Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we explore if these special Monday cards are worth it.
Here we have an added newsletter this week, which will be Tuesday, to look back at the special Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day card at Santa Anita.
It got me thinking if these Monday cards, at the expense of a Thursday card, are really worth it for the track. So, I looked at the numbers for the last five years.
The answer is a resounding yes. Now, there are mitigating factors, such as promotions on the Monday card that include cheaper beer and hot dogs. I know it should be about the racing, but sometimes it’s about cheap beer.
I remember before the digital age, when print newspapers were more a part of everyone’s daily routine, the biggest circulation driver was never great journalism, but some kind of classified ad promotion like Wingo! Go figure.
Anyway, the difference between a Monday holiday card vs. a normal Thursday card is pretty astounding. (In case you forgot there is no Thursday card this week.)
So, let’s look at on-track attendance and all-sources handle.
Monday (10/08) attendance: 5,546
Thursday (10/18) attendance: 3,441
Increase (Monday over Thursday): 61.2%
Monday handle: 7,283,335
Thursday handle: 4,917,872
Monday (10/09) attendance: 4,927
Thursday (10/19) attendance: 3,131
Monday handle: 7,491,133
Thursday handle: 4,590,016
Monday (10/10) attendance: 6,129
Thursday (10/28) attendance: 3,118
Monday handle: 6,865,201
Thursday handle: 4,464,836
Monday (10/12) attendance: 5,475
Thursday (10/22) attendance: 3,231
Monday handle: 6,761,420
Thursday handle: 6,733,487
Increase: 0.4% (Have no idea what happened this year.)
Monday (10/13) attendance: 3,486
Thursday (10/23) attendance: 2,473
Monday handle: 7,724,291
Thursday handle: 4,750,117
So, there’s your answer. Yes, the tracks would be happy if every Monday were a holiday and we would never see Thursday racing again. (Except at Del Mar in the summer.)
Santa Anita review
When last we saw Leucothea, she had unseated her jockey and was running toward reporters and photographers stationed in the winner’s circle. But that was during the Chandelier Stakes on opening day of the fall meeting. On Sunday, in the $75,000 Anoakia Stakes for 2-year-old fillies going six furlongs, she went to the lead and then dominated winning by 8 ½ lengths.
She paid $6.20, $3.00 and $2.40 for trainer Peter Miller and jockey Abel Cedillo. Shedaresthedevil was second and Éclair finished third.
Here’s what the winning connections had to say.
Ruben Alvarado (assistant to trainer Miller): “We weren’t worried about her leaving the gate today (referring to her last start) The next day, she seemed fine and she walked for a few days after that and everything was good. It was great to get Abel back on her [Sunday], he knows her very well.”
Abel Cedillo (winning jockey): “When this filly broke her maiden, she made the lead very easy. She doesn’t like you to take any hold of her, you just have to leave her alone and she does her job.”
Santa Anita preview
Monday’s card is eight races starting at 12:30 p.m. There are two allowance/optional claimers and three races on the turf. Overall, though, it’s a Thursday card on a holiday Monday. The field sizes aren’t great, but will be OK if there aren’t a lot of scratches.
We’ll call the seventh race the feature. It’s an allowance/OC over 5 ½ furlongs on the turf for fillies and mares. The purse is $53,000. You know, if you couldn’t see the conditions you would know it’s the feature because it only has five horses. The best race doesn’t always have the smallest fields but it sure seems that way.
OK, the favorite, at 9-5, is Storming Lady for trainer Alfredo Marquez and jockey Victor Espinoza. She has won three-of-seven races this year and earlier had won three in a row including one at this level.
Two of the five horses are second favorites at 2-1, both trained by Doug O’Neill. Smoovie has Abel Cedillo as her jockey. She’s won tree of eight this year, including an allowance last out. One of her other wins was an allowance. Travieza will have Rafael Bejarano in the saddle. She is winless in four tries this year. Last year she won the Unzip Me Stakes.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 7, 5, 8.
Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day
RACE FIVE: No. 4 Asaro (12-1)
Asaro last raced Aug. 7 at Del Mar at this distance and lost by a nose but was placed first in a DQ. First start since then this is a value I cannot believe we are getting. Regular works since then, so they may have been waiting for the perfect spot. Race is protected Monday with some sharp workouts that add to the appeal. Trainer Karen Headley is 17% off the bench. Jamming Eddie who was DQ to second in the race returned to win validating the race. 12-1 oh my!
Sunday’s result: Bootie under a great ride by Abel Cedillo sat second into the turn, took the lead but was swallowed up on the line to run third. Cedillo read the race perfect but was a smidge unlucky as were we.
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 on Sunday and late Saturday.
Delta Downs (8): $100,000 Gold Cup Stakes, La-breds 3 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Trevilion ($9.60)
Belmont (7): $100,000 Point of Entry Stakes, 3 and up, 1 ½ miles on turf. Winner: Red Knight ($7.20)
Woodbine (11): $100,000 Ruling Angel Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 6 ½ furlongs. Winner: Gamble’s Candy ($24.40)
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Now, here’s the stars of the show, Sunday’s results and Monday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Sunday, October 13.
Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 11th day of a 23-day meet. Clear & Fast
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 22.27 45.76 58.14 1:04.60
|5||High Velocity||115||5||1||2–3||2–2½||2–4||1–2||Diaz, Jr.||0.70|
|4||Call Me Daddy||122||4||4||5||5||5||5||Cedillo||3.70|
|$1 EXACTA (5-1)||$11.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-1-2-3)||$9.09|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-1-2)||$29.00|
Winner–High Velocity B.c.2 by Quality Road out of Ketel Twist, by Dixie Union. Bred by Dell Ridge Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: West, Gary and Mary. Mutuel Pool $105,752 Exacta Pool $42,651 Superfecta Pool $16,934 Trifecta Pool $29,514. Scratched–Twirling Derby.
HIGH VELOCITY had speed outside then stalked off the rail, bid alongside the runner-up under some urging in midstretch, gained the advantage a sixteenth out and edged away late under steady handling. PRINCE MAGICIAN had speed inside then set the pace a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch and inside on the turn and into the stretch, fought back along the fence in midstretch, could not match the winner in the final sixteenth but bested the others. JEFFNJOHN'STHUNDR broke slowly, chased along the inside then a bit off the rail on the turn, came out some in the stretch and held third. MALIBU STAR a step slow to begin, chased between horses then outside a rival on the turn, came out into the stretch and was edged for the show. CALL ME DADDY also broke a bit slowly, chased outside a rival then three deep leaving the backstretch, leaned in and bumped a rival to briefly lose his action into the turn, dropped back off the rail and gave way.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.44 45.00 56.29 1:02.29
|5||Lincoln City||122||5||5||9–1||8–hd||8–2||4–1¾||T Baze||9.10|
|10||Awesome Score||122||10||4||3–1||3–1||3–1||5–½||Mn Garcia||26.50|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)||$31.40|
|$1 EXACTA (1-4)||$40.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-4-9-5)||$343.76|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-9)||$262.15|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-4-9-5-10)||Carryover $33,495|
Winner–Big Runnuer B.c.4 by Stormy Atlantic out of Elusive Luci, by Elusive Quality. Bred by Mercedes Stables LLC (KY). Trainer: Victor L. Garcia. Owner: Juan J. Garcia. Mutuel Pool $183,897 Daily Double Pool $39,152 Exacta Pool $115,546 Superfecta Pool $51,636 Trifecta Pool $72,629 X-5 Super High Five Pool $8,793. Scratched–Tromador.
