Horse racing newsletter: Wells Bayou wins in Louisiana, then racing canceled
Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we have a handicapping lesson from Rob Henie.
Wells Bayou wired the field in the Grade 2 $1 million Louisiana Derby to put himself square in the Kentucky Derby picture that has a road that is a big unknown. Under a brilliant ride from Florent Geroux the 3-year-old had plenty left when he hit the stretch to win by 1 ½ lengths. It gave the colt 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, which in a normal year makes him a lock-solid cinch to make the Derby. And, it’s most likely the same will hold true today. The trick is to keep your horse in top form all the way to Sept. 5.
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After the race at the Fair Grounds, the track announced it was canceling the rest of the season, which was supposed to go until March 29. Yet another astounding development in year like no other most of us have ever experienced.
Remember when we said that Rafael Bejarano was heading to Kentucky after the Santa Anita Derby? Well, with Keeneland canceling its spring meeting, he’s going to be staying in Southern California. “With Keeneland canceling, it kind of left Raffy without a place to ride,” Tora Yamaguchi, Bejarano’s agent, told Ed Golden of Santa Anita. “We really had little choice but to conduct business here for the time being. In the overall picture, racing is secondary right now but we’re all trying to make the best of things and do what we can.”
And, in what was about 1-9 odds as happening, Umberto Rispoli is going to be represented by agent Scotty McClellan. Rispoli was represented by Ron Anderson, but he had to drop Rispoli as Anderson picked up John Velazquez as a client. Because Anderson also represents Joel Rosario, he had to drop Rispoli as you can only represent two jockeys. McClellan represented Joe Talamo, until he moved his business to the Midwest.
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). Today’s analysis comes from the third race at Santa Anita and incorporates some handicapping angles into the mix. Rob, take it away.
“This is a maiden special weight at seven furlongs. The WCHR is known for our debut winners we provide for our members (for example, we’ve had 15 of the 20 debut winners at the meet so far, including top pick winners of $71, $21, $21, $20, $11, $10). Debut winners are usually created as the result of the perfect scenario. A horse’s work pattern is indicative of a well-meant firster, coinciding with poor efforts from those who’ve already run, or even better, seemingly good efforts from those who’ve run. In reality, these come against bad horses, resulting in undervalued runners on the board based simply on in-the-money efforts which were not as good as they appear on paper. The majority of runners in this field Sunday (five of six) have already run, including a handful making their second start. So much can be deciphered from the placement in the second effort. For example, Top choice MR. CLUTCH (#5). He ran so-so in his debut, so are there variables in place to improve upon that first effort? The answer here is ‘yes.’ First, he’s back in three weeks, right on schedule. Trainer Jorge Gutierrez now moves him to the main track, moves out to ⅞ and adds blinkers, with Flavien Prat stringing along, and that recent :48 drill is much quicker than we usually see from Jorge. This is interesting because 15 years ago he worked his runners in a much quicker manner, but likely many trainers, his methods changed over the years. Expecting a nice second try with the new variables in place. Now, take a look at Doug O’Neill’s runner in HAMMERING LEMON (#6), almost identical. They exit different races, but also back in three weeks, a longer sprint, now on the main track, also adding blinkers, with Mario Gutierrez stringing along for Doug. Both runners are ready to move forward.
“Hot / Cold Race Trends: none
“Win Contenders (order of preference): 5-6-3
“X Out Runners (eliminating on the win end): none
“4 El Diablo Rojo - Velez for Lewis has been a really good combination the past few weeks.
“3 Golden Sparkle - Pretty interesting set of drills for Cassidy, much quicker in recent weeks, which as a general rule with this trainer, is a good thing, usually placing more emphasis on finishing down the lane rather than quickness.
“TOP PICK: MR. CLUTCH (#5 7-2 Prat)
“SECOND CHOICE: HAMMERING LEMON (#6 7-2 Gutierrez)”
The West Coast Handicapping Report can be found at http://www.westcoasthorseracing.com It has been endorsed by leading trainers, handicappers and industry sources.
Santa Anita review
There were two stakes races on Saturday. Let’s take a look at them.
Grade 3 $100,000 San Simeon Stakes. This was a 5 ½ furlong turf race that lived up to its billing as a battle between the two favorites, Cistron and Bound for Nowhere. It appeared as if the strong favorite, Bound for Nowhere, was going to win but a late rally by Cistron resulted in a win by a head.
