Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we dig out from all the mud and water at Santa Anita.
Before we get to Rob Henie’s handicapping lesson, let’s reflect on what a disaster the rain turned Saturday’s Santa Anita card into.
–First race, scheduled with nine starters, taken off the turf and down to four.
–Second race, five scheduled, but only four went.
–Third race, eight scheduled on the dirt and eight went.
–Fourth race, eight scheduled on the turf, five went on the dirt.
–Fifth race, eighth scheduled on the dirt, eight went.
–Sixth race, nine scheduled on the turf, four went on the dirt.
–Seventh race, 11 scheduled on dirt and 11 went.
–Eighth race, seven scheduled in the stakes and six went.
–Ninth race, 11 scheduled on the turf, eight went on the wet dirt.
There isn’t a darn thing you can do about the weather, but if it remains very wet this season in Southern California, the impact on Santa Anita could be huge. The horse inventory has a pretty fair share of turf horses and if the races get pulled off the turf, they don’t run. And, should the weather be good for a while, it’s not like you can overschedule the turf course as it would get beaten into submission.
We’ll keep watching with not a single solution on how to fix it.
Weekly handicapping lesson
Here’s our weekly contribution from Rob Henie of the WCHR (West Coast Handicapping Report) and the ECHR (East Coast Handicapping Report). The thinking is if you can know and understand the strategies, it will make you a better handicapper.
Today’s lesson is from the seventh race at Santa Anita. Take it away, Rob.
“This is a $6,250 claimer at six furlongs, not real common on the circuit, but the lessons we can take from these bottom level claimers, can be used here or at any track around the country. When I’m looking at these types of races, I’d rather see a horse who’s fresh, not over raced, at the right level where they can be competitive, usually avoiding plummeting droppers. I’m always amazed when I hear credence given to the horse dropping from a $25,000 claimer to a $6,250 claimer? That type of drop is rarely the right horse to be backing, after all, if they were truly looking for simply more confidence, the drop could have been more subtle. I also avoid runners who’ve been running almost exclusively on the turf, now dropped and hitting the main track, which is usually the byproduct of needing the drop and the connections sacrificing the preferred surface to find cheaper foes. As for this one Sunday, top selection is I’LL WRAP IT UP (#8). He’s run well at the lower levels since late spring, now stringing back to back races together, thus, fresh following the brief rest, back going six furlongs, over a track we know he likes, so unlike many in here, we know he’s spotted where he needs to be, nothing sinister about the placement. LOUDEN’S GRAY (#1) is the right level, also likes this track, and notice the rider switch, it’s huge, Martin Pedroza to
“Hot / Cold Race Trends: none
“Win Contenders (order of preference): 8-1
“X Out Runners (eliminating on the win end): 2,4
“7 Master Ruler – Has found some nice confidence since being dropped.
“3 Celebrate Life – Only six career starts and clearly no confidence from the confidence.
“TOP PICK: I’LL WRAP IT UP (#8 5-1 Fuentes)
“SECOND CHOICE: LOUDEN’S GRAY (#1 7-2 Rosario)”
The first stakes of the day, the Grade 3 $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes for older fillies and mares going 6 ½ furlongs, was supposed to be down the hill but had to be moved to the dirt. So, the field went from nine to four.
Belvoir Bay won it by an easy 1 ¼ lengths, paying $4.20 and $2.80. There was no show betting. Lady Silence was second followed by Compelled and Painting Corners.
“She’s just unbelievable,” said winning trainer
Jockey Flavien Prat, had no complaints.
“We had a good trip and I was very confident the whole way,” Prat said. “She made a good move around the turn and she did it pretty easily.”
It’s going to be difficult for this race to keep its Grade 3 status with such a short field and being moved off the turf.
The other stakes was the Grade 3 $100,000 Can Canada Stakes for older fillies and mares going 1 1/16 on the dirt. Escape Clause took the lead on the far turn and never looked back, winning by 5 ½ lengths. She paid $4.60, $2.80 and $2.40. K P Wildcat was second and Lemoona was third.
“I used to say any time I got a good horse I’d like to come to Santa Anita and win a race,” owner-trainer Don Schnell said. “And then I went years without having a good horse and then all of a sudden I get one and I’ve got an option, but I want to come to Santa Anita, I want to come to Southern California and I’m glad I did now.”
