Santa Anita Park Report (May 3-5)
Santa Anita Recap for Friday (5-3-19)
Fast main track and firm turf course. Two front running winners at 5.5 furlongs on dirt. The winning turf course running styles were a front runner at one mile, a front runner at nine furlongs, a stalker at five furlongs, and a stalker at one mile (rail at 10 feet).
Riding double for Victor Espinoza.
The 20 cent Rainbow Pick 6 pool was $89,833 and multiple winning tickets paid $5,999.02each. There will be a jackpot carryover of $313,808 when live racing resumes Saturday, May 4.
May 3 Claims: Race 1 – Captivate ($25k, Vann Belvoir). Race 6 – R Cha Cha ($40k, Charles Treece). Race 7 – Hailey Rachele ($16k, Reed Saldana).
Santa Anita Recap for Saturday (5-4-19)
Fast main track and firm turf course. There were no front running winners on dirt. The winning turf course running styles were a front runner at five furlongs, a stalker at one mile, a front runner at one mile, and a stalker at one mile.
Aaron Gryder and Joe Talamo both booted home a pair. Victor Espinoza, John Sadler, and Hronis Racing teamed up for two wins.
The 20 cent Rainbow Pick 6 pool was $185,732 and multiple winning tickets paid $2,496.82each. There will be a jackpot carryover of $356,333 when live racing resumes Sunday, May 5.
Angels Flight Stakes Recap (5-4-19): Winner – Miss My Rose ($5.80)
Sneaking Out crossed the line first under Rafael Bejarano but was disqualified and placed 2nd for bumping with Miss My Rose. Those two were well clear of post time favorite Hard Not to Love. Longshots Tiz a Master and Stealthediamonds trailed.
Senorita Stakes (G3) Recap (5-4-19): Winner – Maxim Rate ($4.40)
Maxim Rate got the job done as the favorite in this graded turf route. She stalked the pace and would not let Lady Prancealot by in a solid 1/2 length victory under Kent Desormeaux. Lady Prancealot rallied from last and was 2nd, and early leader Ladymidtown just held 3rd over Hostess. The final two finishers were All Star Cast and Miss Flawless.
May 4 Claims: Race 4 Desert General ($16k, Ryan Hanson), Implicitly ($16k Jorge Periban).
Santa Anita Recap for Sunday (5-5-19)
Fast main track and firm turf course. One front running winner at one mile on dirt. The winning turf course running styles were a last-to-first closer at one mile, a last-to-first closer at nine furlongs, a stalker at nine furlongs, a front runner at one mile, and a patient runner at one mile.
Riding doubles for Rafael Bejarano, Kent Desormeaux, and Ruben Fuentes. Trainer James Cassidy saddled two turf route winners.
The 20 cent Rainbow Pick 6 pool was $212,693 and multiple winning tickets paid $14,203.12 each. There will be a jackpot carryover of $405,029 when live racing resumes Friday, May 10.
May 5 Claims: Race 2 – Street Image ($50k, Philip D’Amato).