Horse racing newsletter: Authentic wins the Classic
Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, as we put another Breeders’ Cup in the books.
Got a lot to get to, so let’s get right to the summaries of the Breeders’ Cup races. If you want a summary of all the races except the Classic, just click here. And, as for the Classic, just click here.
$1 million Filly & Mare Sprint: Gamine shook off the specter of an underwhelming performance in the Kentucky Oaks and two medication violations to convincingly win this seven-furlong race. She set the track record (1:20.20) at this distance and also passed a horse in the stretch for the first time in her five-race career. She set off Serengeti Empress through the early stages of the race, moved even entering the stretch and pulled away for a 6 1/4-length win.
Gamine paid $4.20, $3.00 and $2.40. Serengeti Empress was second, and Bell’s the One finished third. Speech, for Michael McCarthy, was sixth and Venetian Harbor, running for Richard Baltas, finished eighth in an eight-horse field.
Bob Baffert (winning trainer): “I knew [Serengeti Empress] was going to go and I told Johnny [Velazquez] if you get separation to get to the outside. She is doing as well as she did when she won the Acorn. She is just brilliant. She is the fastest filly going one turn I’ve ever trained. I wanted it bad for her. What she’s gone through. She deserved it. Of all my races, this meant the most to me.”
John Velazquez (winning jockey): “We knew that other horse would come out running, but I didn’t want to give it up too easy. I wanted to make him [Luis Saez] work a little harder. Once he passed me, I came off the rail and even then I didn’t get want to give it to him that easy either. I made sure I put a little pressure on because I know that filly is really tough on the lead. I made sure I was close to him. When I asked my filly, she was there for me.”
$1 million Turf Sprint: Glass Slippers was biding his time on the rail through the early stages of this 5 ½-furlong race, then slipped between horses off the rail in the stretch and won by half a length. Glass Slippers paid $22.40, $10.60 and $6.60. Wet Your Whistle was second, and Leinster finished third. Wildman Jack, for Doug O’Neill, was seventh and Bombard finished eighth for Richard Mandella.
Kevin Ryan (winning trainer): “I’m ecstatic. To come and compete against the best sprinters in the world and beat them is just amazing. She’s been great all week. Every day getting fresher and cantering on the turf track every morning. I said to Tom [Eaves] earlier in the week, now you’re going quicker running into bend, let’s see how she changes her legs and straight away no issues at all in the bend. I knew then we were in business. We decided going on a brave ride up the inner and go the shortest route and, if it didn’t work, such is life. Today was our day.”
Tom Eaves (winning jockey): “I talked to Ryan Moore, who rode her in her last race. He knows the track well. That was the right thing to sit down there and ride for a bit of luck. It paid off.”
$1 million Dirt Mile: Knicks Go went to the lead and never looked back and won by 3 ½ lengths in a track record 1:33.85. It was the third Breeders’ Cup win this weekend for trainer Brad Cox and second for jockey Joel Rosario.
Knicks Go paid $5.60, $5.00 and $3.80. Jesus’ Team was second and Sharp Samurai, for Mark Glatt, was third. Rushie, for Michael McCarthy, was seventh.
Brad Cox (winning trainer): “He’s very fast and he loves Keeneland as well. We picked the horse up last winter and he really loves it here. Joel did a fantastic job of asking him to be forwardly placed and he responded well. They went very quick and he was able to keep going. This is a good race for him with the short stretch. A lot of things were in his favor today. He’s a very aggressive horse, he loves to train. He’s just a very classy horse.”
Joel Rosario (winning jockey): “It looked like he was going easy. I didn’t know how fast he was going. He went 44 (seconds for a half mile). That was very fast. He was able to hang in there and have a kick at the eighth pole. It was a very good performance.”
$2 million Filly and Mare Turf: Audarya, making her first start in the U.S., settled nicely mid-pack in this 1 3/16-mile race and then gained ground, went three wide and caught a game Rushing Fall to win by a neck. Starship Jubilee stumbled at the start and threw jockey Florent Geroux. The horse ran close to the outside rail but was caught. Geroux was unhurt.
Audarya paid $37.60, $16.00 and $10.20. Rushing Fall was second and Harvey’s Kittle Goil finished third. Lady Prancelot, for Richard Baltas, was fourth and Mucho Unusual, for Tim Yakteen, finished 12th in the 14-horse race.
James Fanshawe (winning trainer): “The [traveling crew] has looked after her superbly since she’s been here. She’s done everything right since she’s been here. I just can’t believe it, some race to win. I’m just so thrilled. [Pierre-Charles Boudot] gave her a superb ride. Breeders Cup has looked after us amazingly.”
$2 million Sprint: Whitmore, a 7-year-old gelding, won this six-furlong race in his fourth try with a strong move mid-stretch to win by a resounding 3 ¼ lengths. He finished seventh at Del Mar in 2017 and second at Churchill Downs in 2018. He was third last year at Santa Anita.
