Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we congratulate Marley’s Freedom on a big effort in the Santa Monica Stakes.
It’s great to report that
He’s in the first race, a 6 ½ furlong race down the hill for 3-year-old maiden claimer fillies. It’s his only mount on Monday. The filly is the 5-2 favorite on the morning line.
“I don’t really know anything about this filly I’m riding,” Espinoza told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “But, she’s dropping in class and hopefully we can win. I’m excited to get back to my routine and to feel like I have a real job again.”
Espinoza has been out for almost seven-months after his mount, Bobby Abu Dhabi, broke down during a workout and the jockey was thrown to the ground and initially had some paralysis.
Eric (Manny) Sondheimer will be at Santa Anita on Monday to bring you all the news of Victor’s return for our website, print edition and newsletter.
Even though Victor is a Hall of Famer and the jockey of American Pharoah and
“We want to work as many horses as we can and build our business up,” Espinoza said. “It’s always tough here and you have to work hard and show people you are 100% to get their confidence. I feel good and it’s great to be back.”
Handicapping lesson success
Rob Henie’s weekly handicapping lesson is supposed to be instructional and not viewed as a pick. It’s why we don’t list how the pick in the race did. It’s the thinking and theories behind the pick that is more important than the outcome of a single race. Well, we’re going to break that rule and mention that if you played his two horses from Saturday in the exacta it was worth $73.20 with his second horse winning. Maxim Rate paid $59.40 to win. Way to go, Rob.
Santa Anita review
The big race was the Grade 2 $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares going seven furlongs. Selcourt went to the lead and looked strong until early in the stretch when Marley’s Freedom started gathering up ground. Marley’s Freedom won by 1 ¼ lengths.
Marley’s Freedom paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10. Selcourt was second and Mopotism was third in the five-horse race. Dream Tree and Amuse scratched.
It was a good effort for Selcourt but she was no match for Marley’s Freedom, an Eclipse Award finalist.
“[Secourt] flew out of there, she broke like a shot [Saturday] and we got to set our own fractions,” said Joe Talamo, who was aboard Selcourt. “She was very relaxed and hat’s off to the winner. Man, Marley’s Freedom has been able to string some really nice races together. I was really proud of my mare though. Even when Marley’s Freedom came to her, she was fighting. I thought we were going to steal it there for a second at the top of the lane.”
There was also a minor stakes on the card, the $70,000 Wishing Well Stakes, which was taken off the 6 ½-furlong hillside course and made a five-furlong turf race on the main course. The thinking was the hillside course was not ready for safe racing and rather than move the race to the dirt, it was shortened up and run on a flat course. This contingency is spelled out in the conditions. It caused only two scratches as nine horses went to post.
Belvoir Bay completely dominated the field winning by 4 ¾ lengths for
Right out of the gate, Poster Girl unseated
In the third race, the favorite, Palladium was pulled up on the backstretch by Rosario. The colt was never engaged in the race and just kept losing ground. However, and we hope this is good news, the horse walked back to the barns under his own power.
Santa Anita preview
If you like turf racing, you’ll love Sunday’s card at Santa Anita with five of the nine races on the grass. If you like high quality racing, ah, you’re not going to be crazy about Santa Anita’s card. It’s the rare weekend day when there isn’t even a low level stakes on the card. Now, this is a five-day racing week with a couple of big Cal-bred races on Monday. The turf races are the odd numbered ones with a 12:30 p.m. first post. The average field size is 7.9.
The feature is the seventh race, a one-mile allowance/optional claimer on the turf for older horses with a $59,000 purse. There are 11 starters with three on the also eligible list, so it should be a very full field.
Maestro Dearte, at 7-2, is the favorite for trainer Peter Eurton and Van Dyke. He is two-for-seven lifetime and has been running nothing but AOCs since breaking his maiden in his second start. He was second last out on Dec. 28. The second favorite is Keep Quiet at 9-2. This will be his second West Coast start after racing back east for his first 12 races. He is three-of-13 lifetime. He won last out on Jan. 20 for Miller and Flavien Prat.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 9, 5, 6, 6, 9 (2 also eligible), 7, 11 (3 ae), 10 (1 ae), 8.
Big Races review
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Saturday.
