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Racing! Happy Presidents Day

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we wish Victor Espinoza well in his first race back.

If you are a fan of racing, and you probably wouldn’t be getting this newsletter if you weren’t, you need to check out the Ron Flatter Racing Pod. It’s a weekly conversation with some of the personalities and movers and shakers in the business. It’s one of the few racing products that can be longer than this newsletter. And, like this, it’s free.

This past week, Ron, who works at VSiN, published a lengthy podcast interview with Tim Ritvo, the big dog at Santa Anita and The Stronach Group. Ron asked all the right questions and it is definitely worth a listen. Hey, it’s a holiday, you’ve got time. Listen to it here.

There are a lot of national topics and I’ve cherry-picked some of the highlights. So, thanks Ron for making my job easier today.

The quotes, all from Ritvo, are edited for clarity and brevity.

--(On the post-time drag) “I’m reading [the complaints] too and I don’t want to upset the customers. We started this [at Gulfstream] a few years ago, where we made sure we weren’t shutting anybody out. That was the real premise in the beginning. We started to watch all of the money pouring in later and later. When we got closer to the Amtote click—the seven seconds update of the pools—we weren’t seeing so much of that late money coming in and the odds changing when the horses were leaving.

“I understand what people want. I’ve actually participated in a program with the Jockey Club on how to coordinate post times, not just with the Stronach Group, but also within the industry. The problem is we’re dealing with animals. We’re dealing with circumstances. We’re dealing with weather at every jurisdiction.

“We try and [coordinate times] among ourselves and we try and incorporate the big signals that are out there. … I know it’s frustrating to the customer because they see the time on the board. … Sometimes [the horses] hit the track at 4 or 5 [minutes] and we have to give them some time to warm up. We have to give the customers time to see them on the track. … But we are conscious of the complaints. The idea is if we have more technology, better real-time odds and trifecta probables and all these things we’re thinking about that would give the customer more comfort. Maybe [it would help them] get their bets in earlier.”

--(On lower takeout) “Some of the players are a little hypocritical because they are getting rebates already that drove the takeout below what the current takeout is. … If the takeout were lowered, whether it’s on a roulette bet or across the board and the rebates were to go away then everyone would be on more of an even playing field. I don’t know if those sophisticated players would be happy getting their rebates taken away to level the playing field for everybody else.”

--(On the roulette bet) “It’s not the market to target the sophisticated wagerers. We’re looking for the new customer. ... We thought we were looking for something that could make it easier or simpler to follow but it hasn’t taken off. We’re a little disappointed with the pools but we’re in test mode right now. … We would like to lower the takeout but in California you can’t go below the win number. I understand the horseman’s perspective that if you do this [lower takeout] they aren’t betting win, place and show so they’re losing out on the revenue.”

--(On building new stalls at Santa Anita) “We’re looking at a permit date of somewhere around June or July and hope to break ground. The plans have been submitted. The people on the ground have worked really well with the City of Arcadia and the county. People want that race track to stay there. And one of the things about building 850 stalls for $35 million [shows] the true commitment that racing is going to be there for a long time.”

--(On firing of announcer Michael Wrona) “Michael Wrona did a great job. Frank Mirahmadi had been one of the finalists at that time. Mike got the job but I think Frank does a little bit more in what we were looking for. … Frank has a big-volume attitude, he’s bouncy, he’s a horse player. We thought they were both great callers. It was not easy. I felt really bad for Mike and how he took it.

“Listen, I think I do a good job and I come out here and work hard every day. Someday my number will be up and I’ll get the phone call to go to the office and I’ll feel horrible too. But I’ll understand that sometimes different people think different and change is always on the horizon.”

There’s lots more in Ron’s podcast including talk about sports gambling, the Preakness and even the Pegasus race. Check it out.

Must read on Jay Cohen

Some of you have asked about the status of Santa Anita bugler Jay Cohen and his struggle with Bell’s palsy. Bill Plaschke visits him at his home in this tremendous story and Jay talks about his future. You can read it here.

Santa Anita review

Risky Proposition, it turns out, was anything but on Sunday, winning the $59,000 allowance feature for older horses going a mile on the turf. Saving ground of the rail, Risky Proposition came late to beat favorite Keep Quiet by half-a-length.

He paid $26.00, $9.60 and $6.60 for trainer Bill Spawr. Fight On was third.

“I knew they were cutting out a decent pace up front and my horse was travelling real well,” winning jockey Joe Talamo told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “When we angled out, he pinned his ears and really got after it. Full credit to Bill and his team, he was ready.”

Santa Anita preview

There is no rain in the forecast. The beers and sodas are a buck. Hot dogs are two. And, most importantly, Victor Espinoza makes his return to riding. Victor will be riding in the first race aboard Gallantlystreaming for John Sadler in a 6 ½ furlong race down the hillside turf course. He’s the 5-2 morning-line favorite.

Victor is returning after a seven-month absence when he was seriously injured in a workout. Initially he had some paralysis but worked his way through months of physical therapy and is back to ride. Everyone wishes him the best.

