Horse racing newsletter: It’s Belmont Stakes day
Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we have a big 12-race card at Santa Anita.
Well, the third leg of the Triple Crown is up first today, and the longest leg is now the shortest. That pretty much covers Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. Actually, it’s good to have one of the Triple Crown races back, no matter what order they come in.
Jon White gave a very comprehensive rundown on all the horses in the Friday newsletter, so you can refer back to that. You can just click here. And Ron Flatter looks at some of the firsts that Saturday’s race may bring.
And, I wrote an advance on the race for the web and print editions. Just click here.
But, before we move on it’s probably worth noting that there is only one Southern California horse in the Belmont Stakes and it was a late decision to enter Fore Left in the race. He was originally scheduled for the Woody Stephens Stakes, which is seven furlongs, way shorter than the Belmont’s 1 1/8 miles.
NBC, which is televising the race, held a conference call this week to discuss the Belmont. It had eight people on it. (Overkill?) In between congratulating NBC on how great it is that the network is showing the race, the participants had a few nuggets worth repeating.
I picked out this one from Randy Moss, who along with Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey are the people most worthy of listening to. They are the two analysts.
“The only horses right now that I can think of off the top of my head that are in training that we can say, ‘Oh, man, it’s just really too bad these horses aren’t in the Belmont,’ would be Honor AP and Authentic, the 1-2 finishers of the Santa Anita Derby,” Moss said.
“And the only reason they’re not in the Belmont is because Santa Anita got back running before Belmont Park did and scheduled the Santa Anita Derby sort of in conflict with the Belmont Stakes for whatever reason.
“They scheduled the Santa Anita Derby for June 6, so no horse is going to run the Santa Anita Derby and ship across the country and run in the Belmont Stakes two weeks later. If it weren’t for that, we’d probably have both horses in the Belmont Stakes, but Tiz The Law is the top dog right now in the 3-year-old division, and it’s huge that we do have him in the Belmont.”
Truth is, the West Coast usually isn’t that well represented in the Belmont unless there is a super horse, so this is not that unusual. But there was a time we were expecting Nadal and Charlatan to possibly be in New York on Saturday.
Maybe next year. On to the good stuff.
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Ron Flatter’s weekly insights
It’s time for our weekly contribution from Ron Flatter of the Vegas Stats and Information Network. He offers up some thoughts on some firsts at the Belmont Stakes. Ron, what insights do you have?
“The custodians of racing history just cannot wait to hand out asterisks on this Triple Crown year. They are waiting to pounce as I was this week on Twitter when I heard an NBCSN promo for, ahem, ‘the’ Royal Ascot that included the word ‘coronated.’
“By the time the pandemic era ends, there will be a run on asterisks like there was this spring on toilet paper. (Come to think of it, one could be a brand name for the other.)
“So why not embrace it — the asterisk, that is? Saturday’s Belmont Stakes provides the perfect chance to craft stories about that one odd year that will baffle future generations like way back in 2019, when the NFL had challenge flags for pass interference. Can you imagine?
“Think of all the ways that this year’s run for the carnations will be different. More than just the shorter race, the smaller purse and moving up to bat leadoff in the Triple Crown.
“If Tiz The Law delivers this weekend, he will be the first New York-bred horse to win the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park. The only three times it happened before were in the 19th century at Jerome Park in what is now the Bronx. It happened most recently in 1882 with Forester. Before that, Fenian did it in 1869 and Ruthless in the first running of the race in 1867, when the president was on his way to being impeached. Call it déjà vu in reverse.
“Barclay Tagg trains Tiz The Law. He also trained Funny Cide, a New York-bred gelding that could have ended the drought 17 years ago. And since he had already won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, he could have been the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. But history tells us that he came up short against Empire Maker.
“Now 82, Tagg could become the oldest trainer ever to win a Belmont Stakes. Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons was not quite 81 in 1955 when Nashua got him his last of six Belmont victories. That summer at Washington Park in Chicago, Nashua would outduel Swaps in one of racing’s most famous match races. Swaps’ exercise rider was a kid who went on to train a classic winner. When Art Sherman did that in 2014 with California Chrome, he was 77, making him the oldest trainer to win the Kentucky Derby. Small world.
“If Max Player were to pull off the upset, Linda Rice would be the first woman ever to train a winner in a Triple Crown race. Of course, she he has been asked about it repeatedly. She certainly fielded those questions when she saddled Supervisor to a fifth-place finish in her first Belmont. That was in 2003, the year Funny Cide came up short for Tagg. Small world again.
“Based on the real dollars being bet in Las Vegas and in global futures markets, Tiz The Law is likely to be an odds-on, post-time favorite. Such short prices are usually reserved for when a horse can win the Triple Crown that day. Otherwise it has not happened in a Belmont since 1976, when Bold Forbes finished first at odds of 9-10. Yet four of the last six odds-on favorites for the first race of the Triple Crown season have lost, albeit in the Kentucky Derby. It just goes to show how much bettors really know.
