Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we offer up another handicapping lesson from Rob Henie.
OK, the big story is Saturday’s monster cards at Santa Anita, Keeneland and Aqueduct. This day shapes the Kentucky Derby picture more than any other as six horses can automatically qualify out of these three tracks.
But, despite the great
In a story I did for print and online, I dug up this stat. Here’s a quote from the story:
“There has been one fatality in the last 22 days of training and five of racing. Arms Runner was euthanized after injuring his right front leg on Sunday during a 6 ½ furlong turf race down the hill. Santa Anita has taken all races this week off the unique hillside course, which has an 80-foot dirt crossover entering the stretch.
“The 22-day stretch has included 2,863 timed workouts and 357 race starts, for a total of 3,220. Still, people in and out of racing agree the tolerance for racing deaths remains at zero.”
If we weren’t in this period of crisis, you would likely think those figures show a marked improvement from the relative horror of January and February. So, while things get much better safety-wise, public perception remains perilously low. You can read the story. Just click here.
Now, speaking of public perception, the Jockeys’ Guild announced that next Friday the jockeys would not be riding with racing crops, or whips. You can read the story, just click here. And, if you want to see the whole letter sent to many entities, just click here.
At first look, this seems like a really smart move by the jockeys. They say they are gathering data but what they are doing is giving a preview of what the no-riding crop world will look like. Now, maybe they find out the public is OK with it and this was a misplay. Or maybe the entry box comes up thin or the mutuel handle is significantly down.
When I talked with Terry Meyocks, the president and CEO of the Jockeys’ Guild, last week he said they would use statistics and science to sell their side. This seems to be the opening salvo. If this were baseball, we’d be calling it a purpose pitch.
We’ll tell you how it works next week.
Weekly handicapping lesson
It’s time for our weekly handicapping lesson from Rob Henie of the WCHR (West Coast Handicapping Report) and the ECHR (East Coast Handicapping Report). The thinking is if you can know and understand the strategies, it will make you a better handicapper.
Today’s lesson is from the first at Santa Anita. Take it away, Rob.
“This big day of racing begins with an optional claimer at 1 ⅛ miles on the turf. This race could serve as a prime example for those who side with the ‘pace makes the race’ angle. With that in mind, top selection is SPY RING (#3). She comes off a win down the hill going 6 ½, now sent nine furlongs, but there’s every reason to believe she’s ready to stretch her speed out. First, before we even get to her own positive attributes, we can establish she’s the legitimate speed in a race full of runners who would prefer to settle mid-pack. Last time out, going shorter, she went 44.2 seconds, yet still got her final 2 ½ furlongs in 29 flat, which is solid, as we like to see 30.1 or less on the turf (31.1 on the main track).
“Hot / Cold Race Trends: none
“Win Contenders (order of preference): 3-1
“X Out Runners (eliminating on the win end): 4,7
“4 Pulpit Rider - Not a fan of Aaron Gryder from off the pace (nor Tyler Baze who rode this one last time out).
“7 Fool’s Paradise - Both turf tries were poor, and it certainly appears they’re simply looking for a spark, something, anything, by sending this ultra-long distance. Looking to beat.
“TOP PICK: SPY RING (#3 4-1 Desormeaux) $ Win Wager
“SECOND CHOICE: MIRTH (#1 3-1 Prat)”
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Santa Anita review
Not much of a feature when only four horses go to post. But that was the story of Friday’s seventh race, an allowance for horses 3 and up going six furlongs. It was originally carded as five horses but Bump Bailey was a vet scratch.
Manhattan Up rallied from next to last (get the joke?) to win by three lengths for trainer Philip Oviedo and jockey Tiago Pereira. Nice Work was second, followed by Moonoverthebayou and Savagery. Manhattan Up paid $4.00 and $2.60.
Santa Anita preview
No question, it’s will be the best card of the meeting. There are 11 races starting at noon, including seven stakes all worth more than $100,000 and three Grade 1s. So, let’s get right to it.
