacta Pool $71,806 Superfecta Pool $37,884 Super High Five Pool $2,392 Trifecta Pool $55,356. Scratched–none.

GIA LULA had speed four wide then stalked outside, continued three deep on the turn and into the stretch, drifted in some in midstretch and rallied under urging to get up on the line. WHATA FLIRT stalked a bit off the rail, bid outside a rival leaving the turn to gain the lead in the stretch, inched away under urging in midstretch and held on well but was edged late. ENCOUNTRESS chased just off the inside, came out in the stretch and got up late for the show. CRACKLING BREAD a step slow to begin, saved ground chasing the pace, went around a rival in deep stretch and was edged for third. BIG BASE also broke a bit slowly, settled inside, cut the corner into the stretch, split rivals in deep stretch and was edged for a minor award between foes late. SECRET OFFER had speed between horses then stalked off the rail, continued between foes into and on the turn and lacked the needed rally. CHEYENNE DANCER sped to the early lead, inched away and set the pace inside, fought back leaving the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. DERBY TREASURE chased outside then off the rail, dropped back and angled in on the turn, took a bad step when seriously injured and fell in midstretch and was vanned off.

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 25.16 50.67 1:16.47 1:29.39 1:42.75


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

5 Sea Glass 124 4 2 5–1½ 5–1 3–hd 1–2½ 1–1¼ Payeras 2.40
7 Cee Sam's Girl 124 6 5 6 6 5–hd 3–½ 2–2½ Maldonado 1.40
4 Proper Drink 124 3 3 2–1 2–hd 2–1 4–2 3–1¼ Franco 2.10
3 Reinahermosa 124 2 6 4–hd 4–hd 4–hd 2–hd 4–9 Vergara, Jr. 7.30
1 Annitasheaven 124 1 1 1–½ 1–½ 1–hd 5–4½ 5–3¼ Martinez 59.20
6 Lookingforthewire 119 5 4 3–½ 3–1 6 6 6 Espinoza 29.30

5 SEA GLASS 6.80 2.80 2.40
7 CEE SAM'S GIRL 2.40 2.20
4 PROPER DRINK 2.40
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-5)  $32.00
$1 EXACTA (5-7)  $6.90
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-7-4-3)  $4.18
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-7-4)  $12.15

Winner–Sea Glass Grr.f.4 by The Factor out of Pileiton, by Perfect Soul (IRE). Bred by Terry Arnold & Jon Yessin (KY). Trainer: Charles S. Treece. Owner: Chris Fosselman. Mutuel Pool $130,932 Roulette Pool $446 Daily Double Pool $28,153 Exacta Pool $76,719 Superfecta Pool $33,756 Trifecta Pool $51,187. Scratched–Copper Cowgirl.

SEA GLASS stalked between foes then outside a rival, split horses on the second turn, bid between foes into the stretch to gain the lead, kicked clear under urging and held. CEE SAM'S GIRL a bit reluctant to load, angled in and settled just off the rail, went up three deep then four wide leaving the second turn and five wide into the stretch and finished with interest to be second best. PROPER DRINK stalked off the rail then bid outside a rival leaving the first turn and between foes on the backstretch and most of the second turn, was fanned four wide into the stretch and held third. REINAHERMOSA saved ground stalking the pace, bid inside into the stretch but could not sustain that bid in the final furlong. ANNITASHEAVEN washy at the gate, sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace inside, drifted three deep between foes into the stretch, drifted in some in the drive and weakened. LOOKINGFORTHEWIRE four wide into the first turn, stalked then bid three deep on the backstretch and into the second turn, was four wide leaving that turn and fanned five wide into the stretch and also weakened.