“This is also the first one-turn race in the Triple Crown series since at least 1920, when the Belmont was last run clockwise. Descriptions of the course suggest that the 1½-mile race began somewhere near where the training track is now. It looped around a big turn that joined the main circuit for a run to the finish line maybe 150 yards from where the Islanders’ new arena is being built. When Sir Barton won what we now know as the 1919 Triple Crown, he raced over that course and got no asterisk.
“This weekend’s one-turn trip may start to make up for the years when the Belmont was run around nearly three turns. That was back from 1963 to 1967, when the race was moved to Aqueduct while the grandstand was rebuilt at Belmont Park. Northern Dancer in 1964 and Kauai King in 1966 could have finished Triple Crown sweeps at Aqueduct, but they failed. History does not show that either faced the specter of the asterisk.
“So, there is no shortage of oddities associated with this Belmont. But before footnotes are prepared for the winner, consider this. What if Tiz The Law wins Saturday? And then Aug. 8 in the Travers? And Sept. 5 in the Kentucky Derby? And Oct. 3 in the Preakness? And Nov. 7 in the Breeders’ Cup Classic? He still has to do these one at a time, but I am just wondering. What sort of asterisk would that deserve?
“Just let us all know if he should be coronated.”
Ron Flatter is a host and reporter who covers horse racing for the Vegas Stats & Information Network, which is available at SiriusXM 204 and to subscribers at VSiN.com. He also hosts the Ron Flatter Racing Pod, which offers two episodes to preview the Belmont Stakes. One features Las Vegas handicappers Chris Andrews, Johnny Avello, Duane Colucci and Vinny Magliulo. The other includes Tiz The Law’s jockey Manny Franco, Fox Sports’ Maggie Wolfendale Morley and XBTV’s Jeff Siegel. You can get one by clicking here. And, other by clicking here.
Santa Anita review
The feature Friday was the only allowance on the card, a 5½-furlong turf race for Cal-bred fillies and mares. Loud Loud Music, the favorite, stalked from off the lead and flew past Smiling Annie in mid-stretch to win by 2¼ lengths.
Loud Loud Music paid $6.00, $3.20 and $3.00. Smiling Annie was second and Shylock Eddie was third. Steve Miyadi was the winning trainer and Tiago Pereira got the ride.
Santa Anita preview
Santa Anita is going out with a lot of racing, 12 race cards both Saturday and Sunday. First post will be 12:30 p.m.. Saturday’s card has seven of the races on the turf and three stakes races, two of them graded. There are three allowance/optional claimer and two maiden specials. Pretty good for any day. The Belmont will be between the fifth and sixth race.
Here’s a look at the stakes:
Grade 3 $100,000 Wilshire Stakes: This one-mile turf race for fillies and mares has seven starters. The favorite, at 8-5, is Toinette for trainer Neil Drysdale and jockey Flavien Prat. This mare has won seven of- 1 lifetime, including three graded stakes. She is coming off a fourth in the Grade 1 Matriarch after a win in the Grade 2 Goldikova. Her last race was Dec. 1 of last year.
The second favorite is Keeper Ofthe Stars (always a tough name to type when you have auto-correct) at 9-5. She is trained by Jonathan Wong and ridden by Abel Cedillo. She is coming off a Grade 1 win in the Gamely Stakes on May 25. And one race back, she won the Grade 2 Buena Vista. The 4-year-old filly has won seven of 15 lifetime. Pretty good race at the top. Post is early at around 1 p.m.
Grade 3 Lazaro Barrera Stakes: This is 6½-furlong race for 3-year-olds. There is a heavy favorite at 4-5 in Collusion Illusion, who has won three of four races. His only loss was in the American Pharoah when he was eased and pulled up. His last race was a win by three lengths in an allowance/optional claimer and he previously won the Grade 2 Best Pal. Mark Glatt and Prat are the connections.
Ragtime Blues is the 2-1 second choice for Bob Baffert and Mike Smith. He has won two of three but has never run at the stakes level. Post is scheduled for 4:32 p.m.
$150,000 Snow Chief Stakes: Even though it’s the biggest purse, it is ungraded because it is restricted to Cal-breds, who are 3 years old, going 1 1/8 miles on the turf. The favorite, at 8-5, is Margot’s Boy for Craig Lewis and Drayden Van Dyke. This colt has won three of four including his last three at the maiden and allowance level. This gelding likes to race from the front.
There are two horses at 5-2 as second favorites. There is Sacred Rider for Northern California-based Steve Specht and Abel Cedillo and Indian Peak for Quin Howey and Mike Smith. Post is set for 5:02 p.m.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 8, 7, 5, 12, 8, 8, 7, 11, 5, 7, 7, 10.
Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day
RACE 10: No. 5 California Kook (8-1)
California Kook with Flavien Prat riding for trainer Peter Miller and this tandem is winning 75% of their races in the last few days going eight of 12 going into Friday. This horse won easy last out under Prat going five wide into the stretch and then clearing the field. This is the second start off the bench and we have a sharp work for a horse racing protected. 8-1 is the best value price on Prat for the day.
Friday’s result: Tallien drifted out to 17-1 and tracked perfectly in third into the stretch. There was no catching the top two but Tallien raced great to run third and is a must-watch horse for Del Mar.
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 preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday. All times PDT.
9:25 Belmont (2): Grade 1 $250,000 Woody Stephens Stakes, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Echo Town (9-5)
10:42 Belmont (4): Grade 2 $150,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Decorated Invader (6-5)
12:01 Belmont (6): Grade 3 $150,000 Wonder Again Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Sweet Melania (7-5)
12:25 Churchill Downs (6): $100,000 Audubon Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Favorite: Field Pass (2-1)
12:54 Woodbine (6): $101,200 allowance, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Frankie Barone (5-2)
1:02 Santa Anita (2): Grade 3 $100,000 Wilshire Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 mile on turf: Favorite: Toinette (4-5)
1:15 Belmont (8): Grade 1 $300,000 Acorn Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 1 mile. Favorite: Gamine (1-1)
1:28 Woodbine (7): $123,200 maiden special weight, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Strike A Beat (8-5)
1:53 Belmont (9): Grade 1 $250,000 Jaipur Stakes, 3 and up, 6 furlongs on turf. Favorite: Pure Sensation (5-2)
2:01 Churchill Downs (9): Grade 2 $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Factor This (8-5)
2:30 Woodbine (9): $108,700 allowance/optional claimer, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Sir Sahib (5-2).
2:42 Belmont (10): Grade 1 $1-million Belmont Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Tiz The Law (6-5)
3:54 Ruidoso (10): $163,415 Mountain Top Futurity, NM-bred 2-year-olds, 5 furlongs. Favorite:
Aisle Runner (3-10)
4:32 Santa Anita (9): Grade 3 $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes, 3-year-olds, 6 ½ furlongs. Favorite: Collusion Illusion (4-5)
5:02 Santa Anita (10): $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes, Cal-bred 3-year-olds, 1 1/ miles on turf. Favorite: Margot’s Boy (8-5)
Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day
RACE SEVEN: No. 3 Rox Win (7-2)
He figures to improve after debuting with a sixth-place finish 29 nights ago after prepping with B+ drill before his first start. The gelding broke very slow and veered inward harshly to lose multiple lengths and his racing momentum. Rox Win was able to recover from there, finishing well while under a hand ride followed by a solid gallop out through the clubhouse turn. With an expected better start Friday evening, this runner should be a contender and at a good price tonight.
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Now the stars of the show, Friday’s results and Saturday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, June 19.
Copyright 2020 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 59th day of a 60-day meet. Clear & Firm
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.10 46.70 1:11.10 1:23.17 1:35.34
|$1 EXACTA (3-6)||$9.90|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-2-1)||$52.14|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-2)||$45.90|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE ( 3-6-2-1-7)||Carryover $1,777|
Winner–Eastern Ocean Ch.c.3 by Stormy Atlantic out of Ashbecca, by Sandpit (BRZ). Bred by Dr. Rodney E. Orr (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: Rodney E. Orr. Mutuel Pool $272,319 Exacta Pool $129,165 Superfecta Pool $46,106 Trifecta Pool $73,467 X-5 Super High Five Pool $2,328. Scratched–none.
EASTERN OCEAN pressed the pace outside then stalked the leader, bid outside on the far turn and gained command nearing the quarter pole, went clear into the stretch and held gamely. LANE WAY chased off the inside then outside a rival, angled out into the three path, closed through the lane and threatened the winner late but could not get by. TALLIEN (IRE) stalked from the inside, came out in upper stretch and bested the rest. EXHORT away quickly at the start and set the pace inside a rival moved clear, challenged around the far turn and lost command approaching the quarter pole and gave in the lane. EXETER raced a bit off the rail then settled inside, saved ground around the turn and into the stretch and lacked a rally. TAPITUTION trailed the field from a bit of the rail, came out in the stretch and improved position four deep at the wire. FRASARD (GB) chased from the inside, went between runners into the stretch, came out near the eighth pole and lacked rally. MACEDONIAN RULER (AUS) unhurried in the beginning, traveled in the two path then moved out further off the rail, went four wide into the stretch, bumped by inside rival near the eighth pole and had little left in deep stretch. MUNNINGS' PILOT raced three wide then outside a rival, continued three wide into the stretch, floated out by inside rival and bumped foe near the eighth pole and weakened after.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 22.10 45.18 1:11.70 1:25.58
|3||Real Good Deal||126||3||2||2–hd||4–2||4–3½||3–nk||Pereira||7.70|
|3||REAL GOOD DEAL||3.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)||$37.40|
|$1 EXACTA (1-5)||$10.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-5-3-4)||$9.40|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-3)||$18.95|
Winner–Sybil's Kitty Ch.f.4 by Tale of the Cat out of Sybil's Way, by Will's Way. Bred by Christine M. Hosier & Bev Hendry (FL). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Hall, Greg and SAYJAY Racing, LLC. Mutuel Pool $152,231 Daily Double Pool $31,660 Exacta Pool $78,301 Superfecta Pool $31,042 Trifecta Pool $49,711. Scratched–none.
