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Horse racing newsletter: Mishriff beats Charlatan in Saudi Cup

Jockey David Egan and his horse Mishriff
Jockey David Egan celebrates atop Mishriff after winning the $20-million Saudi Cup at King Abdul Aziz racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
(Amr Nabil / Associated Press)

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter, as we congratulate Charmaine’s Mia for a win in the Santa Anita feature.

The check-is-in-the-mail $20-million Saudi Cup went off pretty much as everyone expected, except for down the stretch. That’s when Mishriff proved to be the best by drawing even with Charlatan, who had already dispatched Knicks Go and then motored to about a one-length victory.

Charlatan, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Mike Smith, and Knicks Go went to the lead right from the gate in the 1 1/8-mile race. They stayed 1-2 until entering the far turn when Knicks Go pulled even alongside Charlatan. As they started to exit the turn, Charlatan started to pull away, as Knicks Go began to fade along the rail. Mishriff, running the whole race on the outside, started to gather up ground and eventually went by Charlatan with less than 100 yards to go in the race.

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Mishriff, trained by John Gosden and ridden by David Egan, paid $41.60, $12.80 and $6.40 in U.S. betting markets. Gambling is not allowed in Saudi Arabia. Charlatan was second, followed by Great Scott, Knicks Go and Sleepy Eyed Todd, who finished fifth in the Awesome Again at Santa Anita. The only other U.S. horse in the race, Tacitus, finished seventh of 14.

Mishriff certainly ran a winning race. It was only the second time he has run on dirt. The first time was last year at this course in the Saudi Derby Cup. His other seven races have been on the turf in Britain and France. With the $10 million he earned on Saturday, he is now over $11 million lifetime.

As for the cheap shot at the top about the Saudi Cup, remember that last year’s winner, Maximum Security, still has not received his $10-million share of the purse. It stems from having Jason Servis as his trainer, who is under U.S. federal indictment for horse doping. He says he is not guilty.

A Saudi official said last week that a determination should be made in about six weeks.

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As an added note, I’ve got to say that the camera angles used on the Saudi broadcasts are even more irritating than most every Santa Anita race where the horses disappear behind the scoreboard (why hasn’t that been fixed after all these years?) or when Los Alamitos does close-ups of the front two horses on the backstretch.

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Santa Anita review

The feature on Saturday was the Grade 2 $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes for fillies and mares going a mile on the turf. Jockey Flavien Prat took Charmaine’s Mia to the front, but Bohemian Bourbon wanted it more and Prat let her have it. After about a mile, Prat let Charmaine’s Mia go to the front, where she stayed to the finish line, winning by a length.

Charmaine’s Mia paid $4.60, $3.00 and $2.40. Mucho Unusual was second, and Warren’s Showtime finished third.

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Phil D’Amato (winning trainer): “It’s huge, Flavien said there’s more in the tank. She rated nice. If she needed to go a little further, it wasn’t a problem. So that definitely broadens her horizons and maybe has us starting to look at Grade 1s.”

Flavien Prat (winning jockey): “She broke sharp. She’s really fast out of the gate and I wanted to be on the lead, but the inside horse (Bohemian Bourbon) was pulling very hard, so we were second, which was a good place to be. When we made the lead at the quarter pole, she got a good breather and from there, she finished really well.”

Santa Anita preview

The final card of the racing week is nine races starting at 12:30 p.m. Once again, there are more turf than dirt races, and, again, they are the odd-numbered races. The Sunday card is usually worse than the Saturday one, and this fits. There is one allowance, one maiden special and one stakes. The stakes is the only $100,000 race in the country on Sunday. It’s the Spring Fever Stakes for Cal-breds fillies and mares going six furlongs on the dirt.

The favorite, at 2-1, is Bella Vita for trainer Simon Callaghan and jockey Prat. She is the most lightly raced horse by 10 races, having been out only four times. She won second out in a maiden and was third in China Doll and second in the Evening Jewel. The second favorite is Hotitude for Kristin Mulhall and Juan Hernandez. She has won four of 14, with the last win coming two back in an allowance. Post is around 4:20 p.m.

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Here are the field sizes, in order: 7, 7, 7, 10, 9, 6, 10, 7, 10 (2 also eligible).

Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day

NINTH RACE: No. 5 I Give Up (10-1)

I Give Up at 10-1, based on the last race going six furlongs on turf, is the best value on the Sunday card in my eyes. First off a two-month break and first time Jessica Pyfer riding, this horse sat at the back of the pack and then in mid-stretch came from nine back flying from the clouds, as Trevor Denman would say, to miss by four and then blow past the winners on the gallop out. Watch the replay and let’s hope we get this 10-1 price. That race and this added distance today along with Jessica’s weight break stamps this horse as a great value play to end the weekend.

