Racing! Is the Santa Anita drag gone?
Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we look at some good things Santa Anita is doing.
With nothing major, let’s hit a couple of unrelated topics.
It seems as if the wildly unpopular drag on post-times at Santa Anita is gone. I thought I noticed it for a few cards but didn’t put it on the stopwatch until Saturday. And guess what? It seems as if things have returned to normal.
The idea of letting the minutes-to-post clock staying at zero for several minutes (usually between four and six) has been in effect at Gulfstream for a while and the subject of much derision among the betting public. It was then expanded to Santa Anita. P.J. Campo, who was vice-president of racing at the Stronach Group at the time, instituted the policy, no doubt with the blessing of Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of TSG.
“Horses are on the track the same amount of time,” Campo told me in January. “They leave the paddock at the same time, [it’s just the clock says fewer minutes]. It’s just a fact that people like to bet closer to post time [so we give them a longer post time.]
“Whatever they’ve been doing in California has not been working, so we thought we’d try something different.”
Campo has since left the company after the spate of horse racing deaths at Santa Anita. Ritvo has been leapfrogged by Craig Fravel, who will be the chief executive for racing at TSG after the Breeders’ Cup.
Aidan Butler is the current boss at Santa Anita and this decision needed his blessing, or it may have even been his idea. We don’t know. He seems to be listening to the Southern California racing fan rather than figuring the phenomenal success TSG had at Gulfstream would be the same formula for success in Southern California. Until this recent change, it would be a good four to five minutes between when the clock struck zero and the horses would be loaded into the starting gate.
Let’s look at the stopwatch on a few races on Saturday.
Race two: 40 seconds between zero and horses starting to load.
Race three: 30 seconds between zero and the load.
Race four: 2:30 between zero and load. It was the start of Rainbow Six, a sucker bet with a 40-plus % takeout if no one single ticket hits it. However, on mandatory payout days, it’s a really good bet.
Race five: 35 seconds between zero and load.
Race six: 2:30 between zero and load, no doubt in order to build the late Pick Four pool.
Race seven: 50 seconds between zero and load.
OK, then I stopped. Point made.
I’m guessing Santa Anita customers are happy with management for listening to them.
How about a feel-good story
I don’t normally fall for feel-good stories but this one just hit me as being worth mentioning. On Saturday at Santa Anita, the Glendora Girl Scout Troop 1834 presented a check for $3,300 to CARMA, the organization that supports retired race horses.
I just think that is so great. It’s always encouraging to see young people stepping up for charitable causes, and I’m not saying one is more or less worthy than another. As I was reading the media release, I’m thinking, Santa Anita ought to step up, too.
And then, as I read on, I learned that Santa Anita did an almost match of $3,000. So, kudos to Butler or Pete Siberell, or whomever made that decision at Santa Anita.
“Our girls have been out in the community and they have raised $3,300 for this incredible cause,” Becky Hazelton, on behalf of Troop 1834, told Santa Anita media relations. “Our girls are extremely proud to be able to help CARMA find homes for the many retired thoroughbreds that they adopt out and we also want to thank all of those individual contributors, as well as Santa Anita, for contributing an additional $3,000 in order to make this happen.”
Non-horse racing movie talk
If you’ll indulge for a minute, and this has nothing to do with horse racing. But, now is the time to go to movies as the best are starting to come out. My wife and I saw “Judy” last week and “Joker” on Saturday. Great performances by Renee Zellweger and Joaquin Phoenix. In both cases, I had to come home and watch either “American Horror Story” on FX or “Evil” on CBS, just to lighten the mood.
I didn’t like “Judy,” same plotline over and over again. (Judy is Judy Garland.) But I really liked “Joker” and I’m feeling guilty about it. How can you like a movie that is so utterly disturbing? It reminded me of “The Hurt Locker,” which was painful to watch, but when it was over and I was walking back to the car, I knew it was something special.
But Joker has a greater message about the need to treat mental illness. Let’s hope the idea is not lost on people.
OK, just wanted to get that off of my chest. And, yes, I don’t spend my Saturday afternoons glued to TVG watching claimers and maiden specials. (I actually record them on my DVR, with liberal use of FF button.)
Santa Anita review
Saturday’s feature was the $100,000 California Distaff (which explains two of the conditions) Handicap going 5 ½ furlongs. The race used to be run over the 6 ½ furlong downhill course until it was closed for this meeting.
