Horse racing newsletter: Give me an $8 pick six with 9-10-7-10-2-11
Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome to our horse racing newsletter as Del Mar held its first non-holiday Monday card since 2008.
With the extra day of racing, I have exhausted my fabulous group of contributors, so I guess I have to come up with something. So, when you have a lot of disparate thoughts, what do you do? Well, here’s some odds and ends.
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--Question for all bettors. So, when was the last time you bet an $8 straight Pick Six ticket? Well, waiting. Hands up, please. Uh, none of you?
Well, a lot of people were shaking their head over Sunday’s winning $2 Pick Six ticket at Del Mar, which paid $173,912. What was odd was that a single straight ticket would be called for $8. Most people like to spread their bets over six races on one ticket, or, if they want to take a single shot, why wouldn’t you just bet $2?
The winner did bet $29,652 into that sequence, but why did they buy that $8 straight ticket? It was a pretty chalky sequence, except for one race. The prices: $5.60, $114.40, $4.80, $4.00, $4.40 and $8.20.
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First, you need to know the bet was made through the AmTote hub in Hunt Valley, Md. Who owns AmTote? Glad you asked. It’s The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita and all the other tracks you know about, but not Del Mar. Many ADWs use that hub, not just one
Second, the time stamps on when winning bets were made on big tickets are always checked. But, in an era where there isn’t a computer system that can’t be hacked, is that a concern? Sure, it’s always a concern, but is it a legitimate fear? I have no evidence, or am I suggesting there is anything untoward here, but it’s always good to remember the past for fear of repeating it. Here’s a Wikipedia link to a 2002 scandal over betting on the Breeders’ Cup, and other races. Interesting read. Just click here.
Third, the advent of computer or “batch” bettors have made the $2 bettors almost irrelevant. The sport couldn’t survive without ADWs (especially now) but it brings with it a dynamic where the big players are on a more than favorable playing field. If you just break even, you’ll make money based on the ADW rebates. In fact, the $29,652 bet, given the payout, was really only around 5-1 odds.
It’s likely that this bettor played thousands of individual tickets at a wide variety of prices. It would be standard with computer betting. Until I’m granted subpoena power, I won’t get to look at the portfolio of bets. It would be really interesting to see how many similar tickets there are with different horses in the seventh race. (The $114.40 one.) A computer figures out all the bets based on models and algorithms and the ADWs give them a hall pass right into AmTote or whatever wagering system is being used.
Now, if the bettor, or the computer, knew it would have been a single ticket, they/it would have probably made it a $2 ticket. These big bettors aren’t slaving over a Daily Racing Form with black pens and yellow highlighters. They are not filling in bubble cards. Math is making the call.
Regardless of how this happened, it does little to instill confidence in the industry among bettors who are often frustrated by odds dropping significantly after the gate opens because of the lag in time to retrieve computer betting information. I’m also not sure educating the bettors to how computer betting has a bigger edge than they do is the way to go, either.
Still, this is one more perception problem the industry should address on its long list of issues.
--Larry Collmus. I have to admit to being sort of hard on track announcer Larry Collmus in the past. Most of it was resentment that NBC ignores the excellent local track announcers (Trevor Denman, Frank Mirahmadi and Michael Wrona) and instead brings in someone from New York, who hasn’t called in Southern California for a long time.
I also go back to my first year covering this sport when he miscalled the second-place finisher of the Wood Memorial. (It was Trojan Nation trained by Paddy Gallagher.) Luckily for me, I make so many mistakes that it’s difficult to pin just one on me.
Anyway, I’m hearing a lot of Collmus at Del Mar and he has been outstanding. His calls are crisp and accurate. He’s a pleasure to listen to and I’ve already gotten used to him. So, while I’ll still be a homer for our folks, and I think you can easily make Collmus an honorary summer member of the greatest announcing group in the sport.
Of course, after I wrote that earlier in the day, I was listening to his call of Monday’s third race. He had some pauses that showed he was confused. It seems as if the nine, Boolicious, refused out of the gate and was no where to be seen. Collmus was looking for nine horses but only saw eight. And, it’s not as if he could take the binoculars back to the gate. Still, he made note of the fact on the far turn that there was a missing horse and, in the end, gave everyone a good call of a very confusing race.