Laurel (5): $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile. Winner: Alwaysmining ($3.40)
Laurel (6): $100,000 Wide Country Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 7 furlongs. Winner: Las Setas ($20.60)
Laurel (7): $100,000 John B. Campbell Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Bonus Points ($25.40)
Tampa Bay (7): $100,000 Pelican Stakes, 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Killybegs Captain ($21.60)
Laurel (8): Grade 3 $250,000 General George Stakes, 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Uncontested ($8.00)
Laurel (9): Grade 3 $250,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Late Night Pow Wow ($6.00)
Aqueduct (8): $100,000 Broadway Stakes, NY-bred fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Holiday Disguise ($11.40)
Gulfstream (11): Grade 3 $150,000 Royal Delta Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Blamed ($3.80)
Fair Grounds (8): Grade 3 $150,000 Mineshaft , 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Silver Dust ($13.40)
Oaklawn (8): $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 6 furlongs. Winner: Raintree Starlet ($13.40)
Fair Grounds (10) Grade 3 $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap, 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Synchrony ($4.20)
Fair Grounds (11): Grade 2 $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Serengeti Empress ($5.80)
Golden Gate (7): $100,000 El Camino Real Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Anothertwistafate ($4.40)
Fair Grounds (12): Grade 2 $400,000 Risen Star Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: War of Will ($4.00)
Santa Anita (9): Grade 2 $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Marley’s Freedom ($3.40
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PDT:
1:08 Aqueduct (7): $100,000 Haynesfield Stakes, NY-breds 4 and up, 1 mile. Favorite: Honor Up (8-5)
Bob Ike’s SA pick of the day
SEVENTH RACE: No. 1 Risky Proposition (8-1)
Four-year-old gelding from the Bill Spawr barn has been away since Dec. 1 and is facing older for the first time but could be live at a solid price. He moved up in class after being tagged for $50,000 in July and finished mid-pack in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby in his last start. The works look solid, he's drawn well inside and should get a legitimate pace to run at. Main worries are favorites Keep Quiet and Maestro Dearte.
Saturday’s result: Off-the-turf and off the board for Kinchiro, who was bet down and sat third early but packed it in on the turn. Likely wants turf to show his best.
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).
Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day
RACE SEVEN: No. 2 JESS BEIN ME (3-1)
He went well when crossing the wire third – although moved up to second after the disqualification of the first-place finisher – when facing a productive cast of rivals in a trial to the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Winter Derby on Jan. 19. In that effort, Jess Bein Me broke a step slow and was brushed by a veering rival to lose a length of ground to the leaders. He was then heavily crowded by his rivals in the final half of this 400 yards, yet never backed down and showed a lot of fight to the finish line. He’ll be tough to deny in this race with a typical performance for the high powered jockey/trainer combo of Eduardo Nicasio and Chris O’Dell.
(No worries, Ed Burgart hasn’t gone away, he’s just on vacation. Chris Wade has been the racing analyst and host of the Los Alamitos night simulcast broadcast for nearly two decades. While Ed is on vacation, Chris also fills in as the nighttime morning-line maker.)
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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, February 16.
Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 32nd day of a 61-day meet. Clear & Good
6 Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 21.96 44.71 56.85 1:09.58
|3||Hard Not to Love||124||3||3||1–1||1–1||1–1½||1–3||Pereira||3.00|
|6||Flat Out Joy||124||5||2||2–hd||2–1½||2–2½||2–2¼||Talamo||1.50|
|2||Over Emphasize||124||2||1||3–3½||3–7||3–8||3–3¾||Van Dyke||1.40|
|5||Morning Cynn||117||4||4||5||5||4–2||4–10||Diaz, Jr.||13.50|
|3||HARD NOT TO LOVE||8.00||3.80||2.10|
|6||FLAT OUT JOY||3.20||2.10|
|$1 EXACTA (3-6)||$11.70|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-2-5)||$4.62|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-2)||$8.50|
Winner–Hard Not to Love B.f.3 by Hard Spun out of Loving Vindication, by Vindication. Bred by Anderson Farms Ont. Inc. (ON). Trainer: John A. Shirreffs. Owner: Mercedes Stables LLC, Dilworth, Scott, Ingordo, David, Ingordo, Dorothy and Mooney, F. Steve. Mutuel Pool $201,725 Exacta Pool $77,425 Superfecta Pool $18,725 Trifecta Pool $42,811. Scratched–Chocolate Speights.