Just Grazed Me was the surprise winner She ran a smart race just off the pace and then rallied in mid-stretch to win by a length. She paid $7.40, $3.80 and $3.00. Don’t Sell was second and Gypsy Blue finished third.
Here’s what the connections had to say.
Phil D’Amato (winning trainer): “She really stepped up her game ever since we put her on the grass and found a home. She showed a real nice turn of foot late, so I’m excited to campaign her in the future. We’ll probably run in the Ken Maddy (5 ½ furlongs on turf Nov. 2). It’s against open company but I think if she runs this kind of race, she definitely fits with those.”
Geovanni Franco (winning jockey): “At first we were running one-two with her stablemate (favored S Y Sky) and I thought it was sweet. Then the number five (Don’t Sell) started pressuring us from the outside and I thought we were going too fast. . . . So, I was able to sit and wait and she had a great turn of foot through the stretch.”
Santa Anita preview
Sunday’s eight-race card at Santa Anita is not the last of the weekend. Remember there is a special Columbus/Indigenous People Day card on Monday. There’s not a lot of reason to get excited about the card, but that’s true at just about every track in the U.S. on Sunday. In fact, our Big races preview is only two races.
The details. Four of the races are maiden specials, there are four turf races and there is one stakes race. The feature is the $75,000 Anoakia Stakes for 2-year-old fillies going six furlongs. The favorite, at 2-1, is Shedaresthedevil for trainer Simon Callaghan and jockey Flavien Prat. She is one-for-three with a third in Sorrento Stakes. She broke her maiden at Churchill Downs.
There are two second-favorites at 5-2. There is Pure Xena for Brian Koriner and Aaron Gryder and Leucothea for Peter Miller and Abel Cedillo. Pure Xena has won one of her two races and finished sixth in the Del Mar Debutante.
Leucothea is one for four and finished eighth in the Del Mar Debutante. I certainly remember Leucothea from the Chandelier Stakes where she dumped jockey Norberto Arroyo, Jr. and then headed to the outside rail and sent reporters and photographers scurrying for safety. She was corralled by the outrider, Arroyo was OK, and the one photographer who was clipped was also OK.
Here are the field sixes, in order: 6, 10 (1 also eligible), 10, 7, 7, 10, 6, 11.
Big races review
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday.
Belmont (7): $100,000 Floral Park Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 6 furlongs on turf. Winner: Fire Key ($6.20)
Woodbine (7): Grade 2 $250,000 Nearctic Stakes, 3 and up, 6 furlongs on turf. Winner: City Boy ($50.70)
Woodbine (8): Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/4 miles on turf. Winner: Starship Jubilee ($9.00)
Belmont (9): Grade 2 $200,000 Sands Point Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Winner: New and Improved ($5.20)
Keeneland (9): $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, fillies 3-years-old, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Winner: Cambier Park ($5.60)
Woodbine (9): Grade 1 $800,000 Pattison Canadian International, 3 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Winner: Desert Encounter ($5.00)
Santa Anita (7): $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, Cal-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Winner: Just Grazed Me ($7.40)
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PDT:
1:40 Belmont (7): $100,000 Point of Entry Stakes, 3 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Favorite: Noble Indy (2-1)
3:26 Woodbine (11): $100,000 Ruling Angel Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 6 ½ furlongs. Favorite: La Feve (3-1)
Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day
RACE EIGHT: No. 8 Hootie (8-1)
Hootie has been the victim of a couple of bad trips in the last two races at this distance. On the gallop out the horse still looked loaded and passed the winner. In the next race, yet again, this horse was keen to go on mid-race on the rush up but again had to steady. This horse if given room mid race could blast and leave them all behind. Abel Cedillo now gets the mount and this is a major upgrade and as I said earlier this jockey, Abel studies the form and the races and you can bet, I am for sure, that he has a winning game-plan for today for this horse. Many will throw the towel in but in my view now is the time to really bet this horse as he drifts up to a very attractive 8-1 value with a major jockey upgrade. This is a very wide-open race, probably the best value on the card today along with race two. In the Pick 4 I am going deep using 8,2,1,3,4,6.
Saturday’s result: Gypsy Blue bobbled at the start and ran even throughout the race and finished third.
