Horse racing newsletter: Kentucky Derby preps are over
Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we check in on which local horses we might see in Louisville in three weeks.
OK, all the Kentucky Derby prep races are over. All that’s left to do is see which ones choose not to go on to Louisville and which ones stick around to get a spot in the 20-horse field.
On Saturday, the well-thought-of Concert Tour for Bob Baffert came up short, finishing a well-beaten third. The race was won by Super Stock, a 12-1 choice. Also in the race was Hozier, who gave it up early and finished last in the six-horse field. Both colts are trained by Bob Baffert. Concert Tour already has enough points to qualify and will move on to Louisville.
The question will be if jockey Joel Rosario will choose Concert Tour or Hot Rod Charlie, who won the Louisiana Derby for Doug O’Neill.
In addition to Concert Tour and Hot Rod Charlie, other Southern California-based horses expected to go on to Louisville are Rock Your World, winner of the Santa Anita Derby for John Sadler, and Medina Spirit, second in the Santa Anita Derby for Baffert.
There are two others who have a shot to get in the Derby, Rombauer for Mike McCarthy. He just needs a couple of defections, which is likely, to make the field, and Dream Shake, who needs more than a few horses to drop to make the field.
The Lexington Stakes, the other points race on Saturday, did little to advance the fortunes of Southern California-stabled horses. Hockey Dad (O’Neill) and Bezos (Baffert) finished next to last and last. If Hockey Dad had won, he would have likely had enough points to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.
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Santa Anita review
Saturday’s feature was a $65,000 allowance/optional claimer for older horses going a mile. Lambeau, under front-running rider Edwin Maldonado, went to the front and never looked back, winning by a shrinking length. Lambeau paid $35.00, $9.60 and $6.20. Bold Endeavor was second, and Heywood Beach finished third.
“I entered at the last minute,” winning trainer John Shirreffs told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “We had [Umberto] Rispoli, but he went out of town, so I didn’t have a rider. Tony Matos [agent] is a good friend and so I was able to get Edwin, who obviously fits this horse. When I saw the half in 47, I thought he’d be tough to catch. We’ve always liked this horse, a lot. But to run this big after being away [since July 27], is really nice. We’ll look for a stake next time, why not?”
Santa Anita preview
Another weak card at Santa Anita, it’s nine races starting at 1 p.m. Once again, every race has some claiming aspect to it. As was the plan for two weeks, there is no turf racing. The feature is a 5 ½-furlong race allowance/optional claimer for Cal-bred fillies ad mares. The race carries a purse of $63,000. The favorite, at 3-1, is Li’l Grazen for trainer Peter Miller and jockey Flavien Prat. This 7-year-old mare has won five of 32 races lifetime, but is winless in two starts this year. Trina is the 7-2 second choice for Jonathan Wong and Abel Cedillo. Post is around 4:53 p.m.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 7, 5, 6, 7, 7, 6, 7, 9, 8.
Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day
EIGHTH RACE: No. 6 Jan Jan Can (6-1)
EIGHTH RACE: No. 1 Vella (20-1)
Jan Jan Can has won two in a row with Juan Hernandez riding and he rides through the new claim for trainer Ron Ellis. Ellis is winning 29% first off the claim. First start in two months and there are some sharp workouts for a horse racing protected. Jan likes to close, and in a race of early speed there should be a solid pace to close into again Sunday. I also like Vella, who makes the second start off a nine-month layoff for the small stable of Lloyd Wicker. Last out on turf going six furlongs, this horse blasted to the front and then tired in deep stretch. Back to dirt with a series of sharp workouts, this horse again races protected. From the inside post, gate-to-wire will again be the strategy. 20-1 is a great price in this wide-open race.
Saturday’s result: Golden Star Rock popped the gate and hit the front, then relaxed and sat back in fourth. Into the turn ‘Rock looked ready to make a big move at a big price but had nothing.
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.