Jockey Tyler Baze was happy with the trip.
“I had a beautiful trip,” Baze said. “I wasn’t sure really what the other two (horses) were gonna do and they went and I just sat there and when I said, ‘GO,’ man… she took off with me. When she got the lead she kind of pulled up a little bit and she never really laid down and ran down the lane, so I don’t know how good she is.”
Here’s hoping that the track has sufficiently dried out for Sunday’s nine-race card, beginning at 12:30 p.m. There are three turf races and a minor stakes. The feature is the $75,000 Kalookan Queen Stakes for older fillies and mares going 6 ½ furlongs for $75,000.
The huge favorite in the Kalookan Queen, at 2-5, is Selcourt, who you’ll remember we mentioned on Saturday as the favorite in Las Cienegas. Well, she scratched out of that race and will run for $25,000 less purse dollars in this race. So we’ll just repeat what we said on Saturday.
Selcourt, at 2-5, is the favorite for trainer John Sadler and jockey Tyler Baze. She is coming off a disappointing 12 in the Breeders’ Cup Fillies & Mares Sprint. She had won her previous three races. She is four-of-six lifetime at Santa Anita.
The second favorite was supposed to be Lady Suerbee, but she ran second for Sadler in the Las Cienegas. So, we’ll just say it’s tough not to see Selcourt in the winner’s circle. Post time will be about 2 p.m.
Here are the field sizes, in order: 8, 8, 7, 6, 8, 10 (1 also eligible), 10, 8, 10.
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Saturday.
Laurel (3): $100,000 What A Summer Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Late Night Pow Wow ($2.40)
Laurel (5): $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: General Downs ($10.20)
Laurel (7): $100,000 Fire Plug Stakes, 4 and up, 6 furlongs. Winner: Home Run Maker ($9.00)
Gulfstream (9): Grade 3 $100,000 Tropical Turf stakes, 4 and up, 1 mile on turf. Winner: Doctor Mounty ($12.20)
Aqueduct (8): $100,000 Say Florida Sandy Stakes, 4 and up, 7 furlongs. Winner: Honor Up ($7.10)
Laurel (8): $100,000 Nellie Morse Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Timeless Curls ($5.00)
Gulfstream (11): Grade 3 $150,000 Marshula’s River Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles on turf. Winner: Bellavais ($6.60)
Santa Anita (6): Grade 3 $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 6 ½ furlongs. Winner: Belvoir Bay ($4.20)
Santa Anita (8): Grade 3 $100,000 La Canada Stakes, fillies and mares 4 and up, 1 1/16 miles. Winner: Escape Clause ($4.20)
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PDT:
12:58 Aqueduct (7): $100,000 Rego Park Stakes, NY-bred 3-year-olds, 6 ½ furlongs. Favorite: Blindwillie McTell (9-5)
Bob Ike’s SA pick of the day
THIRD RACE: Exacta Box 1-2
Assuming this race stays on turf if offers some value despite the seven-horse field. With the rails out 30 feet and a vulnerable late-running favorite, I think the race is on the front end between #1 Kenjisstorm (3-1) and #2 Law Abidin Citizen (5-1). Tactics will play a part as both horses race near the lead, but our guess is that ‘Citizen will make the lead and Kenji will sit second (with the rider switch to Flavien Prat). Hopefully they can go the entire mile distance on a comfortable pace and hold off the closers.
Saturday Result: True Royalty ran near the lead but then dropped back on the second turn and was eventually pulled up. She did walk off the track.
Bob Ike is a Partner/VP of Horsebills.com (here’s a video) and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Best Plays and betting strategy).
Ed Burgart LA play of the day
EIGHTH RACE: No. 4 Run Raging Rhino Run (3-1)
The price should be square on this 6-year-old gelding who showed terrific early speed in last 870-yard stakes runnerup try one month ago vs. earlier 2018 distance stakes winner Rule He Will. He shortens up now to 550 yards which is a distance where he posted a neck win last February. Mickey Ward, the 5-2 morning-line favorite, beat a very weak 870-yard stakes field in last start two months ago and Joe Legacy, the 7-2 third choice, tries 550 yards for the first time.