Evening Jewel Stakes (12:30 p.m.): This is a $200,000 6 ½ furlong race for 3-year-old Cal-bred fillies. Sneaking Out, for trainer
Santa Anita Oaks (1 p.m.): There are only five starters but it’s a heck up a matchup between Bellafina and Chasing Yesterday. This is for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles. Bellafina is the 2-5 favorite for
Royal Heroine Stakes (2:05 p.m.): This $200,000 Grade 2 for older fillies and mares going a mile on the turf features Vasilika, who has won 10 of her last 11 races. We’ve told the story many times of how Hollendorfer picked her up in a $40,000 claiming race. And she hasn’t really looked back since, with only one loss in the Grade 1 Matriarch at Del Mar. Prat is her rider. She’s the 3-5 favorite. Raven’s Lady for Jim Cassidy and Kent Desormeaux is the 7-2 second choice. She is making her U.S. debut after racing exclusively in Britain. She is six-of-18 lifetime.
Echo Eddie Stakes (2:40 p.m.): This is the mirror of the Evening Jewel Stakes, except for 3-year-old fillies, it’s for colts and geldings. Lieutenant Dan is the 5-2 favorite for Steve Miyadi and Geovanni Franco. He’s coming off a 4-length win at Golden Gate. He’s two-of-five lifetime. Foster Boi get the nod as the 3-1 second favorite for Phi D’Amato and Prat. Not a lot to say as he won his only race, a maiden special, by 2 ¾ lengths. It’s a 10-horse field.
Santa Anita Derby (4:14 p.m.): This is the big one $1 million race for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles. We’ve got a story online and in print that covers a couple aspects of this race. Just click here. But the quick story here is Game Winner is trying to avenge a second place in the
Providencia Stakes (4:50 p.m.): This $150,000 Grade 3 if for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/8 miles on the turf. It’s got a field of 10 headed by Colonial Creed at 3-1, who goes for Richard Baltas and Franco. She’s won one of five lifetime and is coming off a second in the Blue Norther Stakes. Stablemate Lady Prancealot is at 7-2 with Rosario in the saddle. With 10 starts, she’s most experienced in the race. Five of those starts were in Britain. She’s won two lifetime races.
Santa Anita Handicap (5:20 p.m.): The final stakes of the day used to be the marquee race of the meet. It’s still a Grade 1 and worth $600,000. It’s at the classic distance of 1 ¼ miles. McKinzie, for Baffert and Smith, is the 4-5 favorite. He’s won five-of-eight lifetime and is coming off a second in the San Pasqual. He won his previous start in the Malibu after a disappointing 12th in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Gift Box, a lightly raced 6-year-old is the 6-5 second choice for John Sadler and Rosario. We wrote about him a couple days ago. You can read it, just click here.
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Saturday. All times PST.
12:30 Santa Anita (2): $200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes, Cal-bred fillies 3-years-old, 6 ½ furlongs. Favorite: Sneaking Out (8-5)
12:38 Aqueduct (6): Grade 3 $250,000 Bay Shore Stakes, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Much Better (9-5)
1:00 Santa Anita (3): Grade 1 $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Bellafina (2-5)
1:00 Keeneland (6): Grade 3 $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes, 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Limousine Liberal (3-1)
1:11 Aqueduct (7): Grade 3 $150,000 Excelsior Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Discreet Lover (9-5)
1:35 Keeneland (7): Grade 2 $200,000 Shakertown Stakes, 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Disco Partner (5-2)
1:47 Aqueduct (8): Grade 2 $300,000 Gazelle Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Espresso Shot (9-5)
2:05 Santa Anita (5): Grade 2 $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Vasilika (3-5)
2:10 Keeneland (8): Grade 1 $300,000 Madison Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Shamrock Rose (5-2)
2:22 Aqueduct (9): Grade 1 $400,000 Carter Handicap, 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: World of Trouble (1-1)
2:40 Santa Anita (6): $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes, Cal-bred 3-year-olds, 6 ½ furlongs. Favorite: Lieutenant Dan (5-2)
2:45 Keeneland (9): Grade 1 $500,000 Ashland Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Jaywalk (8-5)
3:00 Aqueduct (10): Grade 2 $750,000 Wood Memorial, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Tacitus (5-2)
3:23 Keeneland (10): Grade 2 $1 million Blue Grass Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Vekoma (9-5)
3:30 Oaklawn (9): $150,000 Carousel Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Amy’s Challenge (7-5)
4:14 Santa Anita (8): Grade 1 $1 million Santa Anita Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Game Winner (4-5)
4:50 Santa Anita (9): Grade 3 $150,000 Providencia Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Favorite: Colonial Creed (3-1)
5:20 Santa Anita (10): Grade 1 $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap, 4 and up, 1 ¼ miles. Favorite: McKinzie (4-5)
Bob Ike’s SA pick of the day
ELEVENTH RACE: No. 3 The Hunted (3-1)
Coming off a fine runner-up effort going nine furlongs, the Richard Baltas-trained gelding cuts back to a mile and looks ready to win again as he continues his improving pattern. Drawn well inside with tactical speed and the best turf rider, no excuses here as the lukewarm morning line favorite.