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000. Time 24.38 48.94 1:14.36 1:27.32 1:40.17


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

4 Calf Moon Bay 120 4 2 2–hd 3–1½ 3–1 2–hd 1–ns Smith 6.70
3 Kookie Gal 122 3 4 5 4–hd 5 1–hd 2–4¼ Prat 5.60
1 Boujie Girl 115 1 1 1–½ 1–½ 1–hd 3–hd 3–1 Figueroa 6.50
5 Noble Contessa 120 5 5 4–hd 5 4–hd 5 4–1¼ T Baze 49.10
2 Qahira 120 2 3 3–1½ 2–hd 2–½ 4–2 5 Van Dyke 0.30

4 CALF MOON BAY 15.40 5.80 7.60
3 KOOKIE GAL 5.40 4.80
1 BOUJIE GIRL 5.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-4)  $74.40
$1 EXACTA (4-3)  $28.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-3-1)  $36.35

Winner–Calf Moon Bay B.f.3 by Bodemeister out of Detect, by Devil's Bag. Bred by Betz/Kidder/Lamantia/J. Betz/Graves/Davidson (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Hollendorfer, LLC, Mark DeDomenico LLC and Todaro, George. Mutuel Pool $139,252 Daily Double Pool $17,487 Exacta Pool $50,532 Trifecta Pool $43,902. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (8-5-4) paid $65.20. Pick Three Pool $37,505.

CALF MOON BAY three deep into the first turn, pressed the pace three wide, was fanned four wide into the stretch, battled four wide in midstretch, drifted in despite left handed urging in the final sixteenth and gamely prevailed. KOOKIE GAL pulled between foes then angled in and stalked inside, bid along the rail into the stretch to put a head in front, fought back along the inside and continued gamely to the wire. BOUJIE GIRL had speed inside and set a pressured pace along the rail, drifted out into the stretch, fought back between foes to deep stretch, drifted in late and held third. NOBLE CONTESSA four wide into the first turn, stalked outside a rival, came out four wide into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. QAHIRA stalked early then bid between horses to prompt the pace, was fanned three deep into the stretch, fought back between foes in midstretch and weakened in the final sixteenth.

FOURTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 23.95 48.68 1:13.09 1:37.33 1:49.32


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

5 Sutro 124 5 7 5–hd 6–½ 6–1 4–1 1–ns Smith 2.10
3 Confidentially 124 3 3 3–1 3–1 3–1½ 3–hd 2–1½ Rosario 3.90
6 Decorating 124 6 8 7–1½ 7–1½ 7–2 6–2½ 3–1¼ Talamo 3.40
1 See That Kat 124 1 2 2–½ 2–2 2–1½ 2–1 4–ns Prat 5.50
9 The Nine O 124 8 1 1–1 1–1½ 1–½ 1–hd 5–hd T Baze 18.80
2 Waze Ready 124 2 4 6–1½ 5–1 4–hd 5–1 6–1¼ Quinonez 40.40
11 Vegas Palm 124 9 6 8–hd 9 8–1 8–2 7–3¼ Van Dyke 7.60
4 Kaydetre 124 4 5 4–½ 4–1 5–½ 7–½ 8–hd Blanc 11.20
8 More Smores 124 7 9 9 8–½ 9 9 9 Pereira 70.90

5 SUTRO 6.20 3.40 2.40
3 CONFIDENTIALLY 4.80 3.20
6 DECORATING 2.80
$2 ROULETTE (RED)  $2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-5)  $69.40
$1 EXACTA (5-3)  $14.90
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-3-6-1)  $13.39
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-3-6-1-9)  $325.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-6)  $23.70

Winner–Sutro Ch.f.4 by Violence out of Shouldn't We All, by Woodman. Bred by Jay Goodwin, Deann Baer, Brian Foret &Danny Guidry (KY). Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy. Owner: Cannon Thoroughbreds, LLC. Mutuel Pool $227,221 Roulette Pool $652 Daily Double Pool $23,073 Exacta Pool $121,988 Superfecta Pool $59,793 Super High Five Pool $2,986 Trifecta Pool $85,033. Scratched–Journal Entry, Minute Mile (IRE).

50-Cent Pick Three (5-4-5) paid $47.65. Pick Three Pool $20,054. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (5-4-7) paid $12.50.

