Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we ponder why race tracks don’t actually care enough about their fans to not run races on top of each other. But, for good news, we’ve got a handicapping lesson from Rob Henie.
Well, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer makes the top of the newsletter for a second straight day. On Friday, the Breeders’ Cup denied him access to run or train in the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Nov. 1-2.
The response was a mild surprise as the prevailing guess was that the Breeders’ Cup would let him run. But, on Friday afternoon, Fred Hertrich, chairman of the board of the Breeders’ Cup said the group would “honor [Santa Anita’s] house rule and Jerry Hollendorfer will not be permitted to enter horses at this year’s event.”
This announcement came one day after the Breeders’ Cup said it “does not comment on the status of potential 2019 world championship entries.” So, I guess we need to modify that statement to add the words “… unless we want to comment on the status of potential 2019 world champion entries.”
The thinking here is that the announcement was made on Friday so that Hollendorfer will have time to move his two potential starters to other connections. There is Vasilika in the Fillies and Mares Turf and Danuska’s My Girl in the Fillies and Mares Sprint.
“Jerry does not want to impact any of his partners participation, so he wants to make sure those horses can run in the Breeders’ Cup,” said Drew Couto, Hollendorfer’s attorney.
Hollendorfer hasn’t had a good week as he also lost his attempt at gaining a temporary restraining order at Santa Anita so he could run in non-Breeders’ Cup races this meet. However, Couto is weighing the possibility of additional litigation that could get Hollendorfer back on the track for the Winter/Spring meeting, which begins Dec. 26.
“We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves,” Couto said of the possibility of any litigation in advance of the Breeders’ Cup. “Right now our focus is to get those horses to run in the Breeders’ Cup.”
Handicapping lesson from Rob Henie
Here’s our weekly contribution from Rob Henie of the WCHR (West Coast Handicapping Report) and the ECHR (East Coast Handicapping Report). Today’s analysis comes from the third race at Santa Anita and incorporates some handicapping angles into the mix. Rob, take it away.
“This is a $25,000 N2L at 1 1/16 miles. We’re trying to beat the 2-1 morning-line choice in BOOGALUTE. See Negative Notes below. Top selection is LAGOON MACAROON (#2). Off the nine-month layoff, he returned for George Papaprodromou sprinting 5 ½, also claimed, telling us someone was watching and impressed with this guy off the time away, however, the claim was voided. It could have been something minor that occurred during the race, as he’s back in seven weeks, a good sign off the layoff, and as we often remind members, we love backing horses off a voided claim, why? No trainer wants to be known for sending out a horse with any issues, and with the microscope on the horse today following the void, the conditioner has to be sure the horse is perfect, and with good health, the door is open for a good effort. Throw in the fact they move out in distance, and when we consider all attributes entering this event, we have to believe improvement is coming, meaning a likely effective effort against this mediocre group. BROKE AWAY GREY (#5) is a 5-year-old making only his sixth lifetime start, thus obviously some issues here. However, this is his third straight effort, meaning he too has found renewed good health, with three drills since that last race 30 days ago, ideal, and a step forward today seems likely as well.
“Hot / Cold Race Trends: none
“Win Contenders (order of preference): 2-5
“X Out Runners (eliminating on the win end): none
“4 Boogalute - Despite the fact he’s stringing three races together off the long layoff, we have a very tough time backing a horse who was placed poor in optional claimers, allowed to lose confidence right off the bat, showing nothing, now dropped drastically looking for something, with Flavien Prat and blinkers, but still not the direction we like to see from a horse who’s offering little value.
“TOP PICK: LAGOON MACAROON (#2 4-1 Maldonado)
“SECOND CHOICE: BROKE AWAY GREY (#5 3-1 Pereira)”
The West Coast Handicapping Report can be found at http://www.westcoasthorseracing.com It has been endorsed by leading trainers, handicappers and industry sources.
Can’t we just get along?
For reasons that remain near impossible to explain, races at Keeneland and Santa Anita were going at the same time on Friday. The third, fourth and fifth at Santa Anita and the eighth, ninth and 10th at Keeneland were on top of each other.
