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Horse racing newsletter: Rob Henie is back with handicapping lesson

Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita Park.
(Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we get caught up on a story that will be with us for a long time.

Before we ring the bell and get handicapping school in session, let’s get caught up on a news item.

A judge conducted a hearing on the filing in which Medina Spirit’s connections (trainer Bob Baffert and owner Amr Zedan) wanted more testing done on the blood and urine samples in connection with the Kentucky Derby. The judge seemed to be OK with more testing, but there was no agreement on how much sample can be used. The judge sent it back to the plaintiffs and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to work it out. If that can’t be done, the judge will make a determination.

Thomas Wingate, a judge in the Franklin County Circuit Court, may have foreshadowed the eventual outcome when he referred to a similar case involving Graham Motion in which the judge overturned a KHRC ruling and then his ruling was overturned by the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Anyway, a long way to go on this story. Byron King of the Bloodhorse has a good story on this. Just click here.

Handicapping lesson

It’s time for our weekly handicapping lesson from Rob Henie of the WCHR (West Coast Handicapping Report) and the ECHR (East Coast Handicapping Report). Today’s analysis comes from the 11th race at Santa Anita and incorporates some handicapping angles into the mix. Rob, take it away

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“It’s maiden $50,000 claimers going 6 ½ furlongs on the turf, and whenever the turf is thrown into the equation, it’s usually a result of one of two things — either the horse is well meant and wanting the turf, or is being moved to the grass as a result of showing little previously. Some examples? BRIO IS AWESOME has been close in recent tries, but not finishing well enough, thus Lorenzo Ruiz trying the turf; RIVER GIRL has shown little for Hector Palma, and now placed on the turf looking for a spark. MIRACLE OF HOPE was placed on the grass sprinting, and that didn’t work, given a route in her next outing; that didn’t work, and now is returned to a sprint. It’s tough to back with the connections pretty unsure of things.

We’re looking for well-intended runners, not horses stumbling into a win. With this in mind, our top selection is SWEET AND CHEEKY (#9). She ran well for second over a year ago in her debut when Peter Eurton placed her on the turf, and then, despite the good second, they moved her to the main track. Think about that, a good race on the turf, moved to the main track, telling us she’s a giving filly, which allowed the connections to willingly, not out of necessity, move to a new surface. It even furthers that point with the move back to the turf following a decent enough third on the main track. Sunday, they return off the 10-month layoff, working well, and immediately running on the turf with the comeback try. Expecting a well-meant effort from a filly who’s already signaled her abilities, allowing the connections to spot accordingly. SINGLE.

“Hot / Cold Race Trends: none

“Win Contenders (order of preference): 9-10

“X Out Runners (eliminating on the win end): 3,4,6,7

“Positive Notes:

“6 Fabiolla - Get the feeling her connections have no idea what to do with her.

“First Timers:

“3 Portugueseprincess - Will need the debut for Papaprodromou.

“TOP PICK: SWEET AND CHEEKY (#9 5-2 Maldonado)

“SECOND CHOICE: MONGOLIAN PANTHER (#10 5-1 Centeno)”

The West Coast Handicapping Report can be found at www.westcoasthorseracing.com. It has been endorsed by leading trainers, handicappers and industry sources.

Santa Anita review

The feature on Saturday was the $100,000 Thor’s Echo Handicap for Cal-breds going six furlongs on the dirt. It really wasn’t much of a race as Brickyard Ride went to the front, biding his time on a loose lead around the far turn and then let it out in the stretch to win by 4 ¾ lengths.

Brickyard Ride paid $5.20, $3.60 and $2.60. Colt Fiction was second, followed by Fashionably Fast, Loud Mouth and Jamming Eddy. Whooping Jay was pulled up in the stretch but walked off.

Craig Lewis (winning trainer): “I don’t like to make excuses for my horses, but he was pretty much eliminated last time. He hit the gate and then he ducked in real bad. He just lost his best attribute, which is speed. I just felt like he trained well and we know he’s a brilliant horse when he’s right. I would hate to jinx myself and say that it was over [when he was on the early lead]. [Jockey] Juan [Hernandez] knew he had a lot of horse under him. We’re probably going to point for the Bing Crosby, possibly. We could stretch him out in a Cal-bred stake. He’s a lovely moving horse, big horse with a wonderful stride, very athletic and has plenty of speed.”

Hernandez (winning jockey): “Craig told me a clean break with him was the key [Saturday]. I never bothered him, he felt comfortable the whole way. It felt like he ran faster when I worked him the other day than he ran [Saturday]. I looked at three or four replays of his races and it looked like today, he relaxed a little better.”