HARD NOT TO LOVE a step slow to begin, went up between horses to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, responded when the runner-up loomed leaving the turn, inched away again and won clear under left handed urging. FLAT OUT JOY stalked outside a rival then off the rail leaving the turn, came a bit wide into the stretch and was clearly second best. OVER EMPHASIZE close up stalking the winner inside then a bit off the rail to the stretch and held third. MORNING CYNN broke a bit slowly, settled outside a rival then off the rail, came around a rival into the stretch, drifted in late and did not rally. THOUGHT I'DMISSYOU broke inward and slowly, saved ground chasing the pace throughout and weakened in the drive. FLAT OUT JOY wore calks.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $30,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 23.57 48.45 1:13.15 1:38.43 1:51.02
|1||War Moccasin||117||1||2||6–2||6–2||6–1||2–½||1–hd||Diaz, Jr.||9.80|
|2||Miss Boom Boom||124||2||3||4–½||4–½||4–hd||6–2½||5–1¾||3.30|
|$2 ROULETTE (GREEN)||$6.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)||$91.20|
|$1 EXACTA (1-5)||$46.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-5-7-4)||$49.95|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-7)||$74.00|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-5-7-4-2)||Carryover $1,336|
Winner–War Moccasin Dbb.m.5 by War Chant out of Suede Shoe, by Pulpit. Bred by Calumet Farm (KY). Trainer: Javier Jose Sierra. Owner: Frank Reynoso, Jr.. Mutuel Pool $143,701 Roulette Pool $224 Daily Double Pool $35,646 Exacta Pool $70,794 Superfecta Pool $24,563 Trifecta Pool $43,520 X-5 Super High Five Pool $1,750. Scratched–none.
WAR MOCCASIN chased inside then a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch and on the second turn, came three deep into the stretch, angled out in upper stretch, drifted in some in midstretch then rallied under left handed urging to edge the runner-up late. HALO DARLIN pulled some while outside a rival early then angled in and set the pace inside, responded when challenged into and on the second turn, shook clear again in the stretch and held on well but was nailed late. BELIEVE INDEED angled in and saved ground off the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and finished willingly along the rail for the show. INDYPENDENT DEPUTY stalked the pace outside a rival, came out into the stretch, was in a bit tight four wide between foes in midstretch and lacked a rally. MISS BOOM BOOM saved ground stalking the pace, came out some into the stretch, angled back to the inside in midstretch, was between foes in deep stretch and lacked a further response. SPEAKERS stalked just off the rail, bid three deep into and on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch, was in a bit tight between foes in midstretch and weakened. KENNEDIE SKY close up stalking the pace a bit off the rail, bid between horse into and on the second turn and into the stretch, continued between rivals in midstretch and also weakened.
1 Mile. Purse: $35,000. Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000. Time 23.28 46.66 1:10.79 1:23.40 1:36.07
|4||Poppy's C Note||122||4||3||3–hd||4||4||4||4||T Baze||13.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)||$84.80|
|$1 EXACTA (3-2)||$16.70|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-1)||$32.05|
Winner–Swamp Souffle B.g.3 by
50-Cent Pick Three (3-1-3) paid $77.15. Pick Three Pool $39,251.
SWAMP SOUFFLE had speed between horses early, stalked just off the rail on the first turn then bid outside the pacesetter on the backstretch and second turn, took a short lead leaving that turn, inched away into the stretch and drew off under some urging and steady handling. VANGILDER pulled along the inside and steadied midway on the first turn, tugged his way into a tight spot off heels leaving that turn, saved ground then came a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch and on the second turn and into the stretch and outfinished a rival for the place. ACK sped to the early lead, set the pace inside then dueled along the rail, fought back on the second turn, was not a match for the winner in the stretch and was outfinished for second. POPPY'S C NOTE had speed three deep then stalked outside a rival, came out into the stretch and weakened. PALLADIUM angled in and dropped back a bit off the rail, fell well behind on the backstretch and was pulled up approaching the second turn and walked off.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 23.41 47.67 1:13.27 1:38.29 1:50.21
|1||Union Station||124||1||6||10–hd||10–1½||11||8–hd||7–¾||T Baze||39.70|
|2||Thief of Joy||124||2||8||4–1||3–hd||3–½||6–2||8–2¼||Gryder||14.50|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$3.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)||$30.60|
|$1 EXACTA (5-7)||$11.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-7-3-4)||$175.83|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-7-3)||$60.15|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-7-3-4-10)||Carryover $3,911|
Winner–Storms River Dbb.c.3 by Midnight Lute out of Llandudno, by Belong to Me. Bred by Keith Abrahams (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC and Abrahams, Keith. Mutuel Pool $379,969 Roulette Pool $622 Daily Double Pool $27,061 Exacta Pool $213,014 Superfecta Pool $98,466 Trifecta Pool $144,731 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,378. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-3-5) paid $71.35. Pick Three Pool $19,807.
