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Racing! Finishing up the Eclipse Award picks

Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we finish up our Eclipse Award picks.

Hopefully everyone had a great first day of the year, but now it’s back to work for some of you. Confession up top, I watched college football all day, not the horses. Well, I do record Santa Anita every day and watch the races later.

The day of the two semifinals is the best viewing day in college football. And, I also got to see my alma mater, University of Central Florida, stay undefeated and beat Auburn in the Peach Bowl.

OK, with that out of the way, the rest of my Eclipse Award picks.

But first, I’m going to change my third-place vote in the horse-of-the-year category and remove Collected and put in West Coast. I completely forgot about the disappointing third Collected ran in the San Antonio last Tuesday. Should have looked at the updated PPs.

And, I also have to correct the numbers I had on Evin Roman for top apprentice jockey. It’s 150 wins, not the blown-up figure I used. Still, almost double anyone else.

Older dirt male: Well, this is another easy one because wherever you put horse of the year, you usually have to find a spot in a lesser category for them. So, I’ll duplicate my earlier horse-of-the-year picks with (1) Gun Runner on top. Won last four races including Breeders’ Cup Classic. (2) Arrogate hated Del Mar but that doesn’t mean he didn’t earn tons of respect by winning the Pegasus and Dubai World Cup. (3) Collected, who finished behind Gun Runner in the Classic and won his previous four races.

Older dirt female: This is a tough category to fill out the top three. You pretty much have to give your first-place vote to (1) Forever Unbridled, who ran only three races but won all of the them including the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Now, for the remaining two spots, it comes down to Stellar Wind, Songbird and Vale Dori. Stellar Wind had three Grade 1 wins before a dreadful eighth in the Distaff. Songbird had two wins and a loss to Forever Unbridled before retiring. Vale Dori reeled off four wins in a row before finishing second twice to Stellar Wind. All good horses. I’ll go, (2) Stellar Wind and (3) Vale Dori.

Male sprinter: First and second are pretty easy in this one. (1) Roy H won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and four other races, with just one second-place finish. (2) Imperial Hint was second in the BC Sprint, winning his other four races. And, (3) Stormy Liberal gets the third-place vote based on winning the BC Turf Sprint and four other races.

Female sprinter: This is a tough one. A lot of good sprinters, some of which do well at non-sprints. So, I’ll bear the brunt of criticism for being a homer and go with (1) Unique Bella by virtue of winning her first Grade 1 on Dec. 26. Other than that, she won four of five graded stakes, but the fifth was a seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. I’ll go (2) Ami’s Mesa with the runner-up spot, winning four races and getting nosed out of the win in the BC Filly and Mare Sprint. Finally, I’ll go with BC Filly and Mare Sprint winner (3) Bar Of Gold for the final spot. I view 66-1 shots as more of a fluke, that’s why they are 66-1.

Three-year-old male: Another easy one for me. In the absence of any Triple Crown traction, (1) West Coast was last year’s Arrogate in that he developed late after missing the TC races. He won six of nine races, including the Travers and was third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic against older horses. (2) Always Dreaming won the Kentucky Derby and that should be worth something. Also won the Florida Derby. Finally (3) Battle Of Midway for a win in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and four other lesser races. He finished third in the Derby.

Three-year-old female: I’m going to go with (1) Abel Tasman first despite the disgusting way the China Horse Club changed trainers, even though in reality it’s never a bad move to go to Bob Baffert’s barn. If you forgot, Simon Callaghan had the horse ripped from him when the jockey mistakenly didn’t wear the CHC silks. Then, in the Kentucky Oaks presser after the race, the CHC apologist/cheerleader (guess I won’t be getting any interviews from him) refused to talk about it. OK, don’t penalize the horse for their owners. Three Grade 1 wins and a second in the Breeder’s Cup Distaff should get you an Eclipse. Then I went (2) Unique Bella and (3) Paradise Woods. Sorry, Elate.

