Horse racing newsletter: Looking forward to Storm the Court vs. Nadal
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Who goofed, I’ve got to know
It was me, as always. I let down my friend Ron Flatter in his Saturday contribution by not catching the fact that if you are betting the Kentucky Derby Futures Pool that Storm the Court’s race on Sunday comes about 3:30 p.m., or about a half-hour after the Pool closes for the weekend. Also, we were wrong that you could bet the Future Pool in Las Vegas this weekend. The deal isn’t quite finalized but should be before the next Pool.
Santa Anita review
There were a couple of graded stakes on Saturday, so let’s get right to the results.
Grade 2 $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes: This is a one-mile race for 3-year-old fillies and was won by Venetian Harbor under a masterful ride by Flavien Prat. She went to the lead, slowed it down, and then when she hit the top of the stretch rolled to a 9 1/4-length hand-ridden win.
Venetian Harbor paid $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10. Gingham finished second followed by Stellar Sound, Go Big Blue Nation and Cholula Lips.
Here’s what the winning connections had to say.
Richard Baltas (winning trainer): “The plan was to break and just get her to relax. She’s very strong and Flavien did a great job, getting her to relax. He said he was hanging on to her the whole way. It looked like at the 3/8th pole we might get passed but I was just hoping the public was right.
“I am very happy that she got the two turns, that was a little bit of a concern [Saturday]. She had never been two turns and this is a tiring track. She trains at San Luis Rey, she is doing good down there I didn’t want to change anything. She delivered today. It looks like now she may have to do some moving around, hopefully she comes back well and we will see (where we go next). She passed the first test.”
Flavien Prat (winning jockey): “She broke sharp and put us in a great position very easily. We got a breather around the [far] turn, she grabbed the bit and really ran well from there.”
Grade 3 $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes: This was a one-mile turf race for older horses won by veteran River Boyne who rallied in mid-stretch to win 2 ½ lengths.
River Boyne paid $11.60, $6.60 and $3.60. Camino Del Paraiso was second and True Valour finished third.
Here’s what the winning connections had to say.
Jeff Mullins (winning trainer): “He’s a game horse. Since he turned 4, things have been a bit tougher for him he’s had some troubled trips. He needed this. I just told Abel, get him up close and just save ground. See if you can split horses at the top of the stretch. He got it done. We got a little class relief [Saturday] and I’ve been lucky with this jock. He’s ridden three horses for me and we’ve won all three.
“He’s not the kind of horse to run off. He needed to be in contention and not give him a lot to do. [Saturday] Abel [Cedillo] had him sitting in a good spot and it looked like he had a lot of energy so when he split horses he got it done.”
Abel Cedillo (winning jockey): “We were able to split horses there turning for home and we got lucky. The horse to my outside was tired and he drifted a little and we got through. Jeff told me to warm him up good and put him close to the lead and he was pulling the whole way.”
Santa Anita preview
Sunday’s card is eight races beginning at 12:30 p.m. with a really good feature. There are four turf races and field sizes are down a bit.
The feature is the Grade 2 $200,000 San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds going seven furlongs. It’s a non-points Kentucky Derby prep race. There are two really strong candidates. The favorite is not the winner of the 2-year-old male Eclipse Award but a one-time starter. How about that?
The favorite, at 4-5, is Nadal, a $700,000 purchase running for trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Joel Rosario. He’s only had one start and one a maiden special by 3 ¾ lengths.
The Eclipse winner, at 9-5, is Storm the Court for Peter Eurton and Flavien Prat. He’s coming off a win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and a third in the American Pharoah. Eurton told us that if things go well in this race that his next race will be out-of-town. I did a story on the colt and trainer. Give it a read. Just click here.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 7, 5, 6, 6, 7, 6, 6, 9.
Ciaran Thornton’s SA pick of the day
RACE SEVEN: No. 1 Fast Enough (12-1)
Fast Enough is two for two winning last out routing in the Cal Cup Derby, the first start off an eight-month break. The horse has an excellent closing kick, the best in the race and with so much early speed in here today the race profile sets up very nice. There is a sharp four-furlong workout last week that is as good as the top choices in this race. The inside post will help this closer save even more ground. With the top two choices likely to take most of the money this is an excellent value play for us. 12-1 for an unbeaten horse I like those odds.
