The 2017 edition of the Grade I Kilroe Mile from Santa Anita Park is a competitive 7-horse affair.
Bal a Bali breaks from the rail under Javier Castellano and he has run well against this kind of company in the past. Flamboyant is right next to him and the late runner might run out of ground at one mile.
Bolo exits a thrilling win over today’s rivals What a View and Conquest Enforcer in the Arcadia and all three look like solid contenders again.
Ring Weekend tries to give trainer Graham Motion his first win of the meet and he has the back class to do it.
Finally, classy returnee Dortmund tries the turf for the first time for new trainer Art Sherman.
MARCH 2017 FULL CARD SALES AND HIGHLIGHTS
March 10 – 4 Winning Tops + SA Late P4 + GG Late P4 – Total Payouts: $400.35
March 9 – 4 Winning Tops + SA Late P4 – Total Payouts: $953.10
March 5 – 4 Winning Tops + SA Late P4 – Total Payouts: $522.90
March 4 – 4 Winning Tops + 2 GP P4’s + GP P5 + GP P6 – Total Payouts: $1,692.55
March 3 – 3 Winning Tops + SA Early P4 + GG Late P4 – Total Payouts: $1,022.25
March 2 – 1 Winning Top at GG – Total Payouts: $68.70
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After a holiday break, the video race of the week returns for the first time in 2016 with the Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Santa Anita Park’s fall meet kicks off Saturday, September 26 and features five Grade 1 stakes races. The best betting race of the Breeders’ Cup prep races looks like the G1 Rodeo Drive for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a quarter on the turf course.
Hard Not To Like is the 3-1 morning line favorite and rightfully so. She won the G1 Diana at Saratoga and the G1 Gamely at Santa Anita in her last pair for Christophe Clement.
There is not much pace in the paper race and the consistent Fanticola will take them as far as she can from the outside post. She won the G2 Royal Heroine Mile at Santa Anita June 27.
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Four additional Rodeo Drive entrants took graded events this year: Photo Call (G3 Violet), Elektrum (G2 Mabee), Queen of the Sand (G3 Santa Barbara), and Sharla Rae (G1 Del Mar Oaks).
Three others won graded events last year: Lady Pimpernel (G3 Frankel), Three Hearts (G3 Red Carpet), and Stormy Lucy (G2 Santa Ana, G3 Santa Barbara).
Star Act and Famous Alice complete the 11-horse field.
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The 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita drew a field of 11 and Grade 2 Californian hero Catch a Flight is the 5-2 morning line favorite.
Other contenders include graded stakes winners Hoppertunity (7-2), Moreno (7-2), and Finnegans Wake (6-1).
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Saturday’s 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park changed dramatically this week following the defection of sharp speedster and morning line favorite American Pharoah.
With Bob Baffert’s aforementioned colt out of action, Todd Pletcher trainees Carpe Diem and Daredevil figure to vie for favoritism. Bob Baffert will still be represented by One Lucky Dane.
A few of my “Exceptional Eleven” Kentucky Derby 2015 contenders are entered in the BC Juvenile, including Carpe Diem, Daredevil, and Souper Colossal.
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My video race of the week for Saturday, June 28 is the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita. It is carded as the 8th race for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a quarter on the main track (Post Time- 4:43pm PT).
Wily veteran Game On Dude will break from the rail as the 4-5 morning line favorite. The 7-year-old has captured half of his 32 lifetime starts but has dropped 4 of his last 5. He should face serious pace pressure from Fury Kapcori and might be vulnerable late if that scenario plays out. The latter is classy and likes Santa Anita but might not want to go ten furlongs.
Imperative upset Game On Dude in the Charles Town Classic. His positional speed should put him in a nice spot but he won’t be 26-1 this time.
Clubhouse Ride always seems to play second fiddle to The Dude. He defended his G2 Californian title May 31 and would appreciate some pace help.
Majestic Harbor exits a solid 3rd in the aforementioned Californian. He won the 12f Tokyo City before that so ten panels will not be an issue.
Salto Del Indio from Chile and Lideris from Peru round out the field.
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My video race of the week for Saturday, June 21 is the Grade s Summertime Oaks from Santa Anita Park. It is carded as the 8th race for 3-year-old fillies traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the main track.
Morning line favorite Delta Flower seeks a four-bagger but has never raced beyond seven furlongs. She moved to the Jerry Hollendorfer barn for her last start, a neck victory in the $75k Angel’s Flight at seven panels. The fleet daughter of A. P. Delta is the one to catch but might get leg weary late if the pace is too fast.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer also entered Fleet of Gold and Stop Smiling. The field also includes an uncoupled pair for Bob Baffert (Jojo Warrior, Front Range) and Eoin Harty (Live for Now, Arethusa). Wesley Ward’s La Mejor Fiesta rounds out the contestants.
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