Poor TVG was forced to do the best it could and went with the full race at Keeneland, with audio, and Santa Anita in the split screen without audio. When Keeneland finished, TVG switched to the Santa Anita audio and full-screen picture. In the fifth race at Santa Anita, we didn’t get to hear Frank Mirahmadi until the horses were within the final sixteenth.
Now, to be clear, this is not TVG’s fault. It is the fact that two bigtime race tracks are either so clueless or don’t care enough that they are running on top of each other. As TVG’s Todd Schrupp pointed out the last time this happened, there are phones from one side of the country to the other.
Santa Anita review
Once he found racing room, Carnivorous charged to the lead to win a 5 ½ furlong allowance/optional claimer by half a length. The key words there were optional claimer as the horse was claimed by trainer Steve Knapp for $80,000.
Abel Cedillo, filling in for suspended Mario Gutierrez, was the winning jockey for the homebred for Paul Reddam.
Carnivorous was the favorite and paid $4.80, $2.80 and $2.20. Tiger Dad was second and One Flew South finished third.
“If you’re going to lose one [through a claim], it’s always nice to win,” winning trainer Doug O’Neill told Mike Willman of Santa Anita. “These Square Eddie’s keep winning and it’s a big credit to Ocean Breeze Farm, where he stands. He’s getting better and better mares and he’s just an unbelievable stallion for California. … Can’t wait to see his new babies in the spring.”
Santa Anita preview
I don’t know what to say about Santa Anita’s eight-race card on Saturday. It has a 12:30 p.m. start. There are four turf races, with the rail set at 20 feet. (Part of the save-the-turf-course for the Breeders’ Cup campaign.)
Five of the races are for Cal-breds and the second race is down to four horses. No show betting, of course.
Let’s look at the feature, the $100,000 California Flag Handicap, for horses going 5 ½ furlongs on the turf. OK, here are the ages of the horses, in post position order: 8, 8, 5, 6, 7, 7, 4. Huh? Does the winner get to retire or at least a rocking chair?
The favorite, at 9-5, is Tribalist for trainer Blake Heap and jockey Flavien Prat. This 8-year-old gelding is lightly raced having won four-of-13 lifetime. His last race was a fifth in the Eddie D. Stakes at the start of this meeting. He was off almost a year from mid-2018 to this year.
The second favorite is What a View at 3-1. This 8-year-old gelding, for Phil D’Amato and Tyler Baze, is eight-for-29 lifetime and used to be running at the Grade 1 level. He won the Frank E. Kilroe Stakes at Del Mar in 2016. His last race was seventh in the Del Mar Handicap. He, like the favorite, was also off almost a year from 2018 to this year.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 7, 4, 6, 8, 6, 7, 7, 10.
By the way, Golden Gate has 10 races and Santa Anita eight. When’s the last time that happened?
Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day
RACE ONE: No. 5 Lucky Long Legs (10-1)
Lucky Long Legs fell asleep in the gate in the debut last month and was off very slow and late. The horse tracked last then made a very nice move up the rail mid stretch, was cut off and angled 4 wide then and make a late push. The horse passed other horses, was eager and the race replay looks a lot better than the result. Trainer Clifford Sise Jr. is outstanding first time grass like Saturday, winning 25% for a nice ROI and is also 18% 1st time routing for a profit. This is what this trainer excels at. Jockey Evin Roman is quietly having a very good meet winning 23%. 10-1 is excellent value for us.
Friday’s race: Not sure what to say about the trip Mongolian Legend had. The horse tracked perfectly into the stretch on the rail but had to then go five wide and ran third.
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 preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday. All times PST.