Saturday’s result: Noble Hearted tracked in second throughout but did not have enough gas in the tank to catch the winner.

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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.

Laurel (3): $100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes. 3-year-olds, 1 mile. Winner: Maythehorsebwithu ($5.80)

Laurel (4): $100,000 John B. Campbell, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Bankit ($5.40)

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Laurel (5): $100,000 Nellie Morse Stakes, fillies and mare 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Lucky Stride ($3.80)

Laurel (6): $100,000 Wide Country Stakes fillies 3-years-old, 7 furlongs. Winner: Street Lute ($4.00)

Laurel (7): Grade 3 $250,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Hibiscus Punch ($85.60)

Laurel (8): Grade 3 $250,000 General George Stakes, 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Share the Ride ($10.80)

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Aqueduct (8): $100,000 Maddie May Stakes, NY-bred fillies 3-year-olds, 1 mile. Winner: Make Mischief ($5.30)

Gulfstream (11): Grade 3 $150,000 Royal Delta Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Queen Nekla ($60.60)

Santa Anita (7): Grade 2 $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Charmaine’s Mia ($4.60)

Big races preview

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

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4:20 Santa Anita (8): $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes, Cal-bred fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Bella Vita (2-1)

Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day

FIRST RACE: No. 3 Tomasino (5-1)

This hard-knocking veteran ran a solid fourth while running wide against a field that included several who are back in the opening race on Sunday. I expect a speed duel to develop and, if that happens, the race should set up nicely for the 9-year-old Tomasino, as he should be able to time his late run and take off around the 1/16th pole. He has enough of a late kick to get it done. I’ll go with the old timer in the opener at a medium mutual price.

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

Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, February 20.

Copyright 2021 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 27th day of a 81-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $63,000. Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 23.45 47.92 1:12.68 1:36.52 1:48.29


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

6 Rocking Redhead 124 6 1 1–2 1–2 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–1½ Cedillo 2.00
7 Go Big Blue Nation 115 7 6 5–½ 5–hd 7–2½ 4–½ 2–hd Centeno 15.20
8 Applecross 122 8 7 7–2 7–2 6–hd 6–½ 3–ns Franco 4.10
5 Noble Hearted 124 5 2 2–2½ 2–4 2–2 2–2 4–1¼ Prat 7.50
2 This Tea 122 2 8 8–½ 9 9 8–1½ 5–¾ Valdivia, Jr. 8.00
1 Equal Measure 122 1 5 6–1½ 6–2 4–1 3–hd 6–¾ Desormeaux 9.10
3 Hollywood Girl 124 3 3 4–1 4–1½ 5–1½ 5–hd 7–¾ Hernandez 5.10
9 Bestrella 122 9 9 9 8–1 8–½ 9 8–1¼ Van Dyke 11.00
4 Arctic Roll 124 4 4 3–½ 3–1½ 3–hd 7–1 9 Gutierrez 34.80

6 ROCKING REDHEAD 6.00 4.40 3.20
7 GO BIG BLUE NATION 12.40 6.20
8 APPLECROSS (IRE) 3.60
$1 EXACTA (6-7)  $49.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-7-8-5)  $132.97
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-7-8)  $145.25
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-7-8-5-2)  Carryover $1,776

Winner–Rocking Redhead Ch.f.4 by Hard Spun out of Tangelo, by Square Eddie. Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Branham, Doug, Baltas, Richard and McClanahan, Jerry. Mutuel Pool $313,132 Exacta Pool $185,192 Superfecta Pool $62,297 Trifecta Pool $106,165 X-5 Super High Five Pool $2,327. Scratched–none.

ROCKING REDHEAD controlled the pace early from inside, showed the way unchallenged into the stretch, urged right-handed and held safely. GO BIG BLUE NATION traveled two wide then angled to the rail, saved ground into the stretch, rallied along the fence and got up for second. APPLECROSS (IRE) raced two wide then tucked inside on the first turn, went outside a rival leaving the backstretch, sung five wide into the lane, drifted inward in the final furlong and gained the show. NOBLE HEARTED was closest in pursuit early near the fence, moved out into the two path entering the second bend, took aim two wide into the stretch, chased the winner through the final furlong but could not summon the needed late kick and was edged for the place and show. THIS TEA was a bit rank soon after the start then settled into stride, raced along the inside then two wide into the drive and produced a mild rally. EQUAL MEASURE stalked the pace from inside to the far turn, remained inside then entered the stretch two wide and lacked further response. HOLLYWOOD GIRL chased along the rail through the clubhouse turn, guided off the rail on the backstretch, went three to four wide around the far turn and could not rally. BESTRELLA (IRE) raced near the back of the field outside a rival, traveled two wide then shifted five wide nearing the stretch and never threatened. ARCTIC ROLL (GB) tracked outside a rival then angled in on the first turn, came three wide into the lane, was bothered by outside rival mid-stretch and weakened.