Be sure to tune in Sunday at 11:20 a.m. to XBTV as yours truly we be a guest on Quigley’s Corner and live on the Santa Anita track feed. The TV show begins at 11:20 PDT and can be seen on-site, facebook.com/watchxbtv or on the Xpressbet XBTV app! My full card for Sunday is also free to all readers.
Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day.
Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day
FIFTH RACE: No. 4 Sister Jean (2-1)
She looks like a single to begin the late Pick 4. In her last PCQHRA Breeders Futurity trial outing, he lost position behind horses after getting bumped at the start when a well-beaten sixth. She now drops into a maiden $10,000 claimer and looked good in an earlier 12.2 second gate drill last Aug. 6 when outworking two horses while in hand. She catches an easy field where none of her rivals has gone faster than 16.01 for 300 yards.
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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, October 12.
Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 10th day of a 23-day meet. Clear & Fast
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 22.16 45.91 59.13 1:06.43
|5||Time for Kisses||124||4||3||4||4||3–½||3–7½||Payeras||7.80|
|5||TIME FOR KISSES|
|$1 EXACTA (1-2)||$23.70|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-2-5)||$24.20|
Winner–Square Peggy B.f.3 by Square Eddie out of Puff Pastry, by Momentum. Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Eddie Truman. Owner: Roper, James L. and Ilene A.. Mutuel Pool $92,812 Exacta Pool $37,139 Trifecta Pool $18,552. Scratched–Staythirstymyamigo.
SQUARE PEGGY had speed inside to set a pressured pace, inched clear along the rail on the turn, opened up some in the stretch and held under left handed urging. COILETTE prompted the pace between horses then stalked a bit off the rail on the turn, continued off the inside in the stretch and was clearly second best. TIME FOR KISSES hopped slightly then bobbled some at the start but broke with the field then was bumped, dropped back off the rail, came out into the stretch and lacked a rally. MARRAZANO came out and bumped a rival just after the start, pressed the pace three deep, stalked outside a rival then off the rail on the turn, came under urging leaving the turn, drifted in a bit in the stretch and weakened.
1 Mile. Purse: $17,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000. Time 23.98 47.18 1:11.77 1:24.61 1:38.17
|3||Top of the Game||117||3||1||1–hd||1–hd||1–1½||1–4||1–3¾||Velez||1.60|
|1||Twirling Tiger||122||1||2||2–1½||2–2||2–1½||2–3||2–4½||Mn Garcia||2.50|
|5||Sunset Seven||115||4||5||5–hd||5–hd||5–3½||4–1||3–2¾||Diaz, Jr.||6.40|
|7||Bitter Ring Home||122||6||4||3–½||3–½||3–2½||3–1||4–¾||Maldonado||4.00|
|3||TOP OF THE GAME||5.20||3.20||2.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)||$47.40|
|$1 EXACTA (3-1)||$8.10|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-1-5-7)||$8.08|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-1-5)||$14.95|
Winner–Top of the Game B.g.6 by Desert Party out of Indy Future, by A.P. Indy. Bred by Cantrell Family Partnership Ltd. (KY). Trainer: Ryan Hanson. Owner: Dunn, Robin D and Hanson, Ryan. Mutuel Pool $140,920 Daily Double Pool $27,450 Exacta Pool $71,281 Superfecta Pool $28,318 Trifecta Pool $48,746. Claimed–Twirling Tiger by Thomas Hinds, III. Trainer: Charles Treece. Claimed–Bitter Ring Home by Cesar De Alba. Trainer: Cesar DeAlba. Scratched–Bellerin.