--Jockey agents. If you are like me, you probably didn’t give a thought to the idea that a jockey agent is only allowed two clients. It came to light when Ron Anderson picked up John Velazquez to join Joel Rosario, so he had to go down one and dropped Umberto Rispoli.
Not all agents have two clients, in fact, most don’t. Still, I thought it would be interesting to see which agents have which jockeys. This comes courtesy of the Del Mar condition book.
Elijah Arroyo—Luis Cardenas, Assael Espinoza.
Erick (Goldy) Arroyo—Alexis Centeno.
Nelson Arroyo—Heriberto Figueroa, Jorge Velez.
Brian Beach—Victor Espinoza.
George Bradvica—Brice Blanc.
Mike Ciani—Jose Valdivia Jr.
Vince DeGregory—Eswan Flores.
Mauro Donoe—Mauro Donoe (self).
Victor Flores—Victor Flores (self).
Ron Freitas—Ricky Gonzalez.
James Giannone—Geovanni Franco.
Tom Knust—Abel Cedillo, Evin Roman.
Derek Lawson—Flavien Prat.
Saul Marquez—Ruben Fuentes.
Tony Matos--Jean Diaz, Jr., Edwin Maldonado.
Scotty McClellan-Umberto Rispoli.
Matt Nakatani—Mario Gutierrez.
Craig O’Bryan—Juan Hernandez.
Brad Pegram—Mike Smith, Drayden Van Dyke.
J.R. Pegram—Kent Desormeaux.
Patty Sterling—Agapito Delgadillo, Tiago Pereira.
--Maximum Security. The disqualified winner of the Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security, came out of Saturday’s nose victory in the San Diego Handicap in good shape according to trainer Bob Baffert.
In fact, Baffert, talking to Hank Wesch of Del Mar, said he didn’t have the colt fully cranked.
“I actually thought he was pretty good right after the race being that I only had him about 80%,” Baffert said. “I didn’t think he’d have to do a stop-and-go movement [on the backstretch] but he showed what a great horse he is.”
Baffert also indicated the Pacific Classic at Del Mar might be his next race.
“The Pacific Classic or the Woodward [at Saratoga], depending … but I like the Pacific Classic,” Baffert said. “He brings his racetrack with him. He’s got a lot of will to win, he’s courageous and a smart horse. There’s just something about him, he’s got a lot of will to win. He’s got a lot of W’s by his name and there’s a reason for that.”
--Final thought: Is there a worse picture in horse racing than the early night racing at Los Alamitos when the horses are coming off the far turn and into the stretch? I understand it’s all lighting, and may be unavoidable, but it’s embarrassing in 2020.
Del Mar review
There were no stakes on Monday, so the feature was an allowance/optional claimer for horses going a mile on the turf. Order and Law took the lead early, withstood pressure on the backstretch and stayed in front for a one-length win.
Order and Law was a price, paying $39.00, $16.40 and $9.00. Maestro Dearte finished second followed by Gregorian Chant, Mesut, King of Speed, Fight On and Untamed Domain. Vladimir Cerin was the winning trainer and Jose Valdivia Jr., was in the saddle.
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Now, the star of the show, Monday’s results. See you Friday.
Del Mar Charts Results for Monday, July 27.
Copyright 2020 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, California. All finishes confirmed by Plusmic USA. Official program numbers may not correspond with post position. 7th day of a 28-day meet. Clear & Fast
1 Mile. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.23 47.10 1:13.23 1:25.99 1:39.22
|3||Great Return||125||3||5||3–hd||3–hd||6||6||6||Van Dyke||3.60|
|$1 EXACTA (4-1)||$7.20|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-4)||$8.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-1-5-2)||$14.99|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-1-5)||$21.55|
Winner–Harvest Moon B.f.3 by Uncle Mo out of Qaraaba (GB), by Shamardal. Bred by Alice Bamford (KY). Trainer: Simon Callaghan. Owner: Bamford, Alice and Tabor, Michael B.. Mutuel Pool $167,737 Exacta Pool $76,889 Quinella Pool $3,871 Superfecta Pool $24,875 Trifecta Pool $46,013. Scratched–none.