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.16 45.59 58.15 1:11.39


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

4 Hockey Dad 124 4 1 3–hd 2–1½ 2–3½ 1–1¾ Gutierrez 1.70
5 Teton Valley 124 5 2 1–1 1–1½ 1–2 2–6 Maldonado 3.10
1 Swift as I Am 122 1 4 4–2 4–½ 4–1½ 3–nk Cedillo 2.20
2 Sabuda 115 2 5 5 5 3–½ 4–7 Pyfer 3.00
3 Me Likey 117 3 3 2–1½ 3–½ 5 5 Centeno 29.20

4 HOCKEY DAD 5.40 3.40 2.40
5 TETON VALLEY 3.60 2.60
1 SWIFT AS I AM 2.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-4)  $17.60
$1 EXACTA (4-5)  $9.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-5-1)  $10.30

Winner–Hockey Dad B.c.3 by Nyquist out of Ann Summers Gold, by Yankee Victor. Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $237,358 Daily Double Pool $46,114 Exacta Pool $115,412 Trifecta Pool $88,601. Scratched–none.

HOCKEY DAD was off alertly then taken back to stalk the leader went three deep into the turn, three wide into the stretch, urged right-handed in upper stretch and reeled in the runner-up under steady handling. TETON VALLEY set the pace outside a rival then cleared past the half-mile marker, inched away into the stretch, clung to a short lead at the sixteenth pole, overtaken soon after and was clearly second best. SWIFT AS I AM chased the pace from inside then between into the turn, exited the bend three wide, kept on through the final furlong and regained the show from SABUDA in the closing moments. SABUDA brushed by ME LIKEY at the start, tracked three wide into the turn, four wide into the stretch and got edged for the show. ME LIKEY bobbled, broke in and brushed rival at the start, pressed the pace from inside early then chased foe past the half-mile pole, remained inside to the stretch and tired.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 21.86 45.00 57.05 1:08.71


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

7 Isn't She Lovely 124 6 3 3–3 3–2½ 1–hd 1–1¼ Prat 0.80
8 Honey Jar 124 7 1 1–1½ 1–1 2–3½ 2–4 Franco 10.10
2 Tony Ann 124 2 5 4–1½ 4–1½ 4–1½ 3–3 Hernandez 2.10
5 Ghostly Gal 124 4 6 5–1 5–1 5–3½ 4–2 Valdivia, Jr. 12.10
6 Nobu 124 5 2 2–2 2–1 3–½ 5–4 Gonzalez 19.30
3 Shore Break 124 3 4 6–10 6–16 6–19½ 6–17 Gutierrez 9.90
1 Blame the Queen 124 1 7 7 7 7 7 Van Dyke 28.80

7 ISN'T SHE LOVELY 3.60 2.80 2.10
8 HONEY JAR 6.00 3.60
2 TONY ANN 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-7)  $11.40
$1 EXACTA (7-8)  $12.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-8-2-5)  $9.71
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-8-2-5-6)  $221.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-8-2)  $15.25
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (4-4)  $5.20

Winner–Isn't She Lovely B.f.3 by Into Mischief out of Lovely, by Pulpit. Bred by Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC (KY). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds LLC and Blum, Lessee, Joshua L.. Mutuel Pool $312,790 Daily Double Pool $24,185 Exacta Pool $161,773 Superfecta Pool $42,680 Super High Five Pool $6,043 Trifecta Pool $84,090. Scratched–Just a Kiss Away.

50-Cent Pick Three (6-4-7) paid $11.25. Pick Three Pool $71,870. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (6-4-4) paid $4.90.

ISN'T SHE LOVELY was in range off the rail then angled in nearing the turn, raced a bit off the inside then tipped outside the leader at the top of the stretch, drew alongside and put a head in front at the eighth pole, then drove clear in deep stretch. HONEY JAR sped clear and crossed over to the inside, lost the lead with a furlong to go and stayed on well through the final furlong. TONY ANN came in leaving the gate, traveled along the inside then a bit off the rail into the stretch, moved back to the fence in the drive and showed a mild response to earn the show honors. GHOSTLY GAL chased off the rail then two wide around the bend, angled out mid-stretch and improved position. NOBU stalked the leader early on, closed in leaving the backstretch, coaxed two wide around the bend, floated out three wide upper stretch and weakened. SHORE BREAK (IRE) raced off the pace, saved ground around the bend and made no impact. BLAME THE QUEEN came in at the start then lugged out early, trailed throughout and was never a factor.

FOURTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 22.65 46.20 1:12.20 1:19.07


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

1 Theluteismine 123 1 1 1–1 1–2½ 1–6 1–4 Hernandez 1.70
3 Big Coupe 123 3 5 8 7–2 4–2½ 2–1 Cedillo 22.10
5 Shotgun Rider 123 5 7 5–hd 5–2 2–½ 3–7 Van Dyke 8.50
2 The Roan Ranger 112 2 3 6–4 6–3 5–½ 4–1¼ Centeno 11.20
4 Musical Gem 119 4 4 4–1½ 3–2 3–2 5–6 Fuentes 11.40
8 June Gloom 123 8 2 2–½ 2–½ 6–5½ 6–¾ Prat 1.70
6 Evenerevenworse 123 6 8 7–½ 8 7–hd 7–4¼ Valdivia, Jr. 7.00
7 Bravestone 120 7 6 3–½ 4–hd 8 8 Flores 42.10

1 THELUTEISMINE 5.40 3.60 2.80
3 BIG COUPE 16.20 8.40
5 SHOTGUN RIDER 4.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-1)  $11.40
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $33.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-5-2)  $88.96
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-5-2-4)  $4,582.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-5)  $93.85

Winner–Theluteismine Dbb.g.3 by Boisterous out of Steal the Lute, by Midnight Lute. Bred by Gary Barber (CA). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Gary Barber. Mutuel Pool $291,044 Daily Double Pool $28,876 Exacta Pool $192,890 Superfecta Pool $108,247 Super High Five Pool $6,004 Trifecta Pool $150,943. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (4-7-1) paid $8.80. Pick Three Pool $27,331. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (4-4-1) paid $3.30.

THELUTEISMINE was away quickly from inside, sprinted to the front then cleared rivals, drew off around the turn, widened under right-handed encouragement and hand urging in the final furlong. BIG COUPE bumped leaving the gate, lacked early speed, raced along the inside then three wide into the lane, angled out and rallied for the place. SHOTGUN RIDER brushed by rival at the start, traveled two wide then angled to the inside on the turn, tipped out in upper stretch and got outkicked for the place. THE ROAN RANGER bumped at the start, tracked the pace inside to the stretch and improved position. MUSICAL GEM stalked off the rail then angled to the inside, saved ground around the bend and faded. JUNE GLOOM broke well from outside, showed early speed outside the leader then chased the two wide into the turn, drifted out a bit around the bend and weakened. EVENEREVENWORSE broke in and brushed rival at the start, lacked early speed, trailed three wide into the stretch and was never a factor. BRAVESTONE propped at the start, chased the speed from outside, dropped back on the turn and tired.

FIFTH RACE.

1¼ Mile Turf. Purse: $47,000. Starter Allowance. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.21 47.13 1:12.07 1:36.62 1:59.66


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

2 Ward 'n Jerry 126 1 4–1½ 3–hd 4–1 4–½ 2–1½ 1–hd Prat 0.80
3 Tartini 124 2 1–½ 1–1 1–½ 1–1 1–1½ 2–1½ Hernandez 9.70
4 Lure Him In 122 3 6 6 6 6 3–hd 3–nk Maldonado 8.30
6 Shadow Sphinx 124 5 5–1½ 5–1 5–2 5–½ 4–hd 4–2½ Valdivia, Jr. 4.10
5 Murad Khan 124 4 2–1 2–½ 2–1 2–½ 5–1 5–2¼ Gonzalez 5.80
7 Navy Armed Guard 124 6 3–1 4–1 3–½ 3–1 6 6 T Baze 10.30

2 WARD 'N JERRY 3.60 2.40 2.10
3 TARTINI 6.20 3.80
4 LURE HIM IN 3.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-2)  $11.60
$1 EXACTA (2-3)  $9.00
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-3-4-6)  $6.92
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-3-4)  $15.25

Winner–Ward 'n Jerry Dbb.g.8 by Lucky Pulpit out of Tamarack Bay, by Dehere. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams (CA). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D.. Mutuel Pool $293,822 Daily Double Pool $32,480 Exacta Pool $150,733 Superfecta Pool $58,800 Trifecta Pool $96,078. Scratched–Maestro Dearte.

50-Cent Pick Three (7-1-2) paid $7.00. Pick Three Pool $58,056. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-4/7-1-1/2) 8377 tickets with 4 correct paid $15.65. Pick Four Pool $167,741. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-4-4/7-1-1/2) 8178 tickets with 5 correct paid $53.65. Pick Five Pool $522,881.

WARD 'N JERRY stalked the pace from inside, tipped out in upper stretch, dug in through the final sixteenth and edged the winner on the line. TARTINI took command early, set the pace inside to the lane, led clear to mid-stretch, challenged in the final sixteenth and got nailed at the wire. LURE HIM IN settled at the back and moved inside, angled out around the far turn then got floated out into the stretch, finished willingly in the furlong grounds and gained the show. SHADOW SPHINX shifted out crossing surfaces early, tracked the pace in the two path, angled four wide into the lane and got outfinished for the show. MURAD KHAN (FR) up close early between rivals then outside the leader, coaxed along at the five-sixteenths pole, urged right then left-handed in the drive and weakened. NAVY ARMED GUARD stalked outside rivals or three wide to the stretch and weakened.