TOP OF THE GAME had good early speed and dueled outside the runner-up, inched away on the second turn and drew clear in the stretch under some urging with the whip turned down and a late tap of the stick while drifting in some nearing the wire. TWIRLING TIGER went up inside to duel for command, stalked along the rail leaving the second turn and into the stretch and bested the others. SUNSET SEVEN chased off the rail then inside leaving the backstretch, came out on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and picked up the show. BITTER RING HOME angled in and stalked outside a rival then off the rail on the second turn, continued alongside a foe nearing the stretch and weakened. SMOKIN B stalked a bit off the rail then inside on the backstretch and second turn, came out into the stretch and also weakened. HARD ARCH four wide into the first turn, chased outside a rival, dropped back on the second turn, gave way and was eased in the final furlong.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 23.00 46.98 1:11.04 1:23.14 1:35.17
|5||Go for a Ride||117||5||2||2–2||2–1||2–1½||1–½||1–nk||Velez||1.70|
|1||Chase and Colorado||122||1||7||9–hd||9–3||8–hd||7–½||7–½||Pena||11.70|
|5||GO FOR A RIDE||5.40||3.40||2.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)||$16.60|
|$1 EXACTA (5-9)||$18.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-9-2-4)||$25.05|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-9-2-4-10)||$480.60||Carryover $17,110|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-9-2)||$47.05|
Winner–Go for a Ride B.g.3 by Candy Ride (ARG) out of High On the Hill, by Fusaichi Pegasus. Bred by Bell Tower Thoroughbreds (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Gary Barber. Mutuel Pool $225,955 Daily Double Pool $23,918 Exacta Pool $135,659 Superfecta Pool $70,314 Super High Five Pool $12,521 Trifecta Pool $86,627. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-3-5) paid $35.90. Pick Three Pool $47,778.
GO FOR A RIDE a bit off the rail early, prompted the pace outside the runner-up, bid again alongside that one a half mile out, took a short lead into the stretch, battled outside a rival in midstretch and held on gamely under left handed urging. MUSKOKA pulled his way to the early lead, angled in and set a pressured pace inside, slipped away briefly on the backstretch, dueled inside into and on the second turn, came out a bit into the stretch, fought back just off the rail through the final furlong. CAMPS BAY saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch and in midstretch and finished willingly. SPEAKEROFTHEHOUSE chased between horses then a bit off the rail on the second turn, angled in off heels in midstretch and also finished with interest inside. FAY DAN four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep then outside a rival on the second turn and into the stretch, angled in past midstretch, was in close off heels in deep stretch and was outfinished. SILENT MUSKETIER a bit washy at the gate, was three deep early, stalked outside a rival, came out into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. CHASE AND COLORADO came off the inside into the first turn, went between rivals then chased outside a foe, angled in on the second turn and could not offer the necessary response. RIGHTFUL washy at the gate, between rivals early, chased inside, came out into the stretch and weakened. ZIYANAIR angled in on the first turn and saved ground off the pace to the stretch and weakened. MERWIN'S MAGIC a bit slow to begin, angled in outside a rival then went three deep into and on the backstretch, fell back on the second turn and also weakened.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $31,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.68 45.74 57.97 1:11.10
|4||Miss Lady Ann||120||4||3||2–hd||3–2½||2–1||2–¾||Cedillo||7.80|
|6||Diamond of Value||123||5||2||5||5||5||5||Fuentes||12.20|
|4||MISS LADY ANN||4.20||3.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-3)||$7.80|
|$1 EXACTA (3-4)||$4.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-4-2-1)||$4.01|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-4-2)||$12.05|
Winner–Claudelle Dbb.f.3 by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Elinvar, by Elusive Quality. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Jerome S. Moss (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Jerome S. Moss. Mutuel Pool $181,037 Daily Double Pool $23,521 Exacta Pool $79,801 Superfecta Pool $28,879 Trifecta Pool $50,350. Scratched–Secret Maneuver.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-5-3) paid $5.85. Pick Three Pool $29,732.