Cistron paid $10.80, $3.40 and $2.80. Bound for Nowhere, who shipped in from Kentucky, was second and Murad Khan finished third.
Here’s what the winning connections had to say.
Juan Leyva (assistant to winning trainer John Sadler): “He’s been away since last summer and we needed a spot to run him in. He’s run well on the grass before and with this race being 5 ½ [furlongs] instead of five, we thought it would be Ok. It’s great to have him back and get him going again.”
Victor Espinoza (winning jockey): “It’s all about timing and confidence. I know this is a good horse and he broke sharp, but when that mare outside of me went so fast, I thought I didn’t want to empty the tank too early. I gambled a little bit and it worked out great.”
Grade 3 $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes: This is one of the few races that starts on the since-abandoned downhill turf course. It’s 1 ½ miles and starts about halfway up the course. The bosses at Santa Anita believe that in a race this long the horses are not going that fast when they hit the dirt crossover, so there should be a strong sense of safety.
Ward ’n Jerry took the lead from Ashleyluvssugar at the top of the stretch and then cruised to a 1 ¼ length win. Ward ‘n Jerry paid $5.60, $3.20 and $2.60. Camino Del Paraiso was second and Oscar Dominguez, the favorite, finished third.
Here’s what the winning connections had to say.
Mike Puype (winning trainer): “If you look at his form, you can see that he’s done his best at long distances. He had won at a mile and a quarter and a mile and three eighths, and he ran a really good third going a mile and a half last December (beaten a neck in the Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar). They came home pretty fast [Saturday], they put a couple of 24 second quarters together there, so this was a big effort.”
Flavien Prat (winning jockey): “I hadn’t been on him in a long time and Mike told me that he’s best at these long distances. He was little keen early, but he settled down fine and as you saw, he had a good turn of foot through the stretch.”
Santa Anita preview
Sunday’s nine-race card, not open to the public, has some decent sized fields with a first post of 12:30 p.m. Four of the races are on the turf and four are restricted to Cal-breds. There is also one stakes and three allowance races. The stakes is the Sensational Star Stakes for older Cal-bred horses going 5 ½ furlongs on the turf.
Lieutenant Dan is the 7-2 favorite for trainer Steve Miyadi and jockey Drayden Van Dyke. He has won four-of-11 lifetime and is coming off a second in the Cal Cup Sprint. What’s interesting is he’s moving from the dirt to the turf. This will be only his second turf race.
The second favorite is Just Grazed Me, at 4-1, for Phil D’Amato and Giovanni Franco. She (cq) is six-for-11 lifetime and has won three of her last four. Last out, she was second in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint. This is her first race against the boys.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 10 (1 also eligible), 6, 6, 10, 6, 11 (1 ae), 7, 10 (1 ae), 9.
Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day
RACE FOUR: No.10 Bedrock (10-1)
Bedrock makes the first start since September for trainer Jeff Bonde, who is off to a great start at the meet winning 28% going 7-6-2 from his 25 races. Edwin Maldonado rides Sunday so we know what the tactic will be, especially from this outside post: gate-to-wire. Bonde drops the horse into a claimer and he is winning 24% on this move. The horse cost $60k so it is not like they are giving the horse away. For small stables when they take chances like this and risk for the claim it usually tells me they mean business. Claim away and pay our bills and line the pockets with the win money. 10-1 is a great value price for us. This is the “other” Bonde horse in the race. Flavien Prat rides his other horse as the 7-2 off a one-year break.
Saturday’s results: Mongolian Sunrise broke nicely and that is about all I can say. The horse would be over-matched in an $8k claimer. As for using all in my Pick 4 bet. That is a sure-fire way to get the favorite to win!
Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day.
Big races review
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday.
Fair Grounds (8): $100,000 Tom Benson Memorial Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Shre’sonthewarpath ($9.40)
Fair Grounds (9): Grade 2 $400,000 New Orleans Classic, 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: By My Standards ($6.60)
Fair Grounds (10): $300,000 Grade 2 Muniz Memorial Classic, 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Winner: Factor This ($21.00)
Fair Grounds (11): Grade 2 $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Bonny South ($14.20)
Santa Anita (5): Grade 3 $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Winner: Cistron ($10.80)
Fair Grounds (12): Grade 2 $1 million Louisiana Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 3/16 miles. Winner: Wells Bayou ($8.40)
Santa Anita (7): Grade 2 $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes, 4 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Winner: Ward ‘n Jerry ($5.60)
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PDT.