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Santa Anita preview

There is a big card of 11 races Sunday with a first post of 1 p.m. Six of the races are on the turf (the odd-numbered ones, with the rail set at 0 feet). There are two stakes, one graded, one minor, and three maiden specials. The minor stakes is the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes for fillies and mares going 1 ¼ miles on the turf. The favorite, at 9-5, is Dogtag for trainer Richard Mandella and jockey Umberto Rispoli. She has won four-of-11 lifetime. She is the defending champion in this race. Go Big Blue Nation is the second choice for Michael McCarthy and Flavien Prat. Her last win came on the allowance level. Post is around 5:26 p.m.

The big feature is the Grade 3 $100,000 Affirmed Stakes for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. The Chosen Vron is the favorite for Eric Kruljac and Rispoli. He has won three of four and is coming off a win in the Lazaro Barrera Stakes. This is the first time he is stretching out beyond seven furlongs. The second favorite is Classier, at 2-1, for Baffert and Prat. He won his first start and finished eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in November. This is his first start since then. Post is around 5:56 p.m.

Here is the field size, in order: 7, 4, 5, 5, 8, 9, 8, 6, 8, 5, 11.

Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day

FIFTH RACE: No. 2 Hapi Hapi (5-1)

Hapi Hapi makes the third start off the layoff for trainer Daniel Azcarate. Tiago Pereira rides for the third time. Two back he had the horse in Del Mar into the turn for a horse that likes to close and ran third, five lengths back. Last out he kept this horse closer to the leaders and again made a nice late move to just miss and run second by a head and pass the odds-on winner on the gallop out. Top last race speed and closing speed and the added distance could be ideal Sunday for the 5-1 or more win. Third time the charm for Tiago.

Saturday’s result: Harper’s Gallop scratched in the second race.

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 stakes worth $100,000 or more Saturday.

Monmouth (10): Grade 3 $150,000 Salvator Stakes, 3 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Informative ($161.60)

Belmont (8): $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes, NY-bred fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Sadie Lady ($4.90)

Santa Anita (8): $100,000 Thor’s Echo Stakes, Cal-breds 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Brickyard Ride ($5.20)

Big races preview

A look at stakes worth $100,000 or more Sunday. All times PDT.

1:50 Monmouth (10): $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: Mandaloun (3-5)

5:56 Santa Anita (10): Grade 3 $100,000 Affirmed Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Favorite: The Chosen Vron (8-5)

Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day

SEVENTH RACE: No. 5 Cartel Love (7-2)

He exits a better-than-looked sixth place against a solid cast of Grade 3 rivals 43 nights ago. In that race, this gelding broke slow and bobbled inward at the start to lose over a length of ground and his racing lane along with his early momentum. After the tough getaway, he did show some run late while under a hold nearing the wire. With all factored in, this runner earned a solid charting for Sunday’s endeavor and the hard knocker has many a comparable number on his docket. An elusive clean trip Sunday puts this entrant right there for all the board placings at a medium mutuel. He is also racing for a solid jockey/trainer (16%) combo that’s done well with this runner in five prior efforts.

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

Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, June 12.

Copyright 2021 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 75th day of a 81-day meet. Clear & Firm

FIRST RACE.

6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000. Time 22.99 46.79 1:10.41 1:16.59


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

2 Uncle Jeff 126 2 3 2–1 2–1 1–hd 1–1¼ Desormeaux 2.20
7 Got Curly 120 7 6 6–½ 4–½ 4–1½ 2–ns Gutierrez 2.20
4 Perfecto Amor 120 4 1 3–2 3–1 3–½ 3–1¾ Cedillo 16.60
1 Thanks Maggio 120 1 4 1–1½ 1–1 2–1½ 4–2 Gonzalez 25.90
5 My Summer Dream 120 5 7 5–hd 6–hd 5–1½ 5–½ T Baze 7.80
3 Prince Magician 126 3 2 4–2½ 5–1 6–hd 6–½ Hernandez 4.20
6 Mahaamel 115 6 5 7 7 7 7 Pyfer 5.00

2 UNCLE JEFF 6.40 3.60 3.00
7 GOT CURLY 3.20 2.60
4 PERFECTO AMOR 5.20
$1 EXACTA (2-7)  $8.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-7-4-1)  $51.68
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-7-4)  $42.15
$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-7-4-1-5)  Carryover $1,958

Winner–Uncle Jeff Dbb.g.4 by Uncle Mo out of Miss Major, by Candy Ride (ARG). Bred by Waymore LLC (KY). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: Wilson, Holly and David. Mutuel Pool $155,102 Exacta Pool $81,716 Superfecta Pool $28,580 Trifecta Pool $52,170 X-5 Super High Five Pool $2,565. Scratched–none.