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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, January 12.
Copyright 2019 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 12th day of a 61-day meet. Showery &
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $38,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000. Time 21.33 43.88 1:08.97 1:15.38
|2||Time for Ebby||117||1||4||4||4||3–3½||3–11||Espinoza||3.60|
|2||TIME FOR EBBY|
|$1 EXACTA (3-5)||$7.70|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (3-5-2-6)||$1.08|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (3-5-2)||$5.90|
Winner–Tizanillusion Dbb.m.6 by Tizway out of Hermione’s Magic, by Forest Wildcat. Bred by English Range Farm (KY). Trainer: John W. Sadler. Owner: Hronis Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $128,623 Exacta Pool $55,629 Superfecta Pool $8,387 Trifecta Pool $18,802. Scratched–Easy Grader, Happiness, Holy Mosey, Swirling, The Craic.
TIZANILLUSION had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away leaving the turn, kicked clear and held under left handed urging and steady handling late. LIGHTNING DOVE stalked outside a rival, came three deep into the stretch and edged a rival for the place. TIME FOR EBBY stalked a bit off the rail then inside, came out some in midstretch and was edged for second. OPERANDI angled in and dueled outside the winner, stalked leaving the turn, was between foes into the stretch and weakened. HAND TIMED.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $57,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $80,000. Time 21.99 44.59 56.48 1:09.40
|2||Stay in Yo Lane||115||1||1||3–2||4||4||4||Espinoza||11.70|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (3-5)||$17.00|
|$1 EXACTA (5-3)||$6.70|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-3-4)||$4.45|
Winner–Savagery B.c.3 by Bellamy Road out of Successful Katie, by Successful Appeal. Bred by Ponder Hill, Inc. (KY). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Rockingham Ranch. Mutuel Pool $167,457 Daily Double Pool $29,798 Exacta Pool $68,626 Trifecta Pool $39,188. Scratched–Macwinnon.
SAVAGERY sped to the early lead, set the pace off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn and won clear under some left handed urging and good handling. SPIN LIGHTNING chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival on the turn, came out in midstretch and outfinished a foe late for the place. SYNTHESIS chased outside a rival then off the rail, angled in some on the turn and was caught late for second. STAY IN YO LANE bobbled slightly but broke on top, saved ground stalking the pace, dropped back inside on the turn and into the stretch and weakened.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $30,000. Time 21.86 44.37 1:09.44 1:23.15
|1||Vander Kelen||124||1||3||1–2½||1–2||1–3½||1–4½||T Baze||1.40|
|4||Why Not Us||119||4||6||4–1½||5–3||3–1½||2–¾||Figueroa||6.60|
|4||WHY NOT US||5.60||3.60|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$4.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-1)||$9.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-4)||$19.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (1-4-2-7)||$95.07|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-4-2-7-5)||$980.80|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-4-2)||$127.90|
Winner–Vander Kelen B.g.4 by New Year’s Day out of Ministrel Lisa, by Vindication. Bred by Fairlawn Farm (KY). Trainer: Mark Glatt. Owner: William Branch. Mutuel Pool $249,130 Roulette Pool $816 Daily Double Pool $22,035 Exacta Pool $123,328 Superfecta Pool $60,529 Super High Five Pool $2,570 Trifecta Pool $90,449. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (3-5-1) paid $14.00. Pick Three Pool $40,498.