Whitmore paid $38.80, $13.80 and $7.60. C Z Rocket, for Peter Miller, was second and Firenze finished third. Collusion Illusion, for Mark Glatt, was 12th in the 14-horse field.
Ron Moquett (winning trainer): “I said in the pre-race interview that whenever there are this many track records, it’s almost impossible to think a closer is going to do well. For him to run against the bias the way he did and the patience of the rider, the willingness to listen, it all worked out. I’m so proud of the horse, proud for the connections. I’m proud for everyone out there that’s thinking when you run last in the Kentucky Derby, kick them out, do right by the horse, come back, and you have a shot to reach other dreams. You don’t discard them. You just do right by the horse and it keeps working out.
Irad Ortiz Jr. (winning jockey): “He had a great trip. We wanted to break and have him relax and that’s what we did. He relaxed so good. I was able to cut the corner on the turn and when I tipped him out, he just exploded. He’s a nice horse. He’s been running for so many years. He’s a warrior.”
$2 million Mile: Aidan O’Brien had three starters in this turf race and his longest shot, Order of Australia, ran a smart race just off the pace and then charged forward in the stretch and held off Circus Maximus to win by a neck.
Order of Australia paid $148.40, $57.00 and $25.60. Circus Maximus was second, and Lope Y Fernandez finished third.
Pat Keating (traveling assistant to Aidan O’Brien): “It’s a real team effort, we’re very happy. First three home is unbelievable. You need a lot of luck in this game. We’re looking enough to have good horses and good jockeys. I’m just happy for everyone involved.”
Pierre-Charles Boudot (winning jockey): “It’s dream come true. It is only by chance to get these rides and I’m sorry for Ioritz Mendizabal (previous rider of Audarya) and Christophe Soumillon (removed from his mounts after testing positive for COVID-19). Audarya was amazing a real warrior. … Order Of Australia is a fast horse, the mile is very good for him and the good ground was perfect. He gave me a nice turn of foot but when he got to the front. He’s a tricky horse as he needs some help to concentrate. I’m over the moon.”
$2 million Distaff: This was supposed by a match-up of Monomoy Girl, a past winner of this race, and Swiss Skydiver, winner of the Preakness Stakes. But Swiss Skydiver stumbled out of the gate, pretty much taking her out of the 1 1/8 mile race, and allowed Monomoy Girl to stalk on the outside and then take the lead at the top of the stretch and win by 1 ¾ lengths. It was her 11th straight win, punctuated by an 18-month layoff for physical issues. Her win in this race was in 2018 at Churchill Downs.
Monomoy Girl paid $4.00, $3.00 and $2.40. Valiance was second, and Dunbar Road was third. There were some Southern California horses in the race. Harvest Moon (Simon Callaghan) was fourth, Ce Ce (Michael McCarthy) was fifth and Ollie’s Candy (John Sadler) was eighth in the 10-horse race. Swiss Skydiver was seventh.
Brad Cox (winning trainer): “Honestly it’s a relief. She means the world to me and it’s a lot of pressure when we run her, I don’t know why. It just is. It’s been a long road back. She’s a real race horse. She’s meant so much for so many people’s lives, she’s an amazing creature. I love her to pieces. Words can’t even describe it. I think she plays a big role in our other three Breeders’ Cup victories over the weekend. She’s meant so much to so many people’s lives. She was my first Grade 1 winner here at Keeneland. I’m just do proud of her.”
Florent Geroux (winning jockey): “What a mare, just exceptional. She’s a mare of a lifetime, very rare. It’s like finding a diamond. When you have it, you do the best you can. It’s a gift. Even after all she’s been through, being off a year and a half, to come back and still be at the top of her game is unreal. I’m super thankful for the opportunity that Brad and the owners have given me.”
$4 million Turf: The second richest race on the day, at 1 ½ miles, was won by Tarnawa running wide and late in the stretch to win by a length for trainer Dermot Weld. Channel Maker held the lead for most of the race but with favorite Magical looming and Tarnawa on the move, it was too much for the Bill Mott trainee.
Tarnawa paid $11.40, and $5.40 and $4.00. Magical was second, and Channel Maker finished third. United, for Richard Mandella, was eighth and Red King, going for Phil D’Amato was ninth in the 10-horse field.
Colin Keane (winning jockey): “Pretty straightforward to be honest. Mr. [Dermot] Weld said get her out the gates and ride her as you find her. I spoke to Oisin Orr (who had ridden her previously) and he said she’s very straightforward. We just tipped away down the back straight, then we got going before the bend, then off she went. We got a clean run then, and she was very good to the line.”
$6 million Classic: Gate to wire it was Authentic. What more is there to say? He paid $10.40, $5.40 and $4.20. Improbable was second, followed by Global Campaign, Tacitus, Maximum Security, Tiz the Law, Title Ready, By My Standards, Tom’s d’Etat and Higher Power. If you want more, just click here.