HARVEST MOON went four deep into the first turn, settled off the pace, advanced outside, bid three deep approaching the quarter pole, cleared in the stretch and drew away under mild urging. VELVET QUEEN controlled the pace from the inside, led clear to the quarter pole, vied with outside rivals two wide into the lane and yielded to the winner. SHANGHAI TRUFFLES chased outside a rival then angled in on the clubhouse turn, inched forward from the inside, angled out and bid between foes around the far turn and into the lane but proved no match for the top pair. MONGOLIAN WINDOW between foes early then a bit off the rail, went between runners on the backstretch, ridden along at the three-eighths pole, lost ground three wide on the final turn and weakened in the lane. TIZ WONDERFULLY went four wide into the first turn then angled in a path, raced off the rail to the far turn then angled to the rail, saved ground into the stretch and lacked further response. GREAT RETURN stumbled slightly at the start, three deep into the first turn, stalked outside pair on the backstretch, started to weaken and drifted out leaving the far turn and tired in the stretch.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.07 45.95 1:10.84 1:22.71 1:34.36
|2||Miss Flawless||123||2||6||8||8||8||7–hd||6–¾||Valdivia, Jr.||45.90|
|6||GYPSY SPIRIT (GB)||3.00||2.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-1)||$26.00|
|$1 EXACTA (1-6)||$11.90|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-6)||$8.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-6-5-3)||$13.76|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-6-5)||$21.90|
Winner–Quick (GB) B.f.4 by Olympic Glory (IRE) out of The Giving Tree (IRE), by Rock of Gibraltar (IRE). Bred by Brightwalton Bloodstock Ltd (GB). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $267,744 Daily Double Pool $59,523 Exacta Pool $144,807 Quinella Pool $6,466 Superfecta Pool $52,314 Trifecta Pool $84,988. Scratched–none.
QUICK (GB) unhurried from the inside, tipped out into the stretch, split foes and surged late overhaul the runner-up. GYPSY SPIRIT (GB) stalked a bit off the rail, raced two wide then angled three wide leaving the far turn, cleared rivals inside the furlong pole but could not hold off the winner. GALLOVIE (GB) stalked inside, saved ground to the lane, rallied inside and edged rival for the show. MUCHLY (GB) reserved outside a rival, went two to three wide into the stretch, angled out and showed late effort but got denied for the show honors. LAVENDER (IRE) traveled off the pace from the inside, angled out in upper stretch, awaited room a furlong out, angled in near the sixteenth pole and improved position. MISS FLAWLESS (FR) raced a bit off the rail, outside a rival up the backstretch, went three wide into the stretch, came out in the drive and passed tired foes. SAINTS PAYNTER sped to the front and crossed over to the inside, set the pace along the rail, challenged from the outside and fought back to the eighth pole then weakened in the final furlong. ZEST forwardly placed outside the leader, bid alongside rival at the quarter pole, vied between rivals in upper stretch and weakened in the late stages.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $16,000-$14,000. Time 23.13 46.64 1:12.16 1:18.97
|4||Real Good Deal||122||4||2||5–1||7–hd||5–hd||4–3¼||Pereira||6.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)||$31.60|
|$1 EXACTA (3-6)||$12.30|
|$2 QUINELLA (3-6)||$14.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-1-4)||$16.57|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-1)||$26.95|
|$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (1-7)||$7.40|
Winner–Flying Business Dbb.f.3 by Gervinho out of Valeria, by Elusive Quality. Bred by Gino Roncelli (CA). Trainer: Matthew Chew. Owner: Roncelli Family Trust. Mutuel Pool $260,544 Daily Double Pool $30,732 Exacta Pool $127,015 Quinella Pool $5,274 Superfecta Pool $35,412 Trifecta Pool $63,643. Scratched–Midnight Garden.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-1-3) paid $28.70. Pick Three Pool $97,970. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (4-1-7) paid $5.95.