SYBIL'S KITTY chased near the inside then angled out into the three path nearing the turn, tipped out another path and rallied four deep into the drive, collared the leader near the eighth pole and assumed command then held off the late rally from the runner-up. PASITO stalked the top trio and angled to the inside, moved forward inside a pair of rivals, saved ground into the lane, rallied along the inside and missed. REAL GOOD DEAL vied between for command then stalked three deep around the turn and into the stretch and edged rival for the show. VIOLENT SPEED vied three deep then cleared inside rivals, angled over to the inside, traveled a bit off the rail into the lane, lost command near the eight pole and was edged for the show. SINDY'S REVENGE broke out then lacked early speed, angled to the inside, saved ground then came out in upper stretch and could not rally. TRUTH PREVAILS contested the early lead then chased between rivals to the stretch and weakened.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.17 47.01 1:11.07 1:23.15 1:35.49
|5||Much More Halo||120||5||3||5–1½||6–1||5–hd||5–hd||4–1½||Smith||3.60|
|2||Still in the Game||126||2||6||3–½||3–½||3–hd||4–1½||5–1¾||Gutierrez||7.10|
|8||No Slo Mo||120||8||8||6–hd||5–hd||6–2½||6–1½||7–6¼||Roman||12.90|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-9)||$23.40|
|$1 EXACTA (9-6)||$9.30|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-6-1-5)||$18.24|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-6-1-5-2)||$506.70|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-6-1)||$28.75|
Winner–Tiberius Mercurius B.c.4 by The Factor out of The Winged Venus, by Rock Hard Ten. Bred by Anastasie Astrid Christiansen-Croy (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: John M. B. O'Connor. Mutuel Pool $410,066 Daily Double Pool $19,793 Exacta Pool $214,829 Superfecta Pool $76,363 Super High Five Pool $5,639 Trifecta Pool $127,629. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-1-9) paid $40.90. Pick Three Pool $59,844. $1 Pick Five (4-9-12-9-9(STRONACH5)) 5 correct paid $7,039.80. Pick Five Pool $136,042.
TIBERIUS MERCURIUS four wide early, angled in and stalked outside a rival then off the rail, bid alongside the pacesetter on the second turn to gain the lead into the stretch, kicked clear and held under urging. WAR PATH stalked three deep then outside a rival, came three wide into the stretch and finished well. COSMO saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and went on willingly late. MUCH MORE HALO between rivals early, angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, split horses past the eighth pole and was edged for the show. STILL IN THE GAME stalked inside, came out into the stretch and was outfinished. FIRE POLISH sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, dueled along the rail on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. NO SLO MO three wide into the first turn, chased outside a rival, came out into the stretch, steadied in tight off heels in midstretch and did not rally. FRAVEL pulled between horses then a bit off the rail, tugged his way between foes leaving the backstretch, was outside a foe leaving the second turn and lacked a rally. TIZ VICIOUS broke a bit slowly, went three wide into the first turn, chased outside a foe then three deep a half mile out, angled to the inside entering the stretch and lacked a further response.
4½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.74 46.86 52.81
|3||Poso Creek||122||3||1||4–1½||6–½||7||Diaz, Jr.||7.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-7)||$14.20|
|$1 EXACTA (7-5)||$8.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-5-8-1)||$21.27|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-5-8-1-4)||$739.40|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-5-8)||$23.20|
|$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (9-6)||$4.80|
Winner–Touchdown Brown Grr.c.2 by Cairo Prince out of Chicalelee, by Cherokee Run. Bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC (CA). Trainer: Rafael Becerra. Owner: Brown, Jr., Edward J., Klein, Alan and Lebherz, Phillip. Mutuel Pool $270,003 Daily Double Pool $27,757 Exacta Pool $132,809 Superfecta Pool $60,924 Super High Five Pool $3,875 Trifecta Pool $88,184. Scratched–What's Up Surfer.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-9-7) paid $13.80. Pick Three Pool $25,234. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (1-9-6) paid $5.50.