4:09 Santa Anita (8): $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes, 4 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Lieutenant Dan (7-2)
Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day
RACE ONE: No. 5 Madera Jubilee (4-1)
This big bodied gray mare went way better than looked when running fifth in a solid straight maiden affair at 870 yards on March 15. In that race, she broke over two lengths slow to be last away from the gate and she went to climbing far back trying to avoid the thrown back dirt in her face. After the tough start, this mare put forth an even run down the backstretch prior to moving well through the turn and finally finishing fairly well down the lane with a solid gallop out past the wire. She’ll be a medium price, but she’s worth a look as she looks to earn that elusive maiden victory.
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Now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, March 21.
Copyright 2020 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 40th day of a 60-day meet. Clear & Good
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.39 45.48 57.57 1:04.09
|4||Lets Get Wild||120||4||3||2–hd||2–hd||2–hd||2–¾||Pereira||2.50|
|9||Va Va Voom||126||8||2||3–1½||3–2||3–2½||4–1¼||Delgadillo||3.80|
|6||Street Sonata||126||6||7||9||9||dnf||Diaz, Jr.||99.20|
|4||LETS GET WILD||4.60||3.60|
|$1 EXACTA (3-4)||$26.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-4-5-9)||$49.60|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-4-5-9-2)||$722.30|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-4-5)||$71.90|
Winner–Dim Lights Ch.f.3 by Munnings out of Heat the Rocks, by Unusual Heat. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Owner: Nicholas B. Alexander. Mutuel Pool $188,333 Exacta Pool $105,562 Superfecta Pool $33,699 Super High Five Pool $947 Trifecta Pool $59,799. Scratched–Sophomoric.
DIM LIGHTS went up inside to duel for the lead, inched away leaving the turn, kicked clear under urging in the stretch and proved best. LETS GET WILD dueled between horses then stalked a bit off the rail leaving the turn and into the stretch and held second. CASSIE BELLE bobbled at the start, settled between horses then a bit off the rail, angled in on the turn, came out into the stretch, split rivals in the drive then finished with interest inside. VA VA VOOM came in after the start, dueled three deep then stalked outside a rival leaving the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened some in the final furlong. DANCE COSTUME broke a bit slowly, saved ground off the pace, came out in midstretch and lacked the needed rally. RAIN DIVA stalked three deep then outside a rival on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. KAYLA'S COWGIRL saved ground chasing the pace throughout and did not rally. YELLOW SHIRT stalked between horses then off the rail into and on the turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. STREET SONATA took a bad step and stumbled early, dropped well back, was pulled up in the stretch but walked off.
1 Mile. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 23.66 47.56 1:11.97 1:24.15 1:36.38
|2||Route Six Six||122||2||1||2–1||2–1||1–hd||1–½||1–2½||Valdivia, Jr.||5.60|
|4||Dr. Dorr||124||4||3||1–½||1–hd||2–1½||2–3||2–3¼||Van Dyke||2.10|
|2||ROUTE SIX SIX||13.20||5.20||2.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-2)||$129.20|
|$1 EXACTA (2-4)||$20.00|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-4-5)||$19.90|
Winner–Route Six Six B.r.5 by Quality Road out of Polyester, by Tiz Wonderful. Bred by Sagamore Farm (MD). Trainer: Brian J. Koriner. Owner: Jay Em Ess Stable. Mutuel Pool $165,275 Daily Double Pool $23,829 Exacta Pool $65,106 Trifecta Pool $43,616. Scratched–none.
