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Santa Anita Weekly Report Week 5

Thursday Santa Anita Park Recap: January 25

Fast main track and firm turf course. One dueling front running winner at a flat mile on dirt. The winning turf course running styles were a stalker at one mile, a last-to-first closer down the hill, and a downhill stalker (rail at 30 feet/rail on hill at 14 feet).

No riding or training doubles on Thursday.

January 25 Claims: Race 7 - Fracas ($40k, Craig Dollase).

It was the same bridesmaid story for Looking At Thelake as the beaten favorite in the downhill finale. She sat back and finished nicely for the place under Rafael Bejarano. She ran a winning race this time and may have found a home on the hill.

Friday Santa Anita Park Recap: January 26

Fast main track and firm turf course. Four front running winners on dirt (6f, 8f, 6f, 5.5f). The winning turf course running styles were a last-to-first closer at one mile, a pace presser at one mile, and a downhill stalker (rail at 20 feet/rail on hill at 7 feet).

Flavien Prat and Peter Miller teamed up for two wins.

January 26 Claims: Race 1 - Winning Element ($40k, Doug O’Neill), Royal Opera House ($40k, Alfredo Marquez). Race 3 - Rye Patch ($6250k, Jesus Nunez), Hawk’s Eyes (claim voided, reason vet). Race 5 - Tammy’s Window ($32k, William Morey).

Fahan Mura dueled, took a short lead, and held off Quinn Murphy in a game neck victory for Nw3L claiming turf route fillies and mares in today’s fifth race. The runner-up packs a decent late kick and might be able to clear this condition next time.

 


Spend Spend Spend did everything but graduate in the sixth race. She stalked, pounced, and was run down late by well-meant Baffert first timer Cognitive. The top two finishers were well clear of the rest.

Saturday Santa Anita Park Recap: January 27

Fast main track and firm turf course. One front running winner at one mile on dirt. The winning turf course running styles were a front runner down the hill, a downhill stalker, a patient runner down the hill, a closer at nine furlongs, and a dueling front runner at one mile.

Four wins for Evin Roman. Red hot trainer William Morey saddled two more winners including Rye in the Unusual Heat Turf Classic.

January 27 Claims: Race 2 - Hoffenheim ($40k, David Jacobson).

How About Zero was back in a preferred downhill sprint and burst clear to win the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint by 2+ lengths over late running Barbara Beatrice. Post time favorite Miss Sunset dueled inside and easily held 3rd over How Unusual.

Masochistic did not show up and Edwards Going Left made 2-1 look like a gift in a facile victory in the Cal Cup Sprint. The winner was exiting a good place finish in the G1 Malibu. As for Masochistic, he was never a six panel horse, and his best sprinting days are in the rear view mirror.

Heck Yeah figured to be on or near the lead in the Cal Cup Turf Sprint, but he broke slow and rallied from 8th to win by 2.5 lengths for Van Dyke/Baffert. He is talented and versatile.

Heck Yeah Horse Racing Handicapping Past Performances 


In an entertaining renewal of the Unusual Heat Turf Classic, Rye got his head down on the line to nip Camino Del Paraiso and Accountability, with He Willcharging late for 4th. Camino Del Paraiso clipped heels approaching the far turn, and He Will broke lacked room in the stretch.

Sunday Santa Anita Park Recap: January 28

Fast main track and firm turf course. Three front running winners on dirt (6.5f, 6f, 5.5f). The winning turf course running styles were two front runners down the hill, a last-to-first closer down the hill, and a dueling front runner at one mile (rail at 10 feet/rail on hill at 14 feet).     

Rafael Bejarano and Tiago Pereira both booted home a pair. Eddie Truman and James Cassidy both saddled two winners.

January 28 Claims: Race 3 - Be a Lady ($20k, Jerry Hollendorfer), Scathing ($18k, Vladimir Cerin), Princess Kendra ($20k, Reed Saldana).

Flavien Prat stole the Clockers’ Corner Stakes aboard Calculator. He quickly opened up by two lengths after a 1/4 mile and that was all she wrote. I thought eventual runner-up Fly To Mars was the controlling speed but Prat was having none of that. Perfectly Majestic did what he always does and landed a share. If the top two meet again on the hill, I will take my chances with Fly To Mars.  


 

First timer Rockin Ready was ready to roll in her downhill debut for D'Amato but chalk Toinette had the last word in a desperate nose victory (7th race). Show finisher Stradella Road did all of the pace dirty work and ran a decent race.
 

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