Besides that, it’s a pretty decent card with a couple of big money Cal-bred races. Five of the nine races are on the turf. First post is 12:30 p.m. The field sizes are real good with an average of 8.7. Four races have 10 starters and three have nine.

They’ve got the two stakes up in the card as the fourth and fifth races. The $200,000 California Cup Derby is for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles. Galilean is the heavy favorite at 2-5. He’ll be making his fourth start, coming off a 9-length win in the King Glorious Stakes at Los Alamitos. This is his first race of the year and an impressive win could force trainer Jerry Hollendorfer to look at some of the remaining Kentucky Derby preps. Flavien Prat gets the ride.

Irish Heatwave is the second choice at 3-1 for trainer Keith and jockey Kent Desormeaux. He has won two-of-five lifetime and won two of the last three. Post is about 2:05 p.m.

The other stakes is the $200,000 California Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies going a mile on the turf. Apache Princess is the 9-5 favorite for the Desormeauxs. She has won two-of-five including her last two races. Her last race was an allowance, which she won by 3 ½ lengths. Lakerball, for Doug O’Neill and Rafael Bejarano, is the 5-2 second choice. She has won the Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita and a minor stakes at Golden Gate. She was sixth in the Jimmy Durante at Del Mar last out. Post is about 2:35 p.m.

Here are the field sizes, in order: 10 (1 also eligble), 9, 6, 5, 9, 9, 10, 10 (1 also eligible), 10 (3 also eligible).

Big races review

A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Sunday.

Aqueduct (7): $100,000 Haynesfield Stakes, NY-breds 4 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Honor Up ($6.80)

Big races preview

A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Monday.

11:30 Laurel (5): $100,000 Maryland Racing Media Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Timeless Curls (5-2)

1:27 Aqueduct (8): $100,000 Hollie Hughes Stakes, NY-breds 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Build to Suit (5-2)

2:04 Santa Anita (4): $200,000 California Cup Derby, Cal-bred 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Galilean (2-5)

2:09 Oaklawn (7): Grade 3 $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: She’s a Julie (9-5)

2:34 Santa Anita (5): $200,000 California Cup Oaks, Cal-bred fillies 3-years-old, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Apache Princess (9-5)

2:38 Oaklawn (8): Grade 3 $500,000 Razorback Handicap, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Coal Front (5-2)

3:09 Oaklawn (9): Grade 3 $500,000 Southwest Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Cutting Humor (3-1)

Bob Ike’s SA pick of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No. 10 Lexington Grace (10-1)

Good, competitive downhill turf sprint and I will try a price horse who goes route to sprint for trainer Leo Powell. This 4-year-old mare probably needed her last when tiring to fourth going long, now cuts back in distance, is drawn favorably outside and goes to Desormeaux. Have a hunch she might be a late-running sprinter, so let's find out at nice odds.

Sunday’s result: Broke out of a prolonged slump with a nice winner as Risky Proposition ($26.00) rallied nicely under a perfect Joe Talamo ride to run down the favorite near the wire in the seventh race.

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

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Now, here are the star of the show, Sunday’s results and Monday’s entries.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Sunday, February 17.

Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 33rd day of a 61-day meet. Showery & Good

FIRST RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 21.99 44.70 1:06.74 1:12.45


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

1 Blitzkrieg 124 1 6 3–hd 3–1 1–2 1–6½ Bejarano 2.40
3 Jimmy Chila 122 3 4 6–hd 5–hd 4–1½ 2–1¼ Rosario 2.40
8 Cats Blame 124 8 3 5–hd 7–2½ 5–hd 3–hd Pereira 8.90
4 Swiss Minister 122 4 1 1–hd 1–1 2–hd 4–nk Franco 17.00
5 Chill 122 5 2 2–1½ 2–½ 3–2 5–½ Desormeaux 7.50
2 Chosen Vessel 122 2 7 7–3½ 6–1 6–2 6–4¼ Maldonado 4.70
6 Falcone 117 6 8 8 8 8 7–1¼ Diaz, Jr. 15.10
7 More Honor 124 7 5 4–1½ 4–½ 7–1½ 8 Van Dyke 9.30

1 BLITZKRIEG 6.80 3.40 3.00
3 JIMMY CHILA 3.40 2.60
8 CATS BLAME 4.20
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $3.00
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $10.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-8-4)  $36.97
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-8-4-5)  $1,573.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-8)  $25.30

Winner–Blitzkrieg Dbb.g.4 by War Front out of Bauble Queen, by Arch. Bred by Ramona S. Bass, LLC. (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: R3 Racing LLC, Calara Farms and Rothblum, Steve. Mutuel Pool $240,285 Roulette Pool $348 Exacta Pool $122,537 Superfecta Pool $46,538 Super High Five Pool $2,062 Trifecta Pool $76,487. Scratched–Vander Kelen.