Two-year-old male: This will be the most controversial of all categories and I’m going (1) Bolt D’Oro as my pick and don’t try and talk me off it. He was nothing short of magnificent in his first three starts, all wins, including taking the FrontRunner by 7¾ lengths. But in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, he was stuck on the outside the entire race while Good Magic had an easy trip. It was as if he was taking surface streets while Good Magic was on I-5 going to Del Mar on a good day. And still Bolt finished third. (2) Good Magic gets my second vote and (3) Solomini get third because of his second in the BC Juvenile and winning effort in the Los Alamitos Futurity. He was placed third after getting a slap on the hoof from the stewards for impeding the progress of Instilled Regard down the stretch.

Two-year-old female: This one is tough and I just don’t feel we know enough about many of these fillies. So, I’ll go against conventional wisdom and vote for (1) Rushing Fall, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. She’s three for three, all on the turf. In second, I’ve got (2) Caledonia Road, who won the BC Juvenile Fillies, normally a lock for this category. Third is tough. You’ve got Dream Tree, undefeated in three races, Lady Ivanka, two for two but without a horsey clothing line at this point, and Road To Victory, who is two for two. So, I’ll go with Moonshine Memories, with two Grade 1 wins and disappointing seventh in the BC Juvenile Fillies.

That’s it for my picks. And, just to be fair, I’ll be grading them when the real electorate casts their votes to get the final three candidates. Now, how I’ll measure success will most likely be the way that makes me look the best.

Santa Anita review

Pee Wee Reese had his way with this field to win the $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes over 6½ furlongs on grass down the hill. The 5 year old won by 2¾ lengths over Next Shares.

“The game plan was to just go out there and if they wanted to catch us, they’d have to try,” said winning trainer Phil D’Amato. “This horse just keeps getting better and better. His weight, his confidence, the way Joe [Talamo] rides him with a lot of confidence — I think that’s all making a big difference.”

D’Amato is looking toward the Frank E. Kilroe Turf Mile on March 10 for his next race.

Pee Wee paid $7.20, $4.60 and $3.60.

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We’ll be back on Friday, until then, here’s the star of the show, Monday’s results.

Santa Anita Charts Results for Monday, January 1.

Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 5th day of a 59-day meet. Clear & Fast

FIRST RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 21.86 45.36 58.23 1:12.12


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

2Lipster120276–15–2½3–2½1–½Quinonez16.00
6Buck Duane122663–21–11–22–¾Franco2.40
8Black Site12081886–1½3–1Solis6.90
4Mac McLovin120444–14–2½2–14–5¾T Baze23.90
3Catability122327–37–17–3½5–5½Mt Garcia7.30
5Thunderwolf115552–½2–hd5–hd6–hdFranco26.30
1Our Tiger's Boy122181–hd3–hd4–hd7–1¼Conner2.10
7Dark Helmet117735–hd6–½88Roman4.10

2LIPSTER34.0010.605.60
6BUCK DUANE 4.003.00
8BLACK SITE 3.80
$1 EXACTA (2-6)  $55.50
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-6-8-4)  $2,227.80
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-6-8-4-3)  Carryover $2,718
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-6-8)  $71.55

Winner–Lipster Ch.g.3 by Awesome Gambler out of Sweet Lips Pooh, by Rio Verde. Bred by Terry C. Lovingier (CA). Trainer: Jorge Periban. Owner: Carrillo, Angelica and Navarro, Amanda. Mutuel Pool $256,090 Exacta Pool $169,229 Superfecta Pool $71,852 Super High Five Pool $3,563 Trifecta Pool $122,074. Scratched–none.

LIPSTER bobbled slightly at the start, chased inside, came out into the stretch, split horses nearing midstretch, angled in and rallied along the rail under urging to get up in the final stride. BUCK DUANE had good early speed and dueled three deep, took the lead on the turn, inched away a quarter mile out, drifted out into the stretch, kicked clear, drifted in some in deep stretch and was caught late. BLACK SITE settled off the rail, went outside leaving the turn, came three wide into the stretch and finished well late. MAC MCLOVIN stalked the pace off the rail, came out four wide into the stretch and was outfinished. CATABILITY between horses early, chased outside a rival then a bit off the rail, angled in on the turn, came out from the whip into the stretch and lacked a rally. THUNDERWOLF had speed off the rail then dueled between horses and weakened in the stretch. OUR TIGER'S BOY broke slowly, went up inside to duel for the lead, fought back on the turn and also weakened in the drive. DARK HELMET chased outside then alongside a rival leaving the turn, was between horses into the stretch, was crowded off heels in upper stretch and also weakened.