Saturday’s result: Take the One O One stalked early but then gave up late and finished last.
Ciaran Thornton is the handicapper for Californiapick4.com, which offers daily full card picks, longshots of the day, best bets of the day.
Big races review
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Saturday.
Tampa Bay (8): Grade 3 $175,000 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Jehozacat ($35.60)
Aqueduct (8): $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield Stakes, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs. Winner: Montauk Traffic ($7.60)
Tampa Bay (9): $150,000 Suncoast Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 1 mile and 70 yards. Winner: Lucrezia ($13.80)
Tampa Bay (10): Grade 3 $175,000 Tampa Bay Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Admirality Pier ($44.00)
Gulfstream (11): Grade 3 $150,000 Suwannee River Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles on turf. Winner: Starship Jubilee ($4.40)
Santa Anita (5): Grade 2 $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, fillies 3-years-old, 1 mile. Winner: Venetian Harbor ($2.60)
Tampa Bay (11): Grade 3 $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Sole Volante ($13.60)
Oaklawn (8): $125,000 King Cotton Stakes, 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Share the Upside ($6.80)
Sunland (9): $100,000 La Coneja Stakes, NM-breds fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 furlongs.Winner: Susans Violette ($4.80)
Santa Anita (7): Grade 3 $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes, 4 and up, 1 mile on turf. Winner: River Boyne ($11.60)
Delta Downs (3): $100,000 Louisiana Premier Night Prince, La-bred 3-year-olds, 1 mile. Winner: No Parole ($2.100
Delta Downs (5): $125,000 Louisiana Premier Night Distaff, La-breds fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 mile. Winner: Mariah’s Galaxy ($3.60)
Delta Downs (7): $100,000 Louisiana Premier Night Starlet, La-bred fillies 3-years-old, 1 mile. Winner: Steph’sfullasugar ($6.00)
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PST:
1:25 Aqueduct (8): $100,000 Biogio’s Rose Stakes, NY-bred fillies and mares, 6 furlongs. Favorite: Newly Minted (8-5)
3:30 Santa Anita (7): Grade 2 $200,000 San Vicente Stakes, 3-year-old, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Nadal (4-5)
Chris Wade’s LA pick of the day
RACE SEVEN: No. 4 Chocolate Divinity (4-1)
This filly got slightly rambunctious prior to breaking outward at the gate opening and was bumped harshly to lose over a length of ground right from the get-go in her last start 23 nights ago. After the tough getaway, this runner finished sixth, but it came against a very strong cast of rivals for the level. Barn can deliver price winners on a regular basis and she should be competitive in this closely matched affair.
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Now, the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, February 8.
Copyright 2020 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 22nd day of a 60-day meet. Clear & Fast
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 22.82 46.83 1:13.00 1:19.61
|4||Tiger the Man||122||4||2||3–1||2–hd||7–10||6–1½||Gryder||7.00|
|$1 EXACTA (7-3)||$26.10|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-3-8-1)||$51.42|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-3-8)||$55.65|
|10-CENT X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-3-8-1-6)||Carryover $1,489|
Winner–Nonno's Polaris Dbb.c.3 by Daddy Nose Best out of Notte Stellata, by Time to Get Even. Bred by Say Jay Racing, LLC, Michael Cimino,Marco Guido & Beerman Family Trust (CA). Trainer: Steve Knapp. Owner: Beerman Family Trust, Guido Racing LLC and Cimino, Michael. Mutuel Pool $205,622 Exacta Pool $97,502 Superfecta Pool $42,530 Trifecta Pool $63,480 X-5 Super High Five Pool $1,950. Scratched–none.