Oaklawn (5): $105,000 allowance/optional claimer, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Truculent ($12.20)
Oaklawn (6): $250,000 Carousel Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Edgeway ($4.60)
Aqueduct (3): $100,000 Top Flight Invitational, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Horologist ($4.00)
Keeneland (7): Grade 3 $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Silver Dust ($11.20)
Aqueduct (8): $100,000 Danger’s Hour Stakes, 4 and up, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Delaware ($22.20)
Keeneland (8): Giant’s Causeway Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Winner: Change of Control ($19.80)
Keeneland (9): Grade 3 $200,000 Lexington Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: King Fury ($38.40)
Oaklawn (9): $400,000 Oaklawn Mile, 4 and up, 1 mile. Winner: By My Standards ($6.80)
Keeneland (10): Grade 1 $300,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Juliet Foxtrot ($5.40)
Oaklawn (10): $105,000 allowance/optional claimer, 3-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Winner: Mighty Mischief ($3.60)
Oaklawn (11): Grade 3 $500,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap, 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: C Z Rocket ($6.00)
Oaklawn (12): Grade 1 $1 million Arkansas Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 1/8 miles. Winner: Super Stock ($26.40)
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PST.
11:53 Aqueduct (4): $100,000 Plenty of Grace Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Regal Glory (7-5)
Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day
FOURTH RACE: No. 8 Fredericos Fantasy (4-1)
He is as consistent as they come at the level of competition, and the speedster has many a figure on my comparison speed charts that are very competitive against this group of rivals. In his most recent effort 29 nights ago, this gelding got a tad rambunctious in the gate before breaking slow and then drifted in and out past the gap until finally leveling out. He then flew by against a perfectly tripped runner to score a well-deserved victory. On my figures, he has the second-best number in this race and he’s only 2/100ths of a second behind the top figure. At his odds, he’s the play in this race, as far as I’m concerned.
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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, April 10.
Copyright 2021 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 48th day of a 81-day meet. Clear & Fast
6 Furlongs. Purse: $42,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000. Time 22.62 45.65 57.63 1:10.15
|5||Handsome Cat||122||4||3||2–hd||3–1||2–½||2–¾||Valdivia, Jr.||4.40|
|2||Single Me Out||122||1||4||4–½||5||5||4–¾||T Baze||8.10|
|$1 EXACTA (4-5)||$11.90|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-5-3-2)||$25.12|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-5-3)||$51.60|
Winner–Posterize B.g.5 by Shackleford out of Southern Oaks, by Vindication. Bred by Richard Barton Enterprises (CA). Trainer: Daniel Azcarate. Owner: Salah Al Mudarris. Mutuel Pool $211,724 Exacta Pool $86,566 Superfecta Pool $27,422 Trifecta Pool $48,264. Claimed–Littlebitamedal by Rockingham Ranch. Trainer: Peter Miller. Scratched–Antithetical.
POSTERIZE controlled the pace into and around the turn, coaxed into the stretch, urged right-handed in the furlong grounds while drifting out some and remained clear. HANDSOME CAT stalked the leader outside a rival, chased three wide through the turn, finished willingly but could not threaten the winner. OWNING chased on the inside, saved ground to stretch and held the show. SINGLE ME OUT tracked the pace along the fence to the turn, moved out into the two path around the bend, kept to task in the final furlong but needed to find more in deep stretch. LITTLEBITAMEDAL sat off the pace while off the rail, went four wide around the bend and could not offer the needed response.
1 Mile. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 24.09 49.03 1:13.96 1:26.14 1:38.17
|1||My Summer Dream||118||1||3||4–½||4–½||5||5||5||T Baze||20.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-2)||$25.40|
|$1 EXACTA (2-5)||$8.70|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-5-3)||$6.45|
Winner–Phantom Dance Dbb.g.4 by Ghostzapper out of Dance With Doves, by A.P. Indy. Bred by Sam-Son Farm (ON). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Agave Racing Stable. Mutuel Pool $276,660 Daily Double Pool $32,562 Exacta Pool $110,090 Trifecta Pool $89,566. Scratched–none.