ROUTE SIX SIX had speed a bit off the rail then angled in and dueled inside, took a slim advantage leaving the second turn, inched away under urging past the eighth pole and won clear. DR. DORR sent between horses early, dueled outside the winner, fought back leaving the second turn and in the stretch, could not match that one in the final furlong but was clearly second best. OLIVER three deep early, stalked outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and bested the others. ARIZONA MOON chased inside then off the rail into and on the backstretch, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. MYSTERY MESSENGER saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, drifted inward in the final furlong and weakened.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 25.22 50.24 1:14.39 1:38.72 1:50.96
|2||Oh Pretty Woman||126||1||5||6||6||6||5–1||2–½||Smith||2.70|
|7||Flying to the Line||126||6||6||3–hd||4–1½||4–½||6||5–2¾||Diaz, Jr.||9.40|
|2||OH PRETTY WOMAN||4.60||3.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-3)||$172.00|
|$1 EXACTA (3-2)||$46.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-2-5-4)||$22.96|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-5)||$69.10|
Winner–Avalon Ride B.f.4 by Clubhouse Ride out of Oscillator, by Decarchy. Bred by Six-S Racing Stable (CA). Trainer: Craig Anthony Lewis. Owner: Six-S Racing Stable. Mutuel Pool $183,621 Daily Double Pool $17,323 Exacta Pool $77,030 Superfecta Pool $19,637 Trifecta Pool $38,498. Claimed–Swing Thoughts by Thomsen Racing, LLC. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Scratched–Absolutely Perfect.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-2-3) paid $245.35. Pick Three Pool $44,859.
AVALON RIDE saved ground stalking the pace, awaited room leaving the second turn, came out in upper stretch, bid outside the leader under urging to gain the lead in deep stretch and proved best. OH PRETTY WOMAN broke in a bit then drifted in some, chased just off the rail, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch, drifted in some in the final furlong and edged a rival late for the place. SASSYSERB angled in and dueled inside then stalked, re-bid along the rail leaving the backstretch, regained the advantage on the second turn, inched away into the stretch, kicked clear under urging, had the rider lose the whip in late stretch and was edged for second. SCARLET HEAT stalked between horses then a bit off the rail on the first turn, continued between foes on the backstretch and outside the winner leaving the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. FLYING TO THE LINE pulled her way along to stalk the pace three deep, came four wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. SWING THOUGHTS angled in and dueled outside a rival then inched away briefly early on the backstretch, battled outside a foe into and on the second turn and weakened in the final furlong.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.39 45.55 1:11.64 1:24.51
|6||Bernie's Big Boy||118||6||2||5–½||7–1||8–12||8–31½||Diaz, Jr.||12.70|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-8)||$79.20|
|$1 EXACTA (8-2)||$21.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-2-5-9)||$147.92|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-2-5)||$161.85|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-2-5-9-1)||Carryover $2,668|
Winner–Outright Ch.g.3 by Constitution out of Codetta, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Kinsman Farm (KY). Trainer: Ryan Hanson. Owner: Heart Racing Stables. Mutuel Pool $268,109 Daily Double Pool $12,106 Exacta Pool $146,492 Superfecta Pool $61,374 Trifecta Pool $90,251 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,496. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (2-3-8) paid $137.30. Pick Three Pool $22,868.
OUTRIGHT bumped and forced into a rival at the start, chased off the rail, split horses into the turn, continued outside a foe, bid three deep into the stretch to gain the lead, inched away under urging and won clear. LIL SYDNEY had speed between horses then stalked inside, continued along the rail on the turn and in the stretch and gained the place. ULTIMATE MYSTERY broke a bit slowly and steadied when squeezed, angled in and settled inside, moved up along the rail on the turn, came out into the stretch and again nearing midstretch and outfinished rivals for third. GOLDEN VICTORY broke in and bumped the winner, chased outside, went four wide into the turn and three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. ROSSMAN went up inside to duel for the lead, fought back on the turn and into the stretch, came a bit off the rail then was between foes in midstretch and weakened in the final furlong. MOANA LUNA dueled between horses then outside a rival, battled between foes into the stretch and also weakened in the final furlong. OVERKOTER chased between horses then off the rail, went three deep on the turn and into the stretch and did not rally. BERNIE'S BIG BOY bumped and forced in at the start, chased off the rail, angled in some on the turn, was between rivals leaving the turn, drifted in some in the stretch and weakened. AFIRMJJJOJORULE had speed off the rail then dueled three deep, steadied while dropping back into the turn, gave way and was eased in the drive.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'San Simeon Stakes'. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.08 44.91 56.64 1:02.68
|2||Bound for Nowhere||121||2||7||2–hd||2–1½||1–½||2–1¼||Van Dyke||0.50|
|7||King of Speed||121||7||3||4–2½||4–2||4–1||4–nk||Franco||79.40|
|2||BOUND FOR NOWHERE||2.40||2.10|
|3||MURAD KHAN (FR)||2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-4)||$59.60|
|$1 EXACTA (4-2)||$12.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-2-3-7)||$42.01|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-2-3-7-1)||$4,621.90|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-2-3)||$19.50|
Winner–Cistron B.h.6 by The Factor out of Major Allie, by Officer. Bred by St. George Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $348,592 Daily Double Pool $29,177 Exacta Pool $174,430 Superfecta Pool $52,901 Super High Five Pool $11,038 Trifecta Pool $97,313. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-8-4) paid $90.70. Pick Three Pool $53,138. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-3-8-4) 277 tickets with 4 correct paid $520.85. Pick Four Pool $188,868. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-2-3-8-4) 29 tickets with 5 correct paid $13,637.15. Pick Five Pool $459,867.