TOUCHDOWN BROWN stalked outside then alongside a rival then off the rail on the turn, came three wide into the stretch, took the lead outside foes nearing the sixteenth pole and won clear under some urging with the whip turned down and a strong hand ride. BIG FISH chased off the rail then three deep leaving the turn and into the stretch and edged a rival late for the place. RANTANEN had speed four wide then angled in and dueled outside a rival, was between foes nearing the sixteenth pole and was edged late for second. PROUD LION chased inside, split horses on the turn, continued alongside a rival into the stretch and bested the others. LEMON ZINGER sent between horses early, dueled inside, fought back in midstretch and weakened late. BROKEN FINGER had speed a bit off the rail then stalked between foes, was in a bit tight into the turn, angled in, went around a rival in midstrretch and did not rally. POSO CREEK between horses early, stalked a bit off the rail, angled in on the turn and weakened.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $27,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.97 46.89 1:11.16 1:23.22 1:35.71
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-3)||$28.40|
|$1 EXACTA (3-2)||$16.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-2-5-7)||$23.10|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-2-5-7-6)||$191.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-5)||$26.25|
Winner–Sly B.g.4 by Orb out of Bluegrass Sapphire, by Bluegrass Cat. Bred by D.J. Stables (KY). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: Fox Hill Farms, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $265,278 Daily Double Pool $26,300 Exacta Pool $153,439 Superfecta Pool $67,334 Super High Five Pool $2,624 Trifecta Pool $97,776. Scratched–Infatuate, Joeys Ace, Master Recovery, Premier League, Twirling Derby.
50-Cent Pick Three (9-7-3) paid $19.15. Pick Three Pool $70,146. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (9-6-3) paid $6.75. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-9-6/7-3) 1705 tickets with 4 correct paid $59.35. Pick Four Pool $132,540. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-1-9-6/7-3) 1092 tickets with 5 correct paid $300.05. Pick Five Pool $381,019.
SLY saved ground stalking the pace, inched forward leaving the backstretch, came off the rail past midstretch and rallied under left handed urging to get up in the final stride. FENGARI sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace inside, inched away on the second turn, kicked clear and held on well but was caught on the line. MOST SANDISFACTORY chased between horses then a bit off the rail, continued inside into and on the second turn and into the stretch and bested the others. LEPRINO pressed the pace outside the runner-up, stalked leaving the second turn, was alongside the winner into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. CAMPS BAY bobbled some at the start, angled in and saved ground chasing the pace to the stretch and lacked a rally. STRUGAR three deep early, chased outside a rival or off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and did not rally. PRESS BRIEFING forced out into the first turn, chased three deep then outside a rival, went three wide on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. NEGOTIATOR pulled inside then steadied and bore out into the first turn, chased outside a rival then between horses, angled in leaving the second turn and also weakened. BEDROCK stalked off the rail then outside a rival, dropped back on the second turn and had little left for the drive.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.11 45.57 57.57 1:10.06
|2||Brace for Impact||126||2||2||1–hd||1–hd||2–3½||2–3¼||Maldonado||1.90|
|6||With Due Cause||120||6||3||6||5–1½||5–5||5–17¾||Prat||3.00|
|2||BRACE FOR IMPACT||3.40||2.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-4)||$58.60|
|$1 EXACTA (4-2)||$17.70|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-2-3-1)||$59.33|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-2-3)||$96.55|
Winner–Too Late B.c.3 by Square Eddie out of If Not for You, by Hennessy. Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $308,695 Daily Double Pool $19,871 Exacta Pool $132,819 Superfecta Pool $60,809 Trifecta Pool $86,426. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-3-4) paid $39.05. Pick Three Pool $45,426.
TOO LATE bobbled some at the start, dueled three deep, took the lead outside the runner-up into the stretch, inched away in midstretch and won under some urging and steady handling. BRACE FOR IMPACT had good early speed and dueled between horses, fought back inside in upper stretch and was clearly second best. CALI CALIENTE pulled and angled in on the backstretch, came off the rail on the turn and a bit wide into the stretch and picked up the show. BLUEGRASS PATRIOT went up inside to duel for the lead, fought back on the turn, came off the rail in upper stretch and weakened. WITH DUE CAUSE stalked off the rail or outside, angled in on the turn, came out leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch and lacked a further response. TALLEMARK stalked between horses then off the rail or outside a rival, came out into the stretch and gave way.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.36 45.82 57.52 1:03.66
|10||Loud Loud Music||120||9||5||3–1½||3–1½||1–hd||1–2¼||Pereira||2.00|
|10||LOUD LOUD MUSIC||6.00||3.20||3.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-10)||$54.40|
|$1 EXACTA (10-3)||$9.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (10-3-4-2)||$32.17|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (10-3-4-2-8)||$1,737.40|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-3-4)||$35.95|
Winner–Loud Loud Music Dbb.f.3 by Tizbud out of Your Cheatin Heart, by Bernstein. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Owner: Nicholas B. Alexander. Mutuel Pool $315,317 Daily Double Pool $37,067 Exacta Pool $157,711 Superfecta Pool $73,068 Super High Five Pool $4,553 Trifecta Pool $117,571. Scratched–Flying Business.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-4-10) paid $62.25. Pick Three Pool $39,899.
