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Horse racing newsletter: Kentucky Derby preps are over

The horse Concert Tour and jockey Joel Rosario
Concert Tour (6) and jockey Joel Rosario, shown winning the San Vicente Stakes in February at Santa Anita Park. Concert Tour has enough points to quality for the Kentucky Derby.
(Benoit Photo via Associated Press)

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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

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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

FIRST RACE.

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


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

4 Posterize 122 3 1 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1½ Franco 2.40
5 Handsome Cat 122 4 3 2–hd 3–1 2–½ 2–¾ Valdivia, Jr. 4.40
3 Owning 120 2 2 3–1½ 2–½ 3–2 3–nk Pereira 41.70
2 Single Me Out 122 1 4 4–½ 5 5 4–¾ T Baze 8.10
6 Littlebitamedal 122 5 5 5 4–1½ 4–hd 5 Prat 0.70

4 POSTERIZE 6.80 4.00 3.40
5 HANDSOME CAT 4.20 3.00
3 OWNING 4.00
$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.

SECOND RACE.

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


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

2 Phantom Dance 126 2 1 1–½ 1–½ 1–½ 1–2½ 1–5¼ Gonzalez 1.70
5 Papale 118 5 4 3–½ 3–hd 2–1½ 2–3 2–5½ Prat 2.70
3 Lone Scout 118 3 5 5 5 4–2½ 3–4 3–9½ Hernandez 1.40
4 Royal Orb 118 4 2 2–½ 2–1 3–1 4–2 4–nk Franco 9.30
1 My Summer Dream 118 1 3 4–½ 4–½ 5 5 5 T Baze 20.40

2 PHANTOM DANCE 5.40 3.20 2.20
5 PAPALE 3.40 2.20
3 LONE SCOUT 2.10
$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.

THIRD RACE.

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


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

4 Luckys Last Stand 123 4 2 1–½ 1–½ 1–2½ 1–3¾ Pereira 0.30
2 Gerlach's 119 2 3 3–1½ 3–4½ 2–2 2–4½ Cedillo 4.50
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
1 No Malice 123 1 4 4–2 4–1 5 5 Figueroa 9.90

4 LUCKYS LAST STAND 2.60 2.10 2.10
2 GERLACH'S 3.20 2.20
5 GORDY'S BOY 2.20
$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.

FOURTH RACE.

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


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

3 Chollima 122 3 4 1–½ 1–2 1–2½ 1–3¾ Cedillo 6.50
6 Your Royal Coil 124 6 2 3–1½ 2–1½ 2–2½ 2–1 Fuentes 3.40
2 Bella Renella 124 2 6 4–hd 4–1 3–1½ 3–½ Desormeaux 2.90
1 Stormin Ranger 124 1 3 5–hd 6 4–½ 4–5½ Maldonado 14.00
5 It's a Riddle 122 5 1 2–½ 3–½ 5–2 5–½ Hernandez 4.70
4 Saving Sophie 117 4 5 6 5–½ 6 6 Ellingwood 2.00

3 CHOLLIMA 15.00 7.00 4.20
6 YOUR ROYAL COIL 4.60 3.20
2 BELLA RENELLA 2.80
$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.

FIFTH RACE.

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


Pgm Horse Wt PP St ¼ 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

6 Towing 126 6 3 3–1 3–hd 3–½ 1–ns Figueroa 21.60
5 Prince Magician 126 5 4 5–10 5–16 4–½ 2–3¾ Hernandez 2.10
3 Stir the Pot 119 3 2 1–1 1–1½ 1–2 3–nk Centeno 3.60
2 Moon Mischief 126 2 5 4–1 4–1½ 5–22 4–nk Prat 0.90
4 Count Alexei 126 4 1 2–2 2–1½ 2–hd 5–28½ Figueroa 13.10
1 Dancing in Paris 126 1 6 6 6 6 6 Fuentes 43.10

6 TOWING 45.20 14.00 9.20
5 PRINCE MAGICIAN 4.60 3.80
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.

SIXTH RACE.