BIG RUNNUER broke a bit slowly and was bumped early, went up inside to duel for the lead, inched away on the turn, drew off under urging in the stretch and good handling late.nd. SHANDLING a step slow to begin, was shuffled back between horses early, angled in off the pace, split horses on the turn, came three wide into the stretch and edged a rival late for second. STABLE GENIUS had speed off the rail early, dueled between horses then outside the winner into the turn, stalked just off the rail on the turn and into the stretch, drifted inward in the final furlong and was edged late for the place. LINCOLN CITY was shuffled back a bit between foes midway on the backstretch, angled in and saved ground off the pace, came out for room in midstretch and deep stretch and bested the others. AWESOME SCORE had speed outside early, pressed the pace three deep then stalked off the rail, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. DEUCE chased between horses, split rivals in midstretch and lacked the needed rally. JOEYS ACE broke a bit slowly and bobbled in the opening strides then bumped a rival, saved ground stalking the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. LORD ADARE sent along to stalk the pace five wide then four wide, continued three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch and did not rally. GOLDIE'S HILLS chased three wide between horses then off the rail on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. INQUISITEUR stalked four wide between foes, then three deep into the turn, dropped back and angled in on the bend and weakened.
1 Mile. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. Time 23.05 47.44 1:12.52 1:25.33 1:37.94
|3||Honor A. P.||122||3||1||1–½||1–½||1–1||1–1||1–5¼||Smith||0.50|
|9||Eddy Forever||122||9||9||7–2½||7–3||3–1½||3–3||3–1¼||Van Dyke||8.40|
|5||Eel Point||115||5||4||6–hd||5–hd||6–hd||4–1½||4–¾||Diaz, Jr.||9.60|
|3||HONOR A. P.||3.00||2.60||2.10|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-3)||$42.20|
|$1 EXACTA (3-7)||$9.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-7-9-5)||$17.27|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-7-9-5-6)||$309.80||Carryover $36,256|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-7-9)||$20.05|
Winner–Honor A. P. Dbb.r.2 by Honor Code out of Hollywood Story, by Wild Rush. Bred by George Krikorian (KY). Trainer: John A. Shirreffs. Owner: C R K Stable LLC. Mutuel Pool $251,927 Daily Double Pool $26,794 Exacta Pool $127,461 Superfecta Pool $74,012 Super High Five Pool $14,471 Trifecta Pool $90,376. Scratched–Include the Tax.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-1-3) paid $17.10. Pick Three Pool $57,617.
HONOR A. P. had speed inside to set a pressured pace, inched away on the second turn and drew clear in the final furlong under a couple backhanded taps of the whip and steady handling then a hold late. TIZAMAGICIAN stalked between horses then bid three deep on the backstretch and second turn, continued to loom behind the winner off the rail to midstretch, then was no match but clearly best of the others. EDDY FOREVER five wide into the first turn, stalked four wide, angled in a bit into the stretch and bested the others. EEL POINT stalked between horses, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. SPECIAL DAY three deep into the first turn, settled off the rail then outside a rival, continued off the inside on the second turn, came out into the stretch and lacked a further response. DEFENSE WINS four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep between foes, went four wide leaving the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. PALACE PRINCE settled a bit off the rail then inside, came out on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and was not a threat. OCTOPUS saved ground stalking the pace and weakened in the drive. ROYAL THUNDER pressed the pace outside the winner then between foes leaving the backstretch, dropped back between horses leaving the second turn and had little left for the stretch.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 23.08 46.98 1:10.99 1:22.99 1:35.03
|4||Magnificent Q T||123||4||3||4–1½||3–hd||3–hd||4–½||2–hd||Espinoza||5.00|
|2||Lucky Ms Jones||125||2||7||7||7||7||6–1||4–hd||Franco||11.70|
|5||Nothing But Heat||125||5||5||5–1||5–½||5–1½||5–1½||6–2¼||Blanc||5.90|
|1||Brahms Command||120||1||6||6–3||6–4½||6–1||7||7||Van Dyke||15.20|
|4||MAGNIFICENT Q T||3.80||3.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-7)||$4.60|
|$1 EXACTA (7-4)||$7.70|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-4-6-2)||$18.38|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-4-6-2-3)||$146.15||Carryover $38,105|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-4-6)||$18.70|
Winner–Absolutely Perfect B.f.4 by Vronsky out of In Perfect Style, by Perfect Mandate. Bred by Old English Rancho (CA). Trainer: Dan Blacker. Owner: The Ellwood Johnston Trust and Taste of Victory Stables. Mutuel Pool $206,309 Daily Double Pool $26,362 Exacta Pool $102,585 Superfecta Pool $57,916 Super High Five Pool $9,693 Trifecta Pool $87,765. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-3-7) paid $18.55. Pick Three Pool $34,225.