LOUD LOUD MUSIC stalked outside a rival then off the rail, bid alongside the runner-up under left handed urging in the stretch to gain a short advantage and pulled clear in the final sixteenth. SMILING ANNIE a step slow to begin, went up inside to set the pace along the rail, fought back in midstretch, could not match the winner late and just held second. SHYLOCK EDDIE stalked the pace inside, came out leaving the turn and into the stretch and was edged for the place. DONUT GIRL broke slowly, saved ground chasing the pace, came out in midstretch, split rivals in deep stretch and was edged for third. RUBY BRADLEY stalked outside a rivals, came out four wide into the stretch and put in a late bid at a minor award. HARPER'S GALLOP was in a good position four wide early then stalked three deep to the stretch and lacked a rally. SPEEDY GIGI had speed between horses then outside the runner-up, stalked a bit off the rail to the stretch, found the fence in the drive and weakened. NOOR KHAN broke in, bumped a rival and steadied, chased between foes and did not rally. BELLA RENELLA bumped at the start and steadied early, pulled between foes and steadied again into the turn, drifted out on the turn then angled in and had little left for the drive.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.82 46.68 1:11.88 1:18.66
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (10-3)||$15.20|
|$1 EXACTA (3-6)||$5.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-1-2)||$1.91|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-1)||$6.70|
Winner–Malakai Moxie Ch.c.3 by Boisterous out of Chetten County, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Carliwood Farms, LLC (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Carliwood Farms. Mutuel Pool $192,614 Daily Double Pool $23,061 Exacta Pool $87,965 Superfecta Pool $30,422 Trifecta Pool $50,570. Scratched–Grazed My Biscuits.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-10-3) paid $32.00. Pick Three Pool $37,620.
MALAKAI MOXIE pressed then stalked the pace inside, bid again along the rail on the turn to gain the lead approaching the quarter pole, inched away into the stretch and won held gamely under some late urging. HOT SOCKS had speed three deep then dueled outside a rival, battled between horses on the turn, drifted in a bit in the stretch and continued willingly to the wire. HOOP DREAM stalked inside then between horses leaving the backstretch, went up four wide midway on the turn and three deep into the stretch and bested the others. MR. CLUTCH stalked outside a rival then three deep leaving the backstretch, dropped back on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. EL CHAPIN had speed between horses then dueled a bit off the rail, battled between foes on the turn, fell back and angled in leaving the bend and into the stretch and gave way.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.20 47.07 1:12.03 1:24.30 1:36.45
|1||Peace Pipe||126||1||2||1–½||1–1½||1–2½||1–2||1–1¾||Diaz, Jr.||17.00|
|5||Too Hot for Curlin||126||5||5||7–1||5–hd||4–1½||6–7||5–hd||Cedillo||6.90|
|6||Seeking the Throne||120||6||9||9||9||9||8–2½||7–1½||Pereira||21.20|
|8||Gem of a Tiger||113||7||8||3–2||2–1||7–2||7–hd||8–2½||Flores||89.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)||$94.20|
|$1 EXACTA (1-9)||$155.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-9-3-4)||$157.57|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-9-3-4-5)||$5,000.50|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-9-3)||$236.55|
Winner–Peace Pipe Dbb.m.5 by Tribal Rule out of Golden Harmony, by Half a Year. Bred by Nick Cafarchia (CA). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Nick Cafarchia. Mutuel Pool $372,877 Daily Double Pool $110,389 Exacta Pool $195,631 Superfecta Pool $98,144 Super High Five Pool $19,660 Trifecta Pool $136,413. Scratched–Cassie Belle, Rose's Crystal.
50-Cent Pick Three (10-3-1) paid $64.10. Pick Three Pool $162,159. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-10-3/4-1) 597 tickets with 4 correct paid $543.40. Pick Four Pool $425,175. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-4-10-3/4-1) 95 tickets with 5 correct paid $2,707.40. Pick Five Pool $336,018. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (6/7-3-4-10-3/4-1) 59 tickets with 6 correct paid $2,097.62. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $231,658. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $977,355.