9:30 Laurel (2): $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery Stakes, Mary-bred 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Ournationonparade (3-1)
9:53 Belmont (2): $250,000 Maid of the Mist Stakes, NY-bred fillies 2-years-old, 1 mile. Favorite: Naked Avenger (1-1)
10:00 Laurel (3): $100,000 Maryland Million Distaff Handicap, Mary-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Ana’s Bandit (7-5)
10:59 Belmont (4): $200,000 Mohawk Stakes, NY-breds 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Voodoo Song (3-1)
11:18 Woodbine (3): Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Fashion Stakes, fillies and mares 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Summer Sunday (8-5)
11:30 Laurel (6): $125,000 Maryland Million Ladies Stakes, Mary-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Favorite: My Sistersledge (7-5)
11:32 Belmont (5): $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap, NY-breds 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Pat On the Back (3-5)
12:00 Far Hills (4): $100,000 Foxbrook Champion Hurdle Stakes, 4 and up, 2 ½ miles on turf. Favorite: Snap Decision (8-5)
12:00 Laurel (7): $100,000 Maryland Million Lassie Stakes, Mary-bred fillies 2-years-old, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Hello Beautiful (5-2)
12:05 Belmont (6): $150,000 Hudson Stakes, NY-breds 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs. Favorite: Build to Suit (2-1)
12:30 Laurel (8): $125,000 Maryland Million Turf Stakes, Mary-breds 3 and up, 1 mile on turf. Favorite: Taxable Goods (4-1)
12:40 Belmont (7): $150,000 Iroquois Stakes, NY-breds 3 and up, 6 ½ furlongs. Favorite: Satisfy (3-1)
1:00 Laurel (9): $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint Handicap, Mary-bred 3 and up, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Call Paul (9-5)
1:13 Belmont (8): $250,000 Sleepy Hollow Stakes, NY-bred 2-year-olds, 1 mile. Favorite: City Man (2-1)
1:20 Far Hills (6): Grade 1 $450,000 Grand National Steeplechase, 4 and up, 2 9/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Wicklow Brave (3-1)
1:30 Laurel (10): $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Stakes, Mary-bred 3 and up, 1 1/8 miles. Favorite: Cordmaker (7-5)
1:48 Belmont (9): $200,000 Ticonderoga Stakes, NY-bred fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Favorite: Ffty Five (6-5)
2:20 Belmont (10): $250,000 Empire Distaff Stakes, NY-breds fillies and mares 3 and up, 1 mile. Favorite: Newly Minted (5-2)
2:30 Keeneland (9): Grade 2 $250,000 Raven Run Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Royal Charlotte (3-1)
3:15 Santa Anita (6): $100,000 California Flag Stakes, Cal-breds 3 and up, 5 ½ furlongs on turf. Favorite: Tribalist (9-5)
6:11 Delta Downs (8): $100,000 Louisiana Legacy, La-bred 2-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Relentless Dancer (5-2)
Ed Burgart’s LA pick of the day
SIXTH RACE: No. 6 Favorite Motion (3-1)
He has the most upside of the three favorites in this eight-horse field and should have been unsaddled when dropping a neck decision while third in the Golden State Derby two months ago. After getting bumped inward and knocked back during the first 30 yards, he rallied through tight quarters with a terrific 9.39 last 1/8. He can fire fresh and the two favorites, Chocolatito and Tequilla Sangria, are coming off hard races. Chocolatito dropped a nose photo in the PCQHRA Breeders Derby 15 nights ago and Tequilla Sangria scored a hard-fought nose win in her last Grade I distaff stakes win one month ago.
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And now the stars of the show, Friday’s results and Saturday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Friday, October 18.
Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 13th day of a 23-day meet. Clear & Fast
1 Mile. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. Time 25.56 50.38 1:15.83 1:28.99 1:42.03
|3||Music to My Ears||122||3||1||1–½||1–1||1–½||4–½||5||Gryder||4.80|
|$1 EXACTA (2-4)||$20.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-4-1)||$31.65|
Winner–Jefe B.c.3 by Curlin out of Warm Embrace, by Street Cry (IRE). Bred by W. S. Farish (KY). Trainer: J. Keith Desormeaux. Owner: Big Chief Racing, LLC, Madaket Stables LLC, Rocker O Ranch, LLC and Desormeaux, J. Keith. Mutuel Pool $88,375 Exacta Pool $41,030 Trifecta Pool $30,451. Scratched–none.