Friday’s result: Out of Balance ($6.60) kicked away strongly to run past her rivals for a nice win in the fifth 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).
Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day
SECOND RACE: No. 4 Baba Be Gone (7-2)
The connections of owner Juan De Dios Gracian and trainer Jesus Nunez have great results with first-out claims. Nunez took this mare for $2,500 when a game neck winner three weeks ago and shows confidence with a two-level class hike. He also employs strong distance rider Ramon Guce. Her main contender is No. 3 Tuesdays Supernova, who scored wire-to-wire win vs. similar in last start. I suggest a win bet on Baba Be Gone and make a 4-3 exacta box.
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And now the stars of the show, Friday’s results and Saturday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, April 5.
Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 59th day of a 61-day meet. Cloudy & Firm
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 23.82 47.51 1:12.04 1:24.13 1:36.14
|1||Roses and Candy||124||1||4||1–3||1–6||1–4||1–4||1–2¾||Sanchez||2.10|
|1||ROSES AND CANDY||6.20||3.60||2.80|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$2.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-4)||$9.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-4-8-13)||$29.97|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-4-8-13-7)||$1,450.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-8)||$40.00|
Winner–Roses and Candy B.f.4 by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Rosehill Dew (IRE), by Danehill Dancer (IRE). Bred by Ron McAnally & Deborah McAnally (KY). Trainer: Ronald L. McAnally. Owner: Deborah McAnally. Mutuel Pool $190,176 Roulette Pool $282 Exacta Pool $109,084 Superfecta Pool $45,639 Super High Five Pool $1,901 Trifecta Pool $67,523. Scratched–Boldest Vow, Etching, Sapori Girl, Seaside Dancer.
ROSES AND CANDY sped to the early lead, shook loose on the first turn, set all the pace along the inside and held clear under urging. BEYOND PLEASURE close up stalking the winner outside a rival to the stretch, edged a foe for the place. LUCKY STEPPER three deep early, chased outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and was edged for second between foes late. BREEZY BEE bobbled behind in a slow start, angled in and settled inside then a bit off the rail, went around a rival into the stretch, came out in the drive and was edged for the show three deep on the line. MORE SMORES between horses early, chased a bit off the rail, split rivals into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. LIL RESPECT pulled along the inside then came off the rail leaving the backstretch, went outside a rival then three deep on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary late kick. MESO angled in and chased outside a rival then inside on the second turn and into the stretch, was in tight off heels in midstretch, split foes and lacked the needed rally inside. DAYBREAK (GB) a step slow to begin, angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and did not rally. HILLTOP HARMONY tugged her way along early, saved ground stalking the pace to the stretch and weakened in the drive. BEV'S HUMOR chased outside a rival, dropped back three deep leaving the backstretch, angled in some on the second turn and lacked a further response.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 22.60 46.17 58.58 1:11.85
|3||Bless His Heart||124||3||2||1–hd||2–3||2–3½||4–14||Flores||13.50|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-2)||$14.20|
|$1 EXACTA (2-1)||$15.40|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-5)||$15.15|
Winner–Concur B.g.4 by Curlin out of Dyning Out, by Dynaformer. Bred by R & B International (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: The Scardino Trust and Fanticola, Anthony. Mutuel Pool $71,187 Daily Double Pool $28,801 Exacta Pool $33,121 Trifecta Pool $29,318. Claimed–Concur by Bell, Richard A. and Brewster, Clark O. Trainer: Thomas Bell, II. Scratched–none.