UNCLE JEFF vied between rivals early then ceded the lead and dropped to a stalking position, went two wide around the turn and bid outside into the stretch, put a head in front at the eighth pole and drove clear. GOT CURLY traveled outside rivals at the back of the pack, moved closer leaving the backstretch, navigated the turn three then four wide into the stretch, rallied and outkicked PERFECTO AMOR for the place. PERFECTO AMOR angled to the inside to stalk the speed, cut the corner into the stretch, steered out in the drive and missed the place. THANKS MAGGIO (ARG) vied for the lead from inside briefly then cleared rivals, set the pace into and around the turn, challenged entering the lane, held a short lead then lost command at the eighth pole and flattened out. MY SUMMER DREAM dropped back early, moved inside and crept closer up the backstretch, saved ground through the turn, tipped out in upper stretch and lacked further response. PRINCE MAGICIAN had brief speed between rivals then dropped back off the pace, took the turn two wide and failed to rally. MAHAAMEL (IRE) raced between foes at the back, ran up on heels and lacked room at the seven-sixteenths pole, moved out and went three wide around the turn and made no headway in the stretch.

SECOND RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.33 44.84 56.67 1:09.43


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

2 Private Mission 120 2 1 1–1 1–1 1–1½ 1–¾ Cedillo 2.00
1 DH–Bella Vita 126 1 3 4 3–2 2–hd 2–7 Rispoli 1.80
4 DH–Big Sweep 126 3 2 2–1 2–½ 3–4 2–7 Prat 1.60
5 Stella Noir 120 4 4 3–½ 4 4 4 Maldonado 6.50

2 PRIVATE MISSION 6.00 2.10
1 DH–BELLA VITA 2.10
4 DH–BIG SWEEP 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-2)  $23.60
$1 EXACTA (2-1)  $3.20
$1 EXACTA (2-4)  $3.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-4)  $2.65
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-4-1)  $2.40

Winner–Private Mission B.f.3 by Into Mischief out of Private Gift, by Unbridled. Bred by Mt. Brilliant Broodmares I LLC (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Baoma Corporation. Mutuel Pool $140,498 Daily Double Pool $33,973 Exacta Pool $44,695 Trifecta Pool $22,676. Scratched–Harper's Gallop.

PRIVATE MISSION took control quickly, shifted out and bumped rival entering the turn, led clear through the bend, urged right-handed in the final furlong and held gamely. BELLA VITA stalked behind PRIVATE MISSION while on the inside, tipped out and bumped rival at the eighth pole, finished well in the final sixteenth and was gaining between late while sharing the place. BIG SWEEP chased outside the leader then put some pressure on the leader at the quarter pole, got bumped by PRIVATE MISSION into the turn, chased two wide through the bend, got bumped by BELLA VITA with a furlong to go, kept to task and was gaining three deep to the wire. STELLA NOIR rated early from outside, navigated the bend three wide and proved no match in the stretch run.

THIRD RACE.

6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $36,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $35,000-$30,000. Time 23.49 46.58 1:10.05 1:16.40


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

6 Lovesick Blues 111 6 2 1–½ 1–hd 1–½ 1–nk Pyfer 16.30
5 Erotic 126 5 1 4–½ 2–2½ 2–2½ 2–nk T Baze 2.70
3 Sea of Liberty 126 3 4 6 6 6 3–3 Prat 0.70
1 Indy Jones 115 1 6 2–½ 3–hd 3–½ 4–hd Espinoza 15.00
2 Next Revolt 126 2 5 3–hd 5–1½ 4–½ 5–nk McCarthy 15.20
4 Invictatatus 126 4 3 5–hd 4–hd 5–½ 6 Cedillo 4.80

6 LOVESICK BLUES 34.60 10.80 3.80
5 EROTIC 4.20 2.60
3 SEA OF LIBERTY 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-6)  $185.20
$1 EXACTA (6-5)  $60.70
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-5-3-1)  $55.54
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-3)  $71.40

Winner–Lovesick Blues Grr.g.3 by Grazen out of Queenofhercastle, by Ministers Wild Cat. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Owner: Nicholas B. Alexander. Mutuel Pool $227,027 Daily Double Pool $15,528 Exacta Pool $93,658 Superfecta Pool $36,549 Trifecta Pool $64,755. Claimed–Sea of Liberty by Altamira Racing Stable, Rockingham Ranch and Littlefield, Chad. Trainer: Peter Miller. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (2-2-6) paid $106.95. Pick Three Pool $48,139.

LOVESICK BLUES sent for the lead and cleared from outside then crossed over, challenged by EROTIC at the three-eighths, fought with that rival around the turn and into the stretch, maintained a short lead through the drive and would not be denied. EROTIC away quickly then moved into a stalking position outside five deep, bid outside entering the turn, headed rival at the five-sixteenths, challenged through the lane but could not summon the needed late kick to get by. SEA OF LIBERTY was bumped early from outside, stalked three deep between rivals while under a hold, dropped back a bit then angled outside a trio of rivals, went four wide through the turn, then produced a late rally to close rapidly on the top pair in the closing moments. INDY JONES bobbled at the start, raced up close along the inside, remained near the fence to the stretch and lacked a bid. NEXT REVOLT chased between rivals to the stretch and failed to rally. INVICTATATUS was floated in, bumped then checked off heels early, raced four then three deep on the backstretch, continued three deep around the turn and failed to rally.

FOURTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 22.08 46.17 59.67


Pgm Horse Wt PP St 3/16 3/8 Str Fin Jockey $1

1 It's Simple 122 1 1 2–2 1–hd 1–1½ 1–5½ Gutierrez 1.80
4 Drizella 122 4 9 8–2 6–hd 5–½ 2–ns Hernandez 2.70
3 Sally Stanford 122 3 2 1–hd 2–2 2–4½ 3–2¼ Cedillo 3.00
6 Infinite Love 122 6 4 7–2 5–1 6–5 4–ns T Baze 25.00
9 Dreamer Girl 122 9 6 4–2½ 4–3 4–1½ 5–5½ Flores 13.60
8 Gianna's Wild Cat 122 8 3 3–1½ 3–4½ 3–1½ 6–6½ Valdivia, Jr. 5.80
7 Assunta 117 7 7 9 9 9 7–2¼ Pyfer 45.80
2 Miss Shady 122 2 8 6–½ 7–1 7–2 8–4½ Maldonado 27.70
5 Endless Thirst 122 5 5 5–hd 8–8 8–5 9 Franco 72.90

1 IT'S SIMPLE 5.60 3.40 2.80
4 DRIZELLA 3.40 2.60
3 SALLY STANFORD 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-1)  $151.80
$1 EXACTA (1-4)  $9.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-4-3-6)  $12.45
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-4-3-6-9)  $491.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-3)  $12.30

Winner–It's Simple B.f.2 by Nyquist out of More Complexity, by Square Eddie. Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $250,576 Daily Double Pool $22,587 Exacta Pool $106,296 Superfecta Pool $53,853 Super High Five Pool $7,730 Trifecta Pool $80,440. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (2-6-1) paid $174.20. Pick Three Pool $24,437.

IT'S SIMPLE dueled for the lead from inside to the stretch, cleared rival outside the eighth pole and drew off under mild urging. DRIZELLA steadied between at the start, raced in the two path then angled four wide around the turn, finished well in the late stages and edged SALLY STANFORD for the place. SALLY STANFORD broke in and brushed rival, dueled for the lead from outside to the stretch, could not keep pace with the winner nearing the furlong grounds, weakened late and lost the place. INFINITE LOVE chased three deep into the turn, three wide into the stretch and kept on for a minor award. DREAMER GIRL broke out, chased off the rail then angled in entering the turn, exited the bend two wide then steered out in upper stretch and finished evenly. GIANNA'S WILD CAT was closest in pursuit of the dueling pair, roused two then three wide around the turn and weakened. ASSUNTA lacked early speed, took the turn three then two wide and was never a factor. MISS SHADY got brushed from outside at the start, traveled along the rail then moved into the two path around the turn and came up empty. ENDLESS THIRST chased outside a rival then between foes into the turn, came three wide into the stretch and failed to menace.

FIFTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 23.54 47.01 1:11.07 1:23.34 1:35.60


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

3 Mucho Del Oro 120 3 1 1–1½ 1–2 1–2 1–1 1–½ Maldonado 9.00
1 Seeking Refuge 126 1 6 6 6 5–½ 5–½ 2–1¼ Rispoli 3.10
4 Fly the Sky 126 4 3 2–½ 2–½ 2–hd 3–½ 3–¾ Cedillo 4.90
6 Liar Liar 126 6 4 3–½ 3–½ 4–2 2–½ 4–hd Hernandez 1.30
5 Foothill 126 5 5 5–3½ 4–2 3–hd 4–½ 5–½ Espinoza 3.60
2 Palace Prince 126 2 2 4–hd 5–hd 6 6 6 Pereira 26.10

3 MUCHO DEL ORO 20.00 6.80 3.80
1 SEEKING REFUGE 4.20 2.80
4 FLY THE SKY 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)  $70.20
$1 EXACTA (3-1)  $36.20
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-1-4-6)  $35.52
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-1-4)  $80.75

Winner–Mucho Del Oro Dbb.g.3 by Mucho Macho Man out of Repeta, by Broken Vow. Bred by BHMFR, LLC (KY). Trainer: Robert B. Hess, Jr.. Owner: Gans, Doug, Jacobs, Gary, Jackson, Dale, Katz, Larry M., Lambert, Jeffrey, Schwartz, Jack and Underh. Mutuel Pool $309,094 Daily Double Pool $34,851 Exacta Pool $126,475 Superfecta Pool $46,807 Trifecta Pool $78,584. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (6-1-3) paid $238.75. Pick Three Pool $52,277. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-6-1-3) 4 correct paid $1,278.25. Pick Four Pool $147,376. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-2-6-1-3) 5 correct paid $3,927.90. Pick Five Pool $488,673.