STORMS RIVER broke a bit slowly, angled in and chased outside a rival, moved up three deep on the second turn and into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up to gain a slim lead, battled outside that one in the final furlong and inched away late under urging. PARSIMONY had speed outside foes then angled in and dueled inside, regained the advantage on the second turn, fought back along the rail in the stretch, could not quite match the winner late but continued willingly to best the others. SPEAKEROFTHEHOUSE between foes early, angled in and chased inside, came out into the stretch and gained the show. AMERICAN CAMP pulled between foes and steadied early, angled in and stalked inside, continued along the rail in the stretch and lacked the necessary response. HARMON angled in and settled outside a rival, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and improved position. MUTINEER pulled between horses early, chased just off the rail or outside a rival, continued between foes into and on the second turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. UNION STATION saved ground off the pace, came out leaving the second turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. THIEF OF JOY (IRE) stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch, angled back inward in midstretch and weakened. MONTANA MOON pulled while wide in the stretch the first time, stalked outside then tugged his way up three deep with a bid on the backstretch, dueled outside the runner-up on the backstretch and second turn, was between foes into the stretch, lugged in some in midstretch and also weakened. MO MISSISSIPPI pulled a bit wide early then angled in and dueled outside a rival, stalked alongside a foe on the backstretch and into the second turn, came out four wide into the stretch and also weakened. POTANTICO angled in and settled outside a rival chasing the pace, dropped back into and on the second turn, came out into the stretch, gave way and was eased through the lane.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 22.34 45.59 1:10.64 1:17.02
|1||Golden Birthday||122||1||5||3–hd||3–hd||2–½||2–1½||T Baze||29.70|
|4||Starring John Wain||122||3||3||6||6||5–3½||3–1¾||Rosario||3.90|
|4||STARRING JOHN WAIN||2.80|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$2.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-7)||$20.60|
|$1 EXACTA (7-1)||$36.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-1-4-6)||$35.09|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-1-4)||$70.50|
Winner–Prodigal Son B.r.3 by Square Eddie out of Stretchinthelimits, by In Excess (IRE). Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $310,959 Roulette Pool $1,077 Daily Double Pool $38,026 Exacta Pool $129,761 Superfecta Pool $57,328 Trifecta Pool $87,512. Scratched–Curry.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-5-7) paid $24.95. Pick Three Pool $61,298. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-3-5-7) 424 tickets with 4 correct paid $245.10. Pick Four Pool $136,159. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-1-3-5-7) 282 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,420.15. Pick Five Pool $464,709.
PRODIGAL SON sped to the early lead then angled in and dueled inside, inched away just off the rail in the stretch and proved best under urging. GOLDEN BIRTHDAY a bit slow to begin, saved ground chasing the pace throughout and gained the place. STARRING JOHN WAIN settled off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn, came out around a rival into the stretch and picked up the show. PLAY MONEY broke slowly, went up outside the winner to duel for the lead, fought back on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. DON'TTEASETHETIGER was in a good position stalking the pace outside the runner-up on the backstretch and turn and weakened in the drive. DERBY STAR chased off the rail, angled in some on the turn and again into the stretch and had little left for the drive.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 22.42 47.44 1:12.34 1:25.05 1:37.47
|9||Live the Moment||124||9||11||10–2½||10–4½||10–½||11||11||T Baze||36.00|
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$3.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-7)||$112.60|
|$1 EXACTA (7-4)||$73.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-4-1-3)||$97.78|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-4-1-3-8)||$6,495.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-4-1)||$114.05|
Winner–Maxim Rate Grr.f.3 by Exchange Rate out of Catch My Eye, by Unbridled's Song. Bred by Fred W. Hertrich lll & John D. Fielding (KY). Trainer:
50-Cent Pick Three (5-7-7) paid $123.30. Pick Three Pool $72,784.