NONNO'S POLARIS stalked betweeen horses, bid four wide leaving the turn to gain the lead into the stretch, inched away under some urging in midstretch and won clear. SEIZETHEDAY REXY stalked inside then came off the rail on the turn, entered the stretch three deep, split horses bumping with a foe in midstretch, drifted in and bested the others. TOTALLY TIGER close up stalking the pace outside then three deep on the backstretch and turn, came four wide into the stretch, also drifted in some and gained the show. SATURDAY JOHNNY broke a bit slowly then dropped back inside without early speed, came out in upper stretch and improved position. STREET BEHAVIOR dueled outside then three deep on the backstretch and turn, was bumped in midstretch, drifted to the inside and weakened. TIGER THE MAN went up inside to press the pace along the rail, dropped back into the stretch and also weakened. SIERRA MELODY had good early speed and dueled between horses, also dropped back into the stretch and had little left for the drive. FABIO broke a bit slowly, settled off the rail, angled in on the turn, drifted in some in the stretch and gave way.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 22.13 45.36 56.30 1:02.04
|4||Kustom for Karl||122||4||1||1–½||1–hd||1–1½||1–3¼||Rispoli||1.90|
|3||She's the Boss||122||3||4||3–hd||4–1||4–hd||5–3¼||Van Dyke||9.90|
|4||KUSTOM FOR KARL||5.80||3.00||2.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-4)||$22.80|
|$1 EXACTA (4-7)||$6.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-7-8-6)||$8.72|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-7-8-6-3)||$179.30|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-7-8)||$11.80|
Winner–Kustom for Karl Ch.f.3 by Custom for Carlos out of Quadriga, by Grand Slam. Bred by LA Bred Equine Enterprises (LA). Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Owner: Karl Pergola. Mutuel Pool $243,039 Daily Double Pool $50,447 Exacta Pool $114,714 Superfecta Pool $51,032 Super High Five Pool $6,804 Trifecta Pool $76,447. Scratched–Del Mar Drama.
KUSTOM FOR KARL sent to the early lead off the rail, angled in and set a pressured pace inside, inched away under some urging with the whip turned down and vigorous handling in midstretch and proved best under a hold late. RAKASSAH (IRE) stalked outside a rival then bid alongside the winner leaving the backstretch and on the turn and into the stretch, could not match that one in the final furlong but held second. DIPPING IN chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival on the turn, came out in the stretch and gained the how. COLOMBIAN GOLD stalked alongside a rival on the backstretch and turn, came three deep into the stretch, drifted in some and lacked a rallly. SHE'S THE BOSS saved ground stalking the pace, was shuffled back a bit early on the turn, continued inside and weakened in the drive. DIAMETRIC a step slow to begin, saved ground chasing the pace, steadied off heels into the turn, continueed inside and also weakened. NAUGHTY EVELYN also broke a bit slowly, settled inside, came a bit off the rail on the turn and into the stretch and lacked a further response.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000. Time 22.69 46.38 1:12.45 1:19.51
|5||At the Margin||117||5||3||4–½||4–1½||4–½||5||Velez||43.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-1)||$50.20|
|$1 EXACTA (1-6)||$21.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-6-2-3)||$11.98|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-6-2)||$37.25|
Winner–Todos Santos B.m.6 by Twirling Candy out of Bachelorette One, by Perfect Mandate. Bred by John Sadler (KY). Trainer: Richard Rosales. Owner: Mike Schott. Mutuel Pool $150,463 Daily Double Pool $16,076 Exacta Pool $75,847 Superfecta Pool $33,247 Trifecta Pool $52,941. Claimed–Todos Santos by Saratoga West, Horseplayers Racing Club and Kennedy, Jr., Philip. Trainer: Jeffrey Metz. Claimed–Edna by Goodwin, Tim and Goodwin, Kelley. Trainer: Alfredo Marquez. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-4-1) paid $41.50. Pick Three Pool $51,560.
TODOS SANTOS broke a bit slowly, chased inside then just off the rail, came out on the turn and four wide into the stretch and rallied under urging to get up three deep nearing the wire. FAIRLY LUCKY stalked early then pressed the pace three deep, took a short lead in upper stretch, inched away in midstretch, battled between foes in deep stretch and could not hold off the winner. EDNA dueled a bit off the rail then inside into and on the turn, came out into the stretch, came back with another bid in deep stretch then held third. COALINGA HILLS dueled outside a rival then between horses, fell back some into the stretch and was outfinished. AT THE MARGIN stalked between horses then outside a rival, angled to the inside on the turn and lacked the needed rally. BRAGGING RIGHTS dropped back off the rail on the backstretch and turn, was pulled up into the stretch and walked off.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 22.82 47.61 1:12.14 1:24.32 1:36.49
|6||George Herman Ruth||122||6||7||3–½||3–hd||2–½||1–1||1–½||Cedillo||10.00|
|3||Rocks and Salt||122||3||3||7||7||7||4–½||4–2¼||Prat||1.60|
|4||El Diablo Rojo||117||4||4||4–1||4–1||5–1||6–1½||6–11¼||Velez||8.60|
|6||GEORGE HERMAN RUTH||22.00||8.80||6.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-6)||$115.80|
|$1 EXACTA (6-1)||$47.80|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-1-7-3)||$109.64|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-1-7-3-5)||$5,042.70|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-1-7)||$220.60|
Winner–George Herman Ruth Grr.c.3 by Grazen out of Shesabronxbomber, by Afleet Alex. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Nicholas B. Alexander. Mutuel Pool $306,361 Daily Double Pool $17,278 Exacta Pool $178,378 Superfecta Pool $76,688 Super High Five Pool $6,607 Trifecta Pool $122,568. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-1-6) paid $102.60. Pick Three Pool $26,401.