SUTRO hopped then was bumped at the start, chased outside a rival, then three deep on the second turn and into the stretch, bid four wide past midstretch and just got up late under urging. CONFIDENTIALLY pulled and chased a bit off the rail, swung out three wide into the stretch, bid between foes past midstretch to gain the lead, fought back inside the winner and was edged late. DECORATING also chased just off the inside then outside a rival on the second turn, came three deep into the stretch and gained the show. SEE THAT KAT stalked a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter into and on the second turn and in the stretch, was between foes past midstretch and was outfinished. THE NINE O bobbled at the start, angled in and set the pace inside, dueled into and on the second turn and into the stretch, fought back to deep stretch and weakened some late. WAZE READY saved ground stalking the pace, came out some in midstretch and was outfinished three deep on the line. VEGAS PALM angled in and chased outside a rival then off the rail on the second turn, came out some in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. KAYDETRE three deep early, chased outside a rival then between foes on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. MORE SMORES stumbled at the start, angled in and settled inside to the stretch, came out some in the drive and did not rally.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $28,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000. Time 22.91 46.46 1:12.11 1:25.12 1:39.00


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

2 Conqueror 122 2 2 2–2 2–1½ 1–1½ 1–4 1–4½ Van Dyke 2.30
4 Monydontspenitself 122 4 5 4–2½ 3–hd 2–hd 2–3 2–1½ Talamo 5.90
3 Crown the Kitten 117 3 4 5–hd 6 6 3–½ 3–2¼ Espinoza 4.20
1 Muchos Besos 122 1 3 3–hd 4–3 5–1½ 5–hd 4–½ Flores 5.60
6 Kawara 122 6 6 6 5–1 4–hd 4–1 5–14 Quinonez 12.80
5 Little Scotty 122 5 1 1–5 1–5 3–3 6 6 Maldonado 2.00

2 CONQUEROR 6.60 4.00 2.80
4 MONYDONTSPENITSELF 6.40 3.20
3 CROWN THE KITTEN 2.60
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-2)  $21.40
$1 EXACTA (2-4)  $17.70
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-4-3-1)  $15.07
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-4-3)  $27.00

Winner–Conqueror Ch.g.6 by Malibu Moon out of Street Sounds, by Street Cry (IRE). Bred by Hidden Creek Farm (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Rockingham Ranch. Mutuel Pool $179,014 Roulette Pool $375 Daily Double Pool $25,194 Exacta Pool $82,608 Superfecta Pool $30,548 Trifecta Pool $54,695. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (4-5-2) paid $58.90. Pick Three Pool $35,300. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-4-5/7/10-2) 466 tickets with 4 correct paid $196.70. Pick Four Pool $120,019. 50-Cent Pick Five (8-5-4-5/7/10-2) 322 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,109.65. Pick Five Pool $415,748.

CONQUEROR stalked a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter to gain the lead on the second turn, inched away leaving that turn and drew off under urging then a long hold late. MONYDONTSPENITSELF chased outside a rival then off the rail on the second turn, went around a foe leaving that turn and three wide into the stretch and was clearly second best. CROWN THE KITTEN chased a bit off the rail then inside, came out on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and picked up the show. MUCHOS BESOS sent inside, saved ground chasing the pace, split rivals past midstretch and lacked the needed rally inside. KAWARA (BRZ) four wide into the first turn, angled in and chased outside a rival, continued alongside a foe leaving the second turn and did not rally. LITTLE SCOTTY sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, dueled briefly on the second turn, dropped back in the stretch, gave way and was eased late.

SIXTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $38,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000. Time 22.76 46.17 1:11.32 1:18.02


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

5 Asano 117 4 2 2–1 2–2 1–½ 1–hd Espinoza 1.30
6 Moonoverthebayou 122 5 4 3–hd 4–2½ 3–½ 2–4¼ Rosario 2.20
1 Blame It On Rio 122 1 3 4–hd 3–hd 4–6 3–1¼ Talamo 5.40
2 Palaleo 122 2 1 1–hd 1–½ 2–2 4–9 Fuentes 3.80
4 Red Valor 117 3 5 5 5 5 5 Figueroa 10.70

5 ASANO 4.60 2.40 2.20
6 MOONOVERTHEBAYOU 3.20 2.60
1 BLAME IT ON RIO 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-5)  $18.20
$1 EXACTA (5-6)  $5.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-6-1-2)  $2.52
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-6-1)  $10.20
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (2-7)  $6.40

Winner–Asano B.c.3 by Tiznow out of Courtly Choice, by Doneraile Court. Bred by SF Bloodstock LLC (KY). Trainer: J. Keith Desormeaux. Owner: Impact Thoroughbreds LLC and Madaket Stables LLC. Mutuel Pool $177,780 Daily Double Pool $17,986 Exacta Pool $70,442 Superfecta Pool $17,229 Trifecta Pool $38,012. Scratched–Mr Wonderful, Platinum Nights.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-2-5) paid $13.70. Pick Three Pool $43,229. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (5-2-7) paid $6.35.

ASANO pulled and dueled outside a rival, drifted in a bit from the whip while taking the lead nearing midstretch, inched clear under urging past midstretch and held. MOONOVERTHEBAYOU tossed his head in a bit of an awkward start, stalked outside then three deep on the backstretch and alongside a rival on the turn, came out four wide into the stretch, drifted in through the final furlong but finished gamely to just miss. BLAME IT ON RIO stalked inside, came out leaving the turn and three wide into the stretch, also drifted inward in the final furlong and edged a rival for third. PALALEO had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back in midstretch and weakened late to be edged for the show. RED VALOR pulled his way along off the rail then between foes on the backstretch and was in a bit tight a half mile out, dropped back just off the fence on the turn and had little left for the stretch.

SEVENTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000. Time 21.64 43.60 1:06.37 1:12.60


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

8 Seven Scents 120 5 1 2–hd 2–½ 1–1½ 1–1¼ Franco 4.40
9 Vantastic 120 6 5 4–hd 4–hd 3–2 2–½ Prat 0.60
7 Neptune's Storm 120 4 3 1–hd 1–hd 2–hd 3–1¼ Desormeaux 7.50
5 Eagle Song 122 2 6 6 6 4–1½ 4–2¼ Smith 3.60
6 Damiano 120 3 4 3–2 3–1 5–1½ 5–5½ T Baze 41.80
4 Boa Nova 122 1 2 5–3 5–2 6 6 Atzeni 24.00

8 SEVEN SCENTS 10.80 3.80 2.40
9 VANTASTIC 2.20 2.10
7 NEPTUNE'S STORM 2.60
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $4.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-8)  $29.20
$1 EXACTA (8-9)  $9.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-9-7-5)  $5.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-9-7)  $14.75
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (5-2)  $4.20
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (5-3)  $4.60

Winner–Seven Scents Grr.c.3 by Goldencents out of Forever Vow, by Broken Vow. Bred by FPF LLC (KY). Trainer: Craig Anthony Lewis. Owner: Six-S Racing Stable and Barron, Shirley A.. Mutuel Pool $280,361 Roulette Pool $527 Daily Double Pool $25,321 Exacta Pool $114,857 Superfecta Pool $42,451 Trifecta Pool $60,639. Scratched–Haydens Havoc, Synthesis, Urban Light (IRE).

50-Cent Pick Three (2-5-8) paid $28.60. Pick Three Pool $31,811. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (2-5-2/3) paid $3.55. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (2-7-2/3) paid $1.30. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (2-7-8) paid $10.20.