SECOND RACE.

1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 4 year olds and up. Time 23.89 47.99 1:13.21 1:38.49 1:44.92


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

2Boogalute122211–hd1–½1–11–4½1–3¾Van Dyke6.00
1Momma's Baby Boy122127775–12–1½Smith3.30
7Ziconic122756–2½6–3½5–hd3–½3–nsEspinoza2.90
5Antioch122544–34–1½4–22–hd4–3¼Talamo5.40
4Hollywood Strike122463–hd3–1½3–14–½5–12Maragh4.30
3Bold Papa122332–hd2–hd2–hd6–3½6–½Desormeaux5.70
6Fi Fi's Wild Heart122675–35–2½6–277T Baze14.60

2BOOGALUTE14.006.603.20
1MOMMA'S BABY BOY 4.602.80
7ZICONIC 2.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-2)  $296.80
$1 EXACTA (2-1)  $24.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-1-7-5)  $371.50
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-1-7-5-4)  $1,555.60
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-1-7)  $42.45

Winner–Boogalute Dbb.g.4 by Midnight Lute out of Bridal Song, by Vicar. Bred by Buck Pond Farm, Inc. (KY). Trainer: Mike Puype. Owner: Slugo Racing. Mutuel Pool $329,188 Daily Double Pool $67,056 Exacta Pool $193,166 Superfecta Pool $73,314 Super High Five Pool $8,670 Trifecta Pool $122,531. Scratched–none.

BOOGALUTE angled in and dueled inside, inched away on the second turn and drew clear in the stretch under urging. MOMMA'S BABY BOY chased inside then a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch and gained the place. ZICONIC settled off the rail then went outside a rival on the second turn, angled to the inside into the stretch, continued along the fence in the drive and edged a rival for the show. ANTIOCH pressed the pace four wide then stalked off the rail on the backstretch, went outside again leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch, drifted in some and was edged for third. HOLLYWOOD STRIKE dueled three deep between foes on the first turn and three wide on the backstretch and into the second turn, continued outside a foe leaving that turn and into the stretch and weakened. BOLD PAPA had good early speed and dueled between horses, came under urging while off the rail leaving the second turn and also gave way. FI FI'S WILD HEART angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, was a bit crowded into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

THIRD RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Starter Allowance. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $50,000. Time 21.98 45.44 57.91 1:10.66


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

7Li'l Grazen116643–hd3–hd1–hd1–1¾Roman5.30
1Resilient Humor123131–11–hd2–½2–2¾Pedroza3.00
6Party Hostess121512–1½2–1½3–33–2¼Gutierrez0.70
3Demigoddess1143265–hd4–24–½Franco22.90
4Reckless Charm123455–1½65–½5–2¼Talamo11.10
2Little Nati121264–14–166Fuentes11.50

7LI'L GRAZEN12.605.202.60
1RESILIENT HUMOR 4.202.40
6PARTY HOSTESS 2.10
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-7)  $98.20
$1 EXACTA (7-1)  $19.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (7-1-6-3)  $186.10
50-CENT TRIFECTA (7-1-6)  $19.80

Winner–Li'l Grazen Ch.f.4 by Grazen out of Cherry Gold, by Touch Gold. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Jack Carava. Owner: Seacoast Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $278,648 Daily Double Pool $32,296 Exacta Pool $159,458 Superfecta Pool $82,498 Trifecta Pool $126,825. Scratched–Khaleesi (BRZ).

$1 Pick Three (2-2-7) paid $1,028.50. Pick Three Pool $74,963.