PHANTOM DANCE stumbled leaving the gate, recovered to vie for the lead inside a pair of rivals into the turn then took control around that bend, set a pressured in the two path, fought with PAPALE leaving the second bend, shook free at the top of the stretch and drew off. PAPALE bobbled at the start, vied three deep into the clubhouse turn then stalked outside the top pair, bid three deep around the final turn, challenged the winner into the stretch but was no match in the drive. LONE SCOUT off a bit slow to begin, was taken in hand around the first turn, continued to pull and went between rivals on the backstretch, chased in the two path into the far turn then angled further off inside, flattened in the final furlong but finished a clear third. ROYAL ORB vied between into the first turn then pressed the pace from outside into the backstretch, lost contact with the winner past the five-sixteenths and tired in the stretch run. MY SUMMER DREAM stumbled in the beginning, stalked from inside then came off the rail into the stretch and had little left.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 22.74 46.38 58.64 1:05.16
|4||Luckys Last Stand||123||4||2||1–½||1–½||1–2½||1–3¾||Pereira||0.30|
|5||Gordy's Boy||119||5||1||2–½||2–hd||3–7||3–5¾||T Baze||5.80|
|3||Sir Williams Dream||116||3||5||5||5||4–1½||4–4||Centeno||23.00|
|4||LUCKYS LAST STAND||2.60||2.10||2.10|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-4)||$10.20|
|$1 EXACTA (4-2)||$3.20|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-2-5)||$2.50|
Winner–Luckys Last Stand Dbb.g.3 by Lucky Pulpit out of Mother Luck, by Street Sense. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Larry D. Williams (CA). Trainer: Dean Pederson. Owner: Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Larry D.. Mutuel Pool $165,435 Daily Double Pool $24,126 Exacta Pool $74,880 Trifecta Pool $72,047. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-2-4) paid $7.45. Pick Three Pool $42,729.
LUCKYS LAST STAND bumped inside rival at the start, set the pace inside of GORDY'S BODY, cleared rivals past the five-sixteenths and drew away under mild urging. GERLACH'S angled outside the top pair early, bid three deep around the turn, chased the winner into the stretch and proved second best. GORDY'S BOY pressed the pace from outside, between at the five-sixteenths, chased a bit off the rail into the stretch, angled out with a furlong to go and weakened. SIR WILLIAMS DREAM bumped with outside rival at the start, chased along the inside into the turn, angled out and went around NO MALICE on the bend, came four wide into the stretch and filled out the superfecta. NO MALICE chased the top pair from inside, dropped back and came off the rail on the turn and tired.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $24,000. Waiver Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000. Time 22.04 45.42 58.00 1:11.10
|6||Your Royal Coil||124||6||2||3–1½||2–1½||2–2½||2–1||Fuentes||3.40|
|5||It's a Riddle||122||5||1||2–½||3–½||5–2||5–½||Hernandez||4.70|
|6||YOUR ROYAL COIL||4.60||3.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-3)||$18.80|
|$1 EXACTA (3-6)||$42.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-2-1)||$53.38|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-2)||$52.30|
Winner–Chollima Grr.f.4 by Paddy O'Prado out of True Chick, by Yes It's True. Bred by Ken D'Oyen (KY). Trainer: Lorenzo Ruiz. Owner: Belico Racing LLC and Mojarro Racing, LLC. Mutuel Pool $346,107 Daily Double Pool $15,624 Exacta Pool $182,201 Superfecta Pool $70,400 Trifecta Pool $120,480. Claimed–Bella Renella by Altamira Racing Stable, Lantzman, Marc, Nentwig, Michael and Newman, Roger. Trainer: Peter Miller. Claimed–Saving Sophie by Royalty Stable and Riggio, Dolores. Trainer: Hector Palma. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (2-4-3) paid $19.15. Pick Three Pool $22,341.
CHOLLIMA stumbled in the beginning, drifted in and bumped rival early, went to the front and set the pace inside a pair of rivals, cleared around the bend and inched away and padded the lead late. YOUR ROYAL COIL showed early speed outside a pair of rivals, chased the the winner three wide into the stretch, could not summon the needed late kick but stayed on to best the rest. BELLA RENELLA off slow to begin, angled out early, wen three then four wide on the turn, kept to task in the lane and held the show. STORMIN RANGER bumped early by CHOLLIMA, chased from inside, lost ground around the turn and kept on to earn a minor award. IT'S A RIDDLE pressed the pace between foes, chased the winner two wide leaving the turn and faded. SAVING SOPHIE tracked outside a rival up the backstretch, went four wide into the turn, five wide into the stretch and failed to menace.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 21.85 45.69 58.63 1:05.01
|3||Stir the Pot||119||3||2||1–1||1–1½||1–2||3–nk||Centeno||3.60|
|1||Dancing in Paris||126||1||6||6||6||6||6||Fuentes||43.10|
|3||STIR THE POT||5.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-6)||$195.20|
|$1 EXACTA (6-5)||$58.70|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-5-3-2)||$27.63|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-3)||$127.85|
Winner–Towing B.c.4 by Uncle Mo out of Quiet Hour, by Quiet American. Bred by Martha Jane Mulholland (KY). Trainer: Carlo Vaccarezza. Owner: J & J Stables, LLC, J&G Stables, LLC and Vaccarezza, Nicholas. Mutuel Pool $223,162 Daily Double Pool $25,210 Exacta Pool $99,623 Superfecta Pool $51,905 Trifecta Pool $71,138. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-3-6) paid $125.30. Pick Three Pool $39,302. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-4-3-6) 179 tickets with 4 correct paid $547.20. Pick Four Pool $128,206. 50-Cent Pick Five (4-2-4-3-6) 199 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,523.40. Pick Five Pool $351,693.