SEVEN SCENTS dueled three deep, took the lead alongside a rival into the stretch, inched away while drifting out then in from the whip in the final furlong and held gamely. VANTASTIC stalked outside a rival, came three deep into the stretch, angled in some in midstretch and edged a rival for the place. NEPTUNE'S STORM had good early speed and dueled between horses then inside into the stretch, could not match the winner in the drive and was edged for second. EAGLE SONG (IRE) broke a bit slowly, settled just off the rail, came out leaving the hill and four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. DAMIANO had speed inside to duel for the lead, dropped back nearing the stretch and weakened. BOA NOVA (IRE) stalked a bit off the rail then inside, came out into the stretch and also weakened. Rail on hill at 7 feet.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 23.26 46.78 1:11.39 1:24.76 1:38.81


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

5 Danuska's My Girl 122 5 2 1–hd 1–hd 2–2½ 2–5 1–¾ Franco 5.00
2 Mo See Cal 124 2 1 3–4 3–5 1–hd 1–hd 2–3¼ Smith 0.60
6 Jazaalah 122 6 5 5–3½ 4–hd 4–2½ 4–½ 3–nk Desormeaux 10.30
1 Fool's Paradise 122 1 4 4–1 5–5 5–4 5–3½ 4–¾ Gutierrez 10.00
3 Just a Smidge 117 3 3 2–2 2–½ 3–3 3–1 5–½ Espinoza 4.60
4 Blazinbeauty 122 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 Matias 23.90

5 DANUSKA'S MY GIRL 12.00 4.00 2.60
2 MO SEE CAL 2.20 2.10
6 JAZAALAH 3.60
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $6.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-5)  $95.80
$1 EXACTA (5-2)  $11.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-2-6-1)  $12.27
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-2-6)  $18.75

Winner–Danuska's My Girl B.m.5 by Shackleford out of Amaday, by Dayjur. Bred by Fernandez-Robles Family Trust &Flying H Stables (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Bad Boy Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $194,456 Roulette Pool $303 Daily Double Pool $30,623 Exacta Pool $89,329 Superfecta Pool $44,482 Trifecta Pool $61,763. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-8-5) paid $35.95. Pick Three Pool $27,385. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (5-2/3-5) paid $6.55.

DANUSKA'S MY GIRL had speed three deep then dueled outside a rival, battled between foes leaving the backstretch and into the second turn then along the inside leaving that turn, fought back under urging to regain the advantage past the eighth pole and gamely prevailed. MO SEE CAL flashed speed inside then stalked a bit off the rail, bid three deep leaving the backstretch, took the lead outside the winner on the second turn, battled outside that one through the drive and was outgamed. JAZAALAH chased off the rail then outside a rival, on the backstretch, came a bit wide into the stretch, drifted in some and edged a rival for the show. FOOL'S PARADISE saved ground chasing the pace, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and was edged for third. JUST A SMIDGE pulled between horses then angled in and dueled inside, fell back some leaving the second turn and was outfinished for a minor award. BLAZINBEAUTY angled in and saved ground off the pace, came out a bit in the stretch and could not offer the necessary late kick outside a rival at the wire.

NINTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 22.42 45.39 1:08.24 1:14.30


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

1 She's a Brewer 122 1 4 1–hd 1–hd 2–3 1–½ Prat 5.90
3 Bella Chica 122 3 2 2–3 2–1½ 1–hd 2–1½ Van Dyke 3.80
6 Scarlet Heat 122 5 6 5–hd 5–2½ 4–½ 3–½ Rosario 2.00
2 Settle It 122 2 3 4–2½ 3–½ 3–1 4–½ Gutierrez 3.40
9 Spanish Channel 122 7 1 6–3 7–1½ 5–2½ 5–3¾ Payeras 50.90
8 Perfect Ice Storm 117 6 8 8 6–hd 7–2 6–1¼ Figueroa 4.50
4 Luckiest Lady Ever 122 4 7 7–2½ 8 6–hd 7–7 Vergara, Jr. 21.20
10 Winterbreak 122 8 5 3–½ 4–2½ 8 8 Quinonez 28.20

1 SHE'S A BREWER 13.80 7.00 4.00
3 BELLA CHICA 4.60 3.00
6 SCARLET HEAT 2.40
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)  $103.00
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $31.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-6-2)  $26.87
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-6-2-9)  $2,057.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-6)  $52.90

Winner–She's a Brewer B.f.3 by Milwaukee Brew out of Shesabronxbomber, by Afleet Alex. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Nicholas B. Alexander. Mutuel Pool $241,096 Roulette Pool $484 Daily Double Pool $68,905 Exacta Pool $118,501 Superfecta Pool $66,074 Super High Five Pool $13,485 Trifecta Pool $90,576. Scratched–Derby Luck, Lakerzwin, Lucky Lately, Lucky Stepper, Shanghai Barbie, Silk From Heaven.