FLYING BUSINESS chased the top pair then went up to challenge inside, vied for the lead around the bend, moved clear near the quarter pole and powered away under right-handed urging and steady handling late. SHERILINDA off alertly, pressed the pace inside the leader, vied between rivals around the turn, could not match the winner into the lane and held the place. AWESOME AMANDA reserved in the early stages, went between rivals, crept closer into the turn, ridden along around the bend, angled four wide and bested the others. REAL GOOD DEAL tracked off the inside, four wide into the turn then three wide exiting the bend and showed a mild response in the drive. THUNDER WOMAN broke through the gate prior to the start, went four wide through the turn and never rallied. MUSICALLY chased inside then a bit off the rail into the lane and had little left for the stretch. LA CROIX sped to the front, set the pace with pressure to the inside, vied three deep on the turn and gave way. SINDY'S REVENGE went five wide through the turn and was never a factor. BOOLICIOUS refused to the leave the gate at the start and walked off following the race. THE STEWARDS REVIEWED THE START OF BOOLICIOUS AND RULED THAT SHE CAUSED HER OWN PROBLEMS BY REFUSING AT THE START AND IS DECLARED A STARTER.
1 1/16 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.48 46.58 1:10.82 1:35.25 1:41.43
|6||No Slo Mo||121||6||8||6–1½||6–1||6–1½||5–1||2–1½||Rispoli||9.50|
|1||Capital Call||121||1||9||10–4½||10–3½||8–hd||7–1||5–2½||Van Dyke||5.90|
|6||NO SLO MO||10.20||8.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-10)||$57.20|
|$1 EXACTA (10-6)||$101.30|
|$2 QUINELLA (6-10)||$134.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (10-6-9-4)||$389.00|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-6-9)||$506.40|
Winner–Dominant Soul Dbb.c.3 by Dominus out of Forest Melody, by Forest Camp. Bred by Paula Capestro (KY). Trainer: Paula S. Capestro. Owner: Paula S. Capestro. Mutuel Pool $310,095 Daily Double Pool $37,055 Exacta Pool $184,670 Quinella Pool $7,321 Superfecta Pool $76,059 Trifecta Pool $117,595. Scratched–Form A Square (GB), Hollywoodhellraisr, War Path.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-3-10) paid $70.15. Pick Three Pool $56,574. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (1-7-10) paid $27.15.
DOMINANT SOUL dueled outside a rival for the lead, cleared around the clubhouse turn, led along the inside, saved ground to the stretch, urged right-handed and held safely under hand urging late. NO SLO MO settled a bit off the rail, angled four wide around the far turn, closed fast but could not reach the winner. COMRADERY (IRE) stalked a bit off the inside, went three deep on the backstretch, inched forward nearing the far turn, outside a rival on the bend, came with a mild bid in upper stretch but flattened in the final furlong. COSMO broke out and bumped rival, stalked inside, tipped out and showed a mild response. CAPITAL CALL put in tight quarters and steadied leaving the chute, traveled three deep into the far turn, four wide into the lane, came in stretch and finished with late effort. RIO OCHO (IRE) bumped leaving the gate, traveled three wide into the first turn, stayed off the rail up the backstretch, went three wide into the lane and improved position. POWER SOURCE (IRE) dueled inside then let the leader go around the first turn, stalked the winner to the lane and weakened. OCULUS saved ground to the stretch and never threatened. NEWELL tracked along the inside, moved off the rail, went three deeep into the stretch and was never a factor. INCH tracked between runners then outside a rival, three wide leaving the turn and faded. MUNNINGS' PILOT tight and steadied leaving the chute, raced between then outside a rival, between foes into the far turn and into the stretch and failed to response when asked.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 21.93 45.95 58.81 1:05.32
|9||Approved for Flyby||121||9||1||3–½||3–½||2–1½||1–½||Rispoli||4.20|