Bob Baffert (winning trainer): “You know what, they were all training so well and [Authentic] was training well. I think Johnny [Velazquez] got to know him a lot better and he’s just a quirky guy. But when I saw him out there, he’s catching up with these older horses. That’s what they do at this time of year. What a horse. He’s the real deal. … That was awesome. I tell you what, I needed that, didn’t I?”
John Velazquez (winning jockey): “It’s incredible. The older I get, the more emotional I get. It worked out perfect. Bob said to take him to the lead so he doesn’t wander so much and keep his mind on running. It worked out. He did everything I wanted him to do.”
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Del Mar review
The feature on Breeders’ Cup Saturday was the male version of Friday’s feature, this time the $150,000 Golden State Juvenile for 2-year-olds going seven furlongs. And, like Friday, it was won by trainer Peter Miller. On Saturday, it was Good With People; on Friday, it was September Secret.
Good with People got an early lead and was never headed, winning by three-quarters of a length. Good With People paid $6.20, $3.60 and $2.80. Positivity was second, and Ascot Storm finished third.
Ricky Gonzalez (winning jockey): “I like this, winning stakes. This time Peter [Miller] told me: ‘Go to the front and don’t look back.’ I did it and it worked out great.”
Del Mar preview
The day after the Breeders’ Cup is usually pretty light nationally (see big races below) and Del Mar’s Sunday card fits right in. However, the track is one of only two that has a $100,000 stakes. What makes this different is that it’s an all-dirt card, no doubt because of the weekend rain. Imagine how this would play if it were next year when the Breeders’ Cup is there.
The one stakes is the $100,000 Betty Grable for Cal-bred fillies and mares going 5 ½ furlongs. Just Grazed Me is the 2-1 favorite for trainer Phil D’Amato and jockey Umberto Rispoli. She won the California Distaff last out with Rispoli aboard and is seven-of-14 lifetime. The second favorite, at 5-2, is Warren’s Showtime for Craig Lewis and Juan Hernandez. She is coming off a win in the Grade 3 Autumn Miss and was third in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks. She has won six-of-13 lifetime. Post is around 3:30 p.m.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 7, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 8, 9.
Bob Ike’s DM pick of the day
EIGHTH RACE: No. 3 P R Radio Star (8-1)
Phil D'Amato-trained sprinter was in too tough when fading badly in the Grade 2 Pat O'Brien in August but has been freshened and won his other two Del Mar starts during the summer meet. He should sit a good trip behind the pacesetters and is a win type that has taken 10 of 31 lifetime races. His work tab looks very solid, and he figures to give a good account in here.
Saturday’s result: Irish Heatwave (8-5) sat a great trip behind leaders while saving ground, cut corner into stretch, wasn’t good enough and got nipped for second at the wire.
Bob Ike is a Partner/VP of Horsebills.com (here’s a video) and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Best Plays and betting strategy).
Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day
EIGHTH RACE: No. 1 He’s The Reason (15-1)
He’s The Reason ships from Hastings Race track in Canada for the small stable of trainer Sandi Gann, who is winning 27% on the year. Sandi does not risk his horse Sunday in a sign of optimism and qualifies for the Ship & Win bonus money as well. This is the first start since July for a trainer who excels at this, winning 36% off the bench. There are a series of very sharp workouts for a horse with blistering early speed. This horse has been heavily bet in every career race. As a side note, I will be the guest handicapper on Frank Scantoni’s Del Mar Live TV show Sunday. Watch live on the Del Mar website, Facebook page, Twitter or YouTube channel, and see all my picks for today’s card. You can click here.
Saturday’s result: I handicapped the race for heavy rain and a sloppy track and like a SoCal weatherman I was wrong. Jockey Mike Smith broke bad and had the horse in Tijuana, then pulled hard and that was it. This is the life of a value player!
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.
Keeneland (1): $125,000 Perryville Stakes, 3-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Winner: Nashville ($2.20)
Keeneland (2): $150,000 Lafayette Stakes, 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Sleepy Eyes Todd ($10.00)
Keeneland (3): $125,000 Fort Springs Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 6 furlongs. Winner: Merneith ($11.20)
Aqueduct (3): Grade 3 $100,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Royal Flag ($4.10)
Keeneland (4): Grade 1 $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Gamine ($4.20)
Keeneland (5): Grade 1 $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Winner: Glass Slippers ($22.40)
Woodbine (2): $123,200 maiden special weight, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Saratoga Vision ($9.10)
Keeneland (6): Grade 1 $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, 3 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Knicks Go ($5.60)
Keeneland (7): Grade 1 $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 3/16 miles on turf. Winner: Audarya ($37.60)
Keeneland (8): Grade 1 $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint, 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Whitmore ($38.89)
Woodbine (5): $101,200 allowance, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: No Mo Temper ($5.80)
Aqueduct (8): $100,000 Stewart Manor Stakes, fillies 2-years-old, 6 furlongs on turf. Winner: Illegal Smile ($10.40)
Keeneland (9): Grade 1 $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile, 3 and up, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Order of Australia ($148.40)
Woodbine (6): Grade 3 $125,000 Maple Leaf Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 ¼ miles. Winner: Heavenly Curlin ($7.60)
Keeneland (10): Grade 1 $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Monomoy Girl ($4.00)
Keeneland (11): Grade 1 $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf, 3 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Winner: Tarnawa ($11.40)
Woodbine (8): Grade 2 $175,000 Autumn Stakes, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Skywire ($6.70)
Keeneland (12): Grade 1 $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, 3 and up, 1 ¼ miles. Winner: Authentic ($10.40)
Woodbine (9): $126,800 maiden special weight, fillies 2-years-old, 6 furlongs. Winner: Drunk Dial ($6.90)
Woodbine (10): $101,200 allowance optional claiming, fillies 2-years-old, 6 furlongs. Winner: Aug Lutes ($4.10)
Woodbine (11): $108,700 allowance optional claiming, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Perfect Speighty ($15.60)
Del Mar (7): $150,000 Golden State Juvenile Stakes, Cal-bred 2-year-old, 7 furlongs. Winner: Good With People ($6.20)
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PST.