VANDER KELEN had good early speed and set the pace inside, came out a bit into the stretch, drifted back in passing midstretch and won clear under urging and a long hold late. WHY NOT US stalked off the rail or outside a rival, came three deep into the stretch and gained the place late. IRISH BALLAD close up stalking the winner a bit off the rail to the stretch, held third between foes late. GRAZENINAMERICA broke a bit slowly, settled off the rail, split horses into the turn, came three wide into the stretch and was edged for the show outside rivals late. UNION LEADER settled off the rail then inside, saved ground on the turn, continued inside in the stretch and was outfinished for a minor share. RAK CITY chased off the rail early then angled in and saved ground, came out a bit into the stretch and did not rally. JONAS broke alertly then dropped back outside, came four wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. STERLING’S TEMPLE stalked outside a rival or off the rail, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. STERLING’S TEMPLE and GRAZENINAMERICA wore calks.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 21.09 43.89 1:09.28 1:16.15
|6||Marine Layer||122||5||1||4–6||3–hd||5||5||Van Dyke||1.30|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-5)||$15.40|
|$1 EXACTA (5-4)||$37.00|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (5-4-2-3)||$20.18|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (5-4-2)||$63.15|
Winner–Nomizar B.f.3 by Tapizar out of Forbidden Brew, by Milwaukee Brew. Bred by Richard Peardon (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O’Neill. Owner: McShane Racing, LLC. Mutuel Pool $275,105 Daily Double Pool $16,860 Exacta Pool $121,595 Superfecta Pool $46,116 Trifecta Pool $81,639. Scratched–Hollywood Girl, Sapori Girl, Shes All Woman.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-1-5) paid $7.55. Pick Three Pool $24,439.
NOMIZAR had speed outside a rival then inched away, set the pace a bit off the rail, kicked away under urging in the stretch, drifted out a bit late and held under steady handling. FULL ECLIPSE saved ground off the pace, moved up inside on the turn and into the stretch, came out a bit in midstretch and finished willingly. SAMANDAH stalked inside then a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch and gained the show. EMRATA had speed inside the winner then stalked just off the inside, came out into the stretch and weakened. MARINE LAYER chased outside a rival on the backstretch and turn, came three wide into the stretch and also weakened. FULL ECLIPSE and MARINE LAYER wore calks.
1 Mile. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500. Time 23.06 46.49 1:11.13 1:23.73 1:36.74
|8||Pioneerof the West||124||8||8||7–1½||6–hd||3–1||1–hd||1–1½||Franco||4.80|
|2||Banze No Oeste||122||2||5||5–1||5–1||5–1½||6–½||8||Prat||2.10|
|8||PIONEEROF THE WEST||11.60||6.20||4.40|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$6.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (5-8)||$34.20|
|$1 EXACTA (8-5)||$46.20|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (8-5-6-3)||$225.75|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-5-6)||$172.10|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-5-6-3-1)||Carryover $2,509|
Winner–Pioneerof the West Dbb.h.7 by Pioneerof the Nile out of Del Mar Cat, by Forestry. Bred by Faraway Farm (FL). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: Epic. Mutuel Pool $289,385 Roulette Pool $1,048 Daily Double Pool $28,234 Exacta Pool $159,191 Superfecta Pool $58,286 Trifecta Pool $100,066 X-5 Super High Five Pool $3,287. Claimed–Midnight Soot by Vincent Marchionno. Trainer: Antonio Garcia. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (1-5-8) paid $17.95. Pick Three Pool $38,558. 50-Cent Pick Four (1/5-1-5-8) 2686 tickets with 4 correct paid $42.20. Pick Four Pool $148,539. 50-Cent Pick Five (3-1/5-1-5-8) 1614 tickets with 5 correct paid $213.80. Pick Five Pool $401,209.
PIONEEROF THE WEST four wide into the first turn, chased outside, bid three deep leaving the second turn, was carried four wide into the stretch, took a short lead under left handed urging in midstretch and inched clear in the final sixteenth. HOLLAND ROAD had speed between foes then stalked outside a rival, was between horses leaving the backstretch and alongside a foe leaving the second turn, came out some in the stretch and gained the place. LINDANTE three deep into the first turn, dueled between horses, put a head in front between foes leaving the second turn, was carried out some into the stretch, fought back off the rail in midstretch, drifted in late and was outfinished for second. MIDNIGHT SOOT stalked outside a rival then a bit off the rail, came out in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. CARVILLE had good early speed and dueled inside, fought back leaving the second turn, came out a bit into the stretch, drifted in late and weakened. CRYSTAL DOME (GB) settled just off the rail, came out leaving the backstretch, continued outside on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. GO GHETTO four wide into the first turn, prompted the pace three deep, dropped back between foes on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive. BANZE NO OESTE (BRZ) saved ground stalking the pace, dropped back into and in the stretch and weakened then was eased in the final furlong.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $100,000. ‘Las Cienegas Stakes’. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 21.63 43.85 1:08.25 1:15.06
|4||BELVOIR BAY (GB)||4.20||2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-4)||$34.00|
|$1 EXACTA (4-8)||$9.10|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (4-8-1-9)||$2.09|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-8-1)||$11.60|
Winner–Belvoir Bay (GB) B.m.6 by Equiano (FR) out of Path of Peace (GB), by Rock of Gibraltar (IRE). Bred by Mrs R. D. Peacock (GB). Trainer: Peter Miller. Owner: Gary Barber. Mutuel Pool $297,535 Daily Double Pool $20,653 Exacta Pool $95,913 Superfecta Pool $17,539 Trifecta Pool $38,153. Scratched–Fiery Lady, Last Promise Kept, Miss Southern Miss, Selcourt, Tesora.