LI'L GRAZEN stalked outside or off the rail, continued outside a rival on the turn, swung four wide into the stretch, bid three deep under urging to gain the lead in midstretch and inched clear in deep stretch. RESILIENT HUMOR a bit fractious in the gate, had speed inside then inched away and set the pace a bit off the rail, dueled on the turn and into the stretch, drifted back to the inside in the drive, fought back, could not match the winner late but was clearly second best. PARTY HOSTESS had speed between foes then stalked just off the rail, re-bid alongside the runner-up on the turn and into the stretch, was between horses in midstretch, also drifted in some and bested the others. DEMIGODDESS chased a bit off the rail then inside on the turn and through the stretch and lacked a rally. RECKLESS CHARM three deep early, settled off the rail chasing the pace, went outside a rival on the turn and three wide into the stretch and weakened. LITTLE NATI bobbled a step out of the gate, saved ground chasing the pace, came out between foes into the stretch and also weakened.

FOURTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 22.10 45.30 1:07.93 1:13.96


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

1Raven Creek122111–½1–½1–½1–1¼T Baze1.60
9George From Tahoe122946–24–12–22–1½Fuentes15.30
5Dreamer's Reality122565–hd5–½3–13–1¾Van Dyke19.40
2Shaymin122252–22–14–14–1Gutierrez7.30
7Croissant122734–13–hd6–45–nkFrey7.80
4Smart Knows Smart122423–½6–3½5–hd6–2¼Pedroza2.40
10Nevermissesabeat117101010108–17–hdRoman10.90
8Clem Dela Clem122877–27–hd7–28–nkTalamo16.60
6Unusual Champ122689–39–1½9–hd9–4Elliott53.40
3I'm Amore122398–2½8–31010Franco44.90

1RAVEN CREEK5.203.402.80
9GEORGE FROM TAHOE 10.805.80
5DREAMER'S REALITY 6.40
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (7-1)  $36.60
$1 EXACTA (1-9)  $31.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-9-5-2)  $2,162.10
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-9-5-2-7)  Carryover $3,531
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-9-5)  $172.80

Winner–Raven Creek B.c.3 by Old Fashioned out of Trashi Diva, by More Than Ready. Bred by William Sims (CA). Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Owner: Sims, William J. and Platts, Joey. Mutuel Pool $350,999 Daily Double Pool $37,199 Exacta Pool $222,305 Superfecta Pool $106,274 Super High Five Pool $4,626 Trifecta Pool $149,204. Scratched–Consensual, Jersey's Heat, Minister's Glory, Rustic Canyon.

$1 Pick Three (2-7-1) paid $146.70. Pick Three Pool $40,478.

RAVEN CREEK had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away midway on the hill, battled inside leaving the hill and into the stretch, responded when the runner-up loomed alongside in the stretch and held on gamely under urging. GEORGE FROM TAHOE chased outside then four wide leaving the hill and into the stretch, drifted in and bid outside the winner in midstretch and continued willingly but could not quite match that one late. DREAMER'S REALITY saved ground chasing the pace, came a bit off the rail in the stretch and bested the others. SHAYMIN dueled outside the winner then stalked a bit off the rail, midway on the hill, bid again outside that one leaving the hill and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. CROISSANT chased outside then three deep on the hill and into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. SMART KNOWS SMART stalked outside a rival then between foes on the hill and into the stretch and could not offer the needed late kick. NEVERMISSESABEAT hopped in a slow start, settled off the rail, came four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. CLEM DELA CLEM chased a bit off the rail then outside a rival, came out into the stretch and could not summon the necessary response. UNUSUAL CHAMP off a bit slowly, settled just off the inside then angled in on the hill, came out into the stretch and did not rally. I'M AMORE broke a bit slowly, also settled a bit off the fence then along the inside to the stretch and weakened in the drive. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

FIFTH RACE.

