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Racing! It’s Preakness Day

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as Santa Anita’s unprecedented run of safety comes to an end.

Everyone knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of when. After almost 7,000 timed workouts and races, Santa Anita suffered another horse fatality on Friday when Commander Coil broke down with a shoulder injury and was euthanized during morning training.

While everyone knows the only acceptable number of fatalities is zero, it was remarkable that Santa Anita went six weeks without a death. Now, the horse population is down and the number of races has been reduced, but statistically speaking it was a run that was every bit as startling as 23 deaths between Dec. 26 and March 31.

Santa Anita, and the industry, would like to look at it as the first death in six weeks. Others will look at it as No. 24.

There was also a death at Pimlico, probably a heart attack after the end of a stakes race. Here’s a wrapup of both incidents. Just click here.

Also, you might be interested in a story about what Bob Baffert thinks about Improbable’s chances in Preakness. Just click here.

More on the Preakness

It’s Preakness Day at crumbling Pimlico Race Course. Friday’s highlight: There was no running water in part of the facility, the part the media was located.

Now, let’s take one spin around the barns as we head into the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes. The quotes are courtesy of the Pimlico notes crew. (They get to the barns at 6 a.m. on the day before the big race, so I don’t have to. So, thanks.)

--Alwaysmining: Jockey Daniel Centeno on keeping the ride aboard the horse that has won six in a row. “I've been fortunate to ride some nice horses. I won two Tampa Bay Derbys with nice horses that went to the Triple Crown races, but it's part of the business. Sometimes they want somebody with experience and I never had the experience. I'm really lucky and blessed that they let me stay on [Alwaysmining]. He's a nice, cool horse to ride. He's very professional.”

--Anotertwistafate: Trainer Blaine Wright on what to expect. “Our plan is to keep his face clear and adapt to what's going on to the outside of us. I think we're in a terrific spot. We'll meet with our jock (Jose Ortiz) [Saturday] and get his take on things. He knows these horses probably a little bit better than we do as he's ridden against them. It will be interesting to see what he thinks.”

--Bodexpress: Trainer Gustavo Delgado on Friday’s work. “We took him to the starting gate and he galloped. Everything was good.”

--Bourbon War: Trainer Mark Hennig on an equipment change. “When I look back and watch some of his races, he's great at relaxing and shutting off and waiting for the jock. But the reins weren't tight for the jock, so when the jock asked him it seemed to take him three or four jumps to get into that good stride. I thought maybe with the short-cup blinkers, it would get him a little more on the bridle – not necessarily to get him closer to the pace but to get him more on the bridle.”

--Everfast: Tammy Fox, assistant to trainer Dale Romans, talking about Friday’s work. “He did everything good, he was smart,” she said. “As long as they don't act stupid, it's all good.”

--Improbable: Baffert on Friday’s work. “He looked good. Got the thumbs up from the rider. All's well.”

--Laughing Fox: The colt schooled in the starting gate and then galloped for 1 ¼ miles.

--Market King: Trainer Wayne Lukas borrowed Baffert’s exercise rider Humberto Gomez and here’s what Wayne had to say. “He said he likes my horse. My horse is good, It was just a routine gallop.”

--Signalman: Trainer Kenny McPeek on the race distance. “I'd like to see him run back to his 2-year-old form (5-2-2-1), but we'll just have [jockey] Brian [Hernandez, Jr.] get him out there and go from there. I do think the added distance (1 3/16 miles) works for him. He should like it.”

--Warrior’s Charge: Owner Marshall Gramm on supplementing his horse into this race. “Once we saw Maximum Security out and saw a lot of those Derby horses fall by the wayside, we thought it's worth the gamble ($150,000) in terms of the supplement. I think we'll be up front. Hopefully, the pace won't be too fast and we'll be able to be right up among the leaders if not on the lead. And as they turn for home, hopefully we kick away and see if they can catch us.” (Note: Warrior’s Charge is trained by Brad Cox, who also trains Owendale.)

--War of Will: Trainer Mark Casse had the colt jog a mile with exercise rider Kim Carroll, the usual pre-race routine.

--Win Win Win: Trainer Michael Trombetta on Friday’s training. “All went well this morning, a gallop around the track and everything looks good.”

Last word on Saez suspension

Some of you emailed to point out that the length of Luis Saez suspension (15 days) for his ride on Maximum Security was due to previous violations. That is so true, it was his third violation for careless riding. But the point I did not make very well was that the stewards knew it would result in a 15-day suspension and gave it to him in a race in which many believe he did nothing wrong.

Santa Anita review

No stakes on Friday’s Santa Anita card so we have to turn to a $67,000 allowance for 3-year-old fillies going five furlongs on the turf to find the feature race. It was won in devastating off-the-pace performance by Holly Hundy under the guidance of Kent Desormeaux. The winning margin was 2 ¾ lengths.

“The best horse usually wins on grass, but not by two or three lengths,” trainer Vladimir Cerin told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “Kent says she relaxes real nice, so we’ll see how she does going two turns.”