MUCHO DEL ORO sped clear and angled to the inside, remained unchallenged to the stretch, urged right-handed then switched to the left and held well. SEEKING REFUGE unhurried in the beginning, angled out into the stretch, rallied four or five wide in the lane but was not enough. FLY THE SKY forwardly placed in the two path, entered the stretch between foes, finished willingly but needed to find more in the final sixteenth. LIAR LIAR (IRE) stalked between foes, was crowded and shuffled between near the seven-sixteenths, angled to the inside and cut the corner into the stretch, lacked room behind the leader from upper to mid-stretch, gained clearance in the final sixteenth but could not re-rally. FOOTHILL went four wide around the first turn, tracked three deep to the stretch and lacked a bid. PALACE PRINCE tucked inside on the first turn, saved ground into the lane, came off the rail and lacked room behind rivals mid-stretch, steered out but could not regain momentum.

SIXTH RACE.

5½ Furlongs. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.01 45.62 58.07 1:04.48


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

3 Alice Marble 126 3 3 3–½ 3–1 2–1½ 1–1½ Prat 1.00
8 Pray for My Owner 120 8 1 1–½ 1–1 1–1½ 2–4½ T Baze 7.60
1 Li'l Grazen 126 1 9 10 9–2 6–hd 3–1¼ Rispoli 5.90
2 Civil Suit 126 2 7 6–hd 6–hd 4–2 4–½ Cedillo 19.30
10 Liberalism 126 10 2 2–2½ 2–2½ 3–2 5–1½ Maldonado 20.70
7 Win Often 126 7 6 7–½ 5–½ 7–1 6–½ Pereira 16.30
4 Another Eddie 120 4 8 8–hd 8–1½ 8–3½ 7–½ Gutierrez 3.90
5 Your Royal Coil 126 5 5 4–1½ 4–1 5–1 8–13 McCarthy 38.20
9 Starship Defiant 120 9 10 5–½ 7–½ 9–6½ 9–2¼ Hernandez 30.60
6 None of Your Biz 121 6 4 9–1½ 10 10 10 Pyfer 61.50

3 ALICE MARBLE 4.00 2.60 2.20
8 PRAY FOR MY OWNER 5.20 3.80
1 LI'L GRAZEN 3.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-3)  $45.00
$1 EXACTA (3-8)  $12.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-8-1-2)  $25.82
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-8-1-2-10)  $1,115.90
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-8-1)  $20.40

Winner–Alice Marble Dbb.f.4 by Grazen out of Unsung Heroine, by More Than Ready. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Nicholas B. Alexander. Mutuel Pool $413,461 Daily Double Pool $28,861 Exacta Pool $232,563 Superfecta Pool $122,310 Super High Five Pool $7,048 Trifecta Pool $168,110. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-3-3) paid $33.65. Pick Three Pool $71,293.

ALICE MARBLE was well placed behind the top pair, raced near the inside on the turn then angled three wide, rallied outside the leader approaching the sixteenth pole and drove clear. PRAY FOR MY OWNER set the pace under pressure, cleared outside rival around the turn, led clear into the furlong ground but got overtaken at the sixteenth pole. LI'L GRAZEN trailed from inside into the turn, angled three to four wide around the bend, was forced out at the eighth pole, continued on with a mild rally and gained the show. CIVIL SUIT tracked the pace from inside, angled out mid-stretch and went evenly late. LIBERALISM pressed the pace from outside then chased the leader two wide through the turn and weakened. WIN OFTEN sat off the pace early on, went three to four wide around the turn and lacked a rally. ANOTHER EDDIE bumped with YOUR ROYAL COIL then checked between early, settled off the pace, went two wide around the turn and could not threaten in the late stages. YOUR ROYAL COIL bumped early with ANOTHER EDDIE, stalked the pace outside a rival, entered the stretch three to four wide, drifted out near the eighth pole and weakened. STARSHIP DEFIANT raced wide throughout and failed to menace. NONE OF YOUR BIZ bobbled and checked off heels early, went three to four wide around the turn and had little left for the drive.

SEVENTH RACE.

6 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $63,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 23.24 46.21 57.81 1:09.53


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

1 Equilove 120 1 2 1–1 1–½ 1–½ 1–1 Gonzalez 3.70
3 Nu Pi Lambda 126 3 3 3–1 2–hd 2–½ 2–¾ Hernandez 3.00
4 New Heat 126 4 6 7 7 7 3–1¼ T Baze 5.40
5 Anonymously 126 5 1 2–½ 3–1½ 3–2 4–nk Desormeaux 5.60
6 DH–California Kook 126 6 5 4–hd 4–hd 5–½ 5–hd Prat 2.90
7 DH–Ellerslie Lace 126 7 7 6–1½ 6–2 6–1 5–hd Rispoli 11.70
2 Homehome 126 2 4 5–1½ 5–1½ 4–½ 7 Gutierrez 10.20