11:25 Woodbine (3): $108,700 allowance optional claiming, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Tuned (9-5)
12:28 Woodbine (5): $126,800 maiden special weight, 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Magic Spin (2-1)
12:47 Aqueduct (9): Grade 3 $100,000 Nashua Stakes, 2-year-olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Ten for Ten (6-5)
12:58 Woodbine (6): $101,200 allowance, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Succeedandsurpass (3-1)
1:58 Woodbine (8): $123,200 maiden special weight, 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Pound Green (3-1)
3:30 Del Mar (7): $100,000 Betty Grable Stakes, Cal-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Just Grazed Me (2-1)
Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day
FIFTH RACE: No. 2 Shake N Fries (8-1)
He won a similar event that produced a next out winner in Run Factor when tracking the leader from the start on the way to recording a competitive figure for this evening’s endeavor. Shake N Fries loves this distance (4-2-1-0) and should get his preferred tracking journey with four runners in this field that figure to fight for the lead right from the start. Add to that a solid jockey/trainer combo and my vote goes to Shake N Fries as the price play of the night at Los Alamitos.
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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Del Mar Charts Results for Saturday, November 7.
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. 4th day of a 15-day meet. Cloudy & Good
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $57,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.74 45.55 56.84
|3||Leme At Em||124||3||5||6||6||6||3–¾||Gutierrez||14.70|
|5||Top Gunner||122||5||2||3–½||4–1½||4–1||6||T Baze||4.30|
|3||LEME AT EM||4.80|
|$1 EXACTA (4-1)||$11.60|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-4)||$18.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-1-3-2)||$22.29|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-1-3)||$33.85|
Winner–Anaconda Dbb.c.3 by Pioneerof the Nile out of Lawn Party, by Medaglia d'Oro. Bred by Hargus Sexton, Sandra Sexton, SilverFern Farm & WinStar Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stables, LLC and LNJ Foxwoods. Mutuel Pool $230,095 Exacta Pool $107,099 Quinella Pool $3,406 Superfecta Pool $39,564 Trifecta Pool $71,780. Scratched–none.
ANACONDA prompted the pace from outside, drew up on even terms at the quarter pole, gained the lead and kicked clear under left-handed urging and drew away under steady handling. MCWHERTER off a bit slow and bothered at the start, traveled along the inside into the turn, moved out into the two path leaving the bend, finished well and was clearly second best. LEME AT EM settled off the pace, raced in the two path then looked to be in a bit tight past the three-eighths pole and checked, angled to the inside after and closed last for the show honors. DEUCE broke inward leaving the gate, quickly established the front, pressured by rival up the backstretch and into the turn, headed at the quarter pole, lost command in upper stretch and gave way. WARAIRE stalked the pace widest of the field early, took the turn four wide and lacked a rally. TOP GUNNER chased three wide to the stretch and weakened.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Starter Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 23.44 46.77 58.87 1:11.71
|2||Take a Leap||124||1||3||4–1||2–1||2–3||1–½||Pereira||3.70|
|7||Uno Trouble Maker||124||5||1||1–1||1–2||1–2½||2–4¼||Cedillo||0.90|
|6||Madame Barbarian||124||4||4||3–hd||4–3||4–3||3–nk||T Baze||4.50|
|2||TAKE A LEAP||9.40||3.80||2.40|
|7||UNO TROUBLE MAKER||2.40||2.10|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-2)||$29.40|
|$1 EXACTA (2-7)||$9.40|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-7)||$7.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-7-6-4)||$3.17|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-7-6)||$13.05|
Winner–Take a Leap Dbb.m.5 by The Factor out of From Jump Street, by Jump Start. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Broussard Hundley (KY). Trainer: Manuel Ortiz, Sr.. Owner: Tim M. Bankers. Mutuel Pool $196,022 Daily Double Pool $33,656 Exacta Pool $87,954 Quinella Pool $2,512 Superfecta Pool $35,002 Trifecta Pool $56,420. Claimed–Uno Trouble Maker by Gatto Racing LLC, All Schlaich, Stables LLC, Leibovitch, Glenn A., Cahill, James and Spencer, Arthur. Trainer: Peter Eurton. Scratched–Lake Time, Red Livy (IRE).