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT angled in and prompted the pace outside a rival, stalked off the rail then between foes on the backstretch, re-bid alongside the pacesetter on the second turn to gain the lead into the stretch, inched clear under urging and proved best. MAGNIFICENT Q T stalked outside a rival then between foes into and on the second turn and into the stretch and edged rivals for the place between foes on the line. ROSE DUNN angled in on the early lead and dueled inside, inched away on the backstretch, fought back on the second turn and into the stretch and held third. LUCKY MS JONES broke a bit slowly and was squeezed back, settled inside, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and was edged for the show. WHOA NESSIE pulled along the inside stalking the pace, continued to tug while saved ground on the backstretch, remained inside on the second turn, came out a bit for room in the stretch and was edged for a minor share between foes late. NOTHING BUT HEAT stalked three wide to the stretch and could not summon the necessary late kick. BRAHMS COMMAND broke out onto a rival, chased a bit off the rail to the stretch and did not rally.
1 Mile. Purse: $17,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000. Time 24.07 48.66 1:13.55 1:26.45 1:40.10
|7||Brookes All Mine||123||7||1||2–½||2–1||1–hd||2–3||2–4¼||Bejarano||5.90|
|2||Love of Art||120||2||2||3–hd||4–½||4–½||3–2||3–2¼||Velez||4.10|
|1||Majestic Diva||116||1||5||5–2||5–1½||5–2||5–1||4–2¼||Diaz, Jr.||3.70|
|7||BROOKES ALL MINE||4.60||3.20|
|2||LOVE OF ART (IRE)||3.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-5)||$12.00|
|$1 EXACTA (5-7)||$11.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-7-2-1)||$6.90|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (5-7-2-1-3)||$89.15||Carryover $39,946|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-7-2)||$17.15|
Winner–Princess Dorian Dbb.m.5 by Idiot Proof out of Dislitleliteomine, by Singletary. Bred by Elliston Black (CA). Trainer: Andrew Lerner. Owner: ERJ Racing LLC and Lerner Racing. Mutuel Pool $190,929 Daily Double Pool $20,651 Exacta Pool $104,201 Superfecta Pool $54,693 Super High Five Pool $9,644 Trifecta Pool $72,728. Claimed–Love of Art (IRE) by Richard Barton. Trainer: Rene Amescua. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-7-5) paid $4.00. Pick Three Pool $53,173. 50-Cent Pick Four (1-3/10-7-5) 2131 tickets with 4 correct paid $53.00. Pick Four Pool $148,056. 50-Cent Pick Five (5/6-1-3/10-7-5) 3724 tickets with 5 correct paid $103.45. Pick Five Pool $448,094.