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


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

4 Colt Fiction 124 3 1 2–2 2–3 1–hd 1–¾ Pereira 1.10
3 Howbeit 124 2 5 1–hd 1–½ 2–6 2–7¼ Cedillo 2.40
5 Tizhotndusty 117 4 3 5–2 6 5–1 3–2¾ Pyfer 6.60
7 Golden Star Rock 124 6 2 4–1½ 3–hd 3–½ 4–nk Hernandez 17.20
6 California Street 124 5 6 6 5–hd 6 5–2¼ Gonzalez 12.20
2 Wrecking Crew 124 1 4 3–1 4–2½ 4–½ 6 Prat 4.60

4 COLT FICTION 4.20 2.40 2.10
3 HOWBEIT 3.00 2.20
5 TIZHOTNDUSTY 3.20
$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.

SEVENTH RACE.

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


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

5 Truth Seeker 122 5 2 4–1½ 4–1 4–½ 2–1½ 1–ns Cedillo 1.90
1 Contagion 122 1 5 5–1 5–½ 6 4–½ 2–hd Fuentes 5.00
2 Conquest Cobra 122 2 4 1–2 1–1½ 1–½ 1–hd 3–3¼ Prat 3.10
6 Colosi 122 6 3 3–1½ 3–hd 3–½ 3–1 4–2 Hernandez 3.30
4 DQ–Causeididitmyway 124 4 1 2–1½ 2–1 2–hd 5–1½ 5–9¾ Desormeaux 5.30
3 Swamp Souffle 120 3 6 6 6 5–½ 6 6 Maldonado 17.70

5 TRUTH SEEKER 5.80 3.40 2.60
1 CONTAGION 5.20 3.00
2 CONQUEST COBRA 2.60
$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.

EIGHTH RACE.

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


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

2 Lambeau 122 2 1 1–1 1–½ 1–1 1–2 1–1 Maldonado 16.50
7 Bold Endeavor 122 6 2 3–hd 3–hd 2–hd 2–½ 2–½ Prat 0.90
9 Heywoods Beach 122 8 6 5–½ 4–1½ 3–1 3–3 3–3¾ T Baze 21.70
1 Taishan 122 1 8 8 8 7–½ 6–1 4–½ Cedillo 6.60
8 Royal Act 122 7 7 7–½ 7–1 8 7–1 5–1 Smith 7.00
4 Ekklesia 122 4 5 6–2 6–2 5–hd 5–½ 6–1¼ Hernandez 6.80
5 Sash 124 5 3 2–1 2–1 4–2 4–hd 7–2¼ Franco 12.80
3 Charlito 115 3 4 4–1 5–½ 6–1 8 8 Pyfer 8.50

2 LAMBEAU 35.00 9.60 6.20
7 BOLD ENDEAVOR 2.60 2.20
9 HEYWOODS BEACH 6.00
$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.

NINTH RACE.

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


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

5 Ensleys Dream 123 4 2 3–1½ 1–½ 1–2 1–1¼ Maldonado 3.90
7 Medusa's Gaze 123 6 8 7–1 7–3 4–2½ 2–½ Gonzalez 2.40
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
8 Molokini 114 7 1 2–hd 3–1 9–1 10–17½ Ellingwood 46.50
10 Phillips Lane 123 9 9 9–hd 11 11 11 Cedillo 47.00

5 ENSLEYS DREAM 9.80 4.80 3.20
7 MEDUSA'S GAZE 3.80 2.40
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.


AttendanceHandle
On-TrackN/A$777,213
Inter-TrackN/A$1,750,547
Out of StateN/A$6,429,480
TOTALN/A $8,957,240

Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, April 11.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 49th day of a 81-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Dual RealityAlexis Centeno119Rolando Quinonez10-125,000
2Slewpys Last SongTiago Pereira126Javier Jose Sierra15-125,000
3Nicole GraceJessica Pyfer119Patrick Gallagher4-125,000
4Keep It ClassyJose Valdivia, Jr.126Joe Herrick5-125,000
5BlazinonbayouBrandon Boulanger126Ruben Gomez8-125,000
6Big PassionEmily Ellingwood119Tim Yakteen5-225,000
7Starship SkyJuan Hernandez126Robert B. Hess, Jr.8-525,000

SECOND RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1LeprinoEdwin Maldonado122Reed Saldana6-110,000
2Kenzou's RhythmTyler Baze122Charles S. Treece2-110,000
3Justin's QuestFlavien Prat122Tim Yakteen6-510,000
4FabozziJuan Hernandez122Kristin Mulhall5-210,000
5Big Bad GaryBrandon Boulanger122Ruben Gomez15-110,000

