first_img3 17% 2 BACK FULL TIME AT SANTA ANITA, T. BAZE DOUBLES 4 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: Stronach 5 All-Star Ticket for October 11th, 2019XBTV Friday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 11th, 2019 2 FEATURES:A Candid Conversation With Jockey Flavien Prat: Part 1 of 2A Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 1A Candid Conversation With Jockey Joseph Talamo: Part 2WORK OUTS:American Theorem (Outside) and Knifes Edge (Papaprodromou) 10/11/19Seeking the Soul (Stewart) 10/11/19Draft Pick (Outside) and Storm the Court (Eurton) 10/11/19Roadster (Outside) and Leading Score (Baffert) 10/10/19McKinzie (Baffert) 10/10/19Bast (Outside) and Hot Sean (Baffert) 10/09/19S Y Sky (Outside) and Violette Szabo (D’Amato) 10/06/19Gypsy Blu (Glatt) 10/05/19 TWO ‘GRAZENS’ CARRY NICK ALEXANDER’S COLORS (Current Through Thursday, Oct. 10) JockeyMts 1st 3 33% 2 50% Money Won Abel Cedillo45 31% Tiago Pereira25 11% 10% LISA BERNARD POSTS HER FIRST TRAINING VICTORY 26% 35% $102,734 27% 2 $133,045 45% ITM% 3rd 5 $145,791 3 5 John Sadler28 ITM% Simon Callaghan11 6 10% $32,121 22% 5 5 2 4 Bob Baffert15 2 QUEEN BEE TO YOU HAS TRAINER LERNER BUZZING 69% 3 42% $493,533 0 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 14% 2 Richard Mandella15 5 TrainerSts Jorge Velez35 17% 12% 1 1 Richard Baltas28 $513,485 1 27% Doug O’Neill34 5 52% J.C. Diaz, Jr.22 $497,185 2 56% 14% 4 $111,179 6 3 7 16% 26% 14% 60% 38% 1 1 30% $173,237 $213,168 0 12% 3 ALEXANDER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN CALIFORNIA DISTAFFLongtime California owner/breeder Nick Alexander will be represented by another daughter of Grazen in addition to favored S Y Sky in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap at 5 ½ furlongs turf.That would be Just Grazed Me, gray like the five-year-old S Y Sky, and like her stablemate, never out of the money.“I think she’s shown an affinity for the grass,” said trainer Phil D’Amato of the four-year-old filly, third in the restricted Daisycutter at Del Mar on July 20 before winning an overnight event going five furlongs on grass at the seaside oval Aug. 14.“It’s nice to have a one-two Grazen punch for the Nick Alexander team in there and they’re both ready to go,” D’Amato said, “so we’re looking forward to it.”The California Distaff Handicap, race seven of nine: S Y Sky, Drayden Van Dyke, 7-5; Silk From Heaven, Eswan Flores, 20-1; Gypsy Blu, Abel Cedillo, 5-1; Queen Bee to You, Ruben Fuentes, 8-1; Don’t Sell, Mario Gutierrez, 5-2; and Just Grazed Me, Geovanni Franco, 5-2.First post time Saturday is 12:30 p.m.QUEEN BE TOO YOU RETURN TO TURF SPRINT FOR LERNERQueen Bee to You has run three times on dirt for Andrew Lerner since the 30-year-old trainer took over from Michael Pender, winning the $100,000 Bertrando by a nose at nearly 11-1 odds on June 19 at Los Alamitos.On Saturday, the five-year-old Old Topper mare returns to turf in the California Distaff Handicap at 5 ½ furlongs. She has two wins and three seconds in seven starts on Santa Anita’s grass course.“She’s coming into the race really well,” Lerner said. “I wanted to sprint her; I wanted to shorten her up. She’s done well sprinting down the hill although 5 ½ might be a little short for her, but I think we’ll have some pace to run at.“She’s for real at this turf distance and she’s doing well as she goes up the ladder.”XPRESSBET FIRST CALLXpressbet First Call is a weekly handicapping and analysis podcast focused on the top Thoroughbred racetracks in America. It features industry veterans Jeff Siegel as the lead handicapper and host Jeremy Plonk. To listen to this weekly podcast please visit:     FINISH LINES: Lisa Bernard was whooping it up big time on the Grandstand  Mezzanine Thursday, rooting home Reds Sacred Appeal and jockey Evin Roman, who posted a 2 ¼-length victory in the first race at a $14.60 payoff for the 36-year-old owner/trainer’s maiden victory. “She gave the horse time and had it ready,” said Tony Matos, agent for Roman, adding that Bernard took over the horses formerly trained by Walther Solis, who was one of several Winner’s Circle revelers. A three-year-old chestnut filly by Twice the Appeal bred in California by Rusty and Debi Brown, Reds Sacred Appeal had not raced since July 12 at Los Alamitos but had been working forwardly at San Luis Rey Downs . . . After a successful six-month tour riding regularly in Kentucky, Tyler Baze is back at The Great Race Place where he won two races Thursday and plans to ride full time at Santa Anita “as long as there is racing,” said his agent of 10 years, Craig O’Bryan . . . With his 5 ¼-length triumph in Thursday’s feature race aboard Mo See Cal for trainer Peter Miller, Abel Cedillo took an 8-7 lead over Drayden Van Dyke in the jockeys’ race through eight days of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet. Cedillo and Van Dyke each have three stakes wins. Among trainers, Doug O’Neill sent out Howbeit to capture the fifth race, giving him a 9-7 edge over runner-up Phil D’Amato . . .Tom Quigley’s pre-race simulcast handicapping seminar guest on Saturday is handicapper & Thoroughbred scout, Larry Zapp.  On Sunday, Tom will be joined by LA Times Newsletter handicapper, Ciaran Thornton… Santa Anita offers holiday racing this Monday, Columbus Day, with first post time 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. 53% 28% 2 4 Tyler Baze10 3 Ruben Fuentes29 2 2nd $409,068 24% Drayden Van Dyke29 1st 11% 20% 4 3 2 0 $610,040 18% Evin Roman20 Philip D’Amato23 54% Money Won 6 2 0 6 $152,889 48% 11% Mike Smith18 6 2 10 30% $85,604 Win% Martin Garcia19 3 7 55% 2 Rafael Bejarano30 $249,927 3 8 50% 4 $230,488 1 $317,792 50% Flavien Prat29 3 $671,357 3 Peter Miller18 9 71% 53% 43% $198,824 Jeff Mullins19 3 $333,362 $105,440 7 3 $195,639 12% 5 $215,853 Mark Glatt17 4 3 Win% 40% Geovanni Franco25 7 $579,882 0 2nd 25% Craig Anthony Lewis9 $119,047 5 3 XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on October 12th, 2019 2 Vann Belvoir7 1 0 6 1 5 3 28% 29% 60% 3rdlast_img

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