7 Furlongs. Purse: $20,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $12,500-$10,500. Time 22.56 45.42 1:10.84 1:23.93


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

8Finallygotabentley116874–2½3–12–hd1–1Roman5.30
6Karma King121652–hd2–1½4–2½2–hdPereira3.30
5Jes Jaa121581–hd1–hd1–hd3–hdGonzalez2.20
2Freddies Dream119268–½96–½4–3¼T Baze8.90
7Rprettyboyfloyd121725–hd5–23–hd5–3¼Elliott4.10
3Pulmarack121336–½4–hd5–1½6–½Conner30.60
4He'saruler1194998–37–37–6Frey18.60
1Awesome Silver121147–36–hd8–148–27Maragh14.20
9Downtownbigbrown121913–½7–hd99Quinonez24.20

8FINALLYGOTABENTLEY12.605.603.40
6KARMA KING 5.403.60
5JES JAA 2.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-8)  $31.60
$1 EXACTA (8-6)  $33.10
$1 SUPERFECTA (8-6-5-2)  $463.80
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-6-5-2-7)  $1,882.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-6-5)  $51.35

Winner–Finallygotabentley Dbb.g.8 by Bernardini out of Smarty Deb, by Smart Strike. Bred by Northwest Farms LLC (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Hollendorfer, LLC and Todaro, George. Mutuel Pool $321,024 Daily Double Pool $37,347 Exacta Pool $196,918 Superfecta Pool $94,046 Super High Five Pool $12,646 Trifecta Pool $138,255. Claimed–Rprettyboyfloyd by Besecker, Joseph E. and Rothblum, Steve. Trainer: Doug O'Neill. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (7-1-8) paid $112.60. Pick Three Pool $90,060. 50-Cent Pick Four (2-7-1/11/12/13/14-8) 507 tickets with 4 correct paid $422.20. Pick Four Pool $280,622. 50-Cent Pick Five (2-2-7-1/11/12/13/14-8) 39 tickets with 5 correct paid $11,344.55. Pick Five Pool $514,492.

FINALLYGOTABENTLEY dueled three deep between horses then stalked off the rail on the turn, re-bid four wide into the stretch, gained the advantage under urging past midstretch and inched away late. KARMA KING had good early speed and dueled between horses then outside a rival on the turn, continued between foes into and through the stretch and edged rivals for the place. JES JAA dueled inside, came off the rail into the stretch, was between foes in midstretch, drifted in late and was edged for second. FREDDIES DREAM chased inside, came out into the stretch and again in midstretch and was edged for the show three deep on the line. RPRETTYBOYFLOYD chased three deep then outside a rival, angled to the inside into the stretch, bid along the fence in midstretch and weakened late. PULMARACK settled between horses then chased outside a rival, angled in on the turn and weakened in the stretch. HE'SARULER broke a bit slowly, settled off the rail then chased outside a rival on the turn, came four wide into the stretch and lacked a rally. AWESOME SILVER saved ground stalking the pace, continued inside on the turn and weakened in the stretch. DOWNTOWNBIGBROWN pressed the pace four wide, dropped back into and on the turn, gave way and was eased in the drive.

SIXTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds. Time 21.73 44.64 56.82 1:09.43


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

4Ax Man122411–hd1–1½1–51–9½Van Dyke1.40
8More Honor122788–17–hd4–2½2–1Talamo9.00
3Lombo122332–½2–42–33–3¼Maragh15.60
1Optic122197–2½4–13–hd4–1¾Desormeaux9.20
11Alternate Rhythm1221046–½6–hd6–15–2½Pedroza14.30
10DH–Elevated Knight122924–15–1½7–26–2¼Prat10.70
2DH–Normandy Beach12221010109–½6–2¼T Baze30.70
5Shanghai Billy122575–1½3–½5–hd8–¾Bejarano2.90
6Captain N. Barron122659–39–1½109–nkElliott23.20
9The Italian122863–hd8–58–310Franco31.20

4AX MAN4.803.603.00
8MORE HONOR 10.005.80
3LOMBO 6.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-4)  $28.40
$1 EXACTA (4-8)  $19.30
$1 SUPERFECTA (4-8-3-1)  $995.00
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-8-3-1-11)  $1,405.80
50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-8-3)  $110.55
$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (8-7)  $11.80

Winner–Ax Man B.c.3 by Misremembered out of Shameful, by Flying Chevron. Bred by Hal J. Earnhardt (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Earnhardt III, Patti and Hal J.. Mutuel Pool $343,028 Daily Double Pool $29,767 Exacta Pool $208,118 Superfecta Pool $97,147 Super High Five Pool $3,686 Trifecta Pool $132,445. Scratched–Soltero.