|11||Little Miss Ellie||121||11||5||10–1||5–½||3–1½||2–1¼||Cedillo||3.40|
|7||Va Va Voom||124||7||2||2–1½||2–1½||1–1||3–2¼||Fuentes||7.70|
|4||Jan Jan Can||124||4||10||9–½||6–hd||4–1||4–1||Delgadillo||38.20|
|12||Too Hot for Curlin||124||12||11||12||12||7–3||5–nk||Franco||18.60|
|5||Hot Chicken||121||5||8||5–1||9–2||12||11–15¾||Van Dyke||29.40|
|6||South Beach Gal||121||6||3||1–1||1–½||11–½||12||Hernandez||2.60|
|9||APPROVED FOR FLYBY||10.40||5.60||4.00|
|11||LITTLE MISS ELLIE||4.80||3.80|
|7||VA VA VOOM||5.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (10-9)||$116.20|
|$1 EXACTA (9-11)||$24.10|
|$2 QUINELLA (9-11)||$23.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-11-7-4)||$329.08|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-11-7)||$72.05|
Winner–Approved for Flyby B.f.3 by Vronsky out of Approved to Fly, by Perfect Mandate. Bred by Old English Rancho (CA). Trainer: Eddie Truman. Owner: Eichenberger Revocable Trust. Mutuel Pool $341,476 Daily Double Pool $38,995 Exacta Pool $195,494 Quinella Pool $7,079 Superfecta Pool $77,417 Trifecta Pool $108,251. Claimed–South Beach Gal by Manoogian, Jay and Julie and Spawr, William. Trainer: William Spawr. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-10-9) paid $62.95. Pick Three Pool $87,565. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-3/7-10-9) 4 correct paid $203.90. Pick Four Pool $359,834. 50-Cent Pick Five (4-1-3/7-10-9) 5 correct paid $1,080.20. Pick Five Pool $888,390.
APPROVED FOR FLYBY in range of the leader off the rail, went four wide into the stretch, rallied to the front in the final furlong then held off the runner-up. LITTLE MISS ELLIE settled in the early going, advanced five wide around the turn, angled out, finished well outside the winner but could not get by. VA VA VOOM well placed early, closed in on the turn, headed rival at the quarter pole, moved clear three wide but could not match the top pair in deep stretch. JAN JAN CAN traveled off the inside then went three deep btween into the turn, exited the bend three wide, angled out in upper stretch and bested the others. TOO HOT FOR CURLIN dropped back early, raced four wide around the bend and summoned a late rally. OLE SILVER tracked inside, angled out in the stretch and finished evenly. WARREN'S EMPRESS chased along the inside, angled out approaching the three-sixteenths pole and lacked a bid when called upon. APACHE PASS tracked between rivals, lacked room and checked near the three-eighths pole, angled out on the turn and failed to rally. MOUNTAIN PASS hopped to come away slowly at the start, went five wide into the stretch and proved no menace. CANDY'S HONEY off the rail in the early going, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. HOT CHICKEN chased outside a rival, in tight quarters and checked past the five-sixteenths pole and weakened in the lane. SOUTH BEACH GAL showed good early speed, set the pace a bit off the rail and folded when challenged.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $28,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 22.47 45.53 1:10.37 1:22.83 1:34.46
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-3)||$31.40|
|$1 EXACTA (3-7)||$46.30|
|$2 QUINELLA (3-7)||$48.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-7-13-6)||$150.14|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-7-13)||$149.65|
Winner–Hootie B.g.6 by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Barbariansmile, by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Halo Farms (KY). Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy. Owner: Bruce Treitman. Mutuel Pool $279,707 Daily Double Pool $38,920 Exacta Pool $164,325 Quinella Pool $7,441 Superfecta Pool $68,007 Trifecta Pool $97,943. Claimed–Hootie by CTR Stables LLC, Wonderland Racing Stables, Cahill, Jim,O'Neill, Doug and Rothblum,Steve. Trainer: Doug O'Neill. Claimed–Never Easy by Macy, Michael, Plumer, Scott and Knapp, Steve R. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Scratched–Captivate, Conquest Lemonraid, Mithqaal.