TAKE A LEAP stalked the lone leader from inside then two wide into the stretch, chased rival through the lane then put in a late bid and reeled in rival in deep stretch to get up. UNO TROUBLE MAKER sped clear early and controlled the pace under a hold, went two wide into the bend then a bit off the rail into the stretch, led clear to the sixteenth pole and could not fend off the winner. MADAME BARBARIAN chased outside a rival early on, took the turn four then five wide, never found the needed response in the lane but kept on to edge ETERNAL ENDEAVOUR for the show. ETERNAL ENDEAVOUR (GB) stalked the pace off the rail, went three wide into the turn then four wide entering the stretch, lacked further response and lost the show. STURDY ONE off a bit slow to begin, steered outside early, went four wide into the turn then angled to the fence around the bend and was never a factor.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $31,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.98 47.51 1:00.35 1:13.70
|7||Keep Your Coil||120||6||2||5–½||4–6||4–12||4–14||Valdivia, Jr.||23.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-2)||$31.80|
|$1 EXACTA (2-9)||$5.10|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-9)||$4.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-9-3-7)||$6.96|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-9-3)||$7.60|
Winner–Luxury Liner Grr.f.2 by Grazen out of Sudden Sunday, by Bertrando. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Owner: Alexander, Nicholas B. and Bleifer, Selvyn. Mutuel Pool $158,432 Daily Double Pool $11,805 Exacta Pool $91,555 Quinella Pool $2,773 Superfecta Pool $41,393 Trifecta Pool $67,446. Scratched–Ms Big, Steinway.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-2-2) paid $21.20. Pick Three Pool $35,434.
LUXURY LINER off slow to begin, hustled early and went up inside to challenge for the lead, dueled with BIG AWARD into and around the turn, cleared foe entering the stretch, put to right-handed urging and held off the runner-up. COMPLETE CONTROL angled in early, traveled two wide into the turn, angled out into the three path around the bend, closed outside the leader and was clearly second best. BIG AWARD away quickly from the gate, went to the lead then dueled with LUXURY LINER, lost contact with that rival exiting the bend, weakened in the drive but lasted for the show. KEEP YOUR COIL stalked five wide into the turn, four wide into the stretch and missed the show. METAROSE dropped back early, raced three wide through the turn, angled out in the lane and passed tired foes. SUPERNOVA WILDCAT forwardly placed early on, traveled three wide around the turn while dropping back and was not persevered with late. MILITARY PRINCESS chased four wide into the turn, came in tight quarters and steadied past the three-eighths pole, dropped back and was eased in the stretch and walked off.
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $43,000. Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 22.38 45.51 57.12
|5||Strike It Lucky||116||4||6||4–½||4–½||5–3||1–ns||Van Dyke||8.80|
|9||Johnny Podres||118||6||4||5–4||5–3||4–hd||2–nk||T Baze||5.30|
|5||STRIKE IT LUCKY||19.60||6.00||5.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-5)||$95.20|
|$1 EXACTA (5-9)||$39.80|
|$2 QUINELLA (5-9)||$29.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-9-2-4)||$84.32|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-9-2)||$120.45|
Winner–Strike It Lucky Dbb.g.3 by Lucky Pulpit out of Heat Striker, by Unusual Heat. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Joseph E. Besecker. Mutuel Pool $246,780 Daily Double Pool $12,016 Exacta Pool $123,013 Quinella Pool $3,221 Superfecta Pool $47,380 Trifecta Pool $78,427. Scratched–Antithetical, Prince Ricky, Rager.
50-Cent Pick Three (2-2-5) paid $83.95. Pick Three Pool $15,905.
STRIKE IT LUCKY off slow leaving the gate, angled to the inside, steered out into the three path leaving the turn, rallied between late and edged JOHNNY PODRES for the score. JOHNNY PODRES settled outside a rival, went two wide into the turn, floated out into the lane, closed four deep late and missed. RESTORING DREAMS took control early, inched away around the turn, saved ground into the stretch, held command through the drive but drifted out and brushed HIDDEN PROMISE in the final sixteenth and got caught by the top pair. CARTELLATE showed early speed then chased the leader from a bit off the rail through the turn, tipped out in the lane and took aim outside the leader, brushed by that foe then put in tight quarters and steadied nearing the wire. HIDDEN PROMISE off a bit slow to begin, raced along the rail then two wide into the stretch and proved no menace. SILARDI stalked outside the top pair, raced three then two wide while outside a rival on the turn, then drifted in mid-stretch while tiring.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $57,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.83 46.96 59.47 1:12.33
|4||Moonlight d'Oro||120||4||5||5–1½||4–1||3–1||3–2¼||Van Dyke||3.10|
|3||Helen Marie||120||3||9||9||8–2||8–8||5–½||T Baze||57.30|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-5)||$199.00|
|$1 EXACTA (5-2)||$19.00|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-5)||$14.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-2-4-6)||$24.18|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-2-4)||$29.45|
Winner–Nasreddine Dbb.f.2 by Nyquist out of Appreciating, by Sky Mesa. Bred by John C. Oxley (KY). Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy. Owner: Warren, Andrew and Warren, Rania. Mutuel Pool $496,469 Daily Double Pool $35,214 Exacta Pool $216,770 Quinella Pool $5,905 Superfecta Pool $99,912 Trifecta Pool $147,076. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (2-5-5) paid $326.60. Pick Three Pool $34,524. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-2-5-5) 4 correct paid $1,168.25. Pick Four Pool $102,328. 50-Cent Pick Five (4-2-2-5-5) 5 correct paid $3,982.00. Pick Five Pool $314,861.