TOWING in range early off the inside, entered the stretch three to four wide, struck the front mid-stretch, dueled with PRINCE MAGICIAN in the late stages and prevailed in a photo. PRINCE MAGICIAN chased off the inside, angled out on the turn and exited the bend four to five wide, rallied widest and dueled with TOWING late but missed on the line. STIR THE POT broke in and bumped rival at the start, sped to the front, cleared outside rival up the backstretch, led a bit off the rail into the drive, yielded to the top pair and held the show. MOON MISCHIEF bumped at the start, tracked from inside then two wide into the lane, kept to task between rivals late but needed more. COUNT ALEXEI up close early outside the pacesetter, chased two to three wide into the stretch and flattened out. DANCING IN PARIS stumbled at the start, dropped back early, took the turn two wide and never got involved.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.71 45.04 1:10.10 1:23.32
|7||Golden Star Rock||124||6||2||4–1½||3–hd||3–½||4–nk||Hernandez||17.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-4)||$115.00|
|$1 EXACTA (4-3)||$4.70|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-3-5-7)||$7.43|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-3-5)||$6.30|
|$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (6-1)||$58.80|
Winner–Colt Fiction Ch.g.6 by Ministers Wild Cat out of Devilish Pro, by Eddington. Bred by Robert Mitchell (CA). Trainer: William Spawr. Owner: Manoogian, Jay and Manoogian, Julie. Mutuel Pool $307,733 Daily Double Pool $25,569 Exacta Pool $146,720 Superfecta Pool $68,493 Trifecta Pool $94,846. Scratched–Exaulted.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-6-4) paid $148.10. Pick Three Pool $47,383. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (3-6-1) paid $79.70.
COLT FICTION vied for the lead three deep briefly then dueled outside of HOWBEIT to the stretch, dug in the last sixteenth and proved best. HOWBEIT vied for the lead between then dueled with COLT FICTION from inside, battled through the turn and into the lane, drifted out through the stretch, got outkicked in the final sixteenth but was clearly second best. TIZHOTNDUSTY raced off the pace, came out and bumped rival entering the stretch and gained the show. GOLDEN STAR ROCK stalked outside a rival then came three wide into the drive and weakened. CALIFORNIA STREET trailed early then went outside a rival on the backstretch, angled out on the turn, got bumped by TIZHOTNDUSTY entering the stretch and could not rally. WRECKING CREW vied for the lead briefly before dropping back to stalk the top pair, traveled along the inside then two wide into the lane and weakened.
1 Mile. Purse: $31,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $20,000-$18,000. Time 23.42 47.34 1:12.22 1:24.89 1:37.32
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-5)||$14.60|
|$1 EXACTA (5-1)||$16.90|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-1-2-6)||$13.00|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-2)||$24.65|
Winner–Truth Seeker B.g.5 by Into Mischief out of For Royalty, by Not For Love. Bred by WinStar Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Owner: Jpf Investments I LLC. Mutuel Pool $334,972 Daily Double Pool $19,526 Exacta Pool $149,994 Superfecta Pool $53,973 Trifecta Pool $91,798. Claimed–Truth Seeker by Belico Racing LLC, Mojarro Racing, LLC and Ruiz, Lorenzo. Trainer: Lorenzo Ruiz. Claimed–Contagion by Gary Barber. Trainer: Peter Miller. Claimed–Causeididitmyway by Mathilde Powell. Trainer: Leonard Powell. Scratched–none. DQ–#4 Causeididitmyway–finished 5th, disqualified, placed 6th.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-4-5) paid $140.00. Pick Three Pool $26,600. 50-Cent Consolation Pick Three (6-1-5) paid $59.95.