GEORGE HERMAN RUTH pulled between horses then stalked outside a rival, bid three deep leaving the second turn, was fanned four wide into the stretch but gained the advantage, inched away in midstretch and won clear under urging. TROPICAL TERROR sent inside to stalk the pace, pulled his way up a bit off the rail on the backstretch then was in a bit tight between rivals into the turn, came out four wide into the stretch and finished well. SQUARED STRAIGHT had speed three deep then dueled outside a rival, took a short lead between horses leaving the second turn, drifted out into the stretch, drifted inward in midstretch and just held third. ROCKS AND SALT chased outside a rival then three deep on the backstretch and off the rail on the second turn, came four wide into the stretch, drifted in some in the final furlong and was edged for the show. DESCARTES stalked outside a rival then between horses leaving the backstretch, continued three deep on the second turn and into the stretch, drifted in and lacked the needed rally. EL DIABLO ROJO pulled along the inside early, saved ground stalking the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. MALAKAI MOXIE had speed inside to duel for the lead, fought back on the second turn, steadied in a bit tight a quarter mile out and had little left for the stretch.
1 Mile. Purse: $200,000. 'Las Virgenes Stakes'. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 23.20 46.72 1:11.74 1:24.12 1:37.51
|1||Go Big Blue Nation||120||1||4||5||5||5||5||4–7½||Bejarano||22.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-4)||$32.40|
|$1 EXACTA (4-2)||$2.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-2-5)||$3.70|
Winner–Venetian Harbor B.f.3 by Munnings out of Sounds of the City, by Street Cry (IRE). Bred by Colts Neck Stables LLC (KY). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard and River Oak Farm. Mutuel Pool $334,995 Daily Double Pool $32,178 Exacta Pool $116,193 Trifecta Pool $97,831. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-6-4) paid $47.35. Pick Three Pool $33,703. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-1-6-4) 660 tickets with 4 correct paid $166.60. Pick Four Pool $143,984. 50-Cent Pick Five (7-4-1-6-4) 780 tickets with 5 correct paid $572.65. Pick Five Pool $519,358.
VENETIAN HARBOR sped to the early lead and angled in, opened up on the first turn, set the pace inside, kicked clear again in the stretch and drew off under a brisk hand ride and a long hold late. GINGHAM chased inside then a bit off the rail on the backstretch, continued outside on the second turn and three deep into the stretch, drifted in and was second best. STELLAR SOUND broke a bit slowly, went up three deep into the first turn, stalked outside then off the rail, continued a bit off the fence on the second turn, drifted inward in the stretch, came out some late and bested the others. GO BIG BLUE NATION chased inside then outside a rival into and on the backstretch, continued off the rail on the second turn and three deep into the stretch and weakened. CHOLULA LIPS chased off the rail then a bit off the fence into and on the second turn, dropped back and gave way.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Starter Optional Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.73 46.02 1:12.03 1:25.62
|1||Sabinos Pride||117||1||6||6–½||7||6–3||5–4¼||Diaz, Jr.||2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-3)||$8.00|
|$1 EXACTA (3-7)||$13.10|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-7-6-4)||$45.74|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (3-7-6-4-1)||$1,351.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-7-6)||$33.80|
Winner–French Rose Ch.f.3 by Raison d'Etat out of Catlanta, by Medaglia d'Oro. Bred by Calumet Farm (KY). Trainer: J. Keith Desormeaux. Owner: Calumet Farm. Mutuel Pool $295,016 Daily Double Pool $26,032 Exacta Pool $158,046 Superfecta Pool $63,282 Super High Five Pool $5,311 Trifecta Pool $106,318. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-4-3) paid $32.80. Pick Three Pool $47,213.