$1 Pick Three (1-8-4) paid $32.10. Pick Three Pool $78,814. $1 Consolation Pick Three (1-8-7) paid $17.70.

AX MAN dueled between horses then outside a rival on the turn, inched away leaving the turn and drew off in the stretch under urging and a long hold late. MORE HONOR broke a bit slowly, settled outside, angled in on the turn, advanced inside in the stretch then went around a rival late for the place. LOMBO dueled inside, stalked the winner leaving the turn and into the stretch and was outkicked late for second. OPTIC saved ground stalking the pace, came out into the stretch and lacked the needed response. ALTERNATE RHYTHM stalked outside then four wide on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. NORMANDY BEACH a bit slow to begin, settled inside, came around a rival into the stretch and lacked a rally. ELEVATED KNIGHT prompted the pace four wide then stalked three deep on the turn and into the stretch and weakened. SHANGHAI BILLY pulled between horses then stalked a bit off the rail, came out into the stretch and also weakened. CAPTAIN N. BARRON settled just off the rail chasing the pace, angled in on the turn and had little left for the stretch. THE ITALIAN went up three deep between horses to press the pace, stalked between rivals on the turn, dropped back and angled in leaving the turn and gave way.

SEVENTH RACE.

About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $75,000. 'Joe Hernandez Stakes'. 4 year olds and up. Time 21.96 44.64 1:06.55 1:12.37


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

2Pee Wee Reese124241–11–1½1–31–2¾Talamo2.60
10Next Shares122109109–½7–hd2–1¾Bejarano10.00
8Richard's Boy120812–1½2–12–1½3–½Prat2.10
7Om120758–17–15–½4–2Van Dyke4.50
5Tribalist120584–hd4–13–1½5–¾Espinoza6.10
4Mr. Roary124433–hd3–hd4–hd6–nsSmith9.80
3Cimpl Man122376–hd5–hd8–37–¾Maragh41.10
9Krsto Skye120925–16–½6–hd8–1½Elliott69.70
6Law Abidin Citizen1206107–hd8–1½9–½9–1T Baze22.30
1Gold Rush Dancer124169–3101010Roman70.90

2PEE WEE REESE7.204.603.60
10NEXT SHARES 7.605.80
8RICHARD'S BOY 3.20
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-2)  $15.00
$1 EXACTA (2-10)  $36.60
$1 SUPERFECTA (2-10-8-7)  $516.20
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (2-10-8-7-5)  $726.30
50-CENT TRIFECTA (2-10-8)  $77.95

Winner–Pee Wee Reese Dbb.h.5 by Tribal Rule out of Bluegrass Belle, by Unbridled's Song. Bred by Nick Alexander (CA). Trainer: Philip D'Amato. Owner: Nicholas B. Alexander. Mutuel Pool $521,973 Daily Double Pool $46,045 Exacta Pool $285,927 Superfecta Pool $129,537 Super High Five Pool $7,615 Trifecta Pool $178,496. Scratched–Conquest Daddyo, Smokey Image, Sycamore Lane.

$1 Pick Three (8-4-2) paid $58.10. Pick Three Pool $58,845. $1 Consolation Pick Three (8-7-2) paid $27.40.