TRUTH SEEKER went two wide around the first turn then moved inside, traveled a bit off the rail into the lane then angled to the fence, bid inside the leader and took over past the eighth pole, dueled with CONQUEST COBRA in the late stages and held off the late charge from the runner-up. CONTAGION traveled along the inside early then angled out into the backstretch, exited the far turn three wide, tipped out at the top of the stretch, rallied outside the top pair and missed. CONQUEST COBRA bumped leaving the gate, hustled to the front and cleared early, challenged around the far turn and cleared again into the stretch, lost command inside the eighth pole but fought back through the final furlong and finished gamely between rivals late. COLOSI traveled off the rail while in range, came three wide into the stretch and flattened out. CAUSEIDIDITMYWAY broke in and bumped rival, was closest in pursuit in the early stages, bid outside on the far turn, chased between rivals into the lane and weakened. SWAMP SOUFFLE was knocked into rival and clipped heels at the start, came four wide into the stretch and tired. FOLLOWING AN INQUIRY, THE STEWARDS DISQUALIFIED CAUSEIDIDITMYWAY FROM FIFTH TO LAST FOR SHIFTING IN AND CAUSING SWAMP SOUFFLE TO CLIP HEELS AT THE START, COSTING HIM A CHANCE AT A BETTER PLACING.
1 Mile. Purse: $65,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 23.25 47.21 1:11.42 1:23.89 1:36.96
|9||Heywoods Beach||122||8||6||5–½||4–1½||3–1||3–3||3–3¾||T Baze||21.70|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-2)||$122.40|
|$1 EXACTA (2-7)||$47.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-7-9-1)||$415.46|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-7-9-1-8)||$6,664.60|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-7-9)||$335.00|
Winner–Lambeau Dbb.h.5 by First Samurai out of Coastal Sunrise, by Congrats. Bred by Popatop, LLC (KY). Trainer: John A. Shirreffs. Owner: Jerome S. Moss. Mutuel Pool $329,034 Daily Double Pool $29,006 Exacta Pool $163,397 Superfecta Pool $76,626 Super High Five Pool $8,732 Trifecta Pool $110,483. Scratched–Country Grammer.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-5-2) paid $85.90. Pick Three Pool $28,392.
LAMBEAU bobbled soon after the start, sped to the front, set the pace inside then got pressured on the backstretch, vied with a trio of rivals into the far turn, cleared again entering the stretch and held gamely in deep stretch. BOLD ENDEAVOR traveled three wide into the first turn, chased outside the top pair then went three deep into the far turn, could not keep up with the leader into the stretch but finished well and gained ground on the winner late. HEYWOODS BEACH went four wide into the clubhouse turn, stalked outside on the backstretch, bid four deep on the far turn, failed to sustain the momentum leaving the bend, chased willingly outside the top pair and finished a clear third. TAISHAN stumbled badly, almost losing the rider at the start, raced along the inside then moved out on the backstretch, angled out around the far turn, entered the stretch five wide and bested the rest. ROYAL ACT went three wide into the first turn, sat off the pace near the back of the pack, angled out and came six wide into the drive and passed tired rivals. EKKLESIA checked off heels while between rivals on the first turn, chased off the rail and three wide into the lane and could not rally. SASH (GB) up close early then pressed the pace from outside near the halfway point, started to weakened between rivals near the five-sixteenths and had little left for the drive. CHARLITO raced along the inside in mid-pack, tipped out into the stretch and weakened.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $25,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $30,000-$28,000. Time 22.25 46.33 59.26 1:12.44
|9||Kind But She Lies||121||8||6||4–1||4–1½||2–1||3–1¼||Desormeaux||6.00|
|11||Brio Is Awesome||121||10||4||1–hd||2–1||3–1½||4–½||Flores||69.60|
|4||Lulu D' Oro||123||3||10||10–4||9–1||5–½||5–hd||Fuentes||13.00|
|3||Best of Show||114||2||11||11||10–4½||6–½||6–5½||Centeno||10.30|
|1||Big Al's Princess||116||1||7||8–1½||8–hd||8–½||7–1¼||Pyfer||4.20|
|12||Season to Remember||123||11||5||5–hd||5–½||7–½||8–4¼||Hernandez||12.50|
|6||Evening Anchor||123||5||3||6–2||6–hd||10–11½||9–1½||T Baze||13.40|
|9||KIND BUT SHE LIES||3.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-5)||$117.20|
|$1 EXACTA (5-7)||$12.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-7-9-11)||$187.52|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-7-9-11-4)||Carryover $8,829|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-7-9)||$33.60|
Winner–Ensleys Dream Ch.f.3 by Smiling Tiger out of Erica's Smile, by Williamstown. Bred by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC (CA). Trainer: Brian J. Koriner. Owner: Philip Lebherz. Mutuel Pool $340,169 Daily Double Pool $72,004 Exacta Pool $203,968 Superfecta Pool $117,289 Super High Five Pool $11,568 Trifecta Pool $147,544. Claimed–Medusa's Gaze by Deanna Thomsen. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Scratched–Life's Emotions.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-2-5) paid $132.65. Pick Three Pool $118,624. 50-Cent Pick Four (1/4-5-2-5) 1243 tickets with 4 correct paid $291.35. Pick Four Pool $474,657. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-1/4-5-2-5) 41 tickets with 5 correct paid $5,646.45. Pick Five Pool $303,012. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (3-6-1/4-5-2-5) 11 tickets with 6 correct paid $8,134.48. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $167,502. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $91,939.