50-Cent Pick Three (5-8-4) paid $21.40. Pick Three Pool $42,568.
BELVOIR BAY (GB) stalked the pace inside, bid alongside the runner-up on the turn, took the lead leaving the turn, inched away in the stretch and proved best under a couple left handed cracks of the whip and an energetic hand ride. LADY SUEBEE stalked early then bid outside a rival to gain the advantage, inched away into the turn, fought back inside on the turn and in the stretch and could not quite match the winner while clearly second best. COMPELLED came off the rail on the backstretch to chase the pace, came a bit wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. PAINTING CORNERS had speed outside a rival then inched away and angled in, dueled inside, stalked on the turn, came out a bit into the stretch and weakened. LADY SUEBEE wore calks.
6 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500. Time 21.37 44.09 56.07 1:08.65
|5||Isee It in Hiseyes||124||5||3||4–1||2–hd||2–3||2–4¼||Delgadillo||6.40|
|2||From the Distance||124||2||9||3–½||4–½||3–½||4–hd||Vergara, Jr.||42.80|
|9||For the Hustle||124||9||8||6–1½||5–3||5–1||6–2½||Maldonado||11.80|
|5||ISEE IT IN HISEYES||6.00||3.80|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$4.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-7)||$15.20|
|$1 EXACTA (7-5)||$13.60|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-5-10-2)||$82.21|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-5-10)||$33.60|
|$1 X-5 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-5-10-2-6)||Carryover $8,643|
Winner–Honeymoonz Over B.g.4 by Congrats out of Let’s Get Married, by More Than Ready. Bred by Pin Oak Stud, LLC (KY). Trainer: Steven Miyadi. Owner: Steven Miyadi. Mutuel Pool $319,595 Roulette Pool $815 Daily Double Pool $32,888 Exacta Pool $192,543 Superfecta Pool $98,304 Trifecta Pool $136,784 X-5 Super High Five Pool $8,037. Claimed–Honeymoonz Over by CJ”s Racing and KM Racing Enterprise, Inc. Trainer: George Papaprodromou. Scratched–none.
50-Cent Pick Three (8-4-7) paid $24.25. Pick Three Pool $38,315.
HONEYMOONZ OVER angled in and dueled outside a rival, took the lead on the turn, inched away leaving the turn and drew clear under urging and steady handling late. ISEE IT IN HISEYES stalked between horses then outside on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and was clearly second best. SCHULACE chased outside then alongside a rival on the turn, swung three deep into the stretch and gained the show. FROM THE DISTANCE between horses early, stalked inside, tried to bid along the rail but steadied in tight into the turn, came out into the stretch and lacked the needed response. LUCKY PATRICK broke a bit slowly and steadied, settled off the rail, split horses leaving the turn and improved position in the drive. FOR THE HUSTLE stalked four wide then between horses, continued outside on the turn and four wide into the stretch and weakened. REBEL WAR had speed between foes then dueled inside the winner but a bit off the rail, angled to the fence on the turn and weakened in the stretch. CURLY’S MARK settled off the rail, went outside on the turn and three wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. WARRIOR’S LULLABY stalked outside a rival then between foes, continued inside on the turn, came out into the stretch and weakened. IMPETU five wide early, stalked four wide, dropped back three deep on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and also weakened. LUCKY PEGASUS saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside on the turn and into the stretch and lacked a further response. LUCKY PEGASUS and CURLY’S MARK wore calks.