JEFE came off the rail into the backstretch, went up three deep a half mile out, bid four wide on the second turn, took the lead four wide into the stretch, battled three deep in midstretch, drifted in and inched away a sixteenth out and won clear under urging. NOBLE PURSUIT a bit slow to begin, stalked outside a rival then between horses leaving the backstretch, bid three wide between foes on the second turn and into the stretch, continued between rivals in midstretch, also drifted in some and held second. MONGOLIAN LEGEND saved ground stalking the pace, came out for room leaving the second turn, swung three deep into the stretch and edged a rival late for the show. SALAH three deep early, pressed the pace outside a rival then stalked off the rail leaving the backstretch, re-bid between horses leaving the second turn and into the stretch, drifted to the inside in the final furlong and was outfinished for third. MUSIC TO MY EARS had speed between horses then set a pressured pace inside, inched away a half mile out, battled inside leaving the second turn and into the stretch, came out past midstretch and weakened.
1 Mile. Purse: $21,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 24.49 50.49 1:16.32 1:29.07 1:42.26
|6||K P Backtothewall||122||5||5||5||4–hd||3–1||3–4||3–10¾||T Baze||8.20|
|6||K P BACKTOTHEWALL||2.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-1)||$42.40|
|$1 EXACTA (1-3)||$3.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-3-6-5)||$2.92|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-3-6)||$7.05|
Winner–Gorky Park Dbb.c.2 by Twirling Candy out of Emotional Storm, by Storm Boot. Bred by High Five Racing Stables II, LLC (KY). Trainer: J. Keith Desormeaux. Owner: Marquis, Charles K. and Marquis, Cynthia F.. Mutuel Pool $101,184 Daily Double Pool $24,543 Exacta Pool $54,694 Superfecta Pool $17,553 Trifecta Pool $30,275. Scratched–Yha Yha.
GORKY PARK sped to the early lead, set the pace inside, responded when challenged on the second turn and into the stretch, inched away again in midstretch and won clear under some left handed urging. COLOR WAR had speed between horses then stalked just off the rail, bid outside the winner on the second turn and into the stretch, could not match that one in the final furlong but was clearly second best. K P BACKTOTHEWALL a bit slow into stride, angled in and saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and lacked a further response. BEYOND PRECHER had speed four wide into the first turn then stalked outside a rival, was three deep on the backstretch, dropped back and angled in just off the rail on the second turn and gave way. GOLDEN VICTORY three deep between foes early, stalked off the rail then between horses on the backstretch, continued outside a rival on the second turn, drifted out into the stretch and had little left for the drive.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $36,000. Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 21.98 45.39 1:11.59 1:18.63
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-4)||$30.60|
|$1 EXACTA (4-6)||$16.10|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-6-1-2)||$26.02|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-6-1-2-7)||$480.85||Carryover $86,273|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-6-1)||$32.30|
Winner–Union Ride B.g.3 by Candy Ride (ARG) out of Union Waters, by Dixie Union. Bred by Elm Tree Farm, LLC, Windways Farm, Ltd,Time Will Tell, LLC & Jeff Awtrey (KY). Trainer: Hector O. Palma. Owner: BG Stables, Palma, Hector O. and Smith, David. Mutuel Pool $198,692 Daily Double Pool $14,274 Exacta Pool $110,868 Superfecta Pool $44,722 Super High Five Pool $6,721 Trifecta Pool $73,385. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (2-1-4) paid $64.60. Pick Three Pool $31,297.