MAXIM RATE stalked between horses, came out three wide into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up nearing the wire. UNICORN angled in and dueled outside a rival, took a short lead into the stretch, inched away in deep stretch and was caught late. MERCY MERCY saved ground chasing the pace, was in a bit tight into the second turn, came out into the stretch and split rivals late for the show. HOLLY HUNDY had speed between horses then angled in and dueled inside, fought back on the second turn and until past midstretch and weakened late. POSIT stalked the pace outside a rival, came three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed response. KITTYHAWK LASS allowed to settle and angled to the inside into the first turn, saved ground, came out around a rival into the stretch and improved position. SUPREMA stalked three deep, drifted four wide into the stretch and weakened. HAPPY TUNE pulled between horses and steadied off heels into the first turn, chased between foes or a bit off the rail, angled in entering the stretch and also weakened. EMRATA saved ground stalking the pace to the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. MEANASASNAKE angled in early, was in tight early on the first turn, saved ground chasing the pace and lacked a response in the stretch. LIVE THE MOMENT broke a bit slowly, drifted out into the first turn, chased three deep then outside a rival on the second turn, angled to the inside entering the stretch and had little left for the drive.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500. Time 22.22 45.95 1:11.72 1:18.37
|7||Warm It Up||124||7||1||7–1||8||7–5||7–17||Linares||24.70|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-6)||$124.40|
|$1 EXACTA (6-4)||$12.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-4-1-2)||$11.24|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-4-1-2-5)||$259.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-4-1)||$15.85|
Winner–Whirling Dbb.f.4 by Twirling Candy out of Make Music, by Unbridled's Song. Bred by W. S. Farish & E.J. Hudson, Jr.Irrevocable Trust (KY). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: Bass II, Perry R. and Bass, Ramona S.. Mutuel Pool $204,052 Roulette Pool $372 Daily Double Pool $22,783 Exacta Pool $109,889 Superfecta Pool $52,062 Super High Five Pool $4,074 Trifecta Pool $79,339. Claimed–Whirling by Andreas Loizu. Trainer: George Papaprodromou. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-7-6) paid $73.70. Pick Three Pool $44,079.
WHIRLING stalked four wide then five wide into the turn, bid four wide into the stretch, battled outside rivals through the final furlong and gamely prevailed under urging. LUCKY VAL had speed between horses and drifted out a bit early, dueled outside a rival then three deep between foes into the stretch, battled between rivals through the final furlong and continued gamely to the end. HELOISE stalked inside, bid along the fence leaving the turn to gain a short lead, came off the inside in the stretch and fought back off the rail to the wire. COPPER COWGIRL had good early speed and dueled a bit off the rail then between foes leaving the turn and into the stretch and weakened. GIA LULA steadied in tight early, stalked between horses to the stretch and also weakened. MOUSEY MOUSEY stalked inside then between foes into the turn, fell back some, angled to the inside into the stretch and also weakened. WARM IT UP chased three deep between rivals then off the rail on the turn, swung five wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. ANNITASHEAVEN angled in early, stalked four wide then three deep between horses on the turn, drifted four wide into the stretch, drifted inward in the drive and gave way. The stewards conducted an inquiry into the early running but made no change when they ruled to trouble to GIA LULA was mostly caused by ANNITASHEAVEN. COPPER COWGIRL wore calks.
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $70,000. 'Wishing Well Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.02 44.82 56.39
|8||A Little Bit Me||122||6||7||5–hd||5–½||4–½||3–½||Franco||9.00|
|9||Painting Corners||122||7||3||3–hd||2–½||3–2||4–½||Van Dyke||5.40|
|5||Lynne's Legacy||122||4||5||8||8||7–2½||6–4¾||T Baze||41.40|
|7||BELVOIR BAY (GB)||3.40||2.60||2.40|
|8||A LITTLE BIT ME||4.20|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$2.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-7)||$9.80|
|$1 EXACTA (7-2)||$17.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-2-8-9)||$45.64|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-2-8-9-10)||$977.30|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-2-8)||$53.20|
Winner–Belvoir Bay (GB) B.m.6 by Equiano (FR) out of Path of Peace (GB), by Rock of Gibraltar (IRE). Bred by Mrs R. D. Peacock (GB). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Gary Barber. Mutuel Pool $341,633 Roulette Pool $785 Daily Double Pool $24,873 Exacta Pool $169,566 Superfecta Pool $78,298 Super High Five Pool $5,122 Trifecta Pool $119,056. Scratched–Barbara Beatrice, Birdie Gold, Compelled, Emboldened, La Sardane (FR), Spin Me a Kiss, Spy Ring (IRE).