CONCUR had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away leaving the turn, was shaken up with the reins to widen in midstretch and drew off under a crack of the whip nearing the sixteenth pole and steady handling. VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD chased inside, fell back some leaving the backstretch, inched forward inside on the turn, came out into the stretch and split horses late for the place. KIDMON stalked three deep then outside a rival, was three wide again leaving the turn and into the stretch and was edged for second. BLESS HIS HEART dueled outside the winner then stalked leaving the turn, drifted in some in the stretch and was edged for the show. SURFSIDE SUNSET broke slightly in the air and a bit slowly, stalked between horses then just off the rail, dropped back between foes leaving the turn, came out in the stretch and weakened.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.44 46.88 1:13.28 1:20.29
|6||Our Romance||118||4||7||1–hd||1–hd||5–3½||4–¾||Van Dyke||4.40|
|12||La La Land||124||9||6||5–1½||5–½||4–hd||5–1½||Bejarano||3.30|
|14||Rum Cake||124||10||5||10||9–1||9–3½||9–4¼||Mn Garcia||10.40|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$4.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-9)||$61.80|
|$1 EXACTA (9-4)||$88.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-4-7-6)||$183.85|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-4-7)||$153.25|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-4-7-6-12)||Carryover $1,202|
Winner–Princess Pearl Ch.f.3 by Coil out of Hapi Hapi Joy Joy, by Good Journey. Bred by Peter S. Busch (CA). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Rubinfeld, Nathan and Alma. Mutuel Pool $189,498 Roulette Pool $192 Daily Double Pool $8,387 Exacta Pool $116,769 Superfecta Pool $60,524 Trifecta Pool $78,022 X-5 Super High Five Pool $1,575. Scratched–Daddys Real Diva, Sidepocket Charger, Spanish Channel, Stylin Ocean.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-2-9) paid $72.40. Pick Three Pool $38,426.
PRINCESS PEARL pressed the pace four wide then three deep on the turn and into the stretch, took a short lead, inched away in midstretch and held under urging. INTO RISSA broke a bit slowly, settled three deep then went between foes leaving the backstretch, angled in on the turn, swung four wide into the stretch and edged a rival or the place. MISS RICOCHET dueled between horses, took a slim advantage leaving the turn, continued a bit off the rail into the stretch, found the fence in the drive and was edged for second. OUR ROMANCE broke in a bit, angled in and went up inside to duel for the lead, fought back on the turn and weakened in the stretch. LA LA LAND fractious in the gate, bobbled at the start, stalked off the rail then three deep on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and did not rally. SIDECHEERING chased outside, came three deep into the stretch and lacked a further response. SUCCESSFUL RULER chased a bit off the rail then inside on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. WHOA NESSIE prompted the pace three deep between foes, stalked off the rail on the turn, continued three wide into the stretch and also weakened. RUM CAKE bobbled at the start, settled outside then dropped back off the rail, angled in some on the turn and lacked a further response. STYLE AWARD hopped slightly in a bit of a slow start, saved ground, was in tight off heels into the turn, continued inside and failed to menace.
1 Mile. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 24.35 48.85 1:14.77 1:27.81 1:41.43
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$5.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-5)||$231.60|
|$1 EXACTA (5-3)||$18.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-3-1-6)||$18.30|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-1)||$18.05|
Winner–Dyf Ch.g.3 by Midshipman out of Mirjah, by Elusive Quality. Bred by Tom Evans & Pam Clark (KY). Trainer: Leonard Powell. Owner: J K Racing Stable LLC. Mutuel Pool $96,176 Roulette Pool $126 Daily Double Pool $14,118 Exacta Pool $56,134 Superfecta Pool $22,772 Trifecta Pool $33,952. Claimed–Dyf by Chad Christensen. Trainer: Frank Lucarelli. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (2-9-5) paid $67.45. Pick Three Pool $12,164.
DYF stalked outside, bid three deep on the second turn, took the lead into the stretch, inched away under urging and held gamely. ACK broke out and bumped with a rival, was close up stalking the pace a bit off the rail, bid between horses on the second turn to gain a short advantage, fought back along the inside in the final furlong and continued willingly. PALLADIUM saved ground stalking the pace, came out leaving the second turn, split horses into the stretch and was edged for the place. NATIONS HOPE four wide into the first turn, chased outside a rival, went three deep into and out of the second turn and lacked a rally. LEAD STAR was bumped at the start then bobbled just after the break, chased a bit off the rail then between foes, dropped back leaving the second turn and weakened. ROCKANDAHARDPLACE sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, fought back when challenged on the second turn and weakened in the drive.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.13 47.69 1:11.96 1:36.03 1:47.81
|6||Out of Balance||118||5||4||5–½||5–hd||4–hd||3–1||1–1½||Prat||2.30|
|6||OUT OF BALANCE||6.60||3.40||2.80|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-6)||$43.80|
|$1 EXACTA (6-10)||$11.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-10-8-5)||$51.56|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-10-8-5-9)||$1,178.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-10-8)||$31.95|
Winner–Out of Balance B.f.3 by Kitten's Joy out of Balance, by Thunder Gulch. Bred by Mrs. Jerry Amerman (KY). Trainer: David E. Hofmans. Owner: Amerman Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $310,450 Roulette Pool $220 Daily Double Pool $17,185 Exacta Pool $176,335 Superfecta Pool $82,659 Super High Five Pool $3,056 Trifecta Pool $119,850. Scratched–Journal Entry.