PRINCESS DORIAN three wide early, stalked outside a rival, bid three deep on the second turn then outside the runner-up leaving that turn, took the lead in upper stretch and pulled clear in the final sixteenth under left handed urging while drifting in late. BROOKES ALL MINE stalked outside a rival then bid outside the pacesetter on the backstretch, battled between horses then gained the advantage on the second turn, battled back off the rail leaving that turn and in the stretch, also drifted in late and bested the rest. LOVE OF ART (IRE) saved ground stalking the pace, came out leaving the second turn and between foes into the stretch and gained the show. MAJESTIC DIVA pulled her way along inside then a bit off the rail and steadied slightly leaving the first turn, stalked just off the fence then outside a rival on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked a response in the drive. BRAGGING RIGHTS saved ground chasing the pace, came out some in the stretch and weakened. BUTTIE had speed between horses then angled in, set the pace inside, dueled along the rail on the backstretch and second turn, fell back some leaving that turn and also weakened. REINAHERMOSA chased outside a rival, came out in the stretch and had little left for the drive and was eased late.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Time 22.29 45.15 57.13 1:03.45
|5||Hot Magistrate||115||5||3||1–½||1–1||1–1||2–3¼||Diaz, Jr.||12.60|
|3||Love Not War||122||3||9||4–hd||4–2½||3–½||3–½||Gryder||30.40|
|7||Remember to Smile||122||7||5||6–hd||5–hd||6–4||4–½||Fuentes||6.90|
|2||Stick Up||122||2||4||2–hd||3–1||4–2||6–6¼||Mn Garcia||13.00|
|3||LOVE NOT WAR||8.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-6)||$14.80|
|$1 EXACTA (6-5)||$19.70|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-5-3-7)||$132.80|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-5-3-7-1)||$4,212.95||Carryover $44,159|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-3)||$121.75|
Winner–Grinningeartoear Ch.f.3 by Smiling Tiger out of Finish Rich in Nyc, by Gotham City. Bred by Martin Bach (CA). Trainer: Brian J. Koriner. Owner: Blinkers On Racing Stable, Bennett, Boyan, Cahee, Georgetti, Harris, Allen, Preszler, Rahemtulla, Ro. Mutuel Pool $341,901 Daily Double Pool $18,966 Exacta Pool $207,912 Superfecta Pool $121,885 Super High Five Pool $22,082 Trifecta Pool $154,936. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-5-6) paid $6.85. Pick Three Pool $31,223.
GRINNINGEARTOEAR had speed between horses then pressed the pace three deep, stalked outside a rival on the turn, re-bid alongside the runner-up in the stretch under urging, gained the advantage in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. HOT MAGISTRATE broke in and bumped a rival had good early speed then dueled between horses, inched away and angled in on the turn, fought back inside in the stretch and continued gamely to the end. LOVE NOT WAR stalked a bit off the rail, went around a rival into the stretch and held third. REMEMBER TO SMILE chased between horses then off the rail on the turn, drifted four wide into the stretch and was edged for the show. SPANISH CHANNEL a bit slow to being, saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and put in a late bid at a minor award. STICK UP went up inside to duel for the lead, stalked along the fence on the turn and weakened in the drive. APACHE PASS stalked four wide then three deep into the turn, angled in a bit off the rail leaving the turn and weakened. GODDESS APHRODITE settled between foes then chased three deep, angled in outside a rival on the turn and lacked a rally. MYSTICA bumped at the start, chased between horses then a bit off the rail on the backstretch, angled to the inside on the turn and weakened. STARMORE stalked outside on the backstretch and turn, fell back leaving the turn, came three wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $75,000. 'Anoakia Stakes'. Fillies. 2 year olds. Time 21.87 44.81 57.37 1:10.81
|3||Buyer's Remorse||120||3||4||3–1½||2–½||2–hd||4–½||Mn Garcia||14.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-4)||$17.60|
|$1 EXACTA (4-1)||$7.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-1-6-3)||$6.37|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-1-6)||$12.15|
Winner–Leucothea Ch.f.2 by Midshipman out of Any for Love (ARG), by Southern Halo. Bred by Woods Edge Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Altamira Racing Stable, SoCal Seven Racing and McGoldrick, Brian. Mutuel Pool $270,044 Daily Double Pool $38,248 Exacta Pool $115,542 Superfecta Pool $60,523 Trifecta Pool $79,495. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-6-4) paid $9.15. Pick Three Pool $28,090.