50-Cent Pick Three (7-6-7) paid $83.05. Pick Three Pool $46,272.
BELVOIR BAY (GB) had speed between horses to duel for the lead, continued inside leaving the backstretch, inched clear on the turn, opened up under a mild hand ride in the stretch and drew off without further encouragement. LADY SUEBEE pressed then stalked the pace inside, continued along the rail in the stretch to be second best. A LITTLE BIT ME angled in and saved ground stalking the pace, came out leaving the turn and three wide into the stretch and got up for the show. PAINTING CORNERS stalked the pace outside a rival then three deep leaving the turn and into the stretch and was edged for third. QUEBEC chased outside a rival, came out leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award. LYNNE'S LEGACY settled outside a rival then inside on the turn, continued along the rail in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. MONGOLIAN SHOPPER had speed three deep then dueled outside the winner, stalked between horses leaving the turn and weakened. TESORA chased a bit off the rail then was forced out some by the riderless horse leaving the backstretch, was fanned five wide by that one into the stretch and weakened. POSTER GIRL (GB) leaned in a bit and broke slowly and had the rider get caught up with the assistant starter to lose an iron then lost the rider. The stewards conducted in inquiry into the start before ruling POSTER GIRL was the cause of her own trouble.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $200,000. 'Santa Monica Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.48 45.07 1:09.77 1:22.34
|3||Marley's Freedom||124||3||2||3–1||2–hd||2–2½||1–1¼||Van Dyke||0.70|
|6||Escape Clause||122||5||3||5||5||4–1½||4–3¼||T Baze||3.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-3)||$4.80|
|$1 EXACTA (3-2)||$5.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-2-5-6)||$4.41|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-5)||$12.35|
Winner–Marley's Freedom B.m.5 by Blame out of Relaxing Green, by Formal Gold. Bred by Jack Swain III (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Cicero Farms, LLC. Mutuel Pool $333,076 Daily Double Pool $36,438 Exacta Pool $107,076 Superfecta Pool $38,414 Trifecta Pool $69,609. Scratched–Amuse, Dream Tree.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-7-3) paid $3.40. Pick Three Pool $38,020.
MARLEY'S FREEDOM stalked a bit off the rail, bid outside the runner-up under left handed urging in midstretch, gained the advantage past the eighth pole and inched away late then was under a long hold in the final strides. SELCOURT sped to the early lead, drifted out a bit at the gap then angled in and set the pace inside, fought back along the rail in the stretch, could not match the winner in the final sixteenth but held well for the place. MOPOTISM three deep early, stalked between horses then off the rail, continued three wide between foes on the turn and into the stretch and bested the others. ESCAPE CLAUSE stalked four wide then outside into and on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. PARADISE WOODS tugged her way along to stalk the pace inside, continued along the rail on the turn and into and through the stretch and also weakened. SELCOURT wore calks.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 22.01 45.19 1:11.10 1:17.76
|9||King Lebron||115||7||2||7–hd||9–1||10||10||Diaz, Jr.||26.80|
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-6)||$39.20|
|$1 EXACTA (6-8)||$66.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-8-13-2)||$93.75|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-8-13-2-1)||$1,409.30|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-8-13)||$144.55|
Winner–Surprise Fashion B.g.3 by Congrats out of Holiday Fashion, by Harlan's Holiday. Bred by Fred W. Hertrich lll & John D. Fielding (KY). Trainer: Victor L. Garcia. Owner: Lucky Charm Stable. Mutuel Pool $412,803 Roulette Pool $485 Daily Double Pool $70,004 Exacta Pool $219,779 Superfecta Pool $129,505 Super High Five Pool $16,620 Trifecta Pool $160,996. Scratched–River God, Samurai Jack, Silent Musketier.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-3-6) paid $18.80. Pick Three Pool $98,483. 50-Cent Pick Four (6-4/6/7/12/13/14/15/16-3/4/7-6) 7726 tickets with 4 correct paid $48.15. Pick Four Pool $487,920. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-6-4/6/7/12-16-3/4/7-6) 234 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,293.40. Pick Five Pool $396,063. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (7-7-6-4/6/7/12-16-3/4/7-6) 67 tickets with 6 correct paid $1,443.08. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $180,325. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $190,102.