50-Cent Pick Three (10-9-3) paid $138.60. Pick Three Pool $87,844.
HOOTIE pulled early from the inside, raced inside off the pace, rank and hard to ride past the seven-sixteenths pole, angled four wide around the far turn, rallied from the outside and edged clear. CONTAGION raced outside a rival, two wide then three wide on the far turn, came out in the stretch, finished wel land edged rival for the place. FRENCH GETAWAY floated out by rival on the first turn, settled off the rail, advanced three wide on the far turn and four wide into the stretch, took control near the eighth pole and got outfinished in the late stages. NEVER EASY stalked a bit off the inside, bid between rivals near the five-sixteenths pole, took a short lead soon after, moved to the rail leaving the turn and weakened in the drive. WORTHY TURK mid-pack up the backstretch, moved closer between runners into the far turn, traveled two wide into the stretch, awaited room, found an opening and kept on to improve position. PUBILIUS SYRUS mid-pack along the inside, lacked room and angled out near the quarter pole, went three wide into the stretch, angled out further and improved position. OCEAN FURY traveled outside a rival, moved off the rail on the backstretch, raced three deep and between rivals while in range leaving the turn but faltered in the drive. EROTIC angled in soon after the start, pulled into the first turn, raced four wide then angled out in the stretch and lacked a rally. THE CREEP stalked a bit off the rail, bid three deep around the far turn, dueled into the stretch, took a short lead then weakened late stages. KYLEMORE chased inside, angled two wide around around a foe on the second turn and weakened in the stretch. STAY GOLDEN set the pace inside, lost command near the five-sixteenths, steadied inside on the far turn and faded in the drive.
1 Mile. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.64 47.85 1:13.45 1:26.67 1:39.44
|3||Hapi Hapi||121||3||4||3–½||3–½||5–2½||5–2½||5–4¼||Van Dyke||5.40|
|2||Drink to That||125||2||10||10||9–1||6–1||6–½||7–1||Espinoza||47.50|
|1||Twirling Derby||121||1||7||8–½||7–hd||9–½||10||9–2¼||Diaz, Jr.||54.30|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)||$105.00|
|$1 EXACTA (5-8)||$38.20|
|$2 QUINELLA (5-8)||$24.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-8-7-9)||$86.71|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-8-7)||$55.20|
Winner–Negotiator Ch.g.3 by Awesome Again out of Practicaly Perfect, by Pleasantly Perfect. Bred by Double J H Stable, Inc. (KY). Trainer: Gary Mandella. Owner: Double JH Stable, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $340,363 Daily Double Pool $29,650 Exacta Pool $178,815 Quinella Pool $7,159 Superfecta Pool $82,934 Trifecta Pool $117,623. Claimed–Most Sandisfactory by Besecker, Joseph E., O'Neill, Dennis and Doug. Trainer: Doug O'Neill. Claimed–Hapi Hapi by Bran Jam Stable. Trainer: Peter Eurton. Claimed–Drink to That by Tricar Stables, Inc. Trainer: Sal Gonzalez. Scratched–Agent Zero, Bigfoot City.
50-Cent Pick Three (9-3-5) paid $165.15. Pick Three Pool $101,038.