BLITZKRIEG stalked inside, came out leaving the hill and three deep into the stretch, swept to the front in upper stretch and drew off under a brisk hand ride and a long hold late. JIMMY CHILA was in a good position stalking the pace between horses, came out in the drive and gained the place. CATS BLAME chased three deep, came out five wide into the stretch and edged foes for the show four wide on the line. SWISS MINISTER had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away down the hill, came off the rail and fought back in upper stretch and was edged for third late. CHILL dueled outside a rival then stalked alongside the winner leaving the hill, re-bid between horses in upper stretch and was edged for a minor share between foes late. CHOSEN VESSEL saved ground chasing the pace and put in a late bid at a minor award along the rail. FALCONE a bit slow to begin, settled off the rail, angled in some leaving the hill, found the fence in the stretch and lacked a rally. MORE HONOR stalked outside a rival, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. Rail on hill at zero.

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500. Time 22.30 45.56 57.70 1:10.40


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

5 Sturdy One 122 5 2 2–1 2–2½ 1–2 1–5 Franco 2.20
2 Cinnamon Twist 115 2 5 5 3–hd 3–1 2–1¼ Diaz, Jr. 6.90
1 Conquest Flatterme 122 1 3 1–½ 1–hd 2–2½ 3–3½ Fuentes 1.70
3 Lady Krishna 124 3 4 4–hd 4–2½ 4–5 4–4¼ Payeras 12.50
4 Princess Kendra 124 4 1 3–hd 5 5 5 Roman 2.10

5 STURDY ONE 6.40 3.40 2.80
2 CINNAMON TWIST 6.40 3.80
1 CONQUEST FLATTERME 2.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-5)  $26.00
$1 EXACTA (5-2)  $21.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-2-1)  $25.65

Winner–Sturdy One Ch.m.7 by Langfuhr out of Summer Ally Cat, by Hold That Tiger. Bred by Gustav Schickedanz (ON). Trainer: Reed Saldana. Owner: Marco A. Gonzalez. Mutuel Pool $181,431 Daily Double Pool $39,908 Exacta Pool $81,189 Trifecta Pool $58,803. Scratched–none.

STURDY ONE four wide early, pressed the pace outside a rival, took a short lead into the stretch, inched away nearing midstretch and drew clear under a left handed crack of the whip and steady handling. CINNAMON TWIST between horses early, saved ground stalking the pace and continued up the rail in the stretch for the place. CONQUEST FLATTERME sent inside early, dueled along the rail, came off the fence into the stretch and bested the others. LADY KRISHNA stalked between horses then outside the runner-up on the turn and into the stretch, drifted in some late and weakened. PRINCESS KENDRA between rivals early, stalked three deep, dropped back off the rail on the turn and had little left for the drive.

THIRD RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000. Time 21.23 43.70 1:07.12 1:13.35


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

1 Angel Alessandra 124 1 4 5 5 1–1½ 1–3½ Rosario 1.70
4 Devils Dance 124 4 1 3–2 3–1 2–3 2–4¼ Bejarano 6.00
3 Gallovie 124 3 5 4–1½ 4–1 3–4 3–15 Prat 1.90
5 Cedars of Lebanon 124 5 3 1–1 2–1½ 4–1 4–6¼ T Baze 6.80
2 Lady Lucy 124 2 2 2–hd 1–hd 5 5 Van Dyke 3.80

1 ANGEL ALESSANDRA 5.40 3.20 2.10
4 DEVILS DANCE 5.00 2.40
3 GALLOVIE (GB) 2.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)  $22.60
$1 EXACTA (1-4)  $9.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-4-3-5)  $4.99
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-3)  $10.75

Winner–Angel Alessandra Ch.f.3 by Ghostzapper out of High Button Shoes, by Carson City. Bred by My Meadowview LLC (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Altamira Racing Stable, David A Bernsen LLC and Rockingham Ranch. Mutuel Pool $227,605 Daily Double Pool $20,589 Exacta Pool $99,762 Superfecta Pool $25,241 Trifecta Pool $54,959. Scratched–Shut It Up.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-5-1) paid $20.45. Pick Three Pool $52,627.

ANGEL ALESSANDRA chased a bit off the rail, came out leaving the hill and four wide into the stretch, gained the lead outside the runner-up and drew clear under a late tap of the whip and steady handling. DEVILS DANCE stalked outside a rival then off the rail, came three deep into the stretch, bid between foes then inside the winner but off the rail and was clearly second best. GALLOVIE (GB) stalked a bit off the rail then inside, came out a bit nearing the stretch then steadied off heels into the lane, came out and bested the others. CEDARS OF LEBANON (IRE) sped to the early lead, set the pace off the rail, dueled outside a rival on the hill, was between foes into the stretch, drifted out late and gave way. LADY LUCY saved ground stalking the pace, bid inside on the hill to take a short lead, dueled along the rail leaving the hill and into the stretch, also drifted out late and gave way. Rail on hill at zero.

FOURTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.18 45.41 57.54 1:10.23


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

3 Nice Work 124 3 2 1–1 1–hd 2–2½ 1–nk Rosario 1.00
4 Owning 124 4 1 2–hd 2–1½ 1–½ 2–3¼ Gutierrez 2.50
2 I Belong to Becky 124 2 6 4–2 3–1 3–3 3–1¼ Flores 6.90
1 Oracle of Omaha 119 1 5 5–3 5–2½ 4–½ 4–¾ Figueroa 4.00
5 Its Five Somewhere 124 5 3 6 6 6 5–½ Pedroza 29.10
6 Handsome John 124 6 4 3–½ 4–1½ 5–1 6 Roman 17.10

3 NICE WORK 4.00 2.40 2.20
4 OWNING 2.80 2.60
2 I BELONG TO BECKY 3.80
$2 ROULETTE (RED)  $3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)  $14.60
$1 EXACTA (3-4)  $4.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-4-2-1)  $4.19
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-4-2)  $10.90

Winner–Nice Work Dbb.c.3 by Midnight Lute out of Grand Breeze, by Grand Slam. Bred by Columbiana Farm LLC (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Mark DeDomenico LLC. Mutuel Pool $248,198 Roulette Pool $531 Daily Double Pool $24,899 Exacta Pool $130,130 Superfecta Pool $51,437 Trifecta Pool $87,320. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (5-1-3) paid $15.95. Pick Three Pool $23,742.

NICE WORK had good early speed and set the pace a bit off the rail, dueled inside into and on the turn, came out into the stretch, fought back under urging while drifting inward in deep stretch to regain the advantage and gamely prevailed. OWNING stalked between horses then just off the rail, bid between horses leaving the backstretch and outside the winner on the turn, was carried out a bit into the stretch, gained a short lead in midstretch, also drifted in late and was outgamed. I BELONG TO BECKY a step slow to begin, was between foes early then pulled along the inside to stalk the pace, continued on the rail on the turn and in the stretch and bested the others. ORACLE OF OMAHA drifted in some at the gap and was straightened, also pulled and chased a bit off the rail, came out leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. ITS FIVE SOMEWHERE chased off the rail, angled in entering the stretch, came a bit off the inside in the drive and could not summon the necessary response. HANDSOME JOHN had speed outside then stalked outside a rival or three deep, fell back on the turn, came a bit wide into the stretch and weakened.

FIFTH RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $28,000. Waiver Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000. Time 21.06 44.59 56.65


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

6 Anatolian Heat 122 6 5 6–hd 4–hd 1–½ 1–2½ Prat 0.70
3 New Karma 120 3 9 8–hd 9 5–hd 2–1¼ Maldonado 16.10
7 St. Reno 124 7 6 1–hd 1–hd 2–hd 3–nk Quinonez 33.30
8 Rocky Rogue 120 8 2 2–1½ 2–1½ 3–1 4–1 Roman 7.40
9 Isee It in Hiseyes 122 9 4 5–1½ 5–½ 7–1½ 5–½ Delgadillo 26.10
1 Rule He Will 124 1 7 3–hd 3–1½ 4–½ 6–nk Bednar 17.60
4 Incensed 124 4 3 7–2 8–½ 6–1 7–1 Franco 3.40
5 Executive Cat 117 5 8 9 7–hd 8–3 8–10 Espinoza 17.30
2 Billy the Hott 117 2 1 4–1½ 6–1½ 9 9 Diaz, Jr. 28.50

6 ANATOLIAN HEAT 3.40 2.60 2.20
3 NEW KARMA 10.00 3.00
7 ST. RENO 10.60
$2 ROULETTE (RED)  $3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-6)  $7.60
$1 EXACTA (6-3)  $12.30
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-3-7-8)  $102.77
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-3-7)  $85.35
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-3-7-8-9)  Carryover $2,129

Winner–Anatolian Heat Dbb.g.6 by Unusual Heat out of Anatolian Queen, by Woodman. Bred by Anatolia, Inc (CA). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Anatolia, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $238,755 Roulette Pool $401 Daily Double Pool $26,740 Exacta Pool $123,542 Superfecta Pool $62,016 Trifecta Pool $91,262 X-5 Super High Five Pool $2,789. Scratched–Quad, Silver Summer.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-3-6) paid $7.55. Pick Three Pool $59,533. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-1/6-3-6/10/11) 4260 tickets with 4 correct paid $26.45. Pick Four Pool $147,885. 50-Cent Pick Five (1/9-5-1/6-3-6/10/11) 3668 tickets with 5 correct paid $120.95. Pick Five Pool $516,061.

ANATOLIAN HEAT chased outside a rival, angled in and moved up inside on the turn, swung four wide into the stretch, gained the lead three deep nearing midstretch and won clear under urging. NEW KARMA a bit slow to begin, chased inside, split horses leaving the turn and into the stretch, came out past midstretch and gained the place. ST. RENO had speed between horses then dueled inside, fought back in midstretch a bit off the rail and just held third. ROCKY ROGUE four wide early, angled in and dueled outside a rival, battled between horses in midstretch and was edged for the show. ISEE IT IN HISEYES stalked outside then off the rail, came out four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. RULE HE WILL a bit slow to begin, went up inside to stalk the pace, continued along the rail on the turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. INCENSED between rivals early, chased just off the rail then inside, steadied along the rail early on the turn, continued inside and did not rally. EXECUTIVE CAT broke a bit slowly, chased outside a rival, went three deep leaving the turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. BILLY THE HOTT had speed between horses then stalked outside a rival, continued between foes leaving the turn and three wide into the stretch, drifted to the inside and gave way.