1 EQUILOVE (IRE) 9.40 4.40 3.00
3 NU PI LAMBDA 3.80 2.80
4 NEW HEAT 3.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-1)  $15.80
$1 EXACTA (1-3)  $20.10
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-4-5)  $28.63
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-4-5-6)  $186.70
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-3-4-5-7)  $372.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-4)  $32.55

Winner–Equilove (IRE) B.f.3 by Equiano (FR) out of Arosha (IRE), by Cape Cross (IRE). Bred by Mr Gerry Byrne (IRE). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Strand Beach, LLC. Mutuel Pool $315,414 Daily Double Pool $30,952 Exacta Pool $150,587 Superfecta Pool $66,312 Super High Five Pool $5,865 Trifecta Pool $101,020. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (3-3-1) paid $98.40. Pick Three Pool $47,566.

EQUILOVE (IRE) sped to the front from inside, responded when challenged late on the turn, put to right-handed urging in the lane and turned away both rivals. NU PI LAMBDA was up close in the two path, bid between at the quarter pole, remained outside the winner through the lane and was turned away in the final sixteenth. NEW HEAT trailed the field from inside into the turn, came out into the stretch, rallied widest in the drive and earned the show honors. ANONYMOUSLY was away quickly and forwardly placed outside a rival, bid three deep leaving the turn but faltered inside the furlong grounds. CALIFORNIA KOOK raced off the rail while in range, went three to four wide into the lane but failed to rally. ELLERSLIE LACE (FR) was off a bit slow to begin, angled to the two path entering the turn, continued two wide to the stretch and improved position. HOMEHOME stalked along the inside, saving ground to the stretch and lacked the needed response when asked.

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. 'Thor's Echo Stakes'. 4 year olds and up. Time 22.62 45.16 56.99 1:09.34


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

5 Brickyard Ride 124 5 1 1–1½ 1–1½ 1–2½ 1–4¾ Hernandez 1.60
1 Colt Fiction 122 1 5 3–½ 2–hd 2–1 2–1¼ Rispoli 2.50
3 Fashionably Fast 124 3 3 2–hd 3–hd 3–1 3–2¾ Pereira 3.60
6 Loud Mouth 124 6 2 4–1 4–1½ 4–1½ 4–hd Cedillo 8.70
4 Jamming Eddy 122 4 6 6 5–1 5–10 5 Prat 7.50
2 Whooping Jay 122 2 4 5–1 6 6 dnf Gutierrez 10.00

5 BRICKYARD RIDE 5.20 3.60 2.60
1 COLT FICTION 3.20 2.20
3 FASHIONABLY FAST 2.60
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-5)  $28.00
$1 EXACTA (5-1)  $8.40
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-1-3-6)  $4.57
50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-3)  $9.35

Winner–Brickyard Ride Ch.c.4 by Clubhouse Ride out of Brickyard Helen, by Southern Image. Bred by Alfred A. Pais (CA). Trainer: Craig Anthony Lewis. Owner: Alfred Pais. Mutuel Pool $389,140 Daily Double Pool $33,458 Exacta Pool $157,580 Superfecta Pool $52,685 Trifecta Pool $95,769. Scratched–none.

50-Cent Pick Three (3-1-5) paid $19.80. Pick Three Pool $41,144.

BRICKYARD RIDE sped clear quickly, controlled the pace up the backstretch, remained unchallenged into the lane, asked in upper stretch and drew off under steady handling. COLT FICTION stalked the leader along the inside, tipped out in the stretch, could not find the needed response to make an impact on the winner but bested the rest. FASHIONABLY FAST was closest in pursuit up the backstretch, coaxed between rivals on the turn, failed to threaten in the drive but stayed on to secure the show. LOUD MOUTH stalked off the inside, went three deep around the turn and flattened out in the lane. JAMMING EDDY settled outside a rival, traveled two then three wide on the turn, came out a bit further at the top of the stretch then angled back inside and failed to rally. WHOOPING JAY tracked from inside to the turn, eased nearing the quarter pole, steered out into the lane, pulled up near the wire and walked off.