FRENCH ROSE dueled between horses then inside on the turn, inched away into the stretch, edged clear and held under urging. KRISTI'S TIGER had good early speed and dueled five wide then four wide on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and outfinished rival for the place. TROUVILLE dueled four wide between horses then three deep between foes on the turn, continued a bit off the rail into the stretch and was outfinished for second. KLEEN KARMA stalked outside a rival on the backstretch and turn, came four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. SABINOS PRIDE saved ground stalking the pace, came out leaving the turn and three deep into the stretch, angled out in upper stretch and could not offer the necessary late kick. BILLY K dueled inside, dropped back on the turn and weakened. BLUEGRASS SKY bobbled at the start, vied for command three deep between horses then between foes on the turn, fell back leaving the turn and had little left for the stretch.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $100,000. 'Thunder Road Stakes'. 4 year olds and up. Time 23.06 46.73 1:10.30 1:22.12 1:33.78
|8||Camino Del Paraiso||122||7||6||5–1||5–1||4–hd||3–½||2–ns||Pereira||50.60|
|1||Ronald R||124||1||8||9||9||8–1||8–½||7–1¼||Van Dyke||6.30|
|9||Take the One O One||120||8||3||2–1||2–1½||2–hd||5–hd||9||Blanc||17.10|
|6||RIVER BOYNE (IRE)||11.60||6.60||3.60|
|8||CAMINO DEL PARAISO||33.80||13.40|
|4||TRUE VALOUR (IRE)||4.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-6)||$35.20|
|$1 EXACTA (6-8)||$185.40|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-8-4-10)||$753.37|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-8-4-10-7)||$5,156.40|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-8-4)||$572.60|
Winner–River Boyne (IRE) Dbb.h.5 by Dandy Man (IRE) out of Clytha (GB), by Mark of Esteem (IRE). Bred by Limestone & Tara Studs (IRE). Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Owner: Red Baron's Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC. Mutuel Pool $484,051 Daily Double Pool $41,300 Exacta Pool $247,483 Superfecta Pool $108,759 Super High Five Pool $5,067 Trifecta Pool $167,931. Scratched–Mugaritz.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-3-6) paid $12.55. Pick Three Pool $49,063.
RIVER BOYNE (IRE) angled in and stalked the pace inside, came out into the stretch, bid alongside the pacesetter to gain the lead in midstretch, kicked clear under urging and proved best. CAMINO DEL PARAISO chased outside a rival then three deep on the second turn and four wide into the stretch, drifted in a bit and got up for the place between foes late. TRUE VALOUR (IRE) threw his head around and steadied early, angled in and tugged a bit, saved ground chasing the pace, waited some leaving the second turn, came out for room into the stretch, angled in and moved up inside in midstretch, came out again and split horses late for the show. KINGLY had speed outside then angled in and set the pace inside, inched away again on the second turn, fought back in midstretch, could not match the winner in the final furlong but gave ground grudgingly to the others. FRONTIER MARKET broke a bit slowly, angled in and settled outside a rival then a bit off the rail, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch and was edged for a minor award five wide on the line. MAJESTIC EAGLE stalked inside then outside a rival, continued between horses on the second turn and three wide into the stretch, was between foes through much of the drive and also was edged for a minor share. RONALD R (IRE) chased inside then outside a rival, came out leaving the second turn and five wide into the stretch and could not quite summon the needed late kick. THE HUNTED between horses early, saved ground chasing the pace, cut the corner into the stretch and lacked the necessary rally. TAKE THE ONE O ONE three deep early, stalked outside a rival or a bit off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter a half mile out, continued outside the winner leaving the second turn, fell back between horses in midstretch and weakened.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $59,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 22.47 45.34 1:10.22 1:22.80
|1||Route Six Six||122||1||5||5||4–½||5||3–ns||Valdivia, Jr.||14.00|
|2||Speed Pass||117||2||2||2–3||1–hd||3–hd||4–½||Diaz, Jr.||1.40|
|1||ROUTE SIX SIX||3.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-4)||$45.60|
|$1 EXACTA (4-5)||$9.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-5-1)||$21.35|
Winner–Manhattan Up Dbb.c.4 by Street Boss out of In the Frame, by Service Stripe. Bred by Kathleen McIsaac (KY). Trainer: Philip A. Oviedo. Owner: Gust, Charles and Warren, John P.. Mutuel Pool $249,082 Daily Double Pool $34,566 Exacta Pool $82,271 Trifecta Pool $67,914. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-6-4) paid $30.00. Pick Three Pool $34,513.