CLAUDELLE pushed open the front of the gate but did not come out, was backed out then reloaded, broke alertly and sped to the lead, angled in and set the pace inside, came out some into the stretch and drew off under a steady hand ride while being shown the whip. MISS LADY ANN stalked between horses then outside a rival on the turn and into the stretch and held second. LEADING INDICATOR close up stalking the pace between rivals then a bit off the rail on the turn and into the stretch, drifted in late and edged a foe for third. JACCAT a bit slow into stride, stalked inside, came out in midstretch and was edged for the show. DIAMOND OF VALUE four wide early, chased off the rail, was a bit wide into the stretch and weakened.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 21.92 45.61 58.39 1:05.21
|10||Drama for Mama||117||10||4||4–4||3–1½||3–5||3–3½||Velez||3.30|
|1||Richies Noble Girl||122||1||9||5–hd||5–1½||4–½||4–2||Prat||9.20|
|4||Crazy Speighty||115||4||5||7–hd||8–1½||6–2½||5–4¾||Diaz, Jr.||6.00|
|3||Well Done Sally||122||3||3||3–hd||4–2||5–2||6–1||Mn Garcia||11.60|
|7||Map Maker||122||7||7||9–3½||7–hd||7–3||7–4¼||Van Dyke||5.60|
|5||My Girl Pearl||122||5||8||10||10||10||9–3¼||Maldonado||53.70|
|10||DRAMA FOR MAMA||3.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-9)||$18.20|
|$1 EXACTA (9-6)||$33.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (9-6-10-1)||$61.00|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-6-10-1-4)||$818.80||Carryover $18,748|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-6-10)||$50.70|
Winner–Roadrunner's Honor B.f.2 by Honor Code out of Wild Idle, by Seeking the Gold. Bred by Paget Bloodstock (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Roadrunner Racing and W.C. Racing, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $213,159 Daily Double Pool $34,443 Exacta Pool $123,112 Superfecta Pool $60,092 Super High Five Pool $8,583 Trifecta Pool $83,249. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-3-9) paid $11.95. Pick Three Pool $57,702. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-5-3/5-9) 428 tickets with 4 correct paid $35.15. Pick Four Pool $203,317. 50-Cent Pick Five (1-3-5-3/5-9) 933 tickets with 5 correct paid $428.60. Pick Five Pool $465,144.
ROADRUNNER'S HONOR had speed outside then angled in and stalked a bit off the rail, came out some in the stretch and rallied under urging to wear down the runner-up late. MAJESTIC GIGI sped between horses to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, drifted out some late and was worn down nearing the wire. DRAMA FOR MAMA stalked outside then alongside a rival or off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and bested the others. RICHIES NOBLE GIRL hopped slightly in a bit of a slow start, chased inside then just off the rail on the turn and outside a rival into the stretch, drifted in late and lacked a rally. CRAZY SPEIGHTY chased between horses then a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch and inside on the turn, came out past midstretch and could not offer the necessary response. WELL DONE SALLY saved ground stalking the pace, continued inside on the turn and in the stretch and weakened. MAP MAKER bobbled at the start, chased between horses then outside a rival on the turn, split foes into the stretch and did not rally. MISS KITNESS chased four wide then three deep leaving the backstretch and into the turn, continued off the rail on the bend and into the stretch and weakened. MY GIRL PEARL a step slow into stride, was between horses early then dropped back off the rail, angled in some on the turn and was not a threat. QUIET SECRETARY broke a bit slowly, went up between horses then chased outside a rival, continued off the rail on the turn and three wide into the stretch and weakened.
1 Mile. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 23.57 47.24 1:12.11 1:25.17 1:39.15
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-5)||$48.00|
|$1 EXACTA (5-1)||$14.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-1-3-7)||$27.98|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-1-3-7-4)||$695.90||Carryover $21,299|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-3)||$31.35|
Winner–Matera Grr.f.2 by Tapit out of Miss Macy Sue, by Trippi. Bred by Albaugh Family Stables LLC (KY). Trainer: Dan Ward. Owner: Don Alberto Stable. Mutuel Pool $283,596 Daily Double Pool $21,619 Exacta Pool $140,703 Superfecta Pool $74,575 Super High Five Pool $13,374 Trifecta Pool $108,306. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-9-5) paid $26.25. Pick Three Pool $45,822.