Holly Hundy paid $6.80, $4.00 and $3.60. Cavernndchipmunks finished second and Devils Dance was third. Cavernnchipmunks was ridden by Flavien Prat. If this were a normal Preakness, he would have been on his way to Baltimore to ride Couontry House in the Preakness. But, not so this year with the colt skipping the race because of sickness.

Desormeaux took his horse four wide to win driving away in the stretch.

“There were about four of them that were pretty aggressive, so I said, ‘See ya’ll later, I hope,” Desormeaux said. “She’ll definitely go two turns. She relaxes like an all-star.”

Santa Anita preview

Santa Anita has a 10-race Preakness Day card starting at noon. The field sizes are pretty good, there are five turf races, one Grade 3 stakes race and three allowances. The feature is the Grade 3 $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes for 3-year-olds going seven furlongs. The big question is why don’t they shorten the name of the race to the “Laz Barrera Stakes,” since that’s how he was known to, well, almost everyone?

The favorite is one of Baffert’s one-time Derby trail contenders: Mucho Gusto. At 4-5 he is the favorite. He’s three-of-five lifetime and has never been off the board. He was second behind Improbable in the Los Alamitos Futurity and third in the Sunland Derby. This race obviously shortens him up. Joe Talamo is the rider.

The second favorite, at 5-2, is Sparky Ville for Jeff Bonde and Victor Espinoza, who will be his fourth jockey in his last four starts. He is three-of-nine lifetime and won the San Vicente, the big early-in-the-meet seven-furlong race. The post is around 4:30 p.m., or after the Preakness Stakes.

Here are the field sizes, in order: 10, 9, 6, 8, 12 (2 also eligible), 11, 9, 10, 14, 10 (4 ae).

Big races preview

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

8:41 Pimlico (3): $100,000 LARC Sir Barton Stakes, Mar-bred 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: King for a Day (7-5)

9:51 Pimlico (5): $100,000 James W. Murphy Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Current (4-1)

10:28 Pimlico (6): Grade 3 $150,000 Maryland Sprint Stakes, 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Lewisfield (9-5)

11:07 Pimlico (7): $100,000 Searching Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Favorite: Ickymasho (8-5)

11:12 Woodbine (3): Grade 3 $125,000 Selene Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Bold Script (4-5)

12:25 Pimlico (9): $100,000 The Very One Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 5 furlongs on turf. Favorite: Jo Jo Air (3-1)

1:05 Pimlico (10): Grade 3 Gallorette Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Inflexibility (3-1)

1:42 Pimlico (11): Grade 3 $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes, 3-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Preamble (5-2)

1:55 Churchill (9): Grade 3 $100,000 Louisville Stakes, 3 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Favorite: Soglio (5-2)

2:21 Gulfstream (10): $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes, Fla-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Stormy Embrace (9-5)

2:26 Belmont (11): $100,000 Soaring Softly Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 7 furlongs on turf. Favorite: Stillwater Cove (5-2)

2:39 Pimlico (12): Grade 2 $250,000 Dixie Stakes, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Catholic Boy (3-1)

3:48 Pimlico (13): Grade 1 $1.5 million Preakness Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 3/16 miles. Favorite: Improbable (5-2)

4:30 Santa Anita (8): Grade 3 $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Mucho Gusto (4-5)

Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day

RACE THREE: No. 6 Left Alone (3-1)

Left Alone travels down from Golden Gate off two straight wins since moving to the US. The horse previously raced on turf in the UK so today’s surface is no problem. Had a best of the day workout before shipping down here and races protected today, both big reasons to be confident here. Trainer Manuel Badilla is 26% winner last race and the jockey Irving Orozco, who rides for the 1st time, travelled down to ride for this trainer whom he is 5 of 8 for a 63% win rate. They mean business today.

Friday’s result: Another big winner for us as Morgan S. romped home at 8-1 paying a handsome price of $18.80.

Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day.

Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No. 5 Harem Bar Cartel (5-2)

This sophomore colt looked solid when working alone from the gate with a nice 18.0 clocking April 20 while preparing for first start since November. He was quick early and displayed nice stride under hand ride while drifting inward. He ran well fresh in Oregon debut victory last year and doesn’t catch the strongest field for the non-winners-of-three level. Three of his five rivals finished less than a neck apart in their last race which was captured by a 13-1 outsider.

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

Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, May 17.

Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 16th day of a 41-day meet. Clear & Good

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $46,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $75,000. Time 23.36 47.57 1:12.08 1:24.72 1:36.99


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

1 Breezy Bee 125 1 7 6–1 6–1 6–1½ 4–1½ 1–½ Desormeaux 5.00
3 Equal Measure 120 3 1 2–hd 2–hd 1–hd 1–½ 2–2½ Roman 4.90
4 Sunriser 125 4 6 4–hd 4–hd 3–hd 3–hd 3–½ Franco 6.30
2 Field Bet 120 2 2 1–½ 1–hd 2–1½ 2–1 4–3½ Prat 1.90
6 Calentita 120 6 8 8 8 7–4 6–2½ 5–4½ Pedroza 28.20
8 Runaway Luck 120 8 3 5–2½ 5–1½ 4–1 5–2½ 6–3¾ Maldonado 3.80
5 Royally Bland 120 5 4 3–2 3–2 5–hd 7–6 7–14 Van Dyke 7.20
7 Twinkle Dream 120 7 5 7–1 7–½ 8 8 8 Blanc 74.80

1 BREEZY BEE 12.00 5.00 3.20
3 EQUAL MEASURE 5.60 3.80
4 SUNRISER 4.20
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $3.00
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $25.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-4-2)  $16.76
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-4-2-6)  $636.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-4)  $51.60

Winner–Breezy Bee B.f.4 by Street Sense out of Graser (IRE), by Motivator (GB). Bred by The Elkstone Group LLC (MD). Trainer: J. Keith Desormeaux. Owner: Don't Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables, LLC. Mutuel Pool $182,821 Roulette Pool $88 Exacta Pool $98,761 Superfecta Pool $46,585 Super High Five Pool $2,286 Trifecta Pool $67,379. Scratched–none.

BREEZY BEE saved ground chasing the pace, advanced inside into the stretch, was blocked off heels and steadied then bumped in midstretch, got out past midstretch and rallied under some urging and good handling to get up nearing the wire. EQUAL MEASURE dueled between horses then put a head in front outside a rival on the second turn, battled outside that one in midstretch, inched away nearing the sixteenth pole but could not hold off the winner. SUNRISER angled in and stalked inside, came out into the stretch, drifted in a bit to bump with the winner in midstretch and edged a rival for third. FIELD BET had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back on the second turn and in the stretch, could not match the top pair in the final sixteenth and was edged for the show. CALENTITA (IRE) a step slow to begin, tugged between horses then angled in and saved ground off the pace, came out on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. RUNAWAY LUCK four wide early, angled in and stalked outside a rival then three deep on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. ROYALLY BLAND prompted the pace three deep, dropped back between foes on the second turn and had little left for the drive. TWINKLE DREAM three deep early, chased outside a rival, fell back a bit off the rail on the second turn and gave way. The stewards conducted an inquiry into the stretch run before ruing SUNRISER initiated the contact with the winner.

SECOND RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $43,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 22.12 44.91 1:10.14 1:24.07


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

3 Spokane Eagle 125 3 1 1–½ 1–5 1–8 1–3¼ Delgadillo 1.90
2 Sheer Flattery 125 2 5 5 3–hd 2–hd 2–ns Fuentes 5.30
4 Matriculate 123 4 2 4–2 4–hd 3–2½ 3–7¾ Pereira 1.10
1 Tribal Roar 123 1 3 2–3½ 2–1½ 4–7 4–17½ Maldonado 8.60
5 American Currency 125 5 4 3–½ 5 5 5 Van Dyke 7.10

3 SPOKANE EAGLE 5.80 3.20 2.20
2 SHEER FLATTERY 4.60 2.60
4 MATRICULATE 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)  $36.40
$1 EXACTA (3-2)  $9.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-4)  $8.40

Winner–Spokane Eagle Dbb.g.5 by Speightstown out of American Angel, by Ghostzapper. Bred by Irving Cowan (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Jeff Ho. Mutuel Pool $185,461 Daily Double Pool $34,910 Exacta Pool $78,508 Trifecta Pool $55,566. Claimed–Spokane Eagle by Roper, James L. and Ilene A. Trainer: Eddie Truman. Claimed–Sheer Flattery by Davis Racing LLC and Spawr, William. Trainer: William Spawr. Scratched–none.

SPOKANE EAGLE was sent along to duel outside a rival, kicked clear and angled in on the backstretch, opened up and set the pace inside, remained well clear under urging in the drive and was under a hold late. SHEER FLATTERY broke slowly, saved ground chasing the pace, advanced inside on the turn and into the stretch, continued along the rail and edged a rival for the place. MATRICULATE stalked outside a rival then three deep on the turn and into the stretch and was edged for second. TRIBAL ROAR went up inside to press the pace then came out and stalked a bit off the rail, went outside a rival on the turn and between foes leaving the turn and into the stretch and weakened. AMERICAN CURRENCY stalked off the rail then between foes into the turn, dropped back then angled in leaving the turn, gave way and was eased in the final furlong.

THIRD RACE.