PEACE PIPE sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace inside then inched away on the backstretch and second turn, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and held on gamely under urging. BELLA D three deep into the first turn, stalked outside a rival then between foes leaving the backstretch, continued a bit off the rail on the second turn and in the stretch and held the place. ON MARS stalked inside then tugged his way along the rail on the backstretch, went between foes nearing the second turn, came out into the stretch and was edged for second. ROCKIE CAUSEWAY pulled and bid between horses on the first turn then stalked inside, split rivals on the second turn, continued just off the inside into the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award. TOO HOT FOR CURLIN chased three deep then outside a rival, went between foes leaving the backstretch, continued outside a foe on the second turn, came out into the stretch and lacked a further response. CHEERFUL CHARM saved ground stalking the pace, steadied into the second turn, went outside a rival on that bend and did not rally. SEEKING THE THRONE broke a bit slowly, angled in and saved ground off the pace, came out a bit in the stretch and was not a threat. GEM OF A TIGER four wide into the first turn, bid three deep then stalked a bit off the rail, angled in approaching the second turn, fell back on that bend and gave way. STARSHIP SKY five wide into the first turn, drifted out then angled in and stalked three deep, went four wide leaving the backstretch, also dropped back on the second turn and had nothing left for the drive.
Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, June 20.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 59th day of a 60-day meet.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||El Diablo Rojo||Heriberto Figueroa||120||Craig Anthony Lewis||8-1|
|2||Utalknboutpractice||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||5-2|
|3||Me Macho||Victor Flores||119||John E. Cortez||8-1|
|4||Caerulean||Mario Gutierrez||120||Ben D. A. Cecil||10-1|
|5||California Tenga||Aaron Gryder||120||Vann Belvoir||20-1|
|6||Hammering Lemon||Evin Roman||120||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1|
|7||Count Alexei||Umberto Rispoli||120||Brian J. Koriner||8-5|
|8||Hollywood's Best||Abel Cedillo||120||Mark Glatt||4-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'Wilshire Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.
|1||Red Lark||Drayden Van Dyke||116||Patrick Gallagher||20-1|
|2||Cordiality||Umberto Rispoli||122||Tim Yakteen||8-1|
|3||Gypsy Spirit||Mike Smith||122||Leonard Powell||8-1|
|4||Querelle||Aaron Gryder||122||Peter Miller||6-1|
|5||Keeper Ofthe Stars||Abel Cedillo||126||Jonathan Wong||9-5|
|6||Toinette||Flavien Prat||124||Neil D. Drysdale||8-5|
|7||Simply Breathless||Ruben Fuentes||124||Neil D. Drysdale||6-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $32,000.
|1||Oh Marvelous Me||Flavien Prat||124||Mark Glatt||5-2||32,000|
|2||Vander Kelen||Abel Cedillo||124||Mark Glatt||6-1|
|3||Posterize||Geovanni Franco||124||Ian Kruljac||7-2||32,000|
|4||Adens Dream||Edwin Maldonado||124||Adam Kitchingman||5-2||32,000|
|5||Jan's Reserve||Agapito Delgadillo||124||Mike Puype||2-1||32,000|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.
|1||Journal Entry||Ruben Fuentes||126||Carla Gaines||15-1|
|2||Rowangoeshollywood||Agapito Delgadillo||120||Alfredo Marquez||20-1|
|3||Fabiolla||Flavien Prat||126||Jack Carava||4-1|
|4||Into Victory||Tiago Pereira||120||Dean Pederson||12-1|
|5||Sweet Sonny||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||120||Brian J. Koriner||8-1|
|6||This Tea||Mario Gutierrez||120||George Papaprodromou||6-1|
|7||Moonhall Milly||Umberto Rispoli||120||Leonard Powell||7-2|
|8||Vegas Palm||Heriberto Figueroa||126||Gary Mandella||4-1|
|9||River Girl||Eswan Flores||120||Hector O. Palma||15-1|
|10||Officious||Abel Cedillo||120||Philip D'Amato||8-1|
|11||Lookin So Lucky||Brice Blanc||120||Alexis Barba||20-1|
|12||She'seversoclever||Aaron Gryder||120||Anthony K. Saavedra||30-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.
|1||Alvaaro||Flavien Prat||126||Doug F. O'Neill||6-1||25,000|
|2||Conte Cavour||Mario Gutierrez||126||Javier Jose Sierra||30-1||25,000|
|3||Baby Gronk||Tiago Pereira||126||William Spawr||4-1||25,000|
|4||All American Hero||Aaron Gryder||126||Blake R. Heap||6-1||25,000|
|5||Sorriso||Abel Cedillo||126||Mark Glatt||5-2||25,000|
|6||Undeniable Proof||Ruben Fuentes||126||Vann Belvoir||4-1||25,000|
|7||Cryin' Chuck||Umberto Rispoli||126||John W. Sadler||7-2||25,000|
|8||Shanghai Curly||Geovanni Franco||120||Philip A. Oviedo||12-1||25,000|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Psycho Dar||Agapito Delgadillo||126||Steven Miyadi||4-1|
|2||Unbridled Ethos||Abel Cedillo||126||Jeff Mullins||5-1|
|3||Luck's Royal Flush||Edwin Maldonado||126||Jeff Bonde||12-1|
|4||Silenced||Assael Espinoza||126||Peter Eurton||5-1|
|5||City Rage||Umberto Rispoli||126||Mark Glatt||6-1|
|6||Whooping Jay||Mario Gutierrez||126||Doug F. O'Neill||7-2|
|7||Strictly Biz||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||126||Brian J. Koriner||12-1|
|8||Silardi||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||3-1|
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.