SURPRISE FASHION broke a bit slowly, angled in and settled inside then a bit off the rail, swung three deep into the stretch and rallied under urging to catch the runner-up late. SECRET COURIER drifted out a bit early, stalked off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter on the turn to gain the lead nearing the quarter pole, inched away into the stretch, kicked clear and held on well but was caught nearing the wire. RAILMAN had speed four wide then stalked outside, angled in some leaving the turn, angled in again in the stretch and held third. VIOLENT BEHAVIOR stalked outside a rival then a bit off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. KICHIRO broke a bit slowly, went up inside to stalk the pace, came out into the stretch and weakened. SPECTATOR'S DREAM angled in and settled inside then a bit off the rail on the turn and into the stretch and did not rally. RED VALOR pulled between horses and steadied in tight nearing the five eighths pole, chased outside, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. PALALEO sped to the early lead, set the pace a bit off the rail then inside, dueled on the turn and weakened in the drive. CRAIG'S settled outside, angled in alongside a rival on the turn and lacked a further response. KING LEBRON chased off the rail then between horses, dropped back and angled to the inside on the turn and gave way.
|Out of State||N/A||$6,227,115|
Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, February 17.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 33rd day of a 61-day meet.
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. 4 year olds and up.
|1||Blitzkrieg||124||Doug F. O'Neill||7-2|
|2||Chosen Vessel||Edwin Maldonado||122||Craig Dollase||5-1|
|3||Jimmy Chila||Joel Rosario||122||Ronald W. Ellis||5-2|
|4||Swiss Minister||Geovanni Franco||122||Genaro Vallejo||8-1|
|5||Chill||Kent Desormeaux||122||William E. Morey||6-1|
|6||Falcone||J. Diaz, Jr.||117||Doug F. O'Neill||10-1|
|7||More Honor||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Mark Glatt||10-1|
|8||Cats Blame||Tiago Pereira||124||Steve Knapp||9-2|
|9||Vander Kelen||Tyler Baze||124||Mark Glatt||12-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500.
|1||Conquest Flatterme||Ruben Fuentes||122||Vladimir Cerin||4-1||12,500|
|2||Cinnamon Twist||J. Diaz, Jr.||115||Jorge Periban||9-2||12,500|
|3||Lady Krishna||Edgar Payeras||124||Marcia Stortz||4-1||12,500|
|4||Princess Kendra||Evin Roman||124||Doug F. O'Neill||9-5||12,500|
|5||Sturdy One||Geovanni Franco||122||Reed Saldana||2-1||12,500|
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000.
|1||Angel Alessandra||Joel Rosario||124||Peter Miller||5-2|
|2||Lady Lucy||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Philip D'Amato||5-1|
|3||Gallovie||Flavien Prat||124||Richard Baltas||3-1|
|4||Devils Dance||Rafael Bejarano||124||Craig Anthony Lewis||7-2|
|5||Cedars of Lebanon||Tyler Baze||124||Doug F. O'Neill||8-1||80,000|
|6||Shut It Up||Heriberto Figueroa||119||Doug F. O'Neill||3-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000.
|1||Oracle of Omaha||Heriberto Figueroa||119||Peter Miller||5-2|
|2||I Belong to Becky||Eswan Flores||124||Hector O. Palma||4-1|
|3||Nice Work||Joel Rosario||124||John W. Sadler||2-1|
|4||Owning||Mario Gutierrez||124||Jack Carava||5-2||50,000|
|5||Its Five Somewhere||Martin Pedroza||124||Sal Gonzalez||12-1|
|6||Handsome John||Evin Roman||124||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||8-1|
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $28,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000.