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $100,000. ‘La Canada Stakes’. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Time 23.02 46.25 1:10.15 1:35.17 1:41.89
|6||Escape Clause||120||5||1||3–½||3–1||1–1||1–5||1–5½||T Baze||1.10|
|7||K P Wildcat||120||6||4||5–hd||5–hd||4–½||2–1||2–2¾||Chirinos||5.80|
|7||K P WILDCAT||4.60||3.20|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$3.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-6)||$13.60|
|$1 EXACTA (6-7)||$9.50|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (6-7-3-2)||$12.01|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-7-3)||$18.05|
Winner–Escape Clause B.m.5 by Going Commando out of Danger Pay, by Circulating. Bred by Cam Ziprick & Arnason Farms (MB). Trainer: Don Schnell. Owner: Don Schnell. Mutuel Pool $331,338 Roulette Pool $698 Daily Double Pool $30,013 Exacta Pool $150,862 Superfecta Pool $58,419 Trifecta Pool $91,726. Scratched–Exuberance.
50-Cent Pick Three (4-7-6) paid $10.50. Pick Three Pool $36,812.
ESCAPE CLAUSE three deep into the first turn, stalked outside a rival, bid three wide then took the lead outside a foe on the second turn, inched away and angled in leaving that turn and drew off under left handed urging and steady handling late. K P WILDCAT chased outside a rival, went up three deep on the second turn and into the stretch and was clearly second best. LEMOONA stalked inside then went between horses into the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and edged the pacesetter for the show. STRADELLA ROAD sent inside, dueled along the rail, stalked leaving the second turn, came out into the stretch and was edged late for third. BERNINA STAR angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside on the second turn and into the stretch and weakened. TRUE ROYALTY had speed between foes then dueled outside a rival, dropped back on the second turn, gave way and was pulled up in the stretch but walked off. TRUE ROYALTY wore calks.
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $25,000-$22,500. Time 21.21 43.60 1:08.75 1:15.47
|7||R Cha Cha||119||5||5||3–1½||3–2½||1–2½||1–5||Figueroa||2.40|
|10||Baby Bear’s Soup||117||7||3||4–½||4–1||4–½||3–½||Espinoza||4.00|
|8||Elwood J||120||6||6||7–½||7–2½||7–1½||4–nk||T Baze||29.90|
|3||Tough But Nice||124||2||2||1–hd||1–hd||3–hd||8||Flores||3.60|
|7||R CHA CHA||6.80||3.60||2.80|
|10||BABY BEAR’S SOUP||3.60|
|$2 ROULETTE (RED)||$4.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-7)||$18.40|
|$1 EXACTA (7-1)||$13.90|
|10-CENT SUPERFECTA (7-1-10-8)||$45.32|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (7-1-10-8-4)||$3,603.10|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-1-10)||$36.60|
Winner–R Cha Cha Dbb.g.5 by Archarcharch out of Latin Lust, by Petionville. Bred by James A Everatt, Janeane A Everatt & JArika Everatt-Meeuse (KY). Trainer: Doug F. O’Neill. Owner: R3 Racing, Calara Farms, Bambauer, Bob and King, James S.. Mutuel Pool $311,683 Roulette Pool $647 Daily Double Pool $86,314 Exacta Pool $162,722 Superfecta Pool $81,556 Super High Five Pool $42,971 Trifecta Pool $111,242. Scratched–Hard Arch, Lauren’s Ladd, Placido, Silver Summer, Theycallhimthekid.
50-Cent Pick Three (7-6-7) paid $13.80. Pick Three Pool $110,600. 50-Cent Pick Four (2/3/4/5/6/7-7-1/6-2/6/7/9/12/1) 2686 tickets with 4 correct paid $29.60. Pick Four Pool $454,660. 50-Cent Pick Five (8-2/3/4/5/6/7-7-1/6-2/6/7/9/12) 1252 tickets with 5 correct paid $164.50. Pick Five Pool $269,883. 20-Cent Pick Six Jackpot (5-8-2/3/4/5/6/7-7-1/6-2/6/7/9/) 918 tickets with 6 correct paid $163.32. Pick Six Jackpot Pool $280,473. Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $798,203.