NEGOTIATOR two wide and between rivals into the first turn, stalked up the backstretch, angled out four wide on the second turn, closed outside the leader, cleared foe and won going away. MOST SANDISFACTORY had good early speed and angled to the inside, set the pace a bit off the rail, pressured into the far turn, kicked clear again around the bend, challenged by the winner and could not contain NEGOTIATOR in the drive. WORLD AFFAIRS four deep into the first turn, three deep up the backstretch, moved closer into the second turn, raced four wide then five wide into the stretch and finished willingly. KAZANSKY chased off the rail, came with a mild bid at the three-eighths pole, went four to five wide around the turn and gave way. HAPI HAPI bumped leaving the gate, stalked inside, pulled from the three-quarter marker to the around the eleven-sixteenths pole, bid inside past the half-mile marker, dropped back on the turn and tired. ULTIMATE MYSTERY settled off the pace, raced four wide then three wide and lacked a rally. DRINK TO THAT knocked into rival leaving the gate, traveled two wide, came out into the backstretch, four wide into the second turn and lacked further response. ZIYANAIR two wide into the far turn, came out into the stretch and failed to rally. TWIRLING DERBY stumbled, broke out and bumped rival, tracked inside, saved ground into the lane and was never a factor. MY SUNSHINE unhurried in the early going, dropped back on the far turn, came four wide into the stretch and had little left.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 22.88 46.64 1:10.33 1:21.95 1:33.54
|1||Order and Law||121||1||2||1–½||1–½||1–½||1–1||1–1||Valdivia, Jr.||18.50|
|2||King of Speed||121||2||3||2–4||2–4||2–2||2–½||5–1¼||Smith||4.90|
|1||ORDER AND LAW||39.00||16.40||9.00|
|6||GREGORIAN CHANT (GB)||4.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)||$644.60|
|$1 EXACTA (1-5)||$144.50|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-5)||$197.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-5-6-7)||$321.82|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-6)||$538.55|
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 $366,906 Daily Double Pool $37,370 Exacta Pool $170,387 Quinella Pool $5,566 Superfecta Pool $51,200 Trifecta Pool $90,468. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-5-1) paid $787.35. Pick Three Pool $69,684.
ORDER AND LAW sped clear inside, received pressure on the backstretch, kicked clear of KING OF SPEED in upper stretch and held well under right-handed urging in the final sixteenth. MAESTRO DEARTE raced two wide and outside a rival, entered the stretch two wto three wide, angled out in the lane and got up for second. GREGORIAN CHANT (GB) allowed to settle in the early going, closed in three wide, rallied and got edged for the place. MESUT angled in early, raced along the inside into the first turn, went outside a rival on the backstretch, came three wide into the lane and gained ground in the final furlong while widest. KING OF SPEED stalked outside the leader, applied pressure outside to the stretch and was outfinished in the final furlong. FIGHT ON traveled two wide early then moved to the inside, stayed near the rail to the lane and never rallied. UNTAMED DOMAIN chased inside, pulled at the the eleven-sixteenths marker then again near the five-eighths, saved ground into the lane and never made an impact.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.35 45.88 57.98 1:10.42
|6||A Melis||119||6||1||1–½||1–1||2–3||2–7¼||Van Dyke||4.10|
|7||Stormin Ranger||123||7||3||3–hd||4–½||7–2½||4–nk||Valdivia, Jr.||62.50|
|2||Give Me a Hint||125||2||9||8–1½||7–½||5–½||6–¾||Desormeaux||4.60|
|8||Hot On the Trail||123||8||2||4–1||6–2||6–hd||7–1¼||Franco||6.90|
|9||Silk From Heaven||125||9||7||7–½||8–2||8–2½||8–4½||Flores||12.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-1)||$218.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-6)||$16.90|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-6)||$19.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-6-3-7)||$177.76|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-6-3)||$58.45|
Winner–Li'l Grazen Ch.m.6 by Grazen out of Cherry Gold, by Touch Gold. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Rockingham Ranch. Mutuel Pool $342,761 Daily Double Pool $45,622 Exacta Pool $163,118 Quinella Pool $5,548 Superfecta Pool $68,238 Trifecta Pool $98,053. Claimed–Give Me a Hint by Altamira Racing Stable. Trainer: Peter Miller. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-1-1) paid $788.20. Pick Three Pool $52,699.