NASREDDINE well placed behind the leaders early on, raced four wide and bumped with outside rival into the turn, exited three wide, bid outside the leader in upper stretch, took a short lead soon after and inched away in the late stages. FROSTERIA pressed the pace from outside, took control approaching the quarter pole, challenged in upper stretch and could not go on with the winner and stayed on for the place. MOONLIGHT D'ORO chased in the two path around the turn, bumped with inside rival past the three-sixteenths pole, angled out in upper stretch and finished willlngly. AGREETODISAGREE stalked outside a rival, bumped with inside rival into the turn, moved into the four path around the bend and finished evenly late. HELEN MARIE off slow and brushed the inside of the gate leaving, raced along the inside then swung five wide into the stretch and never rallied. FRACING FAST chased off the inside, went four wide into the lane and never threatened. GHOSTLY GAL hopped slightly at the start, saved ground into the lane and lacked a rally. LUNATIC off a bit slow to begin, went up inside to take control, set the pace under pressure, lost the lead nearing the quarter pole, bumped with rival past the three-sixteenths pole and faded. MAMA SUPERIOR dropped back early, took the turn two then three wide and had little left for the stretch.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.59 45.78 1:11.00 1:22.84 1:34.51
|8||Via Egnatia||124||6||1||2–hd||2–1||2–1||1–1½||1–1¼||T Baze||7.00|
|7||M Town Gem||122||5||7||7||7||6–hd||5–hd||4–½||Van Dyke||4.60|
|9||Respect the Hustle||124||7||4||6–1||6–½||7||7||6–nk||Gonzalez||18.90|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-8)||$134.20|
|$1 EXACTA (8-2)||$42.40|
|$2 QUINELLA (2-8)||$56.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-2-1-7)||$73.74|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-2-1)||$91.10|
Winner–Via Egnatia B.g.6 by Distorted Humor out of Honest Lady, by Seattle Slew. Bred by Juddmonte Farms Inc (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Calvin Nguyen. Mutuel Pool $319,107 Daily Double Pool $30,263 Exacta Pool $134,988 Quinella Pool $4,409 Superfecta Pool $51,784 Trifecta Pool $91,452. Scratched–Comradery (IRE), Whooping Jay.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-5-8) paid $284.50. Pick Three Pool $47,189.
VIA EGNATIA stumbled leaving the gate, stalked the leader to the far turn, asked at the quarter pole, quickly cleared entering the stretch and held safely under a drive to the wire. VANTASTIC mid-pack early, raced two to three wide on the far turn, came four wide into the stretch, finished willingly alongside IRISH HEATWAVE and outkicked that rival for the place. IRISH HEATWAVE chased the speed from inside, waited for room near the quarter pole, gained a clear path into the stretch, finished willingly through the final furlong but got edged for second. M TOWN GEM went two then three wide around the first turn, went between foes and was in tight quarters then lacked room off heels at the three-eighths pole, came off the far turn four wide and improved position. DR. TROUTMAN broke out and bumped rival leaving the gate, sped to the front, set the pace to the far turn, challenged approaching the quarter pole, failed to respond to urging and weakened. RESPECT THE HUSTLE raced off the rail throughout, came five wide into the stretch and never threatened. MASTEROFFOXHOUNDS bumped leaving the gate, settled inside early, moved out into the two path on the far turn, raced three wide in upper stretch and flattened out.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $150,000. 'Golden State Juvenile Stakes'. 2 year olds. Time 22.56 46.24 1:12.30 1:26.10
|4||Good With People||124||4||1||1–1||1–1½||1–3||1–¾||Gonzalez||2.10|
|9||Doc Adams||120||9||5||6–hd||7–½||8–10||7–7¼||T Baze||19.10|
|4||GOOD WITH PEOPLE||6.20||3.60||2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-4)||$35.60|
|$1 EXACTA (4-6)||$13.30|
|$2 QUINELLA (4-6)||$22.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-6-8-2)||$17.56|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-6-8)||$25.85|
Winner–Good With People Dbb.c.2 by Curlin to Mischief out of Gator Prowl, by Roar of the Tiger. Bred by J. Kirk Robison & Judy Robison (CA). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Robison, J. Kirk and Judy. Mutuel Pool $374,429 Daily Double Pool $31,404 Exacta Pool $186,392 Quinella Pool $4,828 Superfecta Pool $77,523 Trifecta Pool $133,083. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-8-4) paid $92.30. Pick Three Pool $44,494.