UNION RIDE crowded some at the break, settled a bit off the rail chasing the pace, angled in on the turn, bid along the fence under urging in midstretch to gain the lead past the eighth pole, had the rider lose the whip nearing the sixteenth marker and gamely prevailed under a vigorous hand ride. PRINCIPE CARLO stalked outside then pressed the pace five wide on the backstretch, tracked the leaders outside on the turn, came four wide into the stretch, battled three deep through the final furlong and continued willingly late. POSTERIZE went up inside to duel for the lead, came off the fence into the stretch, fought back between rivals through the final furlong and went on gamely to the end. RICKEY B had speed to duel between rivals on the backstretch and outside a foe on the turn, was fanned three deep into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. TOOTHLESS WONDER stalked outside on the backstretch and turn, bid five wide into the stretch and also weakened. ALVAARO close up stalking the early pace off the rail, pressed four wide between foes, dropped back and angled in on the turn, found the rail in the stretch and gave way. SAVAGERY broke out a bit, had speed between horses then dueled three deep, dropped back between foes on the turn, drifted out into the stretch and had nothing left for the drive.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.12 46.18 59.22 1:13.28
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-6)||$37.20|
|$1 EXACTA (6-5)||$5.90|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-5-2-4)||$16.61|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-5-2-4-1)||$163.60||Carryover $86,969|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-5-2)||$20.65|
Winner–Three Footer Dbb.c.2 by Overanalyze out of Cozy Cabin, by Forest Camp. Bred by Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson) (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $140,958 Daily Double Pool $23,975 Exacta Pool $66,022 Superfecta Pool $34,607 Super High Five Pool $3,648 Trifecta Pool $50,072. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-4-6) paid $20.75. Pick Three Pool $17,562.
THREE FOOTER had speed outside then dueled alongside the runner-up, took a short lead into the stretch, fought back outside that one under urging through the final furlong and gamely prevailed. FUN COUPONS also had good early speed off the rail then angled in on the backstretch, dueled inside, came a bit off the fence in the stretch, fought back inside the winner and continued willingly to the end. PROMISE NOTHING chased inside, came out on the turn and three wide into the stretch and bested the others. ITSTHATTIME stalked three deep then off the rail on the turn, came three wide into the stretch, drifted to the inside in the drive and lacked the necessary response. SHOOTIN MONEY close up inside early, steadied in tight five eighths out, saved ground stalking the pace throughout and weakened in the drive. ROYAL SUSPECT chased off the rail, angled in on the turn, came out into the stretch and lacked a further response. MATSON settled outside a rival chasing the pace, angled in alongside that one on the turn, drifted three wide into the stretch and weakened. DOCTRINAIRE stalked between horses then outside a rival on the turn, continued just off the rail in the stretch and had little left for the drive.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $28,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 2 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.59 47.01 59.90 1:06.63
|6||For My Brother||122||6||4||5–1||6–3||7||7||Mn Garcia||21.90|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-7)||$13.00|
|$1 EXACTA (7-1)||$8.30|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-1-2-5)||$6.51|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-1-2-5-3)||$73.60||Carryover $88,221|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-1-2)||$15.60|
Winner–Win Often B.f.2 by Vronsky out of Winning Tale, by Tale of the Cat. Bred by Harris Farms & Craig Allen (CA). Trainer: Dean Pederson. Owner: Harris Farms, Inc.. Mutuel Pool $188,939 Daily Double Pool $16,753 Exacta Pool $93,812 Superfecta Pool $48,753 Super High Five Pool $6,563 Trifecta Pool $67,533. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-6-7) paid $51.30. Pick Three Pool $35,450. 50-Cent Pick Four (1/2-4-6-7) 769 tickets with 4 correct paid $118.70. Pick Four Pool $119,648. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-1/2-4-6-7) 156 tickets with 5 correct paid $1,662.80. Pick Five Pool $301,396.