50-Cent Pick Three (8-5-1) paid $118.90. Pick Three Pool $71,276. 50-Cent Pick Four (3/5/7-8-5-1) 942 tickets with 4 correct paid $358.60. Pick Four Pool $442,643. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-3/5/7-8-5-1) 133 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,313.95. Pick Five Pool $228,980. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (5/7/10-2-3/5/7-8-5-1) 125 tickets with 6 correct paid $1,332.24. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $310,651. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $733,991.

SHE'S A BREWER hopped slightly at the start, had good early speed and dueled inside, responded when headed in the stretch, fought under urging to regain the advantage past midstretch and gamely prevailed. BELLA CHICA dueled outside the winner, put a head in front in the stretch, battled outside that one in deep stretch and was outgamed. SCARLET HEAT chased outside a rival then off the rail, came four wide into the stretch and edged foes for the show. SETTLE IT stalked off the rail then a bit off the fence, came three deep into the stretch and was edged for third between foes. SPANISH CHANNEL broke in a bit, chased just off the inside, was between foes into the stretch, angled in and was outfinished for a minor award inside. PERFECT ICE STORM was away a bit slowly and steadied when crowded, settled off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. LUCKIEST LADY EVER pulled under hold early, angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and did not rally. WINTERBREAK stalked outside a rival, continued three wide leaving the hill, drifted six wide into the stretch and weakened. Rail on hill at 7 feet.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track3,441$575,779
Inter-TrackN/A$1,275,220
Out of StateN/A$4,459,522
TOTAL3,441 $6,310,521

Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, January 12.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 12th day of a 61-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $38,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1SwirlingTyler Baze122John W. Sadler3-140,000
2Time for EbbyAssael Espinoza117Steve Knapp15-140,000
3TizanillusionJoel Rosario122John W. Sadler5-140,000
4Holy MoseyMartin Pedroza120Molly J. Pearson12-135,000
5Lightning DoveEvin Roman124Hector O. Palma5-140,000
6OperandiFlavien Prat124Steve Knapp5-140,000
7Easy GraderJoseph Talamo122Eddie Truman5-140,000
8The CraicGeovanni Franco122Vladimir Cerin4-140,000
9HappinessAaron Gryder122Thomas F. Proctor15-140,000

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1MacwinnonEdwin Maldonado120Doug F. O'Neill5-280,000
2Stay in Yo LaneAssael Espinoza115Doug F. O'Neill12-180,000
3Spin LightningJoel Rosario120Jeff Mullins4-1
4SynthesisKent Desormeaux120J. Keith Desormeaux2-1
5SavageryHeriberto Figueroa115Peter Miller8-5

THIRD RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $30,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Vander KelenTyler Baze124Mark Glatt2-130,000
2Irish BalladAngel Cruz124Ruben Gomez15-130,000
3Sterling's TempleGeovanni Franco124Genaro Vallejo8-130,000
4Why Not UsHeriberto Figueroa119Jerry Hollendorfer8-130,000
5Union LeaderAgapito Delgadillo124Tirso Rivera7-230,000
6Rak CityAaron Gryder124Brian J. Koriner8-130,000
7GrazeninamericaJoseph Talamo124Philip D'Amato5-230,000
8JonasEdgar Payeras124Daniel Dunham15-130,000

FOURTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Shes All WomanHeriberto Figueroa117Doug F. O'Neill5-1
2SamandahAndrea Atzeni122George Papaprodromou12-1
3EmrataJoel Rosario122Peter Miller5-1
4Full EclipseBrice Blanc122John E. Cortez15-1
5NomizarRafael Bejarano122Doug F. O'Neill3-1
6Marine LayerDrayden Van Dyke122Thomas F. Proctor5-2
7Hollywood GirlMike Smith122John A. Shirreffs5-1
8Sapori GirlJoseph Talamo122Tim Yakteen6-1