50-Cent Pick Three (9-5-6) paid $122.55. Pick Three Pool $33,587. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-9-5-2/6) 184 tickets with 4 correct paid $310.95. Pick Four Pool $74,941. $1 Pick Five ((STRNACH5)1-8/10/11/12-6-4-2/6) 5 correct paid $8,841.80. Pick Five Pool $158,309. 50-Cent Pick Five (1/5/11/12/14-2-9-5-2/6) 232 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,138.80. Pick Five Pool $306,606.
OUT OF BALANCE chased outside a rival, went up three deep on the second turn and into the stretch, rallied under urging to the front in deep stretch and proved best. CURLIN'S JOURNEY bobbled some at the start, angled in and dueled outside a rival, inched away briefly in midstretch, fought back in deep stretch and jut held second. MERCY MERCY angled in and dueled inside, fought back into the stretch, continued along the rail and edged foes for the show. COLDWATER tugged her way along inside to chase the pace, went around a rival into the stretch, continued between foes through the final furlong and was edged for third. SURFACE angled in and chased outside a rival, came out in upper stretch and was edged for a minor award. SUNNY DALE stalked the pace inside then a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch, came three wide into the stretch and also put in a late bid at a minor share between foes late. PAIGE RUNNER stalked three deep then outside a rival, continued between foes into and through the stretch and lacked the needed late kick. DECORATING pulled her way along inside, saved ground chasing the pace, waited off heels and came out a bit in midstretch, came out again in deep stretch and could not summon the necessary late response. FASHION ISLAND saved ground stalking the pace throughout and also lacked the needed rally. KITTYHAWK LASS bobbled some at the start, drifted out into the first turn, angled in and settled outside a rival chasing the pace, dropped back just off the rail nearing the stretch and lacked a further response.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 22.77 46.14 1:12.18 1:25.92
|4||Emmy and I||117||4||7||1–1||1–½||4–hd||7||Espinoza||3.30|
|$2 ROULETTE (GREEN)||$7.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-6)||$45.40|
|$1 EXACTA (6-3)||$43.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-3-1-2)||$46.85|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-3-1-2-5)||$1,743.00|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-3-1)||$71.15|
Winner–Dannie Joe Ch.f.4 by Old Topper out of Joe Ja, by Ministers Wild Cat. Bred by Pete Gallegos (CA). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Pete Gallegos. Mutuel Pool $244,223 Roulette Pool $150 Daily Double Pool $20,750 Exacta Pool $129,340 Superfecta Pool $65,298 Super High Five Pool $6,851 Trifecta Pool $104,137. Claimed–Road Test by Bechtel, Mary and Schuster, James. Trainer: Dallas Keen. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-6-6) paid $63.35. Pick Three Pool $22,702.
DANNIE JOE stalked four wide then three deep on the turn, bid three wide into the stretch to gain the lead in upper stretch, inched away under left handed urging in midstretch and held on gamely. CIAO LUNA close up stalking the pace between horses, came out in upper stretch, bid outside the winner in deep stretch and continued willingly. DURANGA saved ground tracking the pace, awaited room leaving the turn and nearing the stretch, split rivals in midstretch and finished with interest toward the inside. MAJESTIC DIVA stalked a bit off the rail, came out leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch and was outfinished. ROAD TEST chased between horses then outside a rival, fell back off the rail on the turn, came out in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. GIA LULA stalked off the rail then outside, bid alongside the pacesetter into the turn, put a head in front between foes into the stretch, drifted in some in the final furlong and weakened late. EMMY AND I a step slow to begin, was sent between horses to the early lead, set the pace a bit off the rail then dueled inside into and on the turn and weakened in the final furlong.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000. Time 22.34 46.26 58.88 1:11.68
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-2)||$24.60|
|$1 EXACTA (2-1)||$6.90|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-3)||$8.65|
Winner–Manhattan Up Dbb.c.3 by Street Boss out of In the Frame, by Service Stripe. Bred by Kathleen McIsaac (KY). Trainer: Philip A. Oviedo. Owner: Gust, Charles and Warren, John P.. Mutuel Pool $155,926 Daily Double Pool $24,253 Exacta Pool $68,338 Trifecta Pool $40,372. Scratched–Bump Bailey.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-6-2) paid $30.90. Pick Three Pool $29,113.