LEUCOTHEA had speed outside a rival then inched away on the backstretch, set the pace a bit off the rail, widened on the turn and drew off under some urging then a hold late while drifting in some. SHEDARESTHEDEVIL bobbled at the start, stalked inside then came off the rail on the turn and outside a rival into the stretch and was clearly second best. ECLAIR chased three deep, angled to the inside on the turn, swung out into the stretch and gained the show. BUYER'S REMORSE bumped with a rival nearing the five eighths pole, stalked outside that one to the stretch, drifted to the inside in the drive and weakened. PURE XENA bumped with a rival nearing the five eighths pole, pressed then stalked the pace inside, came out in midstretch and also weakened. BELLA RENELLA chased between horses, fell back some off the rail on the turn, came out into the stretch and gave way.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $31,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.22 45.16 1:09.29 1:21.52 1:33.56
|7||Storm the Bastille||120||7||6||5–1½||5–1||4–1||4–½||4–¾||Pereira||51.20|
|5||Good Bye Putin||122||5||11||11||10–hd||9–1||9–1½||6–1¼||Espinoza||8.80|
|2||South West Bay||120||2||1||1–½||1–½||2–1||5–1||7–2¼||Bejarano||2.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-1)||$84.20|
|$1 EXACTA (1-6)||$49.30|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-6-8-7)||$342.29|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-6-8-7-9)||Carryover $74,909|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-6-8)||$106.40|
Winner–River God B.g.3 by J P's Gusto out of Siren, by War Chant. Bred by Brent Fernung & Crystal Fernung (FL). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: Wilson, Holly and David. Mutuel Pool $451,438 Daily Double Pool $121,849 Exacta Pool $252,545 Superfecta Pool $152,343 Super High Five Pool $40,292 Trifecta Pool $200,354. Scratched–Montana Moon.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-4-1) paid $46.05. Pick Three Pool $223,526. 50-Cent Pick Four (5-6-4-1) 2429 tickets with 4 correct paid $126.65. Pick Four Pool $403,044. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-5-6-4-1) 822 tickets with 5 correct paid $287.00. Pick Five Pool $309,049. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (3/10-7-5-6-4-1) 215 tickets with 6 correct paid $341.48. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $137,533. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $168,407.
RIVER GOD saved ground stalking the pace, bid along the rail into the stretch to gain a slim advantage past midstretch and held on gamely under urging. TARTINI chased between horses then inside on the second turn, came out into the stretch and surged late three deep on the line. HOOTIE pressed the pace outside a rival, put a head in front leaving the second turn, battled outside the winner under a left handed crack of the whip then had the rider lose the whip a furlong out, fought back alongside that rival through the final furlong and continued gamely between foes late. STORM THE BASTILLE (FR) angled in and tugged outside a rival stalking the pace, went between horses on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and finished willingly. VOLUBILE hopped in a bit of a slow start, angled in and settled a bit off the rail, came out three deep on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and also finished with interest. GOOD BYE PUTIN broke a bit slowly, settled outside a rival then off the rail on the second turn, came out four wide into the stretch and bested the others. SOUTH WEST BAY (GB) had good early speed and set a pressured pace inside, fought back leaving the second turn, came out a bit into the stretch and weakened. KICHIRO tugged his way along three deep then stalked three wide to the stretch and also weakened. REEDLEY chased three deep then outside a rival on the second turn and also weakened. MONGOLIAN HERO saved ground chasing the pace throughout and lacked a rally. UNBROKEN STAR a bit slow into stride, saved ground off the pace, came out leaving the second turn and into the stretch and also lacked a response in the drive.
|Out of State||N/A||$5,446,720|
Santa Anita Entries for Monday, October 14.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 12th day of a 23-day meet.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $17,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000.
|1||Thought I'dmissyou||Tyler Baze||122||J. Eric Kruljac||8-1||20,000|
|2||Writing in the Sky||Brayan Pena||122||Jorge Gutierrez||12-1||20,000|
|3||Morning Cynn||Martin Garcia||122||Doug F. O'Neill||9-5||20,000|
|4||Bellazano||Abel Cedillo||122||Shelbe Ruis||2-1||20,000|
|5||Chirp||Jorge Velez||117||Leonard Powell||5-1||20,000|
|6||Gotta Be Lucky||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Carla Gaines||3-1||20,000|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000.