R CHA CHA pressed the pace three deep then stalked off the rail leaving the backstretch, bid again three wide on the turn to gain the lead nearing the stretch and drew clear under urging and a long hold late. COOL GREEN dropped back inside and saved ground off the pace, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and gained the place late four wide on the line. BABY BEAR’S SOUP stalked outside then off the rail on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and edged rivals for the show between foes on the line. ELWOOD J chased outside a rival, angled in on the turn, continued along the fence in the stretch and was edged for third. STORMINSIDE dueled between rivals then outside a foe, battled again between horses on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. INCENSED chased outside or off the rail, came three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. NEW KARMA stalked a bit off the rail then inside on the turn, came out a bit into the stretch and weakened. TOUGH BUT NICE went up inside to duel for the lead, fought back on the turn and into the stretch, came a bit off the rail in the drive and weakened in the final furlong. NEW KARMA wore calks.
|Out of State||N/A||$5,460,803|
Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, January 13.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 13th day of a 61-day meet.
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $32,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.
|1||Frozen Money||Tyler Baze||122||Philip D’Amato||5-2||50,000|
|2||Rockandahardplace||Agapito Delgadillo||120||Jeffrey Metz||12-1||45,000|
|3||Carbon Zero||Kent Desormeaux||122||J. Keith Desormeaux||7-2||50,000|
|4||Diamond Blitz||Diego Sanchez||122||J. Keith Desormeaux||12-1||50,000|
|5||Anvil Rock||120||Thomas Ray Bell, II||15-1||45,000|
|6||Blame It On Kitty||Joseph Talamo||122||Craig Dollase||6-1||50,000|
|7||Sea of Liberty||Joel Rosario||122||John W. Sadler||2-1||50,000|
|8||Indy Jones||Brice Blanc||122||Val Brinkerhoff||8-1||50,000|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.
|1||Breakaway Dixie||Joel Rosario||124||Jonathan Wong||5-2||12,500|
|2||Majestic Diva||Tyler Baze||122||David Bernstein||8-1||12,500|
|3||Easter Dream||Rafael Bejarano||124||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||7-2||12,500|
|4||Ipray||Evin Roman||124||Javier Jose Sierra||8-1||12,500|
|5||Duranga||Heriberto Figueroa||117||Peter Miller||4-1||12,500|
|6||Coalinga Hills||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Martin F. Jones||10-1||12,500|
|7||Twisted Rosie||Kent Desormeaux||122||Michael Pender||5-1||12,500|
|8||Princess Kendra||Flavien Prat||122||Steve Knapp||8-1||12,500|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $67,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $80,000.
|1||Kenjisstorm||Flavien Prat||122||Philip D’Amato||3-1|
|2||Law Abidin Citizen||Tiago Pereira||122||Mark Glatt||5-1|
|3||Big Score||Joel Rosario||124||Tim Yakteen||5-2|
|4||True Valour||Andrea Atzeni||124||Simon Callaghan||8-1|
|5||Calculator||Drayden Van Dyke||124||Peter Miller||5-1|
|6||Le Ken||Tyler Baze||122||Ronald L. McAnally||10-1|
|7||Shivermetimbers||Assael Espinoza||115||Jerry Hollendorfer||7-2|
6½ Furlongs. Purse: $75,000. ‘Kalookan Queen Stakes’. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up.
|1||Lake Time||Geovanni Franco||120||J. Eric Kruljac||6-1|
|2||Spring Lily||Evin Roman||120||John A. Shirreffs||8-1|
|3||Tyfosha||Rafael Bejarano||120||Doug F. O’Neill||10-1|
|4||Selcourt||Tyler Baze||124||John W. Sadler||2-5|
|5||Way to Versailles||Flavien Prat||124||Peter Miller||4-1|
|6||Lady Suebee||Joel Rosario||122||John W. Sadler||7-2|
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $38,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $40,000-$35,000.