MATERA had good early speed and dueled outside a rival, put a head in front between foes leaving the second turn, battled between horses in midstretch, drifted in through the final furlong and came back along the rail under left handed urging late to get the nod. GINGHAM stalked inside then a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch, bid three deep leaving the second turn and into the stretch, gained the advantage nearing midstretch, also drifted in through the final furlong and was outgamed. PAIGE ANNE sped to the early lead, angled in and dueled inside, fought back leaving the second turn and to midstretch and held third. RARE FIND a bit slow to begin, angled in and settled a bit off the rail then inside on the backstretch and second turn, continued along the rail in the stretch and improved position. CHEROKEE MAIDEN stalked between horses then a bit off the rail on the backstretch, continued inside on the second turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. OVERJOYED pulled between horses then outside a rival and steadied nearing the first turn, chased just off the rail to the stretch and lacked a rally. DOLCI four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep then outside a rival, continued off the rail on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and weakened. DIPPING IN chased three deep then outside on the backstretch, dropped back and angled in some on the second turn, gave way and was eased in the drive.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'California Distaff H.'. Stakes. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.24 44.64 55.94 1:01.82
|6||Just Grazed Me||122||6||3||4–1½||4–1½||3–hd||1–1¾||Franco||2.70|
|1||S Y Sky||126||1||1||1–½||1–hd||1–hd||4–3¾||Van Dyke||1.30|
|4||Queen Bee to You||121||4||2||5–2½||5–2||5–2½||5–5¼||Fuentes||18.00|
|2||Silk From Heaven||116||2||6||6||6||6||6||Flores||84.90|
|6||JUST GRAZED ME||7.40||3.80||3.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-6)||$41.40|
|$1 EXACTA (6-5)||$11.90|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-5-3-1)||$5.33|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-3)||$15.80|
Winner–Just Grazed Me Grr.f.4 by Grazen out of Fairway Road, by Cuvee. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Nicholas B. Alexander. Mutuel Pool $308,261 Daily Double Pool $34,930 Exacta Pool $109,419 Superfecta Pool $61,855 Trifecta Pool $106,377. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (9-5-6) paid $46.70. Pick Three Pool $32,534.
JUST GRAZED ME stalked between horses then outside a rival, came out some in the stretch, rallied under urging to gain the lead four wide in deep stretch and won clear. DON'T SELL hopped at the start, stalked outside a rival then three deep, bid alongside the pacesetter on the turn and in the stretch, fought back three wide between foes in deep stretch and edged rivals for the place. GYPSY BLU bobbled at the start, angled in and stalked inside, came out a bit in upper stretch then angled in and bid along the rail in deep stretch and was edged for second. S Y SKY broke out onto a rival, sped to the early lead, set the pace inside then dueled along the rail, came off the fence in the stretch, fought back between horses in deep stretch and was edged for the show. QUEEN BEE TO YOU chased off the rail, came out some in the stretch and lacked a rally. SILK FROM HEAVEN squeezed back at the start, saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside into the stretch and lacked a further response, then came back bleeding from the nostrils but walked off.
1 Mile. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 23.92 48.42 1:13.41 1:26.48 1:39.41
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-2)||$19.20|
|$1 EXACTA (2-3)||$46.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (2-3-6-7)||$29.41|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-3-6)||$92.75|
Winner–Shear Class Ch.f.3 by Curlin out of Jungle Tale, by Lion Heart. Bred by SF Bloodstock (KY). Trainer: John A. Shirreffs. Owner: C R K Stable LLC. Mutuel Pool $241,623 Daily Double Pool $39,079 Exacta Pool $110,322 Superfecta Pool $60,786 Trifecta Pool $80,666. Scratched–Flying Blue.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-6-2) paid $20.85. Pick Three Pool $39,572.
SHEAR CLASS chased inside then a bit off the rail on the first turn, went outside a rival then three deep leaving the backstretch and on the second turn, came out five wide into the stretch, bid under some urging to gain the advantage five wide in midstretch and proved best under steady handling late. PAIGE RUNNER saved ground stalking the pace, got through inside to bid in midstretch and continued willingly to the end. UNICORN stalked outside then bid three deep to press the pace, tracked off the rail leaving the second turn, re-bid between horses in midstretch and held third. COVER VERSION settled off the rail then chased between horses on the backstretch and second turn, swung four wide into the stretch, bid between rivals in midstretch and was edged for the show. FULL ECLIPSE sped to the early lead, set a pressured pace inside, inched away leaving the second turn, came a bit off the rail in the stretch, fought back between foes in the drive and weakened late. SURREPTITIOUS prompted the pace outside a rival then between horses, stalked off the rail leaving the second turn, was between foes in upper stretch and weakened in the final furlong.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.27 45.24 1:09.66 1:21.60 1:33.17
|9||North County Guy||123||9||4||5–½||5–1||4–hd||2–hd||3–2½||Van Dyke||3.70|
|1||Nolo Contesto||122||1||6||7–2||7–2||7–1||6–½||5–1¾||T Baze||4.60|
|10||M Town Gem||120||10||8||10||10||10||9–1½||8–3¾||Smith||15.50|
|6||Make It a Triple||123||6||7||6–2||6–2||8–1½||10||10||Bednar||113.30|
|8||MOODY JIM (IRE)||6.40||4.40||2.60|
|9||NORTH COUNTY GUY||2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-8)||$13.40|
|$1 EXACTA (8-3)||$17.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-3-9-2)||$49.12|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-3-9-2-1)||$542.20||Carryover $26,784|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-3-9)||$30.05|
Winner–Moody Jim (IRE) Grr.c.3 by Moohaajim (IRE) out of Nectar Grey (GB), by Mastercraftsman (IRE). Bred by L.E.G.I di Massimo Parri (IRE). Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Owner: Red Baron's Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC. Mutuel Pool $511,637 Daily Double Pool $120,820 Exacta Pool $258,443 Superfecta Pool $152,736 Super High Five Pool $28,745 Trifecta Pool $210,615. Scratched–Dreams of Valor.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-2-8) paid $16.35. Pick Three Pool $174,105. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-6-2/5-8) 4974 tickets with 4 correct paid $84.65. Pick Four Pool $551,961. 50-Cent Pick Five (9-5-6-2/5-8) 428 tickets with 5 correct paid $558.80. Pick Five Pool $313,469. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (3/5-9-5-6-2/5-8) 159 tickets with 6 correct paid $463.06. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $138,081. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $136,918.