|1||Rule He Will||Vinnie Bednar||124||Jerry Wallace, II||8-1||20,000|
|2||Billy the Hott||J. Diaz, Jr.||117||Martin F. Jones||10-1||20,000|
|3||New Karma||Edwin Maldonado||120||Michael Pender||5-1||18,000|
|4||Incensed||Geovanni Franco||124||Isidro Tamayo||3-1||20,000|
|5||Executive Cat||Assael Espinoza||117||Mark Glatt||5-1|
|6||Anatolian Heat||Flavien Prat||122||Peter Miller||5-2||20,000|
|7||St. Reno||Alonso Quinonez||124||Lorenzo Ruiz||12-1||20,000|
|8||Rocky Rogue||Evin Roman||120||Vann Belvoir||12-1||18,000|
|9||Isee It in Hiseyes||Agapito Delgadillo||122||Rafael DeLeon||10-1||20,000|
|10||Silver Summer||Octavio Vergara, Jr.||122||Anthony K. Saavedra||20-1||20,000|
|11||Quad||Edgar Payeras||120||Gary Sherlock||15-1||18,000|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. State bred.
|1||He Be Mojo Risin||Rafael Bejarano||124||Richard Baltas||3-1||50,000|
|2||King Parker||Geovanni Franco||124||Craig Anthony Lewis||12-1||50,000|
|3||Wild Bean||Joel Rosario||124||David E. Hofmans||5-2||50,000|
|4||Fair Challenge||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Mike Puype||5-1||50,000|
|5||Translucent||Tyler Baze||124||Kristin Mulhall||6-1||50,000|
|6||John's Intuition||Ruben Fuentes||124||Jeff Bonde||7-2||50,000|
|7||Bob's Sniper||Brice Blanc||124||Val Brinkerhoff||5-1||50,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.
|1||Risky Proposition||Joseph Talamo||122||William Spawr||8-1|
|2||Fight On||Rafael Bejarano||122||Doug F. O'Neill||8-1|
|3||Keep Quiet||Flavien Prat||122||Peter Miller||9-2|
|4||Lazzam||Heriberto Figueroa||117||Victor L. Garcia||15-1|
|5||Pincheck||Mike Smith||124||Richard E. Mandella||5-1|
|6||Accountability||Tiago Pereira||124||Rafael Becerra||10-1|
|7||Dreams of Valor||Edwin Maldonado||122||Craig Dollase||20-1|
|8||Morse Code||Kent Desormeaux||122||Richard Baltas||8-1|
|9||Kazan||Joel Rosario||122||Simon Callaghan||6-1|
|10||Artie B Good||Ruben Fuentes||122||Alfredo Marquez||15-1|
|11||Maestro Dearte||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Peter Eurton||7-2|
|12||Move Over||Tyler Baze||122||Hector O. Palma||10-1|
|13||Count Alexander||Geovanni Franco||122||Vladimir Cerin||4-1|
|14||Souter||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Mark Glatt||5-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.
|1||Santa Fe Blaze||Rafael Bejarano||124||Jeffrey Metz||15-1||20,000|
|2||Bartlett Hall||Brice Blanc||124||John A. Shirreffs||4-1||20,000|
|3||Bitter Ring Home||Flavien Prat||124||Neil D. Drysdale||7-2||20,000|
|4||Causeididitmyway||Eswan Flores||124||Sal Gonzalez||6-1||20,000|
|5||Skagit River||Christian Aragon||124||Patricia Harrington||30-1||20,000|
|6||Casual Reply||Heriberto Figueroa||119||Lloyd C. Wicker||30-1||20,000|
|7||Pastorelli||Octavio Vergara, Jr.||124||Richard Baltas||10-1||20,000|
|8||Normandy Beach||Tyler Baze||124||Jeff Mullins||5-2||20,000|
|9||Malibu Magic||Evin Roman||124||Bobby Wayne Grayson||12-1||20,000|
|10||Paul's Diva||Assael Espinoza||119||Mike Puype||5-1||20,000|
|11||Defense Minister||Geovanni Franco||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||8-1||20,000|
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500.
|1||Union Rebel||Aaron Gryder||122||Ryan Hanson||12-1||22,500|
|2||Vintage Hollywood||Ruben Fuentes||124||Victor L. Garcia||6-1||25,000|
|3||Kris' Wild Kat||Rafael Bejarano||124||Richard Baltas||9-5||25,000|
|4||Gray Admiral||J. Diaz, Jr.||115||Vann Belvoir||12-1||22,500|
|5||Rinse and Repeat||Joel Rosario||124||John W. Sadler||5-2||25,000|
|6||According to Buddy||Eswan Flores||124||Hector O. Palma||15-1||25,000|
|7||Fortune of War||Agapito Delgadillo||124||Nestor M. Capitaine||8-1||25,000|
|8||Foray||Martin Pedroza||124||John W. Sadler||4-1||25,000|