WIN OFTEN dueled three deep, took the lead four wide in upper stretch, inched clear under urging and proved best. SECRET SQUARE stumbled badly at the start, went up inside to stalk the pace, continued inside on the turn and in the stretch and bested the others. CHIEFTESS had good early speed and dueled inside, came a bit off the rail into the stretch, was between horses in midstretch and edged a rival for the show. NIKKILEAKS dueled between horses, was fanned three deep into the stretch and was edged for third. AURORA NIGHT broke a bit slowly, chased just off the rail, angled in on the turn, came out into the stretch and lacked a further response. HAY BELLES a step slow to begin, dropped back just off the rail without early speed, continued a bit off the fence on the turn and into the stretch and failed to threaten. FOR MY BROTHER three deep early, chased outside a rival then off the rail on the turn, came a bit wide into the stretch and gave way.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $51,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000. Time 21.78 44.47 56.15 1:02.24
|4||One Flew South||124||4||1||2–hd||2–hd||2–hd||3–1||Roman||8.30|
|2||You Must Chill||122||2||7||7||7||7||5–ns||Espinoza||44.00|
|1||Tap the Wire||124||1||2||1–hd||1–hd||3–1||6–1||Mn Garcia||20.40|
|4||ONE FLEW SOUTH||3.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-3)||$28.40|
|$1 EXACTA (3-7)||$5.90|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-7-4-5)||$9.77|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-7-4-5-2)||$180.90||Carryover $90,984|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-7-4)||$18.45|
Winner–Carnivorous B.c.3 by Square Eddie out of Charred Rare, by Momentum. Bred by Reddam Racing, LLC (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Reddam Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $238,051 Daily Double Pool $20,683 Exacta Pool $112,604 Superfecta Pool $56,622 Super High Five Pool $14,483 Trifecta Pool $82,917. Claimed–Carnivorous by Thomsen Racing, LLC. Trainer: Steve Knapp. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-7-3) paid $11.85. Pick Three Pool $26,067.
CARNIVOROUS saved ground stalking the pace, came out a bit into the stretch, was boxed in behind and between rivals in midstretch, came out again and rallied under a tap with the whip turned own and good handling tow get up nearing the wire. TIGER DAD stalked three deep then bid three wide to duel for the lead, was fanned out some into the stretch, took a short lead outside foes in midstretch and held on well but was caught between foes late. ONE FLEW SOUTH dueled between horses, also was fanned out a bit into the stretch, fought back between foes in the drive and a bit off the rail late and continued gamely. CITY RAGE pressed then stalked the pace three deep, fell back some off the rail on the turn, angled to the inside nearing the stretch and continued willingly along the fence. YOU MUST CHILL bobbled a bit at the start, chased inside, came out some into the stretch and went on willingly between foes late. TAP THE WIRE dueled inside, came a bit off the rail in the stretch, fought back in the drive and was outfinished. SEVEN SCENTS stalked outside a rival then between foes, continued alongside the winner on the turn, came out into the stretch and could not quite summon the needed late kick.
1 Mile. Purse: $30,000. Waiver Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $35,000. Time 23.33 47.37 1:12.96 1:26.45 1:40.74
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-7)||$36.00|
|$1 EXACTA (7-4)||$17.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-4-1-5)||$14.39|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-4-1)||$31.10|
Winner–Cyrielle Ch.f.4 by Animal Kingdom out of Somethinaboutbetty, by Forestry. Bred by Siena Farms LLC (KY). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Smolich, Andy, Smolich, Jim, Smolich, Rob and Wood, Chris. Mutuel Pool $188,478 Daily Double Pool $24,112 Exacta Pool $84,586 Superfecta Pool $44,577 Trifecta Pool $63,311. Claimed–Catoca by Gulliver Racing LLC. Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Scratched–Eternal Endeavour (GB).
50-Cent Pick Three (7-3-7) paid $50.65. Pick Three Pool $22,521.