|1||Tappin Honor||Aaron Gryder||122||Jeff Mullins||5-2||30,000|
|2||Dream Palace||Abel Cedillo||122||Jack Carava||3-1||30,000|
|3||Champagne's On Ice||Brayan Pena||122||Jonathan Wong||8-5||30,000|
|4||Isla's Toy||Jorge Velez||117||Charles S. Treece||20-1||30,000|
|5||Way Cool||Edgar Payeras||122||Mike Harrington||8-1||30,000|
|6||Pivo||Evin Roman||122||Doug F. O'Neill||7-2||30,000|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $36,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||More Honor||Abel Cedillo||123||Mark Glatt||5-1||40,000|
|2||Restless Rambler||Jorge Velez||118||Peter Miller||9-5||40,000|
|3||Caray||Tiago Pereira||123||Gary Stute||5-1||40,000|
|4||Saratoga Morning||Martin Garcia||123||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1||40,000|
|5||Awesome Heights||Edwin Maldonado||125||Genaro Vallejo||8-5||40,000|
|6||Erotic||Tyler Baze||123||Jack Carava||5-1||40,000|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up.
|1||Road Rager||Aaron Gryder||122||Brian J. Koriner||9-5|
|2||Mucho Macho Woman||Joseph Talamo||122||Ronald W. Ellis||4-1|
|3||Gold Arrow||Flavien Prat||125||Neil D. Drysdale||8-5|
|4||Saving Sophie||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Ronald W. Ellis||12-1|
|5||Tizwellwithmysoul||Abel Cedillo||122||Jonathan Wong||8-1|
|6||Visual Magic||Rafael Bejarano||122||Carla Gaines||5-1|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. State bred.
|1||Cono||Mike Smith||122||Michael W. McCarthy||3-1|
|2||Perfect Wager||Tyler Baze||122||Jeff Mullins||8-1|
|3||Zipper Mischief||Agapito Delgadillo||122||Blake R. Heap||5-2|
|4||Asaro||Edwin Maldonado||122||Karen Headley||12-1|
|5||Three Ay Em||Rafael Bejarano||120||Doug F. O'Neill||3-1|
|6||Brimstoned||Brice Blanc||124||Thomas Ray Bell, II||6-1||16,000|
|7||Jamming Eddy||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Peter Miller||8-1|
|8||Roaring Rule||Aaron Gryder||122||Ronald W. Ellis||12-1||16,000|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $31,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds and up.
|1||Railman||Jorge Velez||115||Peter Eurton||6-1|
|2||Cunning Munnings||Joseph Talamo||122||Mark Glatt||8-1|
|3||Baby Gronk||Tiago Pereira||125||William Spawr||2-1|
|4||High Five||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Vladimir Cerin||6-1|
|5||Platinum Nights||Abel Cedillo||120||Peter Eurton||4-1|
|6||Truck Salesman||Evin Roman||122||Doug F. O'Neill||5-2|
|7||Mayan Warrior||Ruben Fuentes||120||Steve Knapp||12-1|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $53,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.
|1||Storming Lady||Victor Espinoza||123||Alfredo Marquez||9-5|
|2||Stylishly||Drayden Van Dyke||123||Simon Callaghan||6-1|
|3||Littlefirefighter||Flavien Prat||123||Richard E. Mandella||8-1|
|4||Smoovie||Abel Cedillo||125||Doug F. O'Neill||2-1||62,500|
|5||Travieza||Rafael Bejarano||123||Doug F. O'Neill||2-1|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.
|1||Dieci||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||David E. Hofmans||12-1||12,500|
|2||Surfside Sunset||Tiago Pereira||125||Dean Greenman||3-1||12,500|
|3||Big Barrel||Jorge Velez||120||Leonard Powell||5-2||12,500|
|4||Buck Duane||Ruben Fuentes||125||Steve Knapp||2-1||12,500|
|5||R B Eye||Evin Roman||122||Vann Belvoir||8-1||12,500|
|6||Topgallant||Edwin Maldonado||125||Reed Saldana||6-1||12,500|
|7||Imagineiamfastest||Abel Cedillo||125||Jack Carava||15-1||12,500|
|8||Chieftain's Lad||Martin Garcia||125||Candelario Villamar||20-1||12,500|