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 21.72 44.86 57.33 1:10.80


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

3 Wild Bean 124 3 5 2–2 1–1 1–4 1–6½ Rosario 0.60
7 Bob's Sniper 124 7 2 4–½ 3–1½ 3–3½ 2–¾ Blanc 19.70
5 Translucent 124 5 4 1–½ 2–2 2–hd 3–2¼ T Baze 23.10
2 King Parker 124 2 7 5–1½ 5–½ 5–1 4–hd Franco 41.60
6 John's Intuition 124 6 1 3–hd 4–1 4–hd 5–2¼ Fuentes 10.00
4 Fair Challenge 124 4 6 7 7 7 6–hd Van Dyke 8.20
1 He Be Mojo Risin 124 1 3 6–hd 6–2 6–1½ 7 Bejarano 2.80

3 WILD BEAN 3.20 2.60 2.40
7 BOB'S SNIPER 9.20 7.20
5 TRANSLUCENT 6.00
$2 ROULETTE (RED)  $3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-3)  $7.00
$1 EXACTA (3-7)  $18.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-7-5-2)  $155.85
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-7-5-2-6)  $8,260.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-7-5)  $98.50

Winner–Wild Bean Dbb.g.3 by Champ Pegasus out of Pagosa Springs, by A.P. Indy. Bred by Legacy Ranch Inc. (CA). Trainer: David E. Hofmans. Owner: Legacy Ranch, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $241,583 Roulette Pool $458 Daily Double Pool $19,992 Exacta Pool $130,560 Superfecta Pool $60,076 Super High Five Pool $8,035 Trifecta Pool $86,988. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (3-6-3) paid $3.55. Pick Three Pool $50,814.

WILD BEAN had speed between foes then dueled inside, inched away on the turn, kicked clear off the rail into the stretch and drew off under a tap with the whip turned down and a strong hand ride then a hold late. BOB'S SNIPER chased outside then three deep, continued off the rail leaving the turn and into the stretch and edged a rival for the place. TRANSLUCENT had good early speed and dueled outside the winner, stalked leaving the turn and into the stretch and was edged for second. KING PARKER saved ground stalking then chasing the pace and lacked a rally in the drive. JOHN'S INTUITION had speed off the rail then stalked between horses, continued outside a rival on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. FAIR CHALLENGE chased off the rail then outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and did not rally. HE BE MOJO RISIN chased inside then a bit off the rail, went outside a rival on the turn and three deep into the stretch and weakened.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 23.60 47.38 1:11.36 1:23.45 1:35.38


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

1 Risky Proposition 122 1 9 8–1½ 7–1 5–½ 4–1½ 1–½ Talamo 12.00
3 Keep Quiet 122 3 2 3–½ 3–1 4–1½ 3–1 2–2¼ Prat 2.40
2 Fight On 122 2 4 5–1 4–hd 3–hd 2–hd 3–1½ Bejarano 5.30
11 Maestro Dearte 122 11 8 9–2 9–1 8–1½ 7–1 4–½ Van Dyke 8.40
7 Dreams of Valor 122 7 1 1–½ 1–½ 1–1 1–1 5–1¼ Maldonado 34.20
9 Kazan 122 9 11 11 11 10–1 9–hd 6–nk Rosario 7.40
8 Morse Code 122 8 7 6–hd 6–2 6–hd 6–hd 7–½ Desormeaux 12.50
4 Lazzam 117 4 10 10–½ 10–½ 11 11 8–¾ Figueroa 28.60
10 Artie B Good 122 10 6 7–1 8–1½ 9–½ 8–hd 9–½ Fuentes 71.90
5 Pincheck 124 5 5 2–1½ 2–2½ 2–½ 5–2 10–1½ Smith 3.10
6 Accountability 124 6 3 4–1 5–1 7–2 10–1½ 11 Pereira 19.20

1 RISKY PROPOSITION 26.00 9.60 6.60
3 KEEP QUIET (FR) 4.20 3.00
2 FIGHT ON 4.40
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)  $39.80
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $54.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-2-11)  $157.65
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-2)  $112.75
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-2-11-7)  Carryover $2,833

Winner–Risky Proposition B.g.4 by Bodemeister out of Risk, by Wavering Monarch. Bred by Glencrest Farm LLC (KY). Trainer: William Spawr. Owner: Acker, Tom, Becker, Barry, Becker, Judith, Bloom, Michael, Lindo, Jon and Wafer, Jr., Thomas J.. Mutuel Pool $422,031 Roulette Pool $712 Daily Double Pool $33,216 Exacta Pool $222,875 Superfecta Pool $104,434 Trifecta Pool $163,078 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,712. Scratched–Count Alexander, Move Over (GB), Souter (GB).

