G1 La Brea Stakes Opening Day @ Santa Anita

G1 La Brea Stakes Opening Day @ Santa Anita

Postby stark » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:53 pm

7th Race. (C7) La Brea Stakes (Grade I)
$300,000 Guaranteed
STAKES
Purse $300,000 Guaranteed Seven Furlongs
FOR FILLIES, THREE-YEAR-OLDS.

1 MISS SUNSET (L) '14 F 122 Leparoux, J Klein or Lebherz Jeff Bonde
2 MARLEY'S FREEDOM (L) '14 F 120 Castellano, J Cicero Farms, LLC R. B. Hess, Jr.
3 UNIQUE BELLA (L) '14 F 122 Smith, M Don Alberto Stable Jerry Hollendorfer
4 MOPOTISM (L) '14 F 120 Gutierrez, M Reddam Racing, LLC Doug O'Neill
5 FAYPIEN (L) '14 F 122 Van Dyke, D Baoma Corporation Bob Baffert
6 JUST A LITTLE HOPE (L) '14 F 120 Stevens, G Catherine Zoc Dan L. Hendricks Blk-On
7 PARADISE WOODS (L) '14 F 124 Prat, F Wygod, Wygod or Sarkowsky Richard Mandella
8 PRINCESS KAREN (L) '14 F 120 Desormeaux, K Bonde, Brown, Jr. or Norton Jeff Bonde
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: G1 La Brea Stakes Opening Day @ Santa Anita

Postby Izvestia » Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Tough call between the top 2, but I’m going with Unique Bella.
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Re: G1 La Brea Stakes Opening Day @ Santa Anita

Postby middleground » Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:37 pm

The big two are easily the best of this field and will rightfully draw all the money, but maybe they'll be hindered a tad by the distance. Princess Karen or Miss Sunset might be worth a look if the odds are attractive enough.
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Re: G1 La Brea Stakes Opening Day @ Santa Anita

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:36 pm

The BC F&M Sprint was the same distance, IIRC, and 'Bella took off, running very low fractions for the first half mile. And then she tired and finished 7th. Mike is going to need to get her to relax a bit more if he doesn't want a repeat of the BC.
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Re: G1 La Brea Stakes Opening Day @ Santa Anita

Postby Sparrow Castle » Tue Dec 26, 2017 7:47 pm

Santa Anita: Bella is brilliant in La Brea
Unique Bella caught Paradise Woods in the final furlong to win the first Grade 1 race of her career in Tuesday's $300,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Mike Smith, Unique Bella ($4.60) finished three-quarters of a length in front of 2-1 Paradise Woods, who was followed by 15-1 Mopotism in the field of eight. Unique Bella ran seven furlongs in 1:21.49.

Princess Karen set an early lead of 22.26 seconds for the opening quarter-mile, closely followed by Paradise Woods and Unique Bella. Paradise Woods took the lead on the turn, closely tracked by Unique Bella.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/39850-santa-anita-bella-is-brilliant-in-la-brea
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Re: G1 La Brea Stakes Opening Day @ Santa Anita

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:54 pm

'Bella is back!!
I really look forward to watching her run as a more mature, more settled four-year-old. :D
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Re: G1 La Brea Stakes Opening Day @ Santa Anita

Postby Izvestia » Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:00 pm

Very nice win by Bella. She showed maturity to not be speed-crazy and I think this sets her up for rating in longer distances.
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Re: G1 La Brea Stakes Opening Day @ Santa Anita

Postby stark » Wed Dec 27, 2017 1:04 pm

98 BSF
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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