MOODY JIM (IRE) chased a bit off the rail, went up three deep on the second turn and into the stretch and rallied under left handed urging to get up in the final jump. WOUND TIGHT stalked just off the inside, bid outside the pacesetter into the stretch to take the lead, inched clear and held on well but was caught on the line. NORTH COUNTY GUY three deep into the first turn, chased outside a rival then three wide leaving the second turn and into the stretch and bested the others. CAPTIVATE saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, went around a rival past midstretch and lacked the needed rally. NOLO CONTESTO settled off the pace inside, swung out leaving the second turn and three deep into the stretch and could not offer the necessary late kick. BIG BUZZ squeezed back a bit just after the start, angled in and saved ground off the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and improved position. VIA EGNATIA sped to the early lead, angled in and opened up on the first turn, set the pace inside, dueled into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. M TOWN GEM unhurried and angled in outside a rival to settle off the pace, came out leaving the second turn and five wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. DARK HEDGES stalked the pace outside a rival then a bit off the rail into the stretch and also weakened. MAKE IT A TRIPLE pulled between horses then chased a bit off the rail, continued inside on the backstretch, came out a bit into the second turn, swung four wide into the stretch and also weakened.
|Out of State||N/A||$5,688,401|
Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, October 13.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 11th day of a 23-day meet.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds.
|1||Prince Magician||Eswan Flores||122||Hector O. Palma||12-1|
|2||Jeffnjohn'sthundr||Ruben Fuentes||122||Jeff Bonde||8-1|
|3||Malibu Star||Evin Roman||122||Bob Baffert||5-2|
|4||Call Me Daddy||Abel Cedillo||122||Doug F. O'Neill||5-2|
|5||High Velocity||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Bob Baffert||1-1|
|6||Twirling Derby||Tiago Pereira||122||Ruben Gomez||30-1|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up.
|1||Big Runnuer||Ruben Fuentes||125||Victor L. Garcia||6-1|
|2||Joeys Ace||Abel Cedillo||122||Mark Glatt||6-1|
|3||Deuce||Evin Roman||125||David E. Hofmans||6-1|
|4||Shandling||Geovanni Franco||122||Philip D'Amato||8-1|
|5||Lincoln City||Tyler Baze||122||J. Eric Kruljac||15-1|
|6||Goldie's Hills||Edgar Payeras||125||Sally Rivera||6-1|
|7||Inquisiteur||Flavien Prat||122||Richard E. Mandella||4-1|
|8||Lord Adare||Kent Desormeaux||122||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||7-2|
|9||Stable Genius||Jorge Velez||117||Peter Miller||15-1|
|10||Awesome Score||Martin Garcia||122||Kristin Mulhall||12-1|
|11||Tromador||Abel Cedillo||122||Brian J. Koriner||6-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds.