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 24.22 49.21 1:14.06 1:26.09 1:38.30


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

3 Charlito 117 3 2 1–½ 1–½ 1–1 1–2 1–1¾ Pyfer 2.70
1 Mulberry Street 124 1 1 4–½ 4–1 4–½ 3–½ 2–ns Cedillo 8.20
2 Go Daddy Go 124 2 4 5 5 5 5 3–ns Pereira 6.40
4 Motown Music 122 4 3 2–1 2–½ 3–½ 4–½ 4–½ Hernandez 1.10
5 Gray Magician 124 5 5 3–hd 3–hd 2–hd 2–½ 5 Prat 3.80

3 CHARLITO 7.40 4.40 3.20
1 MULBERRY STREET 6.60 4.20
2 GO DADDY GO 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-3)  $18.80
$1 EXACTA (3-1)  $26.40
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-1-2)  $47.30

Winner–Charlito Dbb.h.5 by Fed Biz out of Virtuously, by Congrats. Bred by Moreau Bloodstock Int'l Inc. & WhiteBloodstock LLC (KY). Trainer: Richard E. Mandella. Owner: Iris Smith Stable, LLC. Mutuel Pool $289,711 Daily Double Pool $27,997 Exacta Pool $118,096 Trifecta Pool $93,646. Claimed–Gray Magician by Dunn, Robin D., Hanson, Jim and Hanson, Ryan. Trainer: Ryan Hanson. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-2-3) paid $15.75. Pick Three Pool $57,235.

CHARLITO bumped from inside in the beginning, set the pace under pressure from MOTOWN MUSIC, cleared that rival midway around the far turn, urged right-handed entering the stretch and inched away under a drive to the wire. MULBERRY STREET stalked the pace from rail around both turns, remained along the inside through the drive and held the place. GO DADDY GO broke out and bumped rival at the start, in range early trailing the field between rivals, chased three wide into the far turn, angled four wide leaving that bend, chased the winner four deep through the lane and missed the place. MOTOWN MUSIC pressed the pace from outside to the far turn, chased the winner three then two wide into the stretch, raced between rivals in the stretch and missed the place. GRAY MAGICIAN went four wide around the first turn, stayed off the rail on the backstretch, entered the final turn four wide, exited three wide, raced three deep and between rivals in the stretch and lacked late kick.

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $200,000. 'Buena Vista Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.65 45.93 1:09.75 1:21.75 1:33.93


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

8 Charmaine's Mia 120 7 1 2–1 2–hd 1–½ 1–1½ 1–1 Prat 1.30
2 Mucho Unusual 124 2 4 5–3½ 4–1 3–½ 2–2½ 2–¾ Cedillo 3.50
3 Warren's Showtime 122 3 7 6–1½ 6–1 6–1 5–½ 3–1¾ Hernandez 5.60
7 Going to Vegas 120 6 3 4–hd 5–2 5–1 3–1 4–½ Gutierrez 8.20
5 Red Lark 122 4 8 8–½ 8–½ 7–½ 4–hd 5–5¼ Van Dyke 5.50
9 Sloane Garden 120 8 5 7–2 7–½ 8–1 9 6–¾ Pereira 48.40
10 Heathers Grey 120 9 6 3–½ 3–2 4–½ 7–1 7–½ Pyfer 23.70
1 Bohemian Bourbon 120 1 2 1–1 1–1 2–1 6–2 8–½ Valdivia, Jr. 41.80
6 Sedamar 120 5 9 9 9 9 8–hd 9 Fuentes 25.90

8 CHARMAINE'S MIA 4.60 3.00 2.40
2 MUCHO UNUSUAL 4.20 3.00
3 WARREN'S SHOWTIME 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-8)  $23.20
$1 EXACTA (8-2)  $8.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-2-3-7)  $9.90
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-2-3-7-5)  $136.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-2-3)  $13.15

Winner–Charmaine's Mia B.m.5 by The Factor out of Charming Vixen, by Bernstein. Bred by Gunpowder Farms LLC (KY). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Agave Racing Stable and Rockin Robin Racing Stables. Mutuel Pool $636,623 Daily Double Pool $52,855 Exacta Pool $324,153 Superfecta Pool $134,336 Super High Five Pool $7,986 Trifecta Pool $205,700. Scratched–Nasty.

50-Cent Pick Three (2-3-8) paid $10.55. Pick Three Pool $64,133.