CISTRON stalked inside, came out into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up in the final stride. BOUND FOR NOWHERE squeezed a bit at the start, stalked inside then between horses, bid alongside the leader on the turn, gained the advantage in upper stretch, inched away past the eighth pole and held on well but was caught on the line. MURAD KHAN (FR) chased outside a rival,came out in midstretch and got up for the show three wide late. KING OF SPEED stalked three deep then outside a rival on the turn, came out into the stretch and was edged for third between foes. SPARKY VILLE broke out and was straightened, saved ground stalking the pace, came out nearing midstretch, continued between foes through much of the final furlong, drifted in late and was edged for the show. VOODOO SONG broke a bit slowly, chased just off the rail then inside on the turn and into the stretch, split horses in deep stretch and was in tight off heels nearing the wire. SURRENDER NOW had speed outside the winner then inched away and angled in, dueled on the turn, fought back inside in midstretch and weakened late.
1 Mile. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 23.41 47.22 1:11.66 1:24.04 1:36.37
|2||Order and Law||122||2||3||5–1½||3–1||2–1||2–3||1–½||Fuentes||1.50|
|1||Sky Jumper||122||1||2||1–1||1–1||1–2½||1–1½||2–8½||Van Dyke||4.90|
|2||ORDER AND LAW||5.00||3.40||2.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-2)||$51.40|
|$1 EXACTA (2-1)||$15.70|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-1-5-4)||$15.36|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-5)||$32.75|
Winner–Order and Law B.r.4 by Violence out of Poetic Kid, by Shakespeare. Bred by Dell Ridge Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: Bran Jam Stable and Clark, David W.. Mutuel Pool $263,351 Daily Double Pool $19,630 Exacta Pool $117,499 Superfecta Pool $37,764 Trifecta Pool $65,010. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (8-4-2) paid $58.65. Pick Three Pool $47,960.
ORDER AND LAW stalked between horses then three deep on the backstretch and second turn, continued off the rail into the stretch, bid under left handed urging alongside the runner-up a sixteenth out and got up nearing the wire. SKY JUMPER sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, came a bit off the rail into the stretch and held on well but was edged late. IRISH SPIRIT chased off the rail then outside on the second turn and three deep into the stretch and bested the others. ZORICH hopped some in a bit of a slow start, angled in and pulled along the inside on the first turn, saved ground stalking the pace throughout and weakened in the drive.. CHALLAH stalked between horses then off the rail into and on the backstretch, continued between foes on the second urn and also weakened. MONGOLIAN SUNRISE four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep, dropped back off the inside on the second turn and had little left for the drive.
1½ Mile Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'San Luis Rey Stakes'. 4 year olds and up. Time 24.62 49.21 1:14.37 1:39.71 2:04.61 2:28.67
|Pgm||Horse||Wt||PP||¼||½||1 Mile||1¼ Mile||Str||Fin||Jockey||$1|
|6||Ward 'n Jerry||120||6||3–1||3–hd||3–1||2–½||1–1½||1–1¼||Prat||1.80|
|2||Camino Del Paraiso||120||2||5–2½||5–1||5–1||4–hd||2–1½||2–1¼||Pereira||6.70|
|5||Go for a Ride||120||5||1–1½||1–1½||1–hd||3–1||7||7||Maldonado||48.60|
|6||WARD 'N JERRY||5.60||3.20||2.60|
|2||CAMINO DEL PARAISO||5.20||3.00|
|4||OSCAR DOMINGUEZ (IRE)||2.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-6)||$16.80|
|$1 EXACTA (6-2)||$17.30|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-2-4-1)||$16.90|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-2-4-1-7)||$725.90|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-2-4)||$14.85|
Winner–Ward 'n Jerry Dbb.g.7 by Lucky Pulpit out of Tamarack Bay, by Dehere. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams (CA). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D.. Mutuel Pool $165,350 Daily Double Pool $21,242 Exacta Pool $75,857 Superfecta Pool $22,732 Super High Five Pool $3,804 Trifecta Pool $47,563. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-2-6) paid $30.85. Pick Three Pool $33,676.