LI'L GRAZEN in range early from the inside, angled out on the turn, bid outside the leader and gained command a furlong out and inched away to the wire. A MELIS set the pace between rivals, cleared in the two path near the quarter pole, challenged again from the outside but could not contain the winner in the late stages while clearly second best. WARM SUMMER steadied off heels early, raced off the rail, lacked room and steadied from the half-mile pole to the seven-sixteenths, raced two wide then came out on the turn and four wide into the stretch, kept on and bested the rest. STORMIN RANGER up close three deep, lost ground while four wide, shifted in at the eighth pole and weakened in the lane. ANNA FANTASTIC pressed inside to the quarter pole and weakened in the lane. GIVE ME A HINT stumbled leaving the gate, raced a bit off the rail into the stretch and lacked rally. HOT ON THE TRAIL attended the pace four deep, chased five wide around the turn and weakened. SILK FROM HEAVEN raced wide then angled in some, went three wide into the turn, four wide leaving the bend, drifted to the inside in the stretch and never responded to urging. CLEARLY GONE four wide nearing the turn, angled into the two path and never threatened.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.47 46.14 1:11.02 1:23.15 1:34.91
|3||Empress of Fire||121||2||1||3–1||3–hd||3–hd||2–1½||1–2½||Rispoli||12.30|
|7||Rose's Crystal||121||6||12||11–1||11–2||10–1½||7–1||4–hd||Van Dyke||11.90|
|9||Big Time Grammy||121||8||9||9–1||10–½||12||12||11–1||Cedillo||43.70|
|5||From Jamesto Jamie||121||4||8||7–1½||9–1||9–½||11–2½||12||Figueroa||83.30|
|3||EMPRESS OF FIRE||26.60||9.80||5.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)||$77.80|
|$1 EXACTA (3-13)||$42.00|
|$2 QUINELLA (3-13)||$27.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-13-2-7)||$71.79|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-13-2-7-4)||$2,723.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-13-2)||$65.55|
Winner–Empress of Fire Dbb.f.3 by He Be Fire N Ice out of Impressive Miss, by Matthews Keep. Bred by Cicero Farms LLC (CA). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: Cicero Farms, LLC. Mutuel Pool $406,092 Daily Double Pool $165,720 Exacta Pool $258,752 Quinella Pool $9,291 Superfecta Pool $132,834 Super High Five Pool $38,366 Trifecta Pool $171,621. Scratched–Cheerful Charm, Shez Our Arch.
$2 Pick Six Jackpot (9-3-5-1-1-3) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $11,559. 50-Cent Pick Three (1-1-3) paid $474.45. Pick Three Pool $267,887. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-1-1-3) 4 correct paid $7,547.30. Pick Four Pool $603,239. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-5-1-1-3) 5 correct paid $26,073.40. Pick Five Pool $922,410. $2 Pick Six (9-3-5-1-1-3) 5 out of 6 paid $3,853.00. Pick Six Pool $100,974. Pick Six Carryover $53,944. 10-Cent Place Pick All 10 correct paid $18,829.50. Place Pick All Pool $24,672.
EMPRESS OF FIRE stalked from the inside, tipped out entering the stretch, rallied outside the leader, moved clear past the eighth pole and drew away to the wire. ROCKIE CAUSEWAY in range a bit off the rail, angled four wide around the final turn, closed well and got up for second. CASSIE BELLE sped clear and set the pace inside, cut the corner into the stretch, overtaken past the eighth pole and weakened to third. ROSE'S CRYSTAL crowded into the first turn, tracked off the rail then outside a rival, went two wide into the stretch, angled out in the lane and finished with a late bid. TSUNAMI SPRING stalked inside to the stretch and went evenly through the final furlong. CAPITAL HEAT broke in and bumped foe leaving the gate, stalked outside, three wide into the stretch, asked but faltered in the final furlong. NEW HEAT angled to the inside, went along the rail around the clubhouse turn, moved off the rail on the backstretch, went three deep into the far turn, roused and showed a mild response to improve. ZAHRA raced outside a rival into the backstretch, between runners near the seventh-sixteenths pole, went two to three wide around the final turn, came out and lacked a bid. ELEGANT SILK bumped leaving the gate, off the pace and outside a rival in the early going, came out and swung five wide into the stretch and failed to rally. LAKAYA traveled three wide around the first turn, stayed off the rail up the backstretch, raced three wide then four wide into the stretch and weakened. BIG TIME GRAMMY . FROM JAMESTO JAMIE settled inside, saved ground to the stretch and proved no menace.
|Out of State||N/A||$10,475,142|
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