4½ Furlongs. Purse: $65,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.97 47.26 53.67


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ Str Fin Jockey $1

7 Shady Empire 122 6 1 1–hd 1–3 1–2½ Maldonado 3.90
1 Side Street Dave 122 1 7 5–½ 4–1½ 2–4¾ Payeras 3.40
6 You'reright Again 122 5 5 4–1½ 5–5 3–¾ Quinonez 13.10
8 Pour On the Cole 122 7 2 7–1 6–3 4–nk Prat 12.40
9 El Tigre Terrible 122 8 4 2–2 2–1½ 5–3½ Talamo 2.70
2 Zero Down 122 2 6 3–3 3–hd 6–8 Gutierrez 2.60
4 Kenzlee's Gov 122 3 8 6–1 7–8 7–14 Linares 64.40
5 Hot Socks 115 4 3 8 8 8 Diaz, Jr. 19.20

7 SHADY EMPIRE 9.80 4.80 4.40
1 SIDE STREET DAVE 4.80 3.80
6 YOU'RERIGHT AGAIN 7.00
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-7)  $31.60
$1 EXACTA (7-1)  $27.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-1-6-8)  $186.95
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-1-6-8-9)  $2,866.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-1-6)  $155.45

Winner–Shady Empire Dbb.c.2 by Empire Way out of River Kiss, by Awesome Gambler. Bred by Terry C. Lovingier (CA). Trainer: Jeff Bonde. Owner: Brown, Jr., Edward J., Brown, Debi and Lovingier, Terry C.. Mutuel Pool $196,300 Roulette Pool $304 Daily Double Pool $13,880 Exacta Pool $101,190 Superfecta Pool $45,337 Super High Five Pool $2,780 Trifecta Pool $68,644. Scratched–Bam Bam Again, Cal's Gem, Project Leader, Wicked Blue.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-3-7) paid $53.00. Pick Three Pool $40,364.

SHADY EMPIRE sped to the early lead, angled in and dueled inside, inched away into the stretch, kicked clear and proved best under a left handed crack of the whip and good handling. SIDE STREET DAVE saved ground stalking the pace throughout and bested the rest. YOU'RERIGHT AGAIN chased between horses then off the rail on the turn and outside a rival into the stretch, angled to the inside in midstretch and picked up the show. POUR ON THE COLE four wide early, chased outside then three deep on the turn and into the stretch and was outfinished for third. EL TIGRE TERRIBLE five wide early, angled in and pressed the pace outside the winner, stalked in midstretch and weakened. ZERO DOWN stalked a bit off the rail, came out leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch and also weakened. KENZLEE'S GOV chased between horses then a bit off the rail leaving the turn and into the stretch and had little left for the drive. HOT SOCKS chased between rivals then steadied as the rein broke into the turn, went up four wide then dropped back leaving the turn and was eased in the stretch.

FOURTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 22.88 46.98 59.51 1:12.55


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

8 Awesome Amanda 125 8 5 4–1 3–hd 1–1½ 1–3¼ Sanchez 5.30
6 Hansen Tale Blues 125 6 1 3–1 1–hd 2–hd 2–1 Roman 2.40
7 Sweetener 125 7 3 2–hd 2–hd 3–3 3–2¼ Maldonado 2.70
3 Osteria 125 3 6 5–hd 5–½ 5–1 4–4¼ Blanc 7.90
2 Cat's Desire 125 2 7 6–hd 6–2 6–2½ 5–hd Fuentes 10.20
1 Chasing Moments 125 1 8 7–4½ 7–8 7–5 6–½ Franco 3.40
5 Lady Beyonce 120 5 4 8 8 8 7–½ Quinonez 52.80
4 Miss Omnipotent 120 4 2 1–hd 4–3 4–½ 8 Gutierrez 38.80

8 AWESOME AMANDA 12.60 5.20 3.40
6 HANSEN TALE BLUES 3.60 2.80
7 SWEETENER 2.80
$2 ROULETTE (RED)  $2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-8)  $92.40
$1 EXACTA (8-6)  $20.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-6-7-3)  $29.23
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-6-7-3-2)  $985.20
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-6-7)  $29.30

Winner–Awesome Amanda Grr.f.4 by Awesome Gambler out of Active Imagination, by Cee's Tizzy. Bred by Harris Farms Inc. (CA). Trainer: Dan Blacker. Owner: Harris Farms, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $180,509 Roulette Pool $137 Daily Double Pool $18,206 Exacta Pool $96,548 Superfecta Pool $45,884 Super High Five Pool $2,248 Trifecta Pool $74,225. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (3-7-8) paid $62.70. Pick Three Pool $14,335.

AWESOME AMANDA stalked outside, bid four wide on the turn and into the stretch, gained the advantage in upper stretch, drifted in some and won clear under urging. HANSEN TALE BLUES dueled between horses, put a head in front on the turn, fought back into the stretch, continued along the inside in the final furlong and held second. SWEETENER had good early speed and dueled three deep then between foes on the turn, continued three wide into the stretch and was outfinished for the place. OSTERIA a step slow to begin, chased inside, came out into the stretch and weakened. CAT'S DESIRE bobbled and was a bit slow into stride, chased outside a rival then three deep leaving the backstretch, continued alongside a foe on the turn and three wide into the stretch and also weakened. CHASING MOMENTS also broke a bit slowly, chased just off the rail then between foes leaving the backstretch, angled in leaving the turn and also weakened. LADY BEYONCE dropped back off the rail early, angled in some on the turn and failed to menace. MISS OMNIPOTENT had good early speed and angled in, dueled inside, fought back on the turn and weakened in thee drive.