MANHATTAN UP stalked outside a rival, came out leaving the turn and bid four wide into the stretch, gained the advantage nearing midstretch, inched away and drifted in some under some urging in deep stretch and proved best. OLIVER close up stalking the pace off the rail, bid three wide between foes into the stretch, drifted in and fought back past midstretch and could not quite match the winner late. ROUTE SIX SIX a bit slow to begin, saved ground chasing the pace, was in a bit tight along the rail in midstretch then got through in deep stretch and edged rivals for the show. SPEED PASS had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back into the stretch, came a bit off the rail in upper stretch, drifted in from the whip some in deep stretch and was edged for third between foes on the line. ADENS DREAM dueled outside a rival, fought back between horses into the stretch and also was edged for a minor share three deep on the wire.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $34,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500. Time 22.49 46.06 1:10.88 1:23.15 1:35.14
|1||FIVESTAR LYNCH (IRE)||4.20||2.80||2.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-1)||$12.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-5)||$23.10|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-5-3-7)||$51.65|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-5-3-7-4)||$843.50|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-3)||$55.90|
Winner–Fivestar Lynch (IRE) Ch.g.4 by Slade Power (IRE) out of Party Feet (IRE), by Noverre. Bred by Gigginstown House Stud (IRE). Trainer: Richard Baltas. Owner: CYBT, Nentwig, Michael and Weiner, Daniel. Mutuel Pool $332,208 Daily Double Pool $112,126 Exacta Pool $180,404 Superfecta Pool $126,592 Super High Five Pool $22,935 Trifecta Pool $160,529. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (6-4-1) paid $24.75. Pick Three Pool $136,810. 50-Cent Pick Four (3-6-4-1) 5352 tickets with 4 correct paid $68.10. Pick Four Pool $477,688. 50-Cent Pick Five (4-3-6-4-1) 3611 tickets with 5 correct paid $86.75. Pick Five Pool $410,667. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (6-4-3-6-4-1) 151 tickets with 6 correct paid $624.44. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $175,924. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $197,331.
FIVESTAR LYNCH (IRE) a bit slow into stride, saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch, bid outside the runner-up under urging in deep stretch and gamely prevailed late. TROJAN MAGIC hopped slightly in a bit of a slow start, had speed between horses then set the pace inside, dueled leaving the backstretch and on the second turn, inched away again in the stretch, fought back in deep stretch and continued willingly to the wire. CAMPS BAY saved ground stalking the pace, came out in upper stretch and just held third. FENGARI broke a bit slowly, chased three deep then outside a rival on the backstretch, came out for room leaving the second turn and five wide into the stretch, lugged in some in midstretch and was edged for the show. IRISH SPIRIT chased between horses then a bit off the rail leaving the backstretch, went between foes again on the second turn, found the inside in the drive and lacked a rally. MUSKOKA between horses early, stalked outside a rival, came out into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. FRIENDLY OUTTHEDOR chased three deep, came four wide into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. RIGHTFUL four wide into the first turn, settled off the rail to the stretch and lacked a response in the drive. SHARED stalked off the inside then bid alongside the runner-up on the backstretch and second turn, dropped back in the stretch and weakened.
|Out of State||N/A||$5,975,855|
Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, February 9.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 23rd day of a 60-day meet.