GOOD WITH PEOPLE sped to the front, set the pace off the rail, angled to the fence around the bend, drew away into the lane, shortened a bit late but held safely under drive. POSITIVITY away quickly and race up close early on, traveled in the two path through the turn while losing ground on the leader into the stretch, came back in the final furlong and was gaining to the wire. ASCOT STORM broke in, stalked off the rail, went three deep into the turn and around the bend, entered the stretch three wide and bested the rest. TOUCHDOWN BROWN broke in, chased in the two path into the turn, angled five wide leaving the bend, then kept on for a minor award. PLAY CHICKEN broke in, stalked the pace early on, raced between rivals into the turn, came two wide into the stretch, angled in at the top of the lane and weakened. TACOFLAVOREDKISSES pulled early then steadied off heels at the seven-sixteenths pole, went three wide into the lane and weakened. DOC ADAMS settled off the pace, raced six wide into the turn then angled into the three path around the bend and came up empty. FINDING SILVER raced off the pace and between rivals early, went five wide into the turn then angled down to the two path, then weakened in the drive. ME LIKEY broke in, chased the speed from inside, started to weaken on the turn and tired.
5 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.96 45.69 57.16
|1||Queen of the Track||122||1||2||6||6||3–½||2–½||Maldonado||11.50|
|6||Watch Me Burn||124||4||6||4–hd||4–½||4–½||5–½||T Baze||4.40|
|2||Cheap Cheap Cheap||122||2||5||3–1½||2–1||2–1||6||Gutierrez||2.00|
|1||QUEEN OF THE TRACK||10.00||5.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-3)||$30.80|
|$1 EXACTA (3-1)||$26.90|
|$2 QUINELLA (1-3)||$34.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-1-7-9)||$46.63|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-1-7)||$35.85|
Winner–Acting Out Grr.f.3 by Blame out of Riding Point, by Speightstown. Bred by Vincent Colbert (KY). Trainer: Art Sherman. Owner: Sherman Racing, Inc., Akin, Zvika and Harkins, Robert. Mutuel Pool $389,455 Daily Double Pool $94,516 Exacta Pool $174,439 Quinella Pool $5,021 Superfecta Pool $66,097 Trifecta Pool $109,788. Scratched–Affianced, Kookie Gal, Mischiffie (IRE).
50-Cent Pick Three (8-4-3) paid $51.15. Pick Three Pool $189,488. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-8-4-3) 4 correct paid $471.15. Pick Four Pool $566,732. 50-Cent Pick Five (5-5-8-4-3) 5 correct paid $4,637.15. Pick Five Pool $473,925. 50-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (2-5-5-8-4-3) 6 correct paid $47,214.35. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $61,863. $1 Place Pick All 8 correct paid $874.10. Place Pick All Pool $16,035.
ACTING OUT brushed leaving the gate, showed good early speed, set the pace along the fence, kicked clear into the stretch while padding the lead and powered away in the final furlong. QUEEN OF THE TRACK broke through the prior to the start, broke out and bumped rival, taken back off the pace, tipped out into the two path around the bend, showed a mild rally and bested the rest. MAGICAL GRAY chased outside a rival, went three wide into the turn, four wide entering the stretch and gained the show. MISS FIA attended the pace early outside rivals, chased three then four wide into the stretch, lacked further response but stayed on for a minor award. WATCH ME BURN chased in the two path into the turn, moved down to the rail around the bend and weakened. CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP bumped and crowded at the start, up close early, traveled two wide around the bend, three wide upper stretch and weakened.
Del Mar Entries for Sunday, November 8.
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar, California. $2 Win, Place and Show; $1 Exacta, $2 Quinella, 50-cent Trifecta, $2 Rolling Double, 50-cent rolling Pick 3; 10-cent Superfecta; 50-cent Pick 4 last 4 races; 50-cent Players Pick 5 first 5 races; 50-cent Pick 6 last 6 races; $1 Place Pick All; $1 Super High Five last race. Trifecta needs 4 betting interests; Superfecta needs 6. 5th day of a 15-day meet.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $35,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000.