FIFTH RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $67,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 21.25 44.65 56.47


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

1 Morgan S. 125 1 6 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–ns Van Dyke 8.40
8 Psycho Dar 123 7 3 3–hd 3–1 3–1½ 2–½ Roman 5.30
4 Prodigal Son 120 4 2 2–hd 2–½ 2–hd 3–2¾ Gutierrez 2.50
2 Joe Jackson 123 2 5 5–hd 4–1 4–1 4–1 Pereira 9.70
6 Teacher's Treasure 120 6 1 4–2 5–1 5–1 5–½ Prat 1.60
9 Hollywood Dancer 125 8 4 6–hd 6–½ 6–hd 6–½ Espinoza 73.60
5 Sir Eddie 125 5 8 8 8 8 7–1½ Fuentes 8.30
3 A Salute to Lt Dan 118 3 7 7–6 7–2½ 7–½ 8 Maldonado 23.70

1 MORGAN S. 18.80 8.20 5.60
8 PSYCHO DAR 5.80 4.00
4 PRODIGAL SON 3.80
$2 ROULETTE (GREEN)  $50.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-1)  $103.40
$1 EXACTA (1-8)  $44.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-8-4-2)  $107.54
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-8-4)  $121.90
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-8-4-2-6)  Carryover $2,706

Winner–Morgan S. B.g.5 by Majesticperfection out of Princess Deelite, by Afternoon Deelites. Bred by H & E Ranch (CA). Trainer: Dan L. Hendricks. Owner: Super Horse, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $267,749 Roulette Pool $357 Daily Double Pool $17,942 Exacta Pool $145,290 Superfecta Pool $70,147 Trifecta Pool $102,851 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,545. Scratched–Oh Man, Terrible Ted.

50-Cent Pick Three (7-8-1) paid $351.70. Pick Three Pool $35,389. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-7-8-1) 86 tickets with 4 correct paid $757.60. Pick Four Pool $85,377. 50-Cent Pick Five (1-3-7-8-1) 88 tickets with 5 correct paid $3,457.75. Pick Five Pool $352,926.

MORGAN S. had speed inside then inched away on the backstretch, set the pace along the rail and held on gamely under urging. PSYCHO DAR four wide early, stalked three deep, continued outside on the turn and three wide into the stretch and finished willingly three deep on the line. PRODIGAL SON had speed between foes then stalked a bit off the rail, came out some in the stretch and also went on gamely between the top pair late. JOE JACKSON saved ground stalking the pace, came out for room in midstretch and lacked the needed rally. TEACHER'S TREASURE stalked between horses then a bit off the rail leaving the turn, continued off the inside into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. HOLLYWOOD DANCER chased three deep then outside on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and could not summon the needed late kick. SIR EDDIE broke out some and slowly, angled in and saved ground off the pace, waited off heels in midstretch then went through close quarters between horses but lacked the needed rally. A SALUTE TO LT DAN chased between horses, steadied in tight off heels nearing the quarter pole, angled in entering the stretch and weakened.

SIXTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 21.86 45.32 1:11.09 1:18.13


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

1 Fast Cotton 125 1 6 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–1 1–2¼ Delgadillo 2.70
8 Market Sentiment 125 6 1 2–hd 2–2½ 2–5 2–2 Maldonado 2.80
7 Ayacara 125 5 4 6 6 3–1½ 3–5¼ Franco 4.50
6 Union Rebel 125 4 5 5–6 5–3½ 4–hd 4–2¼ Gryder 3.30
5 Curly's Mark 125 3 3 4–½ 3–1 5–2½ 5–4¼ Pereira 22.60
3 Honeymoonz Over 125 2 2 3–1 4–hd 6 6 Figueroa 3.80

1 FAST COTTON 7.40 4.40 3.00
8 MARKET SENTIMENT 4.20 2.60
7 AYACARA (GB) 2.80
$2 ROULETTE (RED)  $3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-1)  $56.80
$1 EXACTA (1-8)  $16.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-8-7-6)  $11.08
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-8-7)  $22.05

Winner–Fast Cotton Dbb.g.4 by High Cotton out of Heaven's Notebook, by Notebook. Bred by Jason Lorraine (KY). Trainer: Jerry Wallace, II. Owner: Jerry Wallace II. Mutuel Pool $210,355 Roulette Pool $449 Daily Double Pool $18,727 Exacta Pool $96,093 Superfecta Pool $41,521 Trifecta Pool $64,487. Claimed–Fast Cotton by Granja Mexico and Palma, Hector. Trainer: Hector Palma. Scratched–Bear Chum (AUS), Downside Up.

50-Cent Pick Three (8-1-1) paid $148.30. Pick Three Pool $27,600.