ENSLEYS DREAM vied for the lead from inside, took over at the seven-sixteenths, shook free into the stretch and held well under right-handed encouragement. MEDUSA'S GAZE raced mid-pack up the backstretch, went five wide into the turn then angled to the three path, steered back out in upper stretch, rallied and got up for second. KIND BUT SHE LIES got bumped by outside rival leaving the gate, chased three wide into the turn, exited the bend four wide, took aim at the leader in the stretch, could not find the needed response in deep stretch and got edged for the place. BRIO IS AWESOME vied for the lead outside the top pair, chased the leader two to three wide into the stretch and stayed on to secure a minor placing. LULU D' ORO bobbled at the start, raced off the pace, four then six wide around the turn and kept on through the final furlong. BEST OF SHOW bumped with rival in the beginning, trailed early along the inside, saved ground moved a bit off the rail into the stretch, tipped out in upper stretch and produced a mild rally. BIG AL'S PRINCESS bumped with outside rival at the start, settled off the pace, went three wide into the turn, angled five wide leaving the bend and proved no menace. SEASON TO REMEMBER tracked off the rail, came five wide into the drive and weakened. EVENING ANCHOR showed early speed then dropped back to chase and angled to the inside, saved ground to the stretch and tired. MOLOKINI vied for the lead between rivals into and around the turn, could not keep pace past the five-sixteenths pole and gave way in the lane. PHILLIPS LANE broke in and bumped rival at the start, raced wide up the backstretch, angled into the three path on the turn while losing ground, eased in the stretch and walked off.
|Out of State||N/A||$6,429,480|
Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, April 11.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 49th day of a 81-day meet.
1 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.
|1||Dual Reality||Alexis Centeno||119||Rolando Quinonez||10-1||25,000|
|2||Slewpys Last Song||Tiago Pereira||126||Javier Jose Sierra||15-1||25,000|
|3||Nicole Grace||Jessica Pyfer||119||Patrick Gallagher||4-1||25,000|
|4||Keep It Classy||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||126||Joe Herrick||5-1||25,000|
|5||Blazinonbayou||Brandon Boulanger||126||Ruben Gomez||8-1||25,000|
|6||Big Passion||Emily Ellingwood||119||Tim Yakteen||5-2||25,000|
|7||Starship Sky||Juan Hernandez||126||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||8-5||25,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000.
|1||Leprino||Edwin Maldonado||122||Reed Saldana||6-1||10,000|
|2||Kenzou's Rhythm||Tyler Baze||122||Charles S. Treece||2-1||10,000|
|3||Justin's Quest||Flavien Prat||122||Tim Yakteen||6-5||10,000|
|4||Fabozzi||Juan Hernandez||122||Kristin Mulhall||5-2||10,000|
|5||Big Bad Gary||Brandon Boulanger||122||Ruben Gomez||15-1||10,000|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $51,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $100,000-$80,000.
|1||Cross Indian||Tiago Pereira||124||Brian J. Koriner||8-1||100,000|
|2||Barraza||Abel Cedillo||124||Bob Baffert||6-5||100,000|
|3||Roadside||Emily Ellingwood||117||Peter Eurton||8-1||100,000|
|4||Perfecto Amor||Juan Hernandez||124||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||12-1||100,000|
|5||Doncic||Flavien Prat||124||Andrew Lerner||3-1||100,000|
|6||Sir Flatter||Alexis Centeno||111||Peter Miller||5-2||80,000|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $31,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 to u year olds. Claiming Price $32,000.