CYRIELLE three deep early, angled in and pressed the pace outside the runner-up, took a short lead into the stretch, battled outside that one through a long drive and gamely prevailed under urging. CATOCA had good early speed and angled in, set a pressured pace inside, fought back along the rail through the stretch and continued gamely. SUPER KLAUS saved ground chasing the pace, cut the corner into the stretch, continued inside and bested the others. MONGOLIAN EMPIRE stalked off the rail then outside a rival on the backstretch and second turn, came out leaving that turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. CIMARRON a step slow to begin, chased off the rail then outside a rival on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and did not rally. TIZ WONDERFULLY saved ground stalking the pace, continued outside a rival leaving the second turn and into the stretch, drifted inward in the drive and weakened.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $29,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 22.39 45.38 57.07 1:02.81
|3||Sapphire Kid||123||3||3||6–4||6–1||7||6–4¼||T Baze||9.90|
|2||No Wine Untasted||123||2||7||2–½||2–2||6–½||7||Fuentes||3.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-1)||$51.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-8)||$33.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-8-5-7)||$52.24|
|50-CENT SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-8-5-7-4)||$645.70||Carryover $93,979|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-8-5)||$54.65|
Winner–Drift Away B.f.4 by Congrats out of Retroesque, by Red Ransom. Bred by Hidden Brook Farm (KY). Trainer: Andrew Lerner. Owner: Del Mar Summer Racing Club LLC, Hidden Brook Farm, Lerner Racing and Howell, Christopher. Mutuel Pool $184,680 Daily Double Pool $62,584 Exacta Pool $99,922 Superfecta Pool $43,712 Super High Five Pool $15,694 Trifecta Pool $66,995. Claimed–Donut Girl by Integrity Racing Stable, Little Baca Racing, LLC and Victor Racing. Trainer: Matthew Chew. Claimed–Swirling by Thomas Urbina. Trainer: Santos Perez. Scratched–Gia Lula.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-7-1) paid $34.65. Pick Three Pool $123,017. 50-Cent Pick Four (7-3-7-1/6) 1118 tickets with 4 correct paid $194.75. Pick Four Pool $285,273. 50-Cent Pick Five (6-7-3-7-1/6) 404 tickets with 5 correct paid $354.35. Pick Five Pool $187,654. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (4-6-7-3-7-1/6) 40 tickets with 6 correct paid $1,339.84. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $100,320. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $213,695.
DRIFT AWAY saved ground chasing the pace, came out on the turn and five wide into the stretch, rallied under some left handed urging and vigorous handling to edge the runner-up on the line. DONUT GIRL stalked three deep then outside a rival, continued off the rail on the turn and three wide into the stretch, rallied between horses in deep stretch to put a head in front late but could not quite hold off the winner. SWIRLING close up stalking the pace outside a rival then just off the rail, continued three deep on the turn and four wide into the stretch and also rallied between horses in deep stretch. BAKO SWEETS had good early speed off the rail, angled in and dueled inside, inched away a bit off the fence in the stretch, was between horses in deep stretch and was outfinished. MISS FLAWLESS (FR) saved ground stalking the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and could not quite summon the needed late kick. SAPPHIRE KID stalked pace inside, was in a bit tight into the turn, continued along the rail on the turn and in the stretch and lacked the needed rally,. NO WINE UNTASTED stumbled badly at the start, was taken out early, advanced four wide then three deep on the backstretch, dueled outside a rival, fought back on the turn and into the stretch, was between horses in midstretch and weakened.
|Out of State||N/A||$3,503,229|
Santa Anita Entries for Saturday, October 19.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 14th day of a 23-day meet.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. State bred.
|1||Phoenix Tears||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Daniel Dunham||20-1|
|2||Sassyserb||Abel Cedillo||122||Anna Meah||3-1|
|3||Jodie Faster||Geovanni Franco||122||Philip D'Amato||7-2|
|4||Lakaya||Rafael Bejarano||122||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||4-1|
|5||Lucky Long Legs||Evin Roman||122||Clifford W. Sise, Jr.||10-1|
|6||Warrior's Moon||Flavien Prat||122||Peter Eurton||2-1|
|7||Lofty||Jorge Velez||117||Michael W. McCarthy||6-1|
1 Mile. Purse: $15,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.
|1||Conformation||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||118||Ben D. A. Cecil||3-1||12,500|
|2||Tengs Rhythm||Evin Roman||125||Vann Belvoir||4-1||12,500|
|3||Shanghai Barbie||Ruben Fuentes||122||Neil D. Drysdale||3-1||12,500|
|4||Tequila Sunrise||Donnie Meche||125||Richard Baltas||4-5||12,500|
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 3 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.