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $33,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $32,000-$20,000. Time 23.20 46.11 1:10.55 1:23.94 1:37.68


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

3 Contagion 126 3 7 7–hd 6–½ 3–½ 2–½ 1–2½ Prat 1.80
6 Gray Magician 119 6 1 1–2 1–4 1–3 1–1½ 2–2½ Ellingwood 15.20
9 Cono 126 8 2 2–2 2–1½ 2–3½ 3–6 3–2 Hernandez 9.90
2 Colosi 124 2 6 6–2½ 7–½ 6–2 5–2 4–3¼ T Baze 3.80
7 Itsthattime 117 7 9 5–½ 4–2½ 4–½ 4–½ 5–hd Ortega 20.90
5 Causeididitmyway 117 5 4 8–1 8–2 8–7 7–6½ 6–8½ Espinoza 11.90
1 Dr. Troutman 126 1 5 3–½ 3–hd 5–3 6–1½ 7–14 Desormeaux 4.40
10 House Limit 122 9 3 4–2 5–½ 7–hd 8–8½ 8–17 McCarthy 6.40
4 Platinum Equity 126 4 8 9 9 9 9 9 Cedillo 37.50

3 CONTAGION 5.60 3.60 2.80
6 GRAY MAGICIAN 12.20 6.80
9 CONO 5.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-3)  $20.40
$1 EXACTA (3-6)  $33.80
10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-6-9-2)  $158.02
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-6-9-2-7)  $14,115.00
50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-6-9)  $170.65

Winner–Contagion Dbb.g.5 by Fed Biz out of Stadia, by Teuflesberg. Bred by Douglas Arnold (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Gary Barber. Mutuel Pool $438,400 Daily Double Pool $78,012 Exacta Pool $217,377 Superfecta Pool $117,513 Super High Five Pool $18,495 Trifecta Pool $161,555. Claimed–Dr. Troutman by ERJ Racing LLC, Kenney, Dave, Palm, Trent and Rothblum, Steve. Trainer: Doug O'Neill. Scratched–California Street.

50-Cent Pick Three (1-5-3) paid $23.90. Pick Three Pool $101,554. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-1-5-3/8) 6763 tickets with 4 correct paid $55.20. Pick Four Pool $489,274. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-3-1-5-3/8) 474 tickets with 5 correct paid $800.15. Pick Five Pool $496,685. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (1-3-3-1-5-3/8) 159 tickets with 6 correct paid $554.32. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $164,408. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $61,382.

CONTAGION brushed with inside rival while being crowded prior to the first turn, tucked inside then moved out on the backstretch, advanced off the rail then split foes past the five-sixteenths, came four wide into the lane, overhauled the leader mid-stretch and edged away. GRAY MAGICIAN sent for the lead and cleared early, padded the lead on the backstretch, asked right-handed at the top of the lane, remained clear with an eighth to go, was overtaken mid-stretch and stayed on to prove second best. CONO was closest in pursuit early, chased two to three wide on both turns, was within striking distance in the lane but could not find more late. COLOSI brushed with outside rival soon after the start then bumped and got squeezed between rivals on the first turn, sat off the pace along the inside, went two wide into the stretch, finished with a mild rally and filled out the superfecta. ITSTHATTIME threw his head at the start, went four to five wide around the first turn, angled in and traveled along the rail then two wide on the far turn and never responded to urging. CAUSEIDIDITMYWAY was a bit rank early, raced outside a rival or rivals near the back of the pack, came three wide into the stretch and improved position. DR. TROUTMAN sent from the gate but could not match strides early, drifted out into and around the first turn, exited the final turn five wide and tired. HOUSE LIMIT was hard to load and ran off briefly prior to the start, got bumped and floated out on the first turn, tracked outside a rival then entered the lane four wide, had nothing left for the stretch, was eased and walked off. PLATINUM EQUITY checked off heels early, went four to six wide around the the first turn, trailed into the second bend, exited that turn three wide, was eased in the lane and walked off.


AttendanceHandle
On-TrackN/A$858,492
Inter-TrackN/A$1,610,771
Out of StateN/A$6,801,931
TOTALN/A $9,271,194

Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, June 13.

Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 76th day of a 81-day meet.

FIRST RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1SherilindaTyler Baze126George Papaprodromou12-1
2Keep DancingJose Valdivia, Jr.126Kristin Mulhall3-1
3Kleen KarmaAbel Cedillo126Craig Anthony Lewis6-1
4Pushing SixtyMario Gutierrez126Ben D. A. Cecil4-1
5Freedom LassJuan Hernandez126Mike Puype6-1
6Ellie ArrowayVictor Espinoza126Doug F. O'Neill5-2
7Vegas PalmFlavien Prat126Gary Mandella4-1

SECOND RACE.

6½ Furlongs. Purse: $24,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1ChollimaAbel Cedillo122Andrew Lerner5-212,500
2You Wanna Ear RipEdwin Maldonado122Reed Saldana9-212,500
3Luck Be MineAlexis Centeno117Mike Puype6-512,500
4Bella RenellaCesar Ortega115Peter Miller9-512,500

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs Turf. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1RagerFlavien Prat126Andrew Lerner2-1
2ExultationUmberto Rispoli126Peter Eurton6-5
3Best ChanceTyler Baze126John W. Sadler5-2
4First PrezTrevor McCarthy126Doug F. O'Neill5-1
5Question AuthorityEmily Ellingwood119Andrew Lerner20-1

FOURTH RACE.