CHARMAINE'S MIA had early speed outside a rival then stalked the pacesetter from outside, moved up to challenge still under a restraint at the three-eighths, took control at the quarter pole, kicked clear in upper stretch and held well to the wire. MUCHO UNUSUAL rated early from inside, angled out on the far turn, chased winner through the final furlong and finished willingly to hold the place. WARREN'S SHOWTIME settled off the pace, angled three wide leaving the second bend, steered out further in the stretch and finished well to close the gap. GOING TO VEGAS broke in, stalked outside a rival then two wide into the stretch, tipped out at the three-sixteenths pole and went evenly late for a minor award. RED LARK (IRE) bumped leaving the gate, tucked inside on the first turn, remained inside to the stretch and summoned a mild rally in the drive. SLOANE GARDEN (GB) unhurried in the beginning, came four wide into the stretch and never threatened. HEATHERS GREY stalked the leader outside a rival, contested the issue three deep into the far turn, chased four wide into the lane and faded. BOHEMIAN BOURBON had speed along the rail, cleared outside rival around the first bend, showed the way up the backstretch, vied with rivals at the three-eighths, lost command at the quarter pole and gave way. SEDAMAR broke in and bumped rival, traveled outside a rival then angled in on the far turn and was never a factor.

EIGHTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $25,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $30,000-$28,000. Time 22.85 46.92 1:13.55 1:27.22 1:40.78


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

3 Varoma 123 3 4 4–1½ 5–2½ 2–1½ 1–3 1–5½ Pereira 5.50
2 Here Comes Ralphie 123 2 6 7–3 6–hd 6–5 4–2 2–1¼ Flores 25.30
4 Made in Karoo 121 4 5 5–½ 3–1 3–4 2–½ 3–2½ Prat 1.60
10 Simmer Down 111 9 1 1–4 1–6 1–3 3–3 4–2¼ Ellingwood 2.00
1 Paynter's Love 116 1 9 9 8–1 7–6 6–4 5–hd Pyfer 5.90
9 Backtoflash 114 8 2 3–hd 4–hd 5–hd 5–5 6–25 Centeno 23.20
7 Brewed Big 121 6 7 8–1½ 9 9 9 7–16 Boulanger 76.70
6 Malibu Jewel 123 5 3 2–3½ 2–3 4–hd 7–10½ 8–3¼ Gonzalez 20.20
8 Hatshepsut 121 7 8 6–2½ 7–8 8–6 8–2 9 Fuentes 29.20

3 VAROMA 13.00 6.00 4.20
2 HERE COMES RALPHIE 18.80 6.80
4 MADE IN KAROO 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-3)  $40.00
$1 EXACTA (3-2)  $96.50
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-2-4-10)  $75.11
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-2-4-10-1)  $1,351.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-2-4)  $141.30
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (8-5)  $6.40

Winner–Varoma Dbb.f.3 by Vancouver (AUS) out of Aroma de Mujer, by Trippi. Bred by George Louis Doetsch Jr (MD). Trainer: Manuel Ortiz, Sr.. Owner: Tim M. Bankers. Mutuel Pool $337,883 Daily Double Pool $44,146 Exacta Pool $219,421 Superfecta Pool $123,549 Super High Five Pool $7,082 Trifecta Pool $161,955. Scratched–Copper Wings.

50-Cent Pick Three (3-8-3) paid $39.75. Pick Three Pool $62,401. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (3-8-5) paid $8.55.

VAROMA bumped leaving the gate, settled well off the pace, closed in around the far turn, drew alongside the leader at the top of the lane, cleared that rival and drew off in the final furlong. HERE COMES RALPHIE unhurried in the early stages, angled five wide leaving the far turn and bested the rest. MADE IN KAROO bumped leaving the gate, chased off the inside then came four wide into the stretch and got outkicked for the place honors. SIMMER DOWN sprinted to the front, opened up a large lead early, continued well clear into the second best, held a rapidly diminishing lead into the stretch and weakened while churning on for a minor award. PAYNTER'S LOVE hesitated and came away to a slow beginning, went outside a rival on the backstretch, came three wide into the drive, angled in upper stretch and improved. BACKTOFLASH tracked outside a rival then went inside a rival on the second bend and lacked a rally. BREWED BIG off a bit slow to begin and never got involved. MALIBU JEWEL stumbled leaving the gate, was closest in pursuit through the early stages, asked two wide around the far turn but started to weaken, tired in the lane and was eased then walked off. HATSHEPSUT fractious in the gate, leaned back at the start and was off slow, went four wide into the first turn, stayed off the rail then was eased around the second bend, coasted through the stretch and walked off.

NINTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $63,000. Allowance. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.33 45.13 1:08.30 1:14.13


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

11 Jetovator 124 11 4 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–2 1–2¼ Fuentes 10.80
1 Cruel Intention 124 1 1 2–½ 3–hd 2–1 2–2 Prat 1.40
3 Best Chance 122 3 8 7–2 6–½ 5–1 3–¾ T Baze 8.30
2 Coast of Roan 124 2 7 9–½ 7–hd 4–1 4–½ Hernandez 2.40
10 Psycho Dar 124 10 2 4–½ 2–1 3–2½ 5–3½ Gonzalez 15.80
5 Golden Star Rock 124 5 9 10–3½ 9–1½ 8–3 6–hd Franco 47.50
8 Symphonic 124 8 5 5–1½ 5–1½ 6–1 7–nk Cedillo 19.80
6 Southern Horse 124 6 11 11 11 10–½ 8–1¼ Van Dyke 12.40
9 I Got No Munny 122 9 3 3–hd 4–½ 7–½ 9–2¾ Maldonado 15.00
4 Fantastic Day 124 4 10 8–hd 10–2½ 9–1 10–7 Gutierrez 46.20
7 Cool as Ever 124 7 6 6–hd 8–½ 11 11 Valdivia, Jr. 68.10

11 JETOVATOR 23.60 8.20 6.20
1 CRUEL INTENTION 3.40 3.00
3 BEST CHANCE 5.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-11)  $148.60
$1 EXACTA (11-1)  $42.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (11-1-3-2)  $58.53
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (11-1-3-2-10)  $2,772.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (11-1-3)  $122.95

Winner–Jetovator Grr.g.5 by Grazen out of Jet Blue Girl, by Gimmeawink. Bred by Sharon Alesia & Ciaglia Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Peter Eurton. Owner: Ciaglia Racing LLC and SAF Racing. Mutuel Pool $519,215 Daily Double Pool $106,531 Exacta Pool $320,575 Superfecta Pool $163,564 Super High Five Pool $14,529 Trifecta Pool $228,068. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (8-3-11) paid $159.10. Pick Three Pool $241,651. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (8-5-11) paid $21.35. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-4/8-3-11) 724 tickets with 4 correct paid $792.35. Pick Four Pool $751,204. 50-Cent Pick Five (1/2-3-4/8-3-11) 316 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,487.80. Pick Five Pool $615,297. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (1-1/2-3-4/8-3-11) 96 tickets with 6 correct paid $1,642.70. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $295,523. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $338,039.

JETOVATOR sped clear and crossed over to the inside, saved ground to the stretch, urged left-handed inside the furlong grounds and stayed clear. CRUEL INTENTION chased the speed from inside, steadied briefly past the nine-sixteenths pole, saved ground and cut the corner into the stretch, moved out a bit in the lane and proved second best. BEST CHANCE traveled along the inside through the turn turn, remained inside in the stretch and gained the show. COAST OF ROAN tracked between rivals then angled four wide around the turn, kept on and gained a minor award. PSYCHO DAR showed early speed then was forced in by JETOVATOR and checked early, chased three outside a pair of rivals then two wide into the stretch and flattened out. GOLDEN STAR ROCK raced off the pace three deep early, went three wide into the lane and never responded to urging. SYMPHONIC checked off the heels of COOL AS EVER early, was rated outside rivals, exited the bend three wide and could not rally. SOUTHERN HORSE (ARG) off slow and tossed head at the start, trailed the field two wide into the drive, angled out and improved position. I GOT NO MUNNY forwardly placed between rivals, lost ground around the turn and faded in the stretch. FANTASTIC DAY traveled inside a pair of rivals on the backstretch, angled four wide into the stretch and was never a factor. COOL AS EVER jumped the track crossing surfaces early, raced outside a rival in mid-pack then between foes leaving the backstretch, angled in on the turn and tired.


AttendanceHandle
On-TrackN/A$198,700
Inter-TrackN/A$1,051,025
Out of StateN/A$9,928,924
TOTALN/A $11,178,649

Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, February 21.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 28th day of a 81-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Silent MusketierGeovanni Franco120Samuel Nichols20-145,000
2Seven CharmsDrayden Van Dyke124Michael W. McCarthy4-150,000
3Commanding ChiefTyler Baze124John W. Sadler2-150,000
4Mongolian KingdomAlexis Centeno117Enebish Ganbat4-150,000
5Holy EmperorFlavien Prat124Robert N. Falcone, Jr.4-150,000
6My IndyJose Valdivia, Jr.120Samuel Nichols15-145,000
7Fat StacksJuan Hernandez124Robert B. Hess, Jr.3-150,000

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $31,000. Starter Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1LulumaruFlavien Prat124Ryan Hanson4-1
2Noble ContessaTyler Baze122Eddie Truman7-220,000
3Tiz WonderfullyGeovanni Franco122James M. Cassidy4-1
4Mongolian WindowAlexis Centeno115Enebish Ganbat15-120,000
5Miss KitnessRuben Fuentes124Shelbe Ruis8-120,000
6Paige RunnerEdwin Maldonado124Lorenzo Ruiz8-5
7Red Bunting Abel Cedillo124Isidro Tamayo8-1