|1||Zorich||Ricardo Gonzalez||122||Andrew Lerner||4-1|
|2||Bam Bam Again||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Reed Saldana||10-1|
|3||Gate Speed||Tyler Baze||122||Mark Glatt||5-2|
|4||Colt Fiction||Tiago Pereira||124||William Spawr||3-1|
|5||Hollywood's Best||Abel Cedillo||122||Mark Glatt||5-1|
|6||Leprino||Edwin Maldonado||122||Reed Saldana||4-1|
|7||Flat White||Alexis Centeno||115||Rene Amescua||10-1|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Miss Alegria||Juan Hernandez||123||Victor L. Garcia||6-1|
|2||Himiko||Ricardo Gonzalez||119||Bob Baffert||9-5|
|3||Rather Nosy||Tyler Baze||123||Mike Puype||4-1|
|4||Provocation||Abel Cedillo||119||Bob Baffert||8-5|
|5||A Melis||Umberto Rispoli||121||Tim Yakteen||6-1|
|6||Andyoushallreceive||Tiago Pereira||123||Brian J. Koriner||12-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $35,000. Starter Optional Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000.
|1||Mucha Woman||Eswan Flores||120||Sal Gonzalez||6-1|
|2||Big Mama Sue||Juan Hernandez||120||Paul G. Aguirre||5-1|
|3||Malibu Mistress||Abel Cedillo||120||Jeffrey Metz||8-1|
|4||Exchange Vows||Heriberto Figueroa||120||Sal Gonzalez||10-1|
|5||Smooth Rithms||Edwin Maldonado||120||Manuel Ortiz, Sr.||8-1|
|6||Dancing Dana||Alexis Centeno||113||Craig Anthony Lewis||8-5|
|7||My Princess Ellie||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||5-2|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $57,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds.
|1||Barraza||Ricardo Gonzalez||120||Bob Baffert||5-2|
|2||No Pedigree||Mario Gutierrez||120||Doug F. O'Neill||4-1|
|3||Santos to Wilson||Tiago Pereira||120||J. Eric Kruljac||12-1|
|4||Affable||Flavien Prat||120||Mark Glatt||4-1|
|5||Star Sailor||Juan Hernandez||120||John W. Sadler||6-1|
|6||Savile Row||Abel Cedillo||120||Bob Baffert||2-1|
|7||Vobiscum||Aaron Gryder||120||Jeff Bonde||15-1|
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $37,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up.
|1||Polar Wind||Umberto Rispoli||120||Clifford W. Sise, Jr.||4-1|
|2||Paladar||Ricardo Gonzalez||122||Richard Baltas||5-2|
|3||Bronn||Juan Hernandez||122||Bob Baffert||5-1|
|4||Signofthecross||Alexis Centeno||115||Leonard Powell||6-1|
|5||Mongolian Legend||Edwin Maldonado||122||Enebish Ganbat||12-1|
|6||Synthesis||Tyler Baze||122||George Papaprodromou||20-1|
|7||Claim of Passion||Abel Cedillo||124||Philip D'Amato||6-1|
|8||Ronamo||Flavien Prat||124||Philip D'Amato||3-1|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $57,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. State bred.
|1||Ensleys Dream||Flavien Prat||120||Brian J. Koriner||3-1|
|2||Streaming Tiger||Alexis Centeno||113||Jose R. Gonzalez, Jr.||12-1|
|3||Great Curves||Tiago Pereira||120||Rafael Becerra||6-1|
|4||Pray for My Owner||Tyler Baze||120||Mark Glatt||5-1|
|5||Allie's Pal||Umberto Rispoli||120||Jonathan Wong||5-2|
|6||Our Miss Millie||Mike Smith||120||J. Eric Kruljac||10-1|
|7||Michalska||Juan Hernandez||120||Alfredo P. Marquez||12-1|
|8||Mensa On Tap||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Daniel Dunham||15-1|
|9||Whosmilingnow||Abel Cedillo||120||Andrew Lerner||5-1|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'Betty Grable Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Sheza Girly Girl||Tiago Pereira||118||Steve Knapp||15-1|
|2||Smiling Shirlee||Mike Smith||120||Jeff Bonde||8-1|
|3||Miss Megan||Abel Cedillo||120||Philip D'Amato||12-1|
|4||Nardini||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||120||Andy Mathis||8-1|
|5||Hotitude||Ricardo Gonzalez||120||Kristin Mulhall||12-1|
|6||Warren's Showtime||Juan Hernandez||122||Craig Anthony Lewis||5-2|
|7||Mo See Cal||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||3-1|
|8||Just Grazed Me||Umberto Rispoli||124||Philip D'Amato||2-1|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $65,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $100,000.
|1||He's the Reason||Mario Gutierrez||120||Sandi Gann||15-1|
|2||Anyportinastorm||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||4-1|
|3||P R Radio Star||Juan Hernandez||120||Philip D'Amato||8-1|
|4||Microrithms||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Bob Baffert||5-2|
|5||Grit and Curiosity||Ricardo Gonzalez||120||Peter Miller||6-1||100,000|
|6||Manhattan Up||Tiago Pereira||120||Philip A. Oviedo||15-1|
|7||Independence Hall||Mike Smith||118||Michael W. McCarthy||7-2|
|8||Sparky Ville||Abel Cedillo||120||Jeff Bonde||12-1|
|9||Pyron||Umberto Rispoli||122||Mark Glatt||6-1|
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