PEE WEE REESE went up inside to duel for the lead, inched away on the hill and drew off in the stretch under left handed urging. NEXT SHARES dropped back off the rail early, went outside a rival leaving the hill and four wide into the stretch and finished well. RICHARD'S BOY had speed off the rail then prompted the pace outside the winner, stalked just off the inside on the hill and into the stretch and held third. OM tossed his head some at the start, pulled between horses and steadied after the right hand curve, stalked between foes, came out into the stretch and bested the others. TRIBALIST stalked between horses down the hill, came three wide into the stretch and weakened. MR. ROARY angled in and saved ground stalking the pace, continued along the rail in the stretch and weakened. CIMPL MAN pulled between foes then chased inside, came out some leaving the hill and into the stretch and lacked a rally. KRSTO SKYE was in a good position stalking the pace three deep down the hill, came four wide into the stretch and weakened. LAW ABIDIN CITIZEN broke a bit slowly, pulled his way along three deep chasing the pace, angled in between horses into the stretch and also weakened. GOLD RUSH DANCER saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside in the stretch and had little left for the drive. Rail on hill at 14 feet.

EIGHTH RACE.

6 Furlongs. Purse: $30,000. Starter Optional Claiming. 3 year olds. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 22.02 45.46 58.15 1:11.39


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½StrFinJockey$1

6Utah Ute122615–14–½4–11–1¼Frey9.10
3Zippy Groom1203121211–½7–hd2–¾Gonzalez23.90
8Get Em Up Scout122894–hd3–12–½3–¾Franco10.00
9Treasure Hunter1209108–16–25–hd4–½Pereira3.10
1Royal Trump120131–hd1–½1–15–1½Prat3.30
7Royal Bar120742–12–13–hd6–1¼T Baze5.80
2Luke's On Fire120263–hd5–hd6–37–¾Talamo41.00
4Cannonball Comin1154119–hd12128–nsRoman31.30
5Big Hunk120526–hd9–½10–19–nkVan Dyke32.20
11Ima Take Charge12211710–hd7–hd8–½10–½Desormeaux8.80
10Time for Cioppino1201087–½8–hd9–hd11–1½Bejarano56.30
12For Him12012511–210–2½11–1½12Maragh6.50

6UTAH UTE20.209.406.40
3ZIPPY GROOM 21.2011.40
8GET EM UP SCOUT 7.80
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (2-6)  $70.00
$1 EXACTA (6-3)  $204.80
$1 SUPERFECTA (6-3-8-9)  $12,270.40
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (6-3-8-9-1)  Carryover $3,537
50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-3-8)  $1,081.30

Winner–Utah Ute Dbb.g.3 by Champ Pegasus out of Spiritus Dominatus, by Friends Lake. Bred by Richard Barton Enterprises (CA). Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill. Owner: Blue Bayou Stable, Robershaw, Richie, Westside Racing and O'Neill, Doug. Mutuel Pool $392,285 Daily Double Pool $43,237 Exacta Pool $240,268 Superfecta Pool $121,738 Super High Five Pool $4,639 Trifecta Pool $162,754. Scratched–none.

$1 Pick Three (4-2-6) paid $76.30. Pick Three Pool $52,025.

UTAH UTE stalked between horses to the stretch, bid between rivals under left handed urging to gain the lead in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. ZIPPY GROOM settled off the pace inside, came out leaving the turn and into the stretch and again in midstretch and finished well to gain the place. GET EM UP SCOUT stalked three deep to the stretch, bid three wide a sixteenth out and held third. TREASURE HUNTER stalked three deep then four wide leaving the turn and into the stretch and was edged for the show. ROYAL TRUMP sent inside to duel for the lead, inched away in midstretch, fought back in deep stretch and was overtaken late. ROYAL BAR had speed between horses then dueled outside a rival until nearing midstretch and weakened in the final furlong. LUKE'S ON FIRE between rivals early, saved ground stalking the pace to the stretch and lacked the needed rally inside. CANNONBALL COMIN settled outside a rival then a bit off the rail, swung four wide into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. BIG HUNK stalked a bit off the rail, angled in on the turn and weakened. IMA TAKE CHARGE chased between horses on the backstretch and turn, angled in some nearing the stretch and lacked a further response. TIME FOR CIOPPINO broke through the gate before the start, chased between rivals, came out four wide into the stretch and weakened. FOR HIM chased outside, went four wide on the turn and five wide into the stretch and had little left for the drive.