WARD 'N JERRY stalked outside a rival or a bit off the rail, bid three deep leaving the final turn, took the lead alongside a foe into the stretch, inched away and drifted inward and held on gamely under urging. CAMINO DEL PARAISO chased outside a rival on the hill then pulled some in the stretch the first time, stalked alongside a foe, came out leaving the last turn and four wide into the stretch, also drifted in and finished willingly. OSCAR DOMINGUEZ (IRE) angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out some on the last turn, split horses in tight leaving that turn, came three deep into the stretch, angled in past midstretch and bested the others. SWAMP SOUFFLE bobbled at the start, stalked inside then pulled and steadied briefly leaving the hill, saved ground tracking the pace, came out between horses into the stretch and lacked a rally. FRENCH GETAWAY came out three deep leaving the hill and again into the clubhouse turn, chased outside a rival or off the rail, swung four wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR stalked inside then a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter on the backstretch and final turn, put a head in front between horses leaving that turn, found the rail into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. GO FOR A RIDE had speed outside a rival then inched away and angled in, set the pace inside, dueled on the backstretch and final turn, dropped back into the stretch and also weakened. Rail on hill at zero.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.56 45.73 1:11.38 1:24.46
|4||Autism Warrior||118||4||1||2–hd||7–2½||9||9||Diaz, Jr.||50.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-1)||$26.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-3)||$12.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-7-9)||$21.17|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-7-9-6)||$720.20|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-7)||$24.40|
Winner–Taco Waco B.g.3 by Point of Entry out of Sweet as Dixie, by Dixie Union. Bred by Loren Nichols (FL). Trainer: Victor L. Garcia. Owner: Victor Garcia. Mutuel Pool $191,064 Daily Double Pool $14,878 Exacta Pool $93,831 Superfecta Pool $43,755 Super High Five Pool $2,831 Trifecta Pool $63,428. Scratched–See Through It.
50-Cent Pick Three (2-6-1) paid $11.85. Pick Three Pool $25,469.
TACO WACO went up inside to duel for the lead, inched away leaving the backstretch and on the turn, kicked clear under urging in the stretch and proved best. POSTY stalked between horses then a bit off the rail to the stretch, drifted in late and held second. CALDER VALE stalked then dueled three deep between horses, tracked the winner outside a foe into and on the turn, came three wide into the stretcch and was edged for the place. GUINESSEY chased outside then three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch and could not summon the necessary late kick. MEADWAY allowed to settle outside a rival on the backstretch and turn, lacked the needed rally. LINFIELD settled off the inside then angled in and chased inside, came a bit off the rail in the stretch, drifted in late and did not rally. DOHENY BEACH saved ground chasing the pace, was in tight along the fence in midstretch then came out and went alongside a rival on the line. BLAZING HOME went up four wide to duel for the lead, stalked into the turn, angled in between foes on the bend and had little left for the drive. AUTISM WARRIOR had speed between foes to duel for the lead, dropped back into and on the turn, gave way and was eased in the stretch.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.63 49.20 1:14.45 1:26.16 1:37.76
|2||Still in Love||118||2||1||1–1||1–1½||1–hd||2–2||5–1¼||Velez||7.60|
|7||Saving Sophie||126||6||3||5–4||5–1||5–1||6–hd||7–18¼||Van Dyke||5.50|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-1)||$18.20|
|$1 EXACTA (1-3)||$12.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-6-9)||$25.21|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-6-9-2)||$1,343.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-6)||$28.90|
Winner–Miss Tokyo Dbb.f.4 by Stay Thirsty out of Nymphette, by Devil's Bag. Bred by Janavar Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Janavar Thoroughbreds LLC. Mutuel Pool $383,107 Daily Double Pool $68,296 Exacta Pool $169,486 Superfecta Pool $66,113 Super High Five Pool $12,325 Trifecta Pool $112,655. Scratched–Brandons Danger, Egyptian Goddess.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-1-1) paid $17.75. Pick Three Pool $74,685. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-6-1/5-1/5/8) 7184 tickets with 4 correct paid $36.15. Pick Four Pool $340,338. 50-Cent Pick Five (4-2-6-1/5-1/5/8) 832 tickets with 5 correct paid $295.40. Pick Five Pool $322,044. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (8-4-2-6-1/5-1/5/8) 167 tickets with 6 correct paid $355.94. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $111,511. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $42,855.