FAST COTTON went up inside to gain the lead, set the pace a bit off the rail, angled in on the turn, fought off the bid of the runner-up under urging in midstretch and won clear under a long hold late. MARKET SENTIMENT stalked outside a rival then off the rail, bid outside the winner in upper stretch, could not match that one in the final furlong but was clearly second best. AYACARA (GB) allowed to settle off the rail, came four wide into the stretch and picked up the show. UNION REBEL chased outside a rival then off the rail leaving the backstretch, went three deep on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. CURLY'S MARK angled in and stalked inside, continued along the rail on the turn and in the stretch and also weakened. HONEYMOONZ OVER had speed between horses then stalked just off the rail, was between rivals again leaving the backstretch and into the turn, fell back just off the inside leaving the turn and had little left for the stretch.

SEVENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $67,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000. Time 21.28 45.16 56.90


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

4 Holly Hundy 124 4 1 6–½ 5–½ 2–1 1–2¾ Desormeaux 2.40
3 Cavernndchipmunks 124 3 7 5–hd 4–1 3–hd 2–½ Prat 10.60
1 Devils Dance 124 1 6 3–hd 3–hd 4–1 3–1 Van Dyke 9.50
8 Muthhila 124 8 2 1–hd 2–1½ 1–½ 4–1 Quinonez 20.60
6 Shes All Woman 124 6 5 7–6 7–6 6–½ 5–1¾ Mn Garcia 18.90
5 Velvet Queen 124 5 4 4–1 6–1 7–5 6–3¼ Pereira 1.40
7 Square Peggy 124 7 3 2–1½ 1–hd 5–1½ 7–nk Maldonado 4.90
2 Red Bunting 124 2 8 8 8 8 8 Talamo 21.70

4 HOLLY HUNDY 6.80 4.00 3.60
3 CAVERNNDCHIPMUNKS (FR) 8.80 5.20
1 DEVILS DANCE 4.80
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $4.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)  $40.80
$1 EXACTA (4-3)  $29.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-3-1-8)  $99.20
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-3-1-8-6)  $6,220.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-3-1)  $80.00

Winner–Holly Hundy B.f.3 by Yes It's True out of Cryptos' Best, by Cryptoclearance. Bred by Lazy Lane Farms, LLC. (VA). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: Wilson, Holly and David. Mutuel Pool $301,559 Roulette Pool $165 Daily Double Pool $31,040 Exacta Pool $154,128 Superfecta Pool $76,307 Super High Five Pool $12,759 Trifecta Pool $108,203. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-1-4) paid $104.25. Pick Three Pool $30,147.

HOLLY HUNDY chased outside a rival then between foes into and on the turn, swung three deep into the stretch, was four wide nearing midstretch, bid outside the leader under urging in midstretch, took the lead approaching the sixteenth pole and won clear. CAVERNNDCHIPMUNKS (FR) saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, was between foes through much of the final furlong and edged a rival for the place. DEVILS DANCE stalked inside then a bit off the rail, continued outside a foe leaving the turn, was between horses in midstretch and was edged for second. MUTHHILA (IRE) angled in and dueled outside a rival, led again into the stretch, inched away in upper stretch, fought back in midstretch and was outfinished late for a minor award. SHES ALL WOMAN chased off the rail then three deep into the turn, angled in leaving the turn then swung three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. VELVET QUEEN stalked three deep early then outside a rival, continued three wide on the turn and into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. SQUARE PEGGY angled in and dueled inside, put a head in front on the turn, fought back into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. RED BUNTING (IRE) broke a bit slowly, settled off the pace inside, came out some in the stretch and did not rally.

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $42,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.45 46.54 59.15 1:12.11


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

8 A Dime for Me 120 8 4 3–hd 2–1½ 1–hd 1–1¾ Pedroza 1.00
6 And Counting 125 6 1 1–½ 1–hd 2–4 2–3¾ Figueroa 10.70
5 Vella 120 5 3 4–½ 6–2½ 4–1½ 3–1¼ Quinonez 16.20
4 Charlotte Louise 118 4 2 2–hd 3–2½ 3–1 4–4½ Diaz, Jr. 3.50
3 Daddys Real Diva 120 3 7 5–hd 5–hd 5–2½ 5–hd Roman 3.90
9 Sure Angel 125 9 6 6–1 4–hd 6–1½ 6–3½ Gryder 12.30
7 Golden Necklace 120 7 5 7–5 7–4 7–4 7–8 Espinoza 40.40
1 Wilhelmina's Girl 125 1 9 9 8–3½ 8–10 8–11½ Flores 30.20
2 First Street 125 2 8 8–2 9 9 9 Sanchez 107.50

8 A DIME FOR ME 4.00 2.80 2.40
6 AND COUNTING 6.60 4.20
5 VELLA 5.80
$2 ROULETTE (BLACK)  $3.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-8)  $19.80
$1 EXACTA (8-6)  $13.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-6-5-4)  $22.77
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-6-5-4-3)  $571.70
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-6-5)  $34.30