MANHATTAN UP chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival on the turn, bid alongside the runner-up in midstretch, gained the lead past the eighth pole and drew clear under a steady hand ride. NICE WORK went up inside to gain the lead, inched away a half mile out, set the pace inside, kicked clear leaving the turn, came a bit off the rail into the stretch, fought back inside the winner in midstretch, drifted in some late and held second. MOONOVERTHEBAYOU chased off the inside, angled to the rail into the turn, continued along the inside into and through the stretch and lacked a rally. SAVAGERY sped to the early lead off the rail, pressed the pace outside the runner-up then stalked off the inside, drifted out on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $25,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 23.46 47.35 1:11.42 1:22.96 1:34.30
|5||Highland Bowl||124||5||3||5–½||7–hd||5–hd||5–hd||6–4¼||Van Dyke||28.00|
|11||June Two Four||124||10||5||3–1||4–1||7–1||10||10||Ocampo||85.00|
|2||MO BOB (IRE)||4.60|
|$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)||$5.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-9)||$39.00|
|$1 EXACTA (9-1)||$163.30|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-1-2-4)||$693.72|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-1-2-4-6)||$17,083.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-1-2)||$433.70|
Winner–Foray Dbb.g.6 by Eskendereya out of Flounce, by More Than Ready. Bred by Dr. Catherine Wills (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $307,526 Roulette Pool $129 Daily Double Pool $93,325 Exacta Pool $178,456 Superfecta Pool $101,612 Super High Five Pool $22,387 Trifecta Pool $131,455. Claimed–Mo Bob (IRE) by Andy Mathis. Trainer: Andy Mathis. Claimed–East Rand by Frank Reynoso, Jr. Trainer: Javier Sierra. Scratched–Alfareed, Many Treats.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-2-9) paid $52.15. Pick Three Pool $115,618. 50-Cent Pick Four (2/6-6-2/4-9) 1095 tickets with 4 correct paid $253.00. Pick Four Pool $363,024. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-2/6-6-2/4-9) 93 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,330.60. Pick Five Pool $162,147. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (9-5-2/6-6-2/4-9) 9 tickets with 6 correct paid $9,413.60. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $158,614. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $815,940.
FORAY a bit washy at the gate, sped to the early lead and angled in, set the pace a bit off the rail then inside, came out a bit into the backstretch, responded when the runner-up loomed leaving the second turn and won clear under left handed urging. PUSH THROUGH saved ground stalking the pace, came off the rail to loom a threat leaving the second turn, angled out some into the stretch and held the place. MO BOB (IRE) saved ground chasing the pace throughout and edged a rival for the show. MR. MAGICO steadied in tight between horses early, angled in and chased inside, came out into the stretch and was edged for third. EAST RAND a bit slow to begin, settled outside a rival, went up three deep into the second turn, angled to the inside leaving that turn and improved position inside in the stretch. HIGHLAND BOWL in tight between horses early, chased outside a rival then pulled between foes on the backstretch, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. UNION REBEL between horses early, chased inside, tugged his way between foes then stalked outside a rival on the backstretch and second turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. VANGILDER chased a bit off the rail then between horses on the backstretch, angled in some on the second turn and did not rally. ICE KAT chased outside then went up four wide on the backstretch, continued outside on the second turn and three deep into the stretch and weakened. JUNE TWO FOUR stalked outside a rival then briefly three deep midway on the backstretch, continued outside a foe, dropped back on the second turn, came out four wide into the stretch and also weakened.
|Out of State||N/A||$4,113,275|
Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, April 6.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 60th day of a 61-day meet.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.