1 Mile. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Beyond BrilliantJuan Hernandez120John A. Shirreffs1-5
2MagnificentVictor Espinoza120John A. Shirreffs8-1
3Mongolian WolfRicardo Gonzalez126Enebish Ganbat20-1
4WinzerTrevor McCarthy120John W. Sadler6-1
5WhistleblowerMike Smith120Richard E. Mandella6-1

FIFTH RACE.

1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $28,000. Claiming. 3 to u year olds. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1MeadwayTyler Baze125John E. Cortez50-122,500
2Hapi HapiTiago Pereira126Daniel Azcarate5-125,000
3Brazilian SummerJose Valdivia, Jr.125Craig Dollase6-122,500
4RailsplitterTrevor McCarthy125Doug F. O'Neill5-222,500
5RacetrackersFlavien Prat126Ronald W. Ellis9-525,000
6Mount PelliarJessica Pyfer115Alfredo P. Marquez12-125,000
7UnilateralUmberto Rispoli126Andrew Lerner4-125,000
8AchilleusVictor Espinoza120Hector O. Palma15-125,000

SIXTH RACE.

5 Furlongs. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Im Still ThirstyEswan Flores122Sal Gonzalez20-1
2Richards the DreamGeovanni Franco122Edwin G. Alvarez50-1
3Empire's FireTrevor McCarthy122Jeffrey Metz20-1
4FinneusFlavien Prat122Walther Solis9-5
5Fowler BlueJuan Hernandez122Luis Mendez4-1
6Sauls CallAbel Cedillo122Steven Miyadi5-1
7Gemini BayJuan Espinoza115Ryan Hanson15-1
8Aspen ShadeKent Desormeaux122Jeff Bonde5-2
9Mr. T's ThirstyTyler Baze122Walther Solis6-1

SEVENTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $36,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1GoldiniUmberto Rispoli120Philip D'Amato5-2
2VantasticFlavien Prat126Peter Eurton9-550,000
3Bud KnightJuan Hernandez126Leonard Powell8-1
4CibertruckRicardo Gonzalez120Kristin Mulhall12-150,000
5Starship ChewbaccaJose Valdivia, Jr.126Howard L. Zucker30-1
6Good Bye PutinTyler Baze126Carla Gaines5-1
7Ox BridgeAbel Cedillo126Doug F. O'Neill3-1
8Reckoning DayJuan Espinoza113Clifford W. Sise, Jr.30-1

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $61,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. State bred.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1VaporizedRicardo Gonzalez120Kristin Mulhall12-1
2IntenseAlexis Centeno115Walther Solis12-1
3MisawaTyler Baze120Mark Glatt8-1
4Atomic DropAbel Cedillo120Philip D'Amato2-1
5ThriveFlavien Prat120Michael W. McCarthy6-5
6Minister ShaneUmberto Rispoli120Carla Gaines3-1

NINTH RACE.

About 1¼ Mile Turf. Purse: $75,000. 'Possibly Perfect Stakes'. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Lady NoguezKent Desormeaux122Vladimir Cerin20-1
2Go Big Blue NationFlavien Prat122Michael W. McCarthy5-2
3DogtagUmberto Rispoli126Richard E. Mandella9-5
4DynapowerTiago Pereira122Charles R. Stutts50-1
5Neige Blanche Juan Hernandez126Leonard Powell3-1
6Catch the EyeAbel Cedillo122David E. Hofmans15-1
7RideforthecauseMario Gutierrez126Michael W. McCarthy4-1
8Kuora Trevor McCarthy126Richard Baltas10-1

TENTH RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'Affirmed Stakes'. 3 year olds.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1ClassierFlavien Prat120Bob Baffert2-1
2Jimmy IrishTrevor McCarthy120Doug F. O'Neill20-1
3The Chosen VronUmberto Rispoli120J. Eric Kruljac8-5
4DefundedAbel Cedillo120Bob Baffert5-2
5Mr. ImpossibleJuan Hernandez120Simon Callaghan7-2

ELEVENTH RACE.

6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $35,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.

PPHorseJockeyWtTrainerM-LClaim $
1Shout It OutTyler Baze118Rene Amescua6-145,000
2Brio Is AwesomeAbel Cedillo118Lorenzo Ruiz20-145,000
3PortugueseprincessJuan Espinoza111George Papaprodromou15-145,000
4Ragged RoseTrevor McCarthy118John W. Sadler20-145,000
5Miracle of HopeRicardo Gonzalez120Doug F. O'Neill12-150,000
6Fabiolla Juan Hernandez126Jeff Mullins10-150,000
7River GirlMario Gutierrez126Hector O. Palma20-150,000
8BasiliaFlavien Prat120Peter Miller4-150,000
9Sweet and CheekyEdwin Maldonado126Peter Eurton5-250,000
10Mongolian PantherAlexis Centeno121Enebish Ganbat5-150,000
11New DramaJessica Pyfer119Tim Yakteen5-145,000


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