50-Cent Pick Three (6-3-1) paid $26.05. Pick Three Pool $35,476.

RISKY PROPOSITION saved ground chasing the pace, came out leaving the second turn and three deep into the stretch,, rallied under left handed urging to gain the lead in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. KEEP QUIET (FR) stalked a bit off the rail, came three wide into the stretch, bid three deep past midstretch, put a head in front in deep stretch but could not hold off the winner. FIGHT ON saved ground stalking the pace, came out in midstretch, bid between foes past midstretch and held third. MAESTRO DEARTE angled in and settled outside a rival then a bit off the rail, went around a foe into the stretch, came out in the drive and had a mild late bid. DREAMS OF VALOR sped to the early lead, angled in and set a pressured pace inside, inched clear on the second turn, fought back past midstretch and weakened late. KAZAN (IRE) unhurried and angled in outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. MORSE CODE chased between horses then outside a rival or a bit off the rail, split horses on the second turn, came four wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. LAZZAM (GB) saved ground off the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and did not rally. ARTIE B GOOD chased three deep then outside a rival, angled in for the second turn and into the stretch and also lacked a rally. PINCHECK (IRE) angled in and pressed the pace outside a rival, stalked leaving the second turn, was between foes into the stretch and weakened. ACCOUNTABILITY chased three deep then outside a rival, continued three wide on the second turn and five wide into the stretch and also weakened.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $20,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 23.74 48.03 1:13.04 1:25.91 1:39.10


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

3 Bitter Ring Home 124 3 4 2–1 2–1 1–hd 1–½ 1–1¼ Prat 2.40
2 Bartlett Hall 124 2 6 4–½ 1–hd 2–1 2–2½ 2–3¾ Blanc 5.00
4 Causeididitmyway 124 4 3 6–1½ 6–1½ 4–hd 4–hd 3–¾ Flores 4.40
8 Normandy Beach 124 8 1 5–1 4–hd 3–2 3–2 4–¾ T Baze 2.70
10 Paul's Diva 119 10 9 7–hd 7–hd 5–1½ 5–3½ 5–2¼ Espinoza 8.40
7 Pastorelli 124 7 5 8–1½ 9–15 7–hd 7–½ 6–2 Vergara, Jr. 16.90
9 Malibu Magic 124 9 8 9–8 8–½ 9–7 9–5 7–nk Roman 21.40
5 Skagit River 124 5 2 3–hd 5–hd 8–1 8–1½ 8–2¾ Quinonez 79.90
1 Santa Fe Blaze 124 1 7 1–hd 3–½ 6–3 6–hd 9–¾ Bejarano 25.30
6 Casual Reply 119 6 10 10 10 10 10 10 Figueroa 56.10

3 BITTER RING HOME 6.80 3.60 2.80
2 BARTLETT HALL 5.40 3.20
4 CAUSEIDIDITMYWAY 3.40
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)  $89.80
$1 EXACTA (3-2)  $15.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-2-4-8)  $17.10
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-2-4-8-10)  $414.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-4)  $29.85

Winner–Bitter Ring Home B.g.4 by Lemon Drop Kid out of Blading Gold Ring, by During. Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY). Trainer: Neil D. Drysdale. Owner: Stepaside Farm, LLC. Mutuel Pool $330,684 Roulette Pool $529 Daily Double Pool $31,374 Exacta Pool $185,594 Superfecta Pool $110,309 Super High Five Pool $12,431 Trifecta Pool $146,179. Scratched–Defense Minister.

50-Cent Pick Three (3-1-3) paid $43.05. Pick Three Pool $37,128.

BITTER RING HOME had speed between foes, dueled outside a rival then briefly three deep on the backstretch, took a short lead outside the runner-up on the second turn, battled outside that one under urging through the drive and inched away late. BARTLETT HALL pulled along the inside then tugged his way up between horses on the backstretch to take a short lead, dueled inside, fought back along the rail in the stretch and could not quite match the winner late. CAUSEIDIDITMYWAY stalked a bit off the rail, split horses on the backstretch, came out into the stretch and edged rivals for the show. NORMANDY BEACH four wide into and on the first turn, stalked outside then three deep to the stretch and was edged for third. PAUL'S DIVA also went four wide on the first turn, chased outside a rival then three deep, came four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. PASTORELLI chased a bit off the rail then inside into and on the second turn, came out into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. MALIBU MAGIC three deep into the first turn, chased between foes or outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and did not rally. SKAGIT RIVER three deep into the first turn, stalked between horses, fell back outside on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. SANTA FE BLAZE dueled inside, stalked along the rail leaving the backstretch and on the second turn and also weakened. CASUAL REPLY broke slowly, dropped back off the rail, fell farther behind on the backstretch and was not a threat.

NINTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 21.48 43.47 1:07.02 1:13.05


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

5 Rinse and Repeat 124 5 5 5–hd 4–½ 2–½ 1–6½ Rosario 1.10
1 Union Rebel 122 1 4 4–1½ 6–3 5–1½ 2–½ Gryder 37.90
6 According to Buddy 124 6 2 2–4 2–7 3–3 3–ns Flores 21.70
3 Kris' Wild Kat 124 3 3 1–hd 1–½ 1–1½ 4–½ Bejarano 1.70
7 Fortune of War 124 7 1 6–4 5–hd 4–1 5–½ Delgadillo 11.10
4 Gray Admiral 115 4 7 7–1 7–½ 7–½ 6–¾ Diaz, Jr. 39.20
2 Vintage Hollywood 124 2 8 8 8 8 7–3¼ Fuentes 20.20
8 Foray 124 8 6 3–1½ 3–1 6–1 8 Pedroza 6.80

5 RINSE AND REPEAT 4.20 3.20 2.60
1 UNION REBEL 21.00 10.60
6 ACCORDING TO BUDDY 7.00
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)  $19.00
$1 EXACTA (5-1)  $57.60
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-1-6-3)  $204.12
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-1-6-3-7)  $6,429.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-6)  $310.00

Winner–Rinse and Repeat B.h.5 by Square Eddie out of Electric Daze, by Gilded Time. Bred by Reddam Racing LLC (CA). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $323,836 Roulette Pool $484 Daily Double Pool $125,970 Exacta Pool $195,449 Superfecta Pool $117,228 Super High Five Pool $25,281 Trifecta Pool $152,986. Claimed–Rinse and Repeat by Thomsen Racing, LLC. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Claimed–Kris' Wild Kat by Rafael DeLeon. Trainer: Rafael DeLeon. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-3-5) paid $58.70. Pick Three Pool $131,821. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-1-3/11-5) 4536 tickets with 4 correct paid $95.40. Pick Four Pool $567,400. 50-Cent Pick Five (6/10/11-3-1-3/11-5) 1399 tickets with 5 correct paid $198.75. Pick Five Pool $364,351. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (3-6/10/11-3-1-3/11-5) 532 tickets with 6 correct paid $212.34. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $211,555. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $238,535.

RINSE AND REPEAT chased outside a rival, split horses on the hill, came out some in the stretch, rallied under left handed urging to collar the leader while lugging in some approaching the sixteenth pole and drew off. UNION REBEL saved ground chasing the pace, came out a bit into the stretch and split horses late for the place. ACCORDING TO BUDDY had good early speed and dueled outside a rival, drifted out into the stretch, angled in some and held third between foes. KRIS' WILD KAT sped to the early lead, dueled inside, inched clear into the stretch and was edged for the show. FORTUNE OF WAR (GB) chased outside a rival then three deep leaving the hill and into the stretch and was edged for a minor award four wide on the line. GRAY ADMIRAL settled outside a rival chasing the pace, came out in the stretch and also put in a late bid at a minor share five wide on the wire. VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD a bit slow to begin, saved ground off the pace, came out a bit past midstretch and lacked the needed rally. FORAY stalked outside a rival then chased a bit off the rail, angled to the inside nearing the stretch and weakened. Rail on hill at zero.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track8,529$1,235,757
Inter-TrackN/A$2,068,449
Out of StateN/A$6,034,560
TOTAL8,529 $9,338,766

Santa Anita Entries for Monday, February 18.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 34th day of a 61-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Queen of the TrackRuben Fuentes124Jeff Bonde6-150,000
2GadotAssael Espinoza119Vladimir Cerin15-150,000
3A Dime for MeMartin Pedroza124Kristin Mulhall6-150,000
4Si'mon Li'monAaron Gryder124Philip D'Amato10-150,000
5Lucky Brite EyeDiego Sanchez122Martine Bellocq20-145,000
6Sapori GirlJoseph Talamo124Tim Yakteen7-250,000
7Field BetHeriberto Figueroa117Doug F. O'Neill4-145,000
8PersephoneDrayden Van Dyke124Peter Eurton12-150,000
9Dairy KidEfrain Hernandez122Nicolas Acuna20-145,000
10Gallantlystreaming Victor Espinoza124John W. Sadler5-250,000
Also Eligible
11Seaside DancerKent Desormeaux124J. Keith Desormeaux4-150,000

SECOND RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Duke of FallbrookEswan Flores124Antonio Garcia20-112,500
2ImplicitlyMartin Pedroza124Clifford W. Sise, Jr.3-112,500
3Typhoon HarryHeriberto Figueroa117William E. Morey6-110,500
4Hollywood SquareMario Gutierrez124Doug F. O'Neill5-212,500
5Sunset SevenAlonso Quinonez124David E. Hofmans3-112,500
6GiddymeisterJoel Rosario124Genaro Vallejo5-112,500
7Spend ItAgapito Delgadillo122Rafael Becerra15-110,500
8For the HustleEdwin Maldonado124George Papaprodromou12-112,500
9Royal SeekerTiago Pereira124Marcelo Polanco30-112,500