MISS TOKYO came a bit off the rail to stalk the pace, bid alongside the pacesetter leaving the second turn, took the lead into the stretch, inched away past the eighth pole, drifted in from a crack of the ship a sixteenth out and proved best under an energetic hand ride and a hold late. TAGLINE saved ground chasing the pace, came out a bit in upper stretch then angled in past midstretch, got through inside in deep stretch to gain the place. DIPPING IN angled in and saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, split rivals in deep stretch and edged a foe for third. MADISON PARC angled in outside a rival then went three deep into the first turn, stalked just off the rail then outside a foe, came three wide into the stretch and was edged for the show. STILL IN LOVE pulled her way to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, fought back leaving the second turn and under urging in midstretch, came out from behind the winner in deep stretch, had the rider lose the whip between foes in deep stretch and was outfinished for a minor share. LOOKINTOGETEVEN a bit slow to begin, angled in and settled inside, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and was outfinished. SAVING SOPHIE angled in and stalked outside a rival, tugged some early on the backstretch, continued outside a foe, came three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. PRINCESS TALE settled outside a rival, dropped back leaving the second turn, gave way and was eased in the final furlong.
Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, March 22.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 41st day of a 60-day meet.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.
|1||Cheap Cheap Cheap||Mario Gutierrez||118||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1|
|2||Nardini||Flavien Prat||126||Andy Mathis||6-1|
|3||Sunrise Royale||Umberto Rispoli||126||Peter Miller||4-1||20,000|
|4||The Last Ruler||Victor Flores||119||Jerry Wallace, II||15-1|
|5||Donut Girl||Edwin Maldonado||126||Brian T. Cunningham||12-1||20,000|
|6||Sherilinda||Aaron Gryder||118||George Papaprodromou||12-1|
|7||Smiling Annie||Abel Cedillo||126||Mark Glatt||5-1|
|8||Rosey Sky||Tiago Pereira||126||Brian J. Koriner||10-1|
|9||Smiling to Excess||Agapito Delgadillo||116||Paul G. Aguirre||20-1|
|10||Lofty||Geovanni Franco||118||Michael W. McCarthy||8-5|
|11||Within the Law||Geovanni Franco||126||Stacy Campo||6-1||20,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.
|1||Twitterati||Edwin Maldonado||122||Stacy Campo||6-1||12,500|
|2||Tiz Wonderfully||Victor Espinoza||124||James M. Cassidy||2-1||12,500|
|3||Chalky||Flavien Prat||122||Jay Nehf||6-1||12,500|
|4||Majestic Diva||Geovanni Franco||122||David Bernstein||5-2||12,500|
|5||Semi Sweet||Eswan Flores||124||Manuel Ortiz, Sr.||8-1||12,500|
|6||Indypendent Deputy||Tiago Pereira||122||William Spawr||5-2||12,500|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Big Billy||Tiago Pereira||118||Daniel Dunham||12-1|
|2||Audace||Umberto Rispoli||118||Mike Puype||2-1|
|3||Golden Sparkle||Victor Espinoza||118||James M. Cassidy||9-2|
|4||El Diablo Rojo||Jorge Velez||118||Craig Anthony Lewis||3-1|
|5||Mr. Clutch||Flavien Prat||118||Jorge Gutierrez||7-2|
|6||Hammering Lemon||Mario Gutierrez||118||Doug F. O'Neill||7-2|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000.
|1||Jaxon's Goldie||Abel Cedillo||118||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||5-1||50,000|
|2||Tailback||Aaron Gryder||126||Mike Puype||8-1||50,000|
|3||Arch Ability||Geovanni Franco||118||J. Keith Desormeaux||4-1||50,000|
|4||Shanghai Curly||Tiago Pereira||118||Philip A. Oviedo||15-1||50,000|
|5||Sharp Speaker||Assael Espinoza||118||George Papaprodromou||20-1||50,000|
|6||Neutrino||Ruben Fuentes||126||John W. Sadler||4-1||50,000|
|7||Palaleo||Flavien Prat||126||Jeff Bonde||7-2||50,000|
|8||Uncle Ray||Agapito Delgadillo||118||Mike Puype||6-1||50,000|
|9||Bedrock||Edwin Maldonado||118||Jeff Bonde||10-1||50,000|
|10||Conte Cavour||Brice Blanc||126||Javier Jose Sierra||15-1||50,000|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.