|1||Forest Chatter||Joel Rosario||120||Clifford W. Sise, Jr.||5-1||35,000|
|2||My Man Chuckles||Flavien Prat||122||Richard Baltas||5-2||40,000|
|3||Beaumarchais||Martin Pedroza||122||Reed Saldana||4-1|
|4||Castle||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Mike Puype||7-2||40,000|
|5||Cimpl Man||Kent Desormeaux||122||Charles S. Treece||5-1||40,000|
|6||Croissant||Octavio Vergara, Jr.||122||Kelly Castaneda||20-1||35,000|
|7||Spitfire||Brice Blanc||122||Brian J. Koriner||8-1|
|8||Buckys Pick||Agapito Delgadillo||124||Victor L. Garcia||8-1||40,000|
1 Mile. Purse: $23,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $30,000.
|1||Bold Mongolian||Tiago Pereira||117||Enebish Ganbat||12-1||30,000|
|2||Forestation||Geovanni Franco||122||J. Eric Kruljac||8-1||30,000|
|3||Nations Hope||Tyler Baze||122||Jack Carava||12-1||30,000|
|4||Warrensdirtydancer||Aaron Gryder||122||Craig Anthony Lewis||12-1||30,000|
|5||Fortnite Dance||Drayden Van Dyke||122||Patrick Gallagher||9-5||30,000|
|6||R B Eye||Evin Roman||122||Vann Belvoir||5-2||30,000|
|7||Empirical Data||Mauro Donoe||112||Daniel Dunham||15-1||30,000|
|8||Mad At Money||Assael Espinoza||117||Thomas Ray Bell, II||20-1||30,000|
|9||Magic Bro||Eswan Flores||122||Hector O. Palma||12-1||30,000|
|10||Jonathantoquick||Heriberto Figueroa||117||Genaro Vallejo||5-1||30,000|
|11||Sooner Better||Humberto Tellez||112||J. Keith Desormeaux||6-1||30,000|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $6,250.
|1||Louden’s Gray||Joel Rosario||122||Kristin Mulhall||7-2||6,250|
|2||Tomasino||Edgar Payeras||122||Charles S. Treece||15-1||6,250|
|3||Celebrate Life||Rafael Bejarano||122||Eddie Truman||8-1||6,250|
|4||Harrovian||Eswan Flores||122||Dennis Givens||30-1||6,250|
|5||Royal Seeker||Diego Sanchez||122||Marcelo Polanco||20-1||6,250|
|6||Doc Curlin||Assael Espinoza||119||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||6-1||6,250|
|7||Master Ruler||Evin Roman||124||Jorge Periban||5-1||6,250|
|8||I’ll Wrap It Up||Ruben Fuentes||122||Steven Miyadi||5-1||6,250|
|9||Winning Road||Tiago Pereira||122||Craig Anthony Lewis||5-1||6,250|
|10||Trapalanda||Heriberto Figueroa||117||Jeff Mullins||4-1||6,250|
1 Mile. Purse: $33,000. Starter Allowance. 3 year olds.
|1||Bea’s Boy||Geovanni Franco||120||Steven Miyadi||6-1|
|2||Palladium||Flavien Prat||120||Doug F. O’Neill||4-1|
|3||Poppy’s C Note||Tyler Baze||120||Steven Miyadi||15-1|
|4||Mayan Warrior||Joel Rosario||120||Steve Knapp||5-2|
|5||Mad Mike||Tiago Pereira||120||Craig Anthony Lewis||15-1|
|6||Saltarin||Alonso Quinonez||122||Victor L. Garcia||7-2|
|7||Knight’s Cross||Diego Sanchez||122||J. Keith Desormeaux||5-1|
|8||Irish Polo||Heriberto Figueroa||117||Peter Miller||5-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $55,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. State bred.
|1||Loud Mouth||Tiago Pereira||122||Michael Machowsky||15-1|
|2||Prodigal Son||122||Doug F. O’Neill||8-1|
|3||Abusive Gary||Joel Rosario||122||Philip D’Amato||8-1|
|4||Posterize||Tyler Baze||122||Ian Kruljac||7-2|
|5||Grandpa Louie||Heriberto Figueroa||117||Peter Miller||5-2|
|6||Viatorem||Angel Cruz||122||Dallas E. Keen||20-1|
|7||Wild Bean||Drayden Van Dyke||122||David E. Hofmans||8-1|
|8||Lieutenant Dan||Geovanni Franco||122||Steven Miyadi||4-1|
|9||Satchel Paige||Flavien Prat||122||Philip D’Amato||8-1|
|10||Toby Time||Martin Pedroza||122||Charles S. Treece||20-1|
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times