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1ConfidentiallyJoel Rosario124John A. Shirreffs8-5
2Curlin's JourneyMario Gutierrez124Dallas E. Keen3-1
3DecoratingJoseph Talamo124Thomas F. Proctor5-2
4ColdwaterRafael Bejarano124Patrick Gallagher15-1
5Ria MunkAlonso Quinonez124Rene Amescua6-1
6Breezy BeeKent Desormeaux124J. Keith Desormeaux5-1

FOURTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $200,000. 'California Cup Derby'. Stakes. 3 year olds. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Loud MouthJoel Rosario120Jerry Hollendorfer8-1
2Whooping JayMario Gutierrez120Doug F. O'Neill8-1
3Irish HeatwaveKent Desormeaux122J. Keith Desormeaux3-1
4GalileanFlavien Prat124Jerry Hollendorfer2-5
5Feeling StrongTiago Pereira120Hector O. Palma12-1

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $200,000. 'California Cup Oaks'. Stakes. Fillies. 3 year olds. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1LippyMario Gutierrez124Doug F. O'Neill10-1
2Mucho UnusualJoel Rosario120Tim Yakteen8-1
3Tiz a MasterHeriberto Figueroa122William E. Morey12-1
4Kookie GalFlavien Prat124Peter Miller4-1
5Silk From HeavenEswan Flores120Hector O. Palma12-1
6Hot On the TrailDrayden Van Dyke120Mark Glatt20-1
7Creative InstinctGeovanni Franco124Peter Miller12-1
8LakerballRafael Bejarano124Doug F. O'Neill5-2
9Apache PrincessKent Desormeaux126J. Keith Desormeaux9-5

SIXTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lucky PatrickJorge Velez114Marcelo Polanco20-112,500
2SchulaceJ. Diaz, Jr.117Val Brinkerhoff5-112,500
3Oh ManRafael Bejarano124Richard Baltas5-212,500
4Derby FactorEdgar Payeras124Ruben Gomez20-112,500
5Rolls Royce DealGeovanni Franco124Gus Headley4-112,500
6Buck DuaneRuben Fuentes124Steve Knapp12-112,500
7Ayacara Assael Espinoza119Vladimir Cerin7-212,500
8Curly's MarkTiago Pereira124Philip A. Oviedo8-112,500
9Lighthouse PointEvin Roman124Robert B. Hess, Jr.5-112,500

SEVENTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Gliding ByMario Gutierrez124Richard Baltas4-162,500
2TraviezaRafael Bejarano122Doug F. O'Neill6-1
3Nine Point NineGeovanni Franco122Vladimir Cerin12-162,500
4Oleksandra Flavien Prat122Neil D. Drysdale2-1
5AmuseMike Smith122Richard E. Mandella5-2
6Smiling TigressTiago Pereira124David Bernstein20-1
7Kelly's HumorDrayden Van Dyke122Peter Miller12-1
8CordialityJoel Rosario124Peter Miller7-262,500
9Birdie GoldBrice Blanc124Gary Mandella8-1
10Lexington Grace Kent Desormeaux124Leonard Powell10-162,500

EIGHTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Princess JadaEswan Flores124Hector O. Palma12-120,000
2ImminentMartin Pedroza124Kristin Mulhall5-220,000
3Princess Lili BJose Leon117David Bernstein20-120,000
4Floss N DabHeriberto Figueroa119Peter Miller3-120,000
5Miss BoisterousJorge Velez114Steven Miyadi20-120,000
6Tizbuds PrincessRuben Fuentes124Steve Knapp15-120,000
7First ScreeningJoseph Talamo124Tim Yakteen12-120,000
8Curryforthree BangOctavio Vergara, Jr.124Joe Herrick5-120,000
9Out of ControlTiago Pereira124David E. Hofmans3-120,000
10Miss OmnipotentEdgar Payeras124George Papaprodromou15-120,000
Also Eligible
11AlystarBrandon Boulanger124Javier Jose Sierra30-120,000

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Icy StreetDrayden Van Dyke124David E. Hofmans15-1
2Cupid's ClawsJoseph Talamo124Brian J. Koriner3-1
3SellwoodMike Smith124Jeff Mullins7-2
4MeistermindTiago Pereira124Doug F. O'Neill8-1
5UnitedFlavien Prat124Richard E. Mandella10-1
6North County GuyJoel Rosario122Richard Baltas7-2
7War ChestRafael Bejarano124Anna Meah20-1
8EroticGeovanni Franco122Richard E. Mandella15-1
9Jungle WarfareKent Desormeaux124Jerry Hollendorfer5-1
10ColosiAssael Espinoza117Mark Glatt12-1
Also Eligible
11Extrordinary JerryRafael Bejarano122Doug F. O'Neill8-1
12Quick FinishEvin Roman122Dan Blacker10-1
13KylemoreHeriberto Figueroa119Richard Baltas4-1

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