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1CarvilleMartin Pedroza122Jack Carava8-112,500
2Banze No Oeste Flavien Prat122Steve Knapp4-112,500
3Midnight SootJoel Rosario124Jack Carava5-112,500
4Crystal Dome Edwin Maldonado122Frank Lucarelli8-112,500
5Holland RoadAaron Gryder122Craig Anthony Lewis5-112,500
6LindanteAssael Espinoza117Gary Stute10-112,500
7Go GhettoHeriberto Figueroa117Robert B. Hess, Jr.3-112,500
8Pioneerof the WestGeovanni Franco124Vladimir Cerin4-112,500

SIXTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'Las Cienegas Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1CompelledDrayden Van Dyke120Thomas F. Proctor4-1
2Fiery LadyHeriberto Figueroa120Anna Meah15-1
3TesoraKent Desormeaux122Michael W. McCarthy6-1
4Belvoir Bay Flavien Prat124Peter Miller5-2
5SelcourtTyler Baze120John W. Sadler2-1
6Miss Southern MissRafael Bejarano120J. Keith Desormeaux15-1
7Last Promise KeptAaron Gryder120Thomas F. Proctor12-1
8Lady SuebeeMike Smith120John W. Sadler6-1
9Painting CornersJoel Rosario120Peter Miller3-1

SEVENTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lucky PegasusAssael Espinoza119Sal Gonzalez50-112,500
2From the DistanceOctavio Vergara, Jr.124Kelly Castaneda15-112,500
3Warrior's LullabyMartin Pedroza124Mick Ruis8-112,500
4Rebel WarEswan Flores124Bobby Wayne Grayson6-112,500
5Isee It in HiseyesAgapito Delgadillo124Rafael DeLeon8-112,500
6Lucky PatrickDiego Sanchez124Marcelo Polanco30-112,500
7Honeymoonz OverHeriberto Figueroa119Steven Miyadi5-212,500
8Curly's MarkGeovanni Franco124Philip A. Oviedo8-112,500
9For the HustleEdwin Maldonado124George Papaprodromou6-112,500
10SchulaceAlonso Quinonez124Val Brinkerhoff10-112,500
11ImpetuJoseph Talamo124Michael W. McCarthy4-112,500

EIGHTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'La Canada Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1ExuberanceGeovanni Franco120Ian Kruljac8-1
2Stradella RoadRafael Bejarano120Gary Stute5-1
3LemoonaFlavien Prat120Richard Baltas5-1
4True RoyaltyJoel Rosario122John W. Sadler3-1
5Bernina StarKent Desormeaux120James M. Cassidy8-1
6Escape ClauseTyler Baze120Don Schnell5-2
7K P WildcatRoimes Chirinos120Jeff Mullins4-1

NINTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Cool GreenKent Desormeaux122J. Keith Desormeaux5-125,000
2TheycallhimthekidAaron Gryder120Craig Anthony Lewis20-122,500
3Tough But NiceEswan Flores124Hector O. Palma6-125,000
4StorminsideGeovanni Franco122Tim Yakteen12-125,000
5New KarmaEdwin Maldonado120Michael Pender15-122,500
6Lauren's LaddFlavien Prat122Richard Baltas5-125,000
7R Cha ChaHeriberto Figueroa119Doug F. O'Neill3-125,000
8Elwood JTyler Baze120Jeffrey Metz20-122,500
9PlacidoAlonso Quinonez122Lorenzo Ruiz4-125,000
10Baby Bear's SoupAssael Espinoza117Steve Knapp10-125,000
11IncensedEvin Roman124Adam Kitchingman6-125,000
Also Eligible
12Hard ArchJoseph Talamo120Genaro Vallejo15-122,500
13Silver SummerEswan Flores120Anthony K. Saavedra30-122,500

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