|1||Mirth||Flavien Prat||122||Philip D'Amato||3-1|
|2||Kodiak West||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Neil D. Drysdale||7-2|
|3||Spy Ring||Kent Desormeaux||122||James M. Cassidy||4-1|
|4||Pulpit Rider||Aaron Gryder||124||Mike Puype||6-1|
|5||Birdie Gold||Brice Blanc||122||Gary Mandella||15-1|
|6||Lemoona||Joel Rosario||122||Richard Baltas||6-1|
|7||Fool's Paradise||Geovanni Franco||122||Ben D. A. Cecil||12-1|
|8||Tell Me More||Heriberto Figueroa||122||4-1|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $200,000. 'Evening Jewel Stakes'. Fillies. 3 year olds. State bred.
|1||Settle It||Martin Garcia||120||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1|
|2||Silk From Heaven||Eswan Flores||120||Hector O. Palma||8-1|
|3||Violette Szabo||Geovanni Franco||120||Philip D'Amato||20-1|
|4||Naughty Tiger||Ruben Fuentes||124||Edward R. Freeman||6-1|
|5||Lippy||Rafael Bejarano||124||Doug F. O'Neill||7-2|
|6||Sneaking Out||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Jerry Hollendorfer||8-5|
|7||Ruby Bradley||Aaron Gryder||120||Philip D'Amato||20-1|
|8||Time for Kisses||Joseph Talamo||120||Gary Sherlock||12-1|
|9||Dr Wysong||Flavien Prat||120||Philip D'Amato||4-1|
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $400,000. 'Santa Anita Oaks'. Stakes. Fillies. 3 year olds.
|1||Flor de La Mar||Joel Rosario||121||Bob Baffert||5-1|
|2||Chasing Yesterday||Mike Smith||124||Bob Baffert||3-1|
|3||Stirred||Drayden Van Dyke||121||Michael W. McCarthy||15-1|
|4||Slewgoodtobetrue||Geovanni Franco||121||Peter Eurton||12-1|
|5||Bellafina||Flavien Prat||124||Simon Callaghan||2-5|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. 4 year olds and up.
|1||Stay Golden||Diego Sanchez||124||Louis A. Bradvica||50-1|
|2||The Rule of King's||Ruben Fuentes||122||Ruben Gomez||20-1|
|3||Italiano||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Steven Miyadi||8-1|
|4||Coil to Strike||Jorge Velez||117||Matthew Chew||20-1|
|5||Aced||Joel Rosario||124||Peter Eurton||8-1|
|6||Cats Blame||Rafael Bejarano||124||Steve Knapp||6-1|
|7||Super Terrific||Aaron Gryder||122||Brian J. Koriner||30-1|
|8||Make It a Triple||Vinnie Bednar||122||Keith E. Craigmyle||5-1|
|9||Captivate||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Mike Puype||7-2|
|10||Royal Trump||Flavien Prat||122||Mark Glatt||6-1|
|11||Swiss Minister||Geovanni Franco||122||Genaro Vallejo||8-1|
|12||Tribal Roar||Edwin Maldonado||122||Genaro Vallejo||12-1|
|13||Littlebitamedal||Tiago Pereira||124||Art Sherman||6-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $200,000. 'Royal Heroine Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.
|1||Vasilika||Flavien Prat||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||3-5|
|2||Ms Bad Behavior||Mike Smith||120||Richard Baltas||4-1|
|3||Meal Ticket||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Matthew Chew||8-1|
|4||Cordiality||Joseph Talamo||120||Tim Yakteen||20-1|
|5||Raven's Lady||Kent Desormeaux||120||James M. Cassidy||7-2|
|6||Space Talk||Rafael Bejarano||120||Anna Meah||15-1|
|7||Smoovie||Martin Garcia||120||Doug F. O'Neill||30-1|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $200,000. 'Echo Eddie Stakes'. 3 year olds. State bred.
|1||Prodigal Son||Rafael Bejarano||120||Doug F. O'Neill||20-1|
|2||Daddy Jones||Ruben Fuentes||120||Librado Barocio||20-1|
|3||Moon House||Evin Roman||120||Victor M. Trujillo||20-1|
|4||Midnight Special||Kent Desormeaux||122||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||6-1|
|5||Listing||Joel Rosario||124||Ben D. A. Cecil||4-1|
|6||Foster Boi||Flavien Prat||120||Philip D'Amato||3-1|
|7||Lieutenant Dan||Geovanni Franco||122||Steven Miyadi||5-2|
|8||Tap the Wire||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Daniel Dunham||6-1|
|9||Principe Carlo||Tiago Pereira||122||Marcelo Polanco||10-1|
|10||Oliver||Martin Garcia||120||Doug F. O'Neill||15-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds.