|1||Ballet de Cour||Abel Cedillo||126||Dan Blacker||4-1||32,000|
|2||Malibu Mistress||Heriberto Figueroa||118||Jeffrey Metz||20-1||32,000|
|3||Varoma||Ruben Fuentes||118||Manuel Ortiz, Sr.||10-1||32,000|
|4||Wild Arch||Tyler Baze||126||Anthony K. Saavedra||15-1||32,000|
|5||Flat Out Joy||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||126||Ronald W. Ellis||2-1||32,000|
|6||Dynapower||Brandon Boulanger||126||Charles R. Stutts||50-1||32,000|
|7||Bristol Bayou||Flavien Prat||126||Steven Miyadi||4-5||32,000|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $36,000. Starter Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.
|1||K P Kan Do||Ricardo Gonzalez||122||Jeff Mullins||8-1|
|2||Shanghai Sunrise||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||122||Mike Puype||5-1|
|3||Dancing Dana||Abel Cedillo||122||Craig Anthony Lewis||5-2|
|4||Warren's Memorable||Alexis Centeno||115||Craig Anthony Lewis||12-1|
|5||Bold Article||Juan Hernandez||122||Vladimir Cerin||4-1||50,000|
|6||Mama Superior||Tiago Pereira||122||Steve Knapp||4-1||50,000|
|7||Agreetodisagree||Flavien Prat||122||Peter Eurton||3-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $31,000. Claiming. 3 to u year olds. Claiming Price $32,000.
|1||Invictatatus||Abel Cedillo||126||Alfredo P. Marquez||6-1||32,000|
|2||American Dancer||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||126||Mark Glatt||5-2||32,000|
|3||It's Fitting||Geovanni Franco||126||James M. Cassidy||4-1||32,000|
|4||Wedding Groom||Kent Desormeaux||118||Sal Gonzalez||5-1||32,000|
|5||Go Daddy Go||Tiago Pereira||126||Brian J. Koriner||8-5||32,000|
|6||Takeo||Ricardo Gonzalez||126||John A. Shirreffs||8-1||32,000|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $51,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $100,000-$80,000.
|1||Flaps Up||Geovanni Franco||118||Alexis Barba||20-1||80,000|
|2||Ginja||Abel Cedillo||124||Bob Baffert||9-5||100,000|
|3||Jeanne B||Brandon Boulanger||118||Charles R. Stutts||30-1||80,000|
|4||Stressed||Flavien Prat||118||Doug F. O'Neill||6-5||80,000|
|5||Queen of Arendell||Tyler Baze||124||Dan Blacker||10-1||100,000|
|6||Caparegime||Juan Hernandez||124||Vladimir Cerin||5-1||100,000|
|7||Bowl of Cherries||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||121||Ronald W. Ellis||5-1||90,000|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.
|1||Vella||Heriberto Figueroa||126||Lloyd C. Wicker||20-1|
|2||Little Miss Ellie||Kent Desormeaux||126||Vladimir Cerin||6-1|
|3||Liberalism||Edwin Maldonado||126||Brian J. Koriner||8-1|
|4||Kleen Karma||Tiago Pereira||126||Craig Anthony Lewis||8-1|
|5||Trina||Abel Cedillo||126||Jonathan Wong||7-2|
|6||Jan Jan Can||Juan Hernandez||126||Ronald W. Ellis||10-1|
|7||Time for Ebby||Tyler Baze||126||Gary Stute||4-1||20,000|
|8||Li'l Grazen||Flavien Prat||126||Peter Miller||3-1||20,000|
|9||Homehome||Alexis Centeno||119||Doug F. O'Neill||8-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. State bred.
|1||Life's Emotions||Emily Ellingwood||111||Daniel Azcarate||20-1||50,000|
|2||My Tigress||Flavien Prat||126||Richard Baltas||8-5||50,000|
|3||Chiquita Piquita||Geovanni Franco||118||James M. Cassidy||12-1||50,000|
|4||Mamas Got Cash||Eswan Flores||126||Joe Herrick||6-1||50,000|
|5||V Bucks||Heriberto Figueroa||118||Peter Miller||4-1||50,000|
|6||Uncaged Kitty||Ricardo Gonzalez||118||Peter Miller||3-1||50,000|
|7||Big Cali Girl||Alexis Centeno||111||Mark Glatt||10-1||50,000|
|8||Saturday Heist||Tyler Baze||118||Val Brinkerhoff||8-1||50,000|
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