5½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.
|1||I Love Romance||Jorge Velez||117||Jonathan Wong||6-1||25,000|
|2||Fracas||J.C. Diaz, Jr.||117||Craig Dollase||15-1||25,000|
|3||Swirling||Evin Roman||122||Reed Saldana||6-1||25,000|
|4||Seaside Dancer||Abel Cedillo||122||Peter Miller||3-1||25,000|
|5||Drift Away||Flavien Prat||124||Andrew Lerner||2-1||25,000|
|6||Square Peggy||Edwin Maldonado||122||Steve Knapp||4-1||25,000|
|7||Donut Girl||Eswan Flores||124||Matthew Chew||5-1||25,000|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $50,000.
|1||Shanghai Curly||Tiago Pereira||122||Philip A. Oviedo||6-1||50,000|
|2||Constitutionaffair||Ruben Fuentes||122||Simon Callaghan||9-5||50,000|
|3||Arch Ability||Rafael Bejarano||122||J. Keith Desormeaux||3-1||50,000|
|4||Arc Nation||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||122||Patrick Gallagher||8-5||50,000|
|5||Outright||Jorge Velez||117||Ryan Hanson||6-1||50,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 4 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Watch the Dip||Mario Gutierrez||124||Doug F. O'Neill||4-1|
|2||Fravel||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Richard E. Mandella||7-2|
|3||Bud Knight||Flavien Prat||124||Leonard Powell||9-2|
|4||Big City Bane||Joel Rosario||124||Carla Gaines||2-1|
|5||Sea of Liberty||Jorge Velez||119||John W. Sadler||5-2|
|6||Ziyanair||Tiago Pereira||124||Javier Jose Sierra||12-1|
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $38,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Original Intent||Tiago Pereira||122||Dean Greenman||20-1||40,000|
|2||Accountability||Abel Cedillo||122||Rafael Becerra||5-2||40,000|
|3||I Can Do This||Edwin Maldonado||124||Mark Glatt||3-1||40,000|
|4||Winning Element||Flavien Prat||122||Andrew Lerner||4-5||40,000|
|5||Engram||Jorge Velez||117||Quentin B. Miller||10-1||40,000|
|6||Bird||Ruben Fuentes||122||Steve Knapp||12-1||40,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000.
|1||Arctic Roll||Flavien Prat||124||Andrew Lerner||5-2|
|2||Pink Scatillac||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Mark Glatt||8-1|
|3||Desert Oasis||Joel Rosario||124||Neil D. Drysdale||4-1|
|4||Kynance||Rafael Bejarano||124||Jorge Periban||15-1||40,000|
|5||Sapphire Kid||Tiago Pereira||124||Steve Knapp||5-1|
|6||Kookie Gal||Abel Cedillo||124||Peter Miller||3-1|
|7||Kitty Boom Boom||Umberto Rispoli||124||Richard Baltas||7-2|
1 Mile. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.
|1||Harper's Gallop||Ignacio Puglisi||124||Jack Carava||4-1|
|2||Coldwater||Mike Smith||122||Patrick Gallagher||7-2|
|3||Buyback||Edwin Maldonado||122||Jeff Bonde||9-2|
|4||Zucchera||Joel Rosario||124||Richard Baltas||4-1|
|5||Sybil's Kitty||Tiago Pereira||122||Richard Baltas||5-2|
|6||Diamond of Value||Ruben Fuentes||122||Alfredo Marquez||4-1|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $200,000. 'San Vicente Stakes'. 3 year olds.
|1||Fast Enough||Tiago Pereira||124||Rafael Becerra||12-1|
|2||Ra'ad||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Bob Baffert||8-1|
|3||Party Town||Jorge Velez||120||Val Brinkerhoff||20-1|
|4||Nadal||Joel Rosario||120||Bob Baffert||4-5|
|5||Storm the Court||Flavien Prat||124||Peter Eurton||9-5|
|6||Ginobili||Abel Cedillo||120||Richard Baltas||5-1|
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds.
|1||Noble Hearted||Rafael Bejarano||122||Peter Eurton||6-1|
|2||Nu Pi Lambda||Victor Espinoza||122||Carla Gaines||4-1|
|3||Undisturbed||Abel Cedillo||122||Jack Carava||6-1|
|4||Lady Timmy Ho||Joel Rosario||122||Richard Baltas||7-2|
|5||Honor Hop||Jose Valdivia, Jr.||122||Patrick Gallagher||6-1|
|6||Egyptian Goddess||Jorge Velez||117||Jonathan Wong||15-1|
|7||Sweet Devil||Flavien Prat||122||Michael W. McCarthy||4-1|
|8||Red Lark||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Patrick Gallagher||8-1|
|9||Profiterole||Geovanni Franco||122||Richard Baltas||12-1|
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