THIRD RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $39,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1HurleyJessica Pyfer111Eddie Truman6-128,000
2Clearly GoneFlavien Prat122Peter Miller2-132,000
3Too Much HeavenRuben Fuentes118Peter Eurton5-228,000
4Little Bird Juan Hernandez122Richard Baltas4-132,000
5LakerballGeovanni Franco122Peter Miller8-132,000
6QuinnieAbel Cedillo122Vladimir Cerin8-132,000
7Cover VersionAlexis Centeno111Reed Saldana8-128,000

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $25,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $30,000-$28,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Robin's LegacyEmily Ellingwood111Ryan Hanson12-128,000
2Royal OrbGeovanni Franco123Ruben Gomez7-230,000
3Hard MetalEswan Flores123Sal Gonzalez6-130,000
4PaisanoAbel Cedillo121Robert B. Hess, Jr.10-128,000
5Fleet RoyRuben Fuentes123Hector O. Palma20-130,000
6Broken FingerEdwin Maldonado121Rafael DeLeon15-128,000
7Short RibJessica Pyfer114Doug F. O'Neill3-128,000
8BrochachoAlexis Centeno116Martin Valenzuela, Jr.20-130,000
9Racing AceTyler Baze123Charles S. Treece10-130,000
10BoluKent Desormeaux123J. Keith Desormeaux5-230,000

FIFTH RACE.

6 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1EpidemicEdwin Maldonado124Ryan Hanson8-1
2CircumventAbel Cedillo124David E. Hofmans10-1
3Tivoli TwirlRicardo Gonzalez124Bob Baffert4-1
4NaismithFlavien Prat124Richard E. Mandella5-1
5TitrateTyler Baze124John W. Sadler12-1
6Perfecto AmorVictor Espinoza124Robert B. Hess, Jr.20-1
7Beyond BrilliantDrayden Van Dyke124John A. Shirreffs12-1
8Eagle ChiefJuan Hernandez124John W. Sadler3-1
9AmbivalentMario Gutierrez124Doug F. O'Neill5-2

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Swift NonniEdwin Maldonado123Marcia Stortz8-1
2RespectfullyEmily Ellingwood111Ryan Hanson8-1
3Maddie's MojitoAbel Cedillo123Mark Glatt5-2
4MichalskaJuan Hernandez123Alfredo P. Marquez4-1
5Big StretchMario Gutierrez123Philip D'Amato7-2
6Becca TaylorJessica Pyfer116Steven Miyadi9-5

SEVENTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $42,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Commander Juan Hernandez122Peter Miller10-140,000
2Full of Luck Eswan Flores122Steven Miyadi15-140,000
3Oiseau de GuerreRuben Fuentes122Doug F. O'Neill15-140,000
4Jamming EddyFlavien Prat122Peter Miller7-240,000
5PolicyRicardo Gonzalez124Mark Glatt12-140,000
6Via EgnatiaTyler Baze122Richard Baltas4-140,000
7Ian GlassGeovanni Franco120Steven Miyadi5-137,500
8AppreciatedAbel Cedillo122Rafael Becerra6-140,000
9Kitten's CatHeriberto Figueroa122Robert N. Falcone, Jr.6-140,000
10Ronald R Drayden Van Dyke122Ronald W. Ellis6-140,000

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'Spring Fever Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Cassie BelleTyler Baze120Sean McCarthy6-1
2HotitudeJuan Hernandez122Kristin Mulhall7-2
3Dr WysongAbel Cedillo120Isidro Tamayo10-1
4She's a DimeAlexis Centeno120Doug F. O'Neill6-1
5Hollywood HillsDrayden Van Dyke124Art Sherman4-1
6Square PeggyJose Valdivia, Jr.122Quinn Howey5-1
7Bella VitaFlavien Prat120Simon Callaghan2-1

NINTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1MangotangoMario Gutierrez120Val Brinkerhoff50-145,000
2Lalic Tyler Baze124John W. Sadler6-150,000
3Fabiolla Juan Hernandez124Jeff Mullins6-150,000
4I Give UpJessica Pyfer117Hector O. Palma10-150,000
5Shes'a PerfectladyFlavien Prat124John W. Sadler3-150,000
6KatlaAbel Cedillo124Carla Gaines15-150,000
7BellizeRicardo Gonzalez124Neil D. Drysdale12-150,000
8La V.Tiago Pereira124Leonard Powell6-150,000
9New DramaAlexis Centeno113Tim Yakteen5-145,000
10Bristol BayouVictor Espinoza124John A. Shirreffs7-250,000
Also Eligible
11Kiss and RunFlavien Prat120Robert N. Falcone, Jr.12-145,000
12Predictable Tully Tiago Pereira124Jeff Mullins5-150,000


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