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $51,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $100,000-$80,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Cross IndianTiago Pereira124Brian J. Koriner8-1100,000
2BarrazaAbel Cedillo124Bob Baffert6-5100,000
3RoadsideEmily Ellingwood117Peter Eurton8-1100,000
4Perfecto AmorJuan Hernandez124Robert B. Hess, Jr.12-1100,000
5DoncicFlavien Prat124Andrew Lerner3-1100,000
6Sir FlatterAlexis Centeno111Peter Miller5-280,000

FOURTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $31,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 to u year olds. Claiming Price $32,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Ballet de CourAbel Cedillo126Dan Blacker4-132,000
2Malibu MistressHeriberto Figueroa118Jeffrey Metz20-132,000
3VaromaRuben Fuentes118Manuel Ortiz, Sr.10-132,000
4Wild ArchTyler Baze126Anthony K. Saavedra15-132,000
5Flat Out JoyJose Valdivia, Jr.126Ronald W. Ellis2-132,000
6DynapowerBrandon Boulanger126Charles R. Stutts50-132,000
7Bristol BayouFlavien Prat126Steven Miyadi4-532,000

FIFTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $36,000. Starter Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1K P Kan DoRicardo Gonzalez122Jeff Mullins8-1
2Shanghai SunriseJose Valdivia, Jr.122Mike Puype5-1
3Dancing DanaAbel Cedillo122Craig Anthony Lewis5-2
4Warren's MemorableAlexis Centeno115Craig Anthony Lewis12-1
5Bold ArticleJuan Hernandez122Vladimir Cerin4-150,000
6Mama SuperiorTiago Pereira122Steve Knapp4-150,000
7AgreetodisagreeFlavien Prat122Peter Eurton3-1

SIXTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $31,000. Claiming. 3 to u year olds. Claiming Price $32,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1InvictatatusAbel Cedillo126Alfredo P. Marquez6-132,000
2American DancerJose Valdivia, Jr.126Mark Glatt5-232,000
3It's FittingGeovanni Franco126James M. Cassidy4-132,000
4Wedding GroomKent Desormeaux118Sal Gonzalez5-132,000
5Go Daddy GoTiago Pereira126Brian J. Koriner8-532,000
6TakeoRicardo Gonzalez126John A. Shirreffs8-132,000

SEVENTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $51,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $100,000-$80,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Flaps UpGeovanni Franco118Alexis Barba20-180,000
2GinjaAbel Cedillo124Bob Baffert9-5100,000
3Jeanne BBrandon Boulanger118Charles R. Stutts30-180,000
4StressedFlavien Prat118Doug F. O'Neill6-580,000
5Queen of ArendellTyler Baze124Dan Blacker10-1100,000
6CaparegimeJuan Hernandez124Vladimir Cerin5-1100,000
7Bowl of CherriesJose Valdivia, Jr.121Ronald W. Ellis5-190,000

EIGHTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1VellaHeriberto Figueroa126Lloyd C. Wicker20-1
2Little Miss EllieKent Desormeaux126Vladimir Cerin6-1
3LiberalismEdwin Maldonado126Brian J. Koriner8-1
4Kleen KarmaTiago Pereira126Craig Anthony Lewis8-1
5TrinaAbel Cedillo126Jonathan Wong7-2
6Jan Jan CanJuan Hernandez126Ronald W. Ellis10-1
7Time for EbbyTyler Baze126Gary Stute4-120,000
8Li'l GrazenFlavien Prat126Peter Miller3-120,000
9HomehomeAlexis Centeno119Doug F. O'Neill8-1

NINTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Life's EmotionsEmily Ellingwood111Daniel Azcarate20-150,000
2My TigressFlavien Prat126Richard Baltas8-550,000
3Chiquita PiquitaGeovanni Franco118James M. Cassidy12-150,000
4Mamas Got CashEswan Flores126Joe Herrick6-150,000
5V BucksHeriberto Figueroa118Peter Miller4-150,000
6Uncaged KittyRicardo Gonzalez118Peter Miller3-150,000
7Big Cali GirlAlexis Centeno111Mark Glatt10-150,000
8Saturday HeistTyler Baze118Val Brinkerhoff8-150,000


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