|1||Octopus||Jorge Velez||117||Peter Eurton||15-1|
|2||Palace Prince||Joseph Talamo||122||Mark Glatt||12-1|
|3||Honor A. P.||Mike Smith||122||John A. Shirreffs||8-5|
|4||Royal Thunder||Ruben Fuentes||122||Tim Yakteen||20-1|
|5||Eel Point||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Bob Baffert||12-1|
|6||Special Day||Geovanni Franco||122||Dan Ward||6-1|
|7||Tizamagician||Victor Espinoza||122||Richard E. Mandella||6-1|
|8||Defense Wins||Abel Cedillo||122||Doug F. O'Neill||4-1|
|9||Eddy Forever||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Bob Baffert||6-1|
|10||Include the Tax||Tyler Baze||122||Michael W. McCarthy||20-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. State bred.
|1||Brahms Command||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Richard Rosales||15-1|
|2||Lucky Ms Jones||Geovanni Franco||125||Philip D'Amato||12-1|
|3||Whoa Nessie||Abel Cedillo||125||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||6-1|
|4||Magnificent Q T||Assael Espinoza||123||Doug F. O'Neill||8-1|
|5||Nothing But Heat||Brice Blanc||125||Peter Eurton||4-1|
|6||Rose Dunn||Rafael Bejarano||120||Brian J. Koriner||3-1|
|7||Absolutely Perfect||Flavien Prat||125||Dan Blacker||6-5|
1 Mile. Purse: $17,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000.
|1||Majestic Diva||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||116||David Bernstein||4-1||10,000|
|2||Love of Art||Jorge Velez||120||Jeffrey Metz||2-1||10,000|
|3||Bragging Rights||Geovanni Franco||123||Gary Sherlock||6-1||10,000|
|4||Buttie||Ruben Fuentes||125||Reed Saldana||8-1||10,000|
|5||Princess Dorian||Abel Cedillo||123||Andrew Lerner||5-2||10,000|
|6||Reinahermosa||Brayan Pena||123||Ricardo Zamora||15-1||10,000|
|7||Brookes All Mine||Rafael Bejarano||123||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||5-1||10,000|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Spanish Channel||Kent Desormeaux||122||Jesus Mendoza||12-1|
|2||Stick Up||Martin Garcia||122||Philip D'Amato||5-1|
|3||Love Not War||Aaron Gryder||122||Philip D'Amato||8-1|
|4||Mystica||Tiago Pereira||122||Javier Jose Sierra||50-1|
|5||Hot Magistrate||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Carla Gaines||6-1|
|6||Grinningeartoear||Rafael Bejarano||122||Brian J. Koriner||5-2|
|7||Remember to Smile||Ruben Fuentes||122||Jeff Bonde||6-1|
|8||Goddess Aphrodite||Jorge Velez||117||Peter Miller||15-1|
|9||Starmore||Geovanni Franco||122||Philip D'Amato||8-1|
|10||Apache Pass||Abel Cedillo||122||Mark Glatt||4-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $75,000. 'Anoakia Stakes'. Fillies. 2 year olds.
|1||Shedaresthedevil||Flavien Prat||122||Simon Callaghan||2-1|
|2||Pure Xena||Aaron Gryder||122||Brian J. Koriner||5-2|
|3||Buyer's Remorse||Martin Garcia||120||Doug F. O'Neill||6-1|
|4||Leucothea||Abel Cedillo||120||Peter Miller||5-2|
|5||Bella Renella||Jorge Velez||122||Rafael DeLeon||20-1|
|6||Eclair||Evin Roman||122||Bob Baffert||4-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $31,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up.
|1||River God||Jorge Velez||115||Vladimir Cerin||10-1|
|2||South West Bay||Rafael Bejarano||120||Doug F. O'Neill||4-1|
|3||Unbroken Star||Joseph Talamo||125||Mike Puype||5-1|
|4||Mongolian Hero||Assael Espinoza||122||Enebish Ganbat||20-1|
|5||Good Bye Putin||Victor Espinoza||122||Carla Gaines||6-1|
|6||Tartini||Flavien Prat||123||Jack Carava||6-1|
|7||Storm the Bastille||Tiago Pereira||120||William Spawr||15-1|
|8||Hootie||Abel Cedillo||123||Michael W. McCarthy||8-1|
|9||Volubile||Brice Blanc||122||Gary Mandella||15-1|
|10||Reedley||Martin Garcia||120||Alfredo Marquez||6-1|
|11||Kichiro||Tyler Baze||120||Jonathan Wong||6-1|
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