Winner–A Dime for Me B.f.3 by Make Music for Me out of Drop a Dime, by Phone Trick. Bred by Nadine Anderson &Brazeau Thoroughbred Farms, LP (CA). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Jessica Carrasco. Mutuel Pool $304,076 Roulette Pool $209 Daily Double Pool $97,752 Exacta Pool $190,782 Superfecta Pool $119,785 Super High Five Pool $14,235 Trifecta Pool $143,600. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-4-8) paid $20.65. Pick Three Pool $133,739. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-1/2/4-4-8) 1222 tickets with 4 correct paid $229.15. Pick Four Pool $367,001. 50-Cent Pick Five (8-1-1/2/4-4-8) 128 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,191.75. Pick Five Pool $199,879. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (7-8-1-1/2/4-4-8) 11 tickets with 6 correct paid $5,900.60. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $121,496. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $551,263.

A DIME FOR ME stalked four wide early then outside a rival into the turn, bid alongside the runner-up on the turn and into the stretch to gain the advantage nearing midstretch and inched away late under urging. AND COUNTING sped to the early lead and angled in, set a pressured pace a bit off the rail then between foes, inched away into the turn, fought back inside the winner on the turn and in the stretch but could not quite match that one late. VELLA stalked between horses then outside a rival, continued between foes leaving the turn and into the stretch, found the rail in the drive and bested the others. CHARLOTTE LOUISE stalked early then bid from the inside a half mile out, tracked the leaders leaving the turn, swung three deep into the stretch and weakened some in the final furlong. DADDYS REAL DIVA saved ground stalking the pace throughout and weakened in the drive. SURE ANGEL chased outside then alongside a rival on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. GOLDEN NECKLACE settled off the inside chasing the pace, continued off the rail on the turn and three wide into the stretch and weakened. WILHELMINA'S GIRL broke a bit slowly, saved ground off the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and was not a threat. FIRST STREET also a bit slow to begin, settled just off the rail to the stretch and gave way.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track3,742$640,853
Inter-TrackN/A$1,718,862
Out of StateN/A$4,615,023
TOTAL3,742 $6,974,738

Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, May 18.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 17th day of a 41-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $46,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Big Sky LoganRuben Fuentes125Vladimir Cerin8-140,000
2Taste's LegendHeriberto Figueroa125Marsha D. Schwizer20-140,000
3Broke Away GreyGeovanni Franco125Ronald W. Ellis6-140,000
4TartiniIgnacio Puglisi125Jack Carava8-140,000
5Fast as CassTiago Pereira125Gary Stute5-140,000
6Soul BeamFlavien Prat125Genaro Vallejo12-140,000
7Combat ZoneMartin Pedroza125John W. Sadler7-240,000
8King CaymusJoseph Talamo125David E. Hofmans10-140,000
9Mongolian GreywolfMartin Garcia125Enebish Ganbat6-140,000
10Dr. TroutmanEdwin Maldonado125Paul G. Aguirre4-140,000

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $25,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Hilltop HarmonyBrice Blanc124Thomas Ray Bell, II6-125,000
2Lucky Brite EyeTiago Pereira124Martine Bellocq4-125,000
3Sweetest CarolineDiego Sanchez124Marsha D. Schwizer12-125,000
4MesoMartin Pedroza124John W. Sadler5-225,000
5ProbableIgnacio Puglisi124Matthew Chew12-125,000
6Witches BrewEswan Flores124Derek Meredith15-125,000
7Reds Sacred AppealJ.C. Diaz, Jr.117Lisa Bernard20-125,000
8ThanksEvin Roman124Robert B. Hess, Jr.7-225,000
9Info's TreasureGeovanni Franco124Ian Kruljac4-125,000

THIRD RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $67,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Nice IceAlonso Quinonez125Brian J. Koriner6-1
2Kentan RoadJorge Velez118John W. Sadler4-140,000
3Point Hope Drayden Van Dyke125Ronald W. Ellis4-1
4SwirlingJ.C. Diaz, Jr.118John W. Sadler4-140,000
5G Q CovergirlEdwin Maldonado125Philip D'Amato5-240,000
6Left Alone Irving Orozco125Manuel Badilla3-1

FOURTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $43,000. Starter Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Smiling RoseFlavien Prat124George Papaprodromou5-1
2Queen of the TrackRuben Fuentes124Jeff Bonde6-1
3Time for SuzzieKent Desormeaux124Robert B. Hess, Jr.5-150,000
4Interesting TimesJoseph Talamo124Tim Yakteen5-1
5All Tea All ShadeEswan Flores122Jorge Periban12-150,000
6BooliciousJorge Velez117Craig Anthony Lewis20-1
7Hot On the TrailDrayden Van Dyke124Mark Glatt4-1
8True ValidityTiago Pereira124Andrew Lerner9-550,000