|1||Lil Sydney||Alonso Quinonez||124||Mark Glatt||20-1|
|2||M Town Gem||Aaron Gryder||124||Mike Puype||12-1|
|3||Polar||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Michael W. McCarthy||8-1|
|4||Speakerofthehouse||Geovanni Franco||124||Ian Kruljac||8-1|
|5||One Bad Boy||Joel Rosario||124||Richard Baltas||7-2|
|6||Bullion||Heriberto Figueroa||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||12-1|
|7||Time Is Now||Mike Smith||124||Richard E. Mandella||6-1|
|8||Mo Reserve||Joseph Talamo||124||Philip D'Amato||12-1|
|9||Ocean Fury||Kent Desormeaux||124||J. Keith Desormeaux||12-1|
|10||Takeo||Brice Blanc||124||John A. Shirreffs||20-1|
|11||Proud Pedro||Flavien Prat||124||Leonard Powell||4-1|
|12||Play Money||Rafael Bejarano||124||David E. Hofmans||6-1|
|13||Of Good Report||Alonso Quinonez||124||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1|
|14||Deep Thinker||Joseph Talamo||124||Mark Glatt||5-1|
1 1/8 Mile. Purse: $1,000,000. 'Santa Anita Derby'. Stakes. 3 year olds.
|1||Roadster||Mike Smith||124||Bob Baffert||5-2|
|2||More Ice||Geovanni Franco||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||30-1|
|3||Nolo Contesto||Joseph Talamo||124||John W. Sadler||6-1|
|4||Synthesis||Rafael Bejarano||124||George Papaprodromou||30-1|
|5||Instagrand||Flavien Prat||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||3-1|
|6||Game Winner||Joel Rosario||124||Bob Baffert||4-5|
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $150,000. 'Providencia Stakes'. Fillies. 3 year olds.
|1||Apache Princess||Kent Desormeaux||120||J. Keith Desormeaux||6-1|
|2||Lady Prancealot||Joel Rosario||120||Richard Baltas||7-2|
|3||Truffalino||Joseph Talamo||120||Richard E. Mandella||10-1|
|4||Lakerball||Rafael Bejarano||120||Doug F. O'Neill||10-1|
|5||Ladymidtown||Martin Garcia||120||Doug F. O'Neill||20-1|
|6||Colonial Creed||Geovanni Franco||120||Richard Baltas||3-1|
|7||Maxim Rate||Flavien Prat||120||Simon Callaghan||4-1|
|8||Hostess||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Simon Callaghan||12-1|
|9||Miss Flawless||Tiago Pereira||120||Peter Miller||6-1|
|10||Killarney Lass||Edwin Maldonado||120||Frank Lucarelli||20-1|
1¼ Mile. Purse: $600,000. 'Santa Anita Handicap'. Handicap. 4 year olds and up.
|1||McKinzie||Mike Smith||123||Bob Baffert||4-5|
|2||Mongolian Groom||Geovanni Franco||114||Enebish Ganbat||30-1|
|3||Prime Attraction||Kent Desormeaux||116||James M. Cassidy||5-1|
|4||Gift Box||Joel Rosario||122||John W. Sadler||6-5|
|5||Prince of Arabia||Joseph Talamo||114||James M. Cassidy||30-1|
|6||Campaign||Rafael Bejarano||115||John W. Sadler||15-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Cajun Treasure||Geovanni Franco||122||Peter Eurton||12-1|
|2||United||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Richard E. Mandella||15-1|
|3||The Hunted||Flavien Prat||124||Richard Baltas||3-1|
|4||Ostini||Tiago Pereira||124||J. Eric Kruljac||8-1|
|5||Colosi||Assael Espinoza||117||Mark Glatt||10-1|
|6||Jungle Warfare||Rafael Bejarano||124||Jerry Hollendorfer||8-1|
|7||Rumpus Cat||Joel Rosario||122||Richard Baltas||4-1|
|8||Inscom||Joseph Talamo||124||Simon Callaghan||6-1|
|9||Shaky Alibi||Mike Smith||124||Carla Gaines||6-1|
|10||King Caymus||Brice Blanc||122||David E. Hofmans||20-1|
|11||Tequila Joe||Agapito Delgadillo||124||Mark Glatt||12-1||40,000|