|1||Indy Jones||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Val Brinkerhoff||6-1||25,000|
|2||Lagoon Macaroon||Edwin Maldonado||122||George Papaprodromou||4-1||25,000|
|3||Union Station||Jorge Velez||117||Eoin G. Harty||12-1||25,000|
|4||Boogalute||Flavien Prat||125||Mike Puype||2-1||25,000|
|5||Broke Away Grey||Tiago Pereira||125||Ronald W. Ellis||3-1||25,000|
|6||Fast as Cass||Ruben Fuentes||125||Steve Knapp||5-2||25,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds. State bred.
|1||California Kook||Jorge Velez||117||Peter Miller||3-1|
|2||Wicked Fresh||Joseph Talamo||122||Gary Sherlock||7-2|
|3||Slew's Screen Star||Martin Garcia||122||Daniel Dunham||15-1|
|4||Big Time Grammy||Ruben Fuentes||122||Tim Yakteen||5-1|
|5||Goveness Sheila||Tiago Pereira||122||Neil A. Koch||30-1|
|6||Navy Queen||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||115||Russell G. Childs||4-1|
|7||Measureofdevotion||Heriberto Figueroa||122||Ian Kruljac||5-1|
|8||Ride Sally Ride||Tyler Baze||122||Jack Carava||4-1|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Corrana En Limen||Martin Garcia||122||Antonio Garcia||8-1|
|2||Brace for Impact||Edwin Maldonado||122||Bruce Headley||5-1|
|3||Claim of Passion||Geovanni Franco||122||Philip D'Amato||8-5|
|4||Conte Cavour||Abel Cedillo||125||Javier Jose Sierra||7-2|
|5||Satchel Paige||Ruben Fuentes||122||Philip D'Amato||9-5|
|6||Nil Phet||Eswan Flores||122||Gary Stute||15-1|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'California Flag Handicap'. Handicap. 3 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||What a View||Tyler Baze||122||Philip D'Amato||3-1|
|2||Tribalist||Flavien Prat||121||Blake R. Heap||9-5|
|3||King Abner||Martin Garcia||119||Philip D'Amato||7-2|
|4||Castle||Abel Cedillo||117||Mark Glatt||6-1|
|5||My Friend Emma||Silvio Amador||121||Jesus Ramos||8-1|
|6||Portando||Ruben Fuentes||116||Mary Rowan||10-1|
|7||Grinning Tiger||Heriberto Figueroa||117||Anthony K. Saavedra||8-1|
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. 2 year olds. State bred.
|1||Shuster||Flavien Prat||122||Leonard Powell||4-1|
|2||Totally Tiger||Rafael Bejarano||122||Andrew Lerner||3-1|
|3||Zero Down||Martin Garcia||122||Doug F. O'Neill||5-2|
|4||Papster||Tyler Baze||122||Mike Harrington||4-1|
|5||Flat White||Abel Cedillo||122||Michael W. McCarthy||3-1|
|6||Very Irish||Eswan Flores||122||Cesar DeAlba||15-1|
|7||Whispering Flame||Victor Espinoza||122||James M. Cassidy||20-1|
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $50,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 2 year olds.
|1||Nu Pi Lambda||Victor Espinoza||122||Carla Gaines||2-1|
|2||Lace||Tiago Pereira||122||Richard E. Mandella||12-1|
|3||Blue Sky Baby||Flavien Prat||122||Philip D'Amato||5-1|
|4||Golden Chrome||Evin Roman||122||Doug F. O'Neill||12-1|
|5||Danceformunny||Rafael Bejarano||122||Richard Baltas||6-1|
|6||Bayonce||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||122||Peter Eurton||15-1|
|7||Queen Licia||Martin Garcia||122||Philip D'Amato||6-1|
|8||Bruja Escarlata||Tyler Baze||122||John W. Sadler||3-1|
|9||Lucia's Design||Jorge Velez||117||Craig Anthony Lewis||15-1|
|10||Reducta||Abel Cedillo||122||Mark Glatt||7-2|