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $67,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Via EgnatiaEdwin Maldonado125Richard Baltas5-1
2Jungle WarfareHeriberto Figueroa125Jerry Hollendorfer6-1
3Cajun TreasureBrice Blanc123Peter Eurton20-1
4Jimmy ChilaJoseph Talamo123Ronald W. Ellis6-1
5Alive and WellIrving Orozco125Blaine D. Wright15-1
6BellerinVictor Espinoza125Carla Gaines20-1
7ColosiAssael Espinoza123Mark Glatt7-2
8Major CabbieKent Desormeaux125Dan L. Hendricks10-1
9The Street FighterTiago Pereira125Bruce Headley8-1
10LomuDrayden Van Dyke125Neil D. Drysdale15-1
11HardbootMario Gutierrez125Michele Dollase8-1
12OverdueFlavien Prat123Philip D'Amato8-1
Also Eligible
13LifelineGeovanni Franco125Clifford W. Sise, Jr.12-140,000
14AccountabilityEdwin Maldonado125Rafael Becerra15-140,000

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $65,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Love and HoldDiego Sanchez120Louis A. Bradvica20-1
2Dynamic DuoModesto Linares125Daniel Franko50-1
3MelboAlonso Quinonez120Victor L. Garcia12-1
4Tiger On Your SixBarrington Harvey120Michael A. Curtis10-1
5Sidepocket ActionAssael Espinoza125Steve Knapp10-1
6Big BarrelJ.C. Diaz, Jr.118Leonard Powell6-1
7Dixie Doo Run RunGerardo Martin125Keith E. Craigmyle50-1
8Play MoneyJoseph Talamo120David E. Hofmans6-1
9PosterizeGeovanni Franco120Ian Kruljac5-2
10Satchel PaigeTiago Pereira120Philip D'Amato3-1
11Twisted PlotFlavien Prat120Art Sherman5-1

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $67,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Peter's KittenFlavien Prat125John W. Sadler7-2
2Don't Blame JudyVictor Espinoza125J. Eric Kruljac5-1
3Aunt LubieJoseph Talamo125Richard E. Mandella20-1
4Silken SpyGeovanni Franco123J. Eric Kruljac4-1
5An Eddie SurpriseMario Gutierrez125Doug F. O'Neill8-1
6Qafilah Irving Orozco125Manuel Badilla20-1
7QuerelleTiago Pereira118James M. Cassidy6-1
8Space Talk Norberto Arroyo, Jr.125Anna Meah4-1
9A Walk in the ParkKent Desormeaux125Philip D'Amato5-1

EIGHTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'Lazaro Barrera Stakes'. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Mucho GustoJoseph Talamo124Bob Baffert4-5
2Sparky VilleVictor Espinoza124Jeff Bonde5-2
3Principe CarloRuben Fuentes120Marcelo Polanco12-1
4VantasticFlavien Prat120Peter Eurton5-1
5Manhattan UpTiago Pereira120Philip A. Oviedo6-1
6SynthesisRafael Bejarano120George Papaprodromou12-1

NINTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $34,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Fort DodgeEswan Flores124Bobby Wayne Grayson30-130,000
2Fortnite DanceMartin Garcia124Patrick Gallagher5-130,000
3Carribean ColoursAgapito Delgadillo124Antonio Garcia20-130,000
4Golden ImageEvin Roman124Daniel Dunham8-130,000
5Don'tteasethetigerDrayden Van Dyke124Brian J. Koriner8-130,000
6Royal Blue GrassDavid Martin124Jose G. Hernandez, Sr.30-130,000
7Deep Thinker Norberto Arroyo, Jr.124Mark Glatt10-130,000
8Mad At MoneyAlonso Quinonez124Thomas Ray Bell, II20-130,000
9King CharlieTiago Pereira124Gary Stute12-130,000
10Go Sammy GoIgnacio Puglisi124Mike Puype12-130,000
11Call You TomorrowMario Gutierrez124Ben D. A. Cecil4-130,000
12Muscle HeadAaron Gryder124Mike Puype8-130,000
13DieciJ.C. Diaz, Jr.117David E. Hofmans20-130,000
14Next GenFlavien Prat124Richard E. Mandella7-230,000

TENTH RACE.

5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $65,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lucky PeridotFlavien Prat124Peter Miller8-1
2Miss Hot LegsDrayden Van Dyke124Simon Callaghan5-1
3Super BunnyJorge Velez117Peter Miller12-1
4Kiana's LoveEdwin Maldonado124Philip D'Amato8-1
5GironaTiago Pereira124Mark Glatt12-1
6BarbadollaGeovanni Franco124Philip D'Amato4-1
7Saving SophieJoseph Talamo124Ronald W. Ellis15-1
8Busy PaynterAaron Gryder124Brian J. Koriner6-1
9Pink ScatillacNorberto Arroyo, Jr.124Mark Glatt6-1
10Mo Me Mo MyMario Gutierrez124Doug F. O'Neill7-2
Also Eligible
11ClaudelleJorge Velez117John W. Sadler3-1
12Flying FlirtDavid Martin124Louis A. Bradvica20-1
13BellizeVictor Espinoza124John W. Sadler6-1
14MoreisbetterFlavien Prat124Hector O. Palma5-2

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