|1||Route Six Six||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||126||Brian J. Koriner||8-1|
|2||Order and Law||Kent Desormeaux||124||Vladimir Cerin||5-1|
|3||Bold Endeavor||Drayden Van Dyke||124||George Papaprodromou||6-1|
|4||Potantico||Victor Flores||119||Vladimir Cerin||20-1|
|5||Synthesis||Geovanni Franco||124||George Papaprodromou||8-1|
|6||Multiplier||Flavien Prat||126||Peter Miller||2-1|
|7||Ax Man||Mike Smith||126||Bob Baffert||8-5|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.
|1||Zipper Mischief||Victor Espinoza||126||Blake R. Heap||4-1|
|2||Handsome Cat||Aaron Gryder||120||Matthew Chew||12-1|
|3||Shinny||Mario Gutierrez||120||Doug F. O'Neill||30-1|
|4||Offshore Affair||Abel Cedillo||126||Carla Gaines||12-1|
|5||Brickyard Ride||Heriberto Figueroa||118||Craig Anthony Lewis||5-2|
|6||A Man's Man||Drayden Van Dyke||126||Brian J. Koriner||10-1|
|7||Afternoon Heat||Ruben Fuentes||126||Steve Knapp||20-1|
|8||Jetovator||Flavien Prat||126||Peter Eurton||3-1|
|9||Preaching Trainer||Umberto Rispoli||126||Carla Gaines||6-1|
|10||Ready for a Fight||Tiago Pereira||120||Steven Miyadi||12-1|
|11||Agamemnon||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||118||Ronald L. McAnally||20-1|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'Lazaro Barrera Stakes'. 3 year olds.
|1||Collusion Illusion||Flavien Prat||124||Mark Glatt||4-5|
|2||Ragtime Blues||Mike Smith||122||Bob Baffert||2-1|
|3||Phantom Boss||Tiago Pereira||124||Jorge Periban||8-1|
|4||Alcools||Abel Cedillo||122||Peter Miller||4-1|
|5||Howbeit||Umberto Rispoli||120||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1|
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $150,000. 'Snow Chief Stakes'. 3 year olds. State bred.
|1||Sacred Rider||Abel Cedillo||122||Steven Specht||5-2|
|2||Margot's Boy||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Craig Anthony Lewis||8-5|
|3||Canyon Crest||Umberto Rispoli||122||Michael W. McCarthy||6-1|
|4||Descartes||Mario Gutierrez||120||Edward R. Freeman||30-1|
|5||California Kook||Flavien Prat||117||Peter Miller||8-1|
|6||Bam Bam Again||Tiago Pereira||120||Jorge Periban||15-1|
|7||Indian Peak||Mike Smith||122||Quinn Howey||5-2|
1 Mile. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.
|1||Kazansky||Tiago Pereira||126||Eddie Truman||5-1||20,000|
|2||Hapi Hapi||Heriberto Figueroa||120||Craig Anthony Lewis||8-1||20,000|
|3||World Affairs||Umberto Rispoli||126||Simon Callaghan||2-1||20,000|
|4||Vodka Twist||Edwin Maldonado||120||Neil D. Drysdale||3-1||20,000|
|5||Fabio||Mario Gutierrez||120||George Papaprodromou||50-1||20,000|
|6||Endless Tale||Victor Flores||119||Javier Jose Sierra||6-1||20,000|
|7||Ultimate Mystery||Ruben Fuentes||126||Vann Belvoir||5-2||20,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $31,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $32,000.
|1||Royal Insider||Tiago Pereira||126||Steve Knapp||8-1|
|2||Golden Doughnut||Heriberto Figueroa||124||James M. Cassidy||15-1||32,000|
|3||Mystery Messenger||Kent Desormeaux||126||Vladimir Cerin||4-1|
|4||Blackout||Abel Cedillo||126||Peter Miller||6-1||32,000|
|5||Worthy Turk||Assael Espinoza||124||Peter Miller||10-1|
|6||Boogalute||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Mike Puype||6-1|
|7||Shadow Sphinx||Flavien Prat||124||Richard Baltas||7-2||32,000|
|8||Spanish Hombre||Edwin Maldonado||126||Craig Dollase||10-1||32,000|
|9||Liberal||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||124||Patrick Gallagher||10-1|
|10||Hootie||Umberto Rispoli||124||Michael W. McCarthy||6-1|
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