NINTH RACE.

1 Mile Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 24.15 48.22 1:11.85 1:23.17 1:35.09


PgmHorseWtPPSt¼½¾StrFinJockey$1

1Shazara121198–½8–1½6–½5–21–hdPereira20.70
8How About Zero119832–12–12–21–22–nkGutierrez2.10
3Causeforcommotion121313–hd4–½3–hd3–23–1¼T Baze10.20
9The Tulip 1219101010106–½4–¾Smith2.70
7Ms Wakaya123721–11–11–hd2–15–1¼Maragh20.70
10Be Mine1191069–1½9–1½9–hd8–1½6–½Prat3.60
2Zuzanna119245–15–14–½4–hd7–3¾Quinonez48.70
6Sasini 121677–hd7–hd7–hd9–28–nkVan Dyke7.80
5Zero Zee119554–½3–hd5–1½7–hd9–4½Talamo25.60
4Antonina 123486–½6–hd8–11010Blanc29.40

1SHAZARA43.4017.207.60
8HOW ABOUT ZERO 4.603.20
3CAUSEFORCOMMOTION 5.00
$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-1)  $358.80
$1 EXACTA (1-8)  $73.70
$1 SUPERFECTA (1-8-3-9)  $1,876.80
$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-8-3-9-7)  $22,028.50
50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-8-3)  $219.90

Winner–Shazara Dbb.m.6 by El Corredor out of Sekmet, by Empire Maker. Bred by Mr. & Mrs. J. S. Moss (KY). Trainer: Gary Sherlock. Owner: Lovingier, Terry C. and Mansor, Tom. Mutuel Pool $467,748 Daily Double Pool $135,312 Exacta Pool $240,832 Superfecta Pool $131,800 Super High Five Pool $24,230 Trifecta Pool $180,413. Scratched–Achira, Bombilate, Hacktivism, Peach Cove (NZ).

$1 Pick Three (2-6-1) paid $1,065.40. Pick Three Pool $149,607. 50-Cent Pick Four (4/7-2-6-1) 626 tickets with 4 correct paid $1,093.40. Pick Four Pool $896,286. 50-Cent Pick Five (8-4/7-2-6-1) 45 tickets with 5 correct paid $5,359.25. Pick Five Pool $315,993. $2 Pick Six (1/11/12/13/14-8-4/7-2-6-1) 121 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $170.60. $2 Pick Six (1/11/12/13/14-8-4/7-2-6-1) 2 tickets with 6 correct paid $53,275.40. Pick Six Pool $179,507. $2 Pick Six Jackpot (1/11/12/13/14-8-4/7-2-6-1) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $134,364.

SHAZARA saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch and in midstretch and rallied under urging to get up three wide on the line. HOW ABOUT ZERO stalked outside a rival then just off the rail, bid outside the pacesetter on the second turn, took the lead into the stretch, kicked clear toward the inside and held on well but was caught on the line. CAUSEFORCOMMOTION saved ground stalking the pace, came out past midstretch and went on willingly between foes late. THE TULIP (IRE) unhurried a bit off the rail the inside on the second turn, continued along the fence in the stretch and went on willingly to the wire. MS WAKAYA sped to the early lead, angled in and set the pace inside, fought back on the second turn and was outfinished in the final furlong. BE MINE settled outside then alongside a rival, came out four wide into the stretch and could not summon the needed late kick. ZUZANNA stalked inside then between horses to the stretch and did not rally. SASINI (GB) chased outside then three deep to the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. ZERO ZEE close up stalking the pace three wide to the stretch, also weakened. ANTONINA (PER) chased between horses on the first turn and backstretch and into the second turn, continued outside a rival into the stretch and also weakened.


AttendanceHandle
On-Track10,733$1,438,562
Inter-TrackN/A$1,915,570
Out of StateN/A$8,379,632
TOTAL10,733 $11,733,764

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