|1||Conquest Cobra||Flavien Prat||122||Vann Belvoir||2-1||25,000|
|2||Black Storm||Eswan Flores||122||Gary Stute||3-1||25,000|
|3||Fabozzi||Abel Cedillo||122||Mark Glatt||9-5||25,000|
|4||Erotic||Umberto Rispoli||122||Jack Carava||4-1||25,000|
|5||Uno Dancer||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||122||Patrick Gallagher||10-1||25,000|
|6||Original Intent||Tiago Pereira||122||Dean Greenman||15-1||25,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000.
|1||Savvy Gal||Abel Cedillo||122||Richard Baltas||6-1|
|2||Almost a Factor||Geovanni Franco||122||Carla Gaines||12-1|
|3||Clivetty||Rafael Bejarano||120||Don Chatlos||15-1|
|4||Lucia's Design||Jorge Velez||122||Craig Anthony Lewis||12-1|
|5||Parkour||Mike Smith||122||Richard E. Mandella||6-1|
|6||Madame Bourbon||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Mark Glatt||8-1|
|7||Shines Her Light||Umberto Rispoli||120||John W. Sadler||5-1|
|8||Teachers Big Dream||Edwin Maldonado||122||Eddie Truman||10-1|
|9||Storie Blue||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||122||Bob Baffert||5-1|
|10||Mind Out||Flavien Prat||120||Simon Callaghan||7-2|
|11||K P Dreamin||Ruben Fuentes||122||Jeff Mullins||15-1|
|12||Going to Vegas||Evin Roman||120||Peter Miller||6-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.
|1||Nonno's Polaris||Tiago Pereira||116||Steve Knapp||12-1|
|2||Dano's Dream||Umberto Rispoli||126||Jonathan Wong||5-2||20,000|
|3||I Can Do This||Abel Cedillo||126||Mark Glatt||3-1|
|4||If Id Told You||Victor Espinoza||118||Gary Mandella||5-1|
|5||Jamming Eddy||Geovanni Franco||126||Peter Miller||3-1|
|6||Fast as Cass||Ruben Fuentes||126||Lorenzo Ruiz||8-1||20,000|
|7||Canyon Crest||Flavien Prat||118||Michael W. McCarthy||5-1|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'Sensational Star Stakes'. 4 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Grinning Tiger||Ruben Fuentes||122||Anthony K. Saavedra||10-1|
|2||Wound Tight||Rafael Bejarano||124||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||6-1|
|3||Brandothebartender||Umberto Rispoli||122||Craig Dollase||5-1|
|4||Just Grazed Me||Geovanni Franco||119||Philip D'Amato||4-1|
|5||Tigre Di Slugo||Flavien Prat||120||Mike Puype||12-1|
|6||The Hunted||Mario Gutierrez||124||Mike Puype||10-1|
|7||Lieutenant Dan||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Steven Miyadi||7-2|
|8||Castle||Abel Cedillo||124||Mark Glatt||8-1|
|9||Stealthediamonds||Agapito Delgadillo||119||Mike Puype||5-1|
|10||Loud Mouth||Tiago Pereira||122||Steve Knapp||20-1|
|11||Tap the Wire||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||120||Daniel Dunham||30-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.
|1||Hypersonic||Umberto Rispoli||124||Jeffrey Metz||15-1||12,500|
|2||King Parker||Jorge Velez||124||Craig Anthony Lewis||12-1||12,500|
|3||Indy Jones||Abel Cedillo||124||Val Brinkerhoff||5-2||12,500|
|4||Gryffindor||Edgar Payeras||124||Richard Rosales||6-1||12,500|
|5||Cross Town||Flavien Prat||124||Vann Belvoir||6-1||12,500|
|6||Derby Storm||Geovanni Franco||124||Ruben Gomez||10-1||12,500|
|7||Bird||Edwin Maldonado||124||Steve Knapp||5-1||12,500|
|8||Kidmon||Assael Espinoza||124||Steve Knapp||4-1||12,500|
|9||Polity||Rafael Bejarano||124||David E. Hofmans||6-1||12,500|
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