Santa Anita Racetrack
Our Feature Today Is The
Presented By: MEOW MIX
The Late Scratches of:
ALEX-P + Elite Mercedes
have left us with a Fine Field of 7
Leading them onto the track is
A top quality STALLION who usually shows fierce Determination, Energy and Flair when he finds a new gear at the head of the Stretch to close gamely on the front runners
He leaves from Gate #1 @ 4/1
In Gate #2
A FILLY who does not know the meaning of the word: QUIT
She is super FAST out of the Gate so
look for her on the Early Lead...
She is usually in the winner's circle or in a photo for placement
She goes off @ 9/2
In PP #3
A much improving STALLION who has his connections somewhat puzzled about
BLINKERS ON? OFF?
Today they are Back ON
This horse tries hard but on some racing surfaces he struggles without firing his best run
and often does better at longer distances
He leaves at odds of: 6/1
Out Of Gate #4
A Feisty FILLY who can take the lead and leave the field playing catch-up
She can hang back even spotting the Field several lengths and then Close like The Super-Train Express all the way to the finish line and winner's circle
Her last race was an incredible run
from Last to First in breathtaking fractions!
But -- She often Bounces after a big win so she remains the Eternal Question-Mark
She is the favorite today: 5/2
In PP #5
An Older STALLION who has shown signs of age this season, rarely running with his Outstanding winning form of last year
He does have His Moments
He set a new track record this year in one race and has a few additional good efforts among the lack-luster van-off ones
He has not returned to his excellent form of last year and may be given another xray to check out the Gate incident that had him vanned off with a shin injury
Another 'puzzler' @ 8/1
From Gate #6
A Spectacular FILLY who rarely is not In-The-Money She often surges to the front for the early lead and occasionally, leaves her best effort in the first half of the race
On other days she fires like a cannon and leaves the field wondering HUH!
as they struggle to keep up with her!
She leaves @ 7/2
Rounding out the field in gate 7
A Fractous FILLY who often displays her SHENANIGANS in the Post Parade and starting gate
She can win a race only to finish last in her next effort Her connections never know WHICH RUFFIAN will run on any given day
She is at odds of: 10/1
We now turn you over to our
Thank You Trevor
The Horses are standing quietly as they wait for
CRIMINAL-TYPE to decide he wants to go into the gate!
Apparently NOT so the Blindfold is being put on...
Everyone finally ready now
And -- Awaaaaaay They Go
INTO~THE~MYSTIC & I~RUN~FOR~FUN
sprint for the Early Lead
A half length back is DUSTY
just a half-length ahead of RUFFIAN
And KD have yet to fire....
Heading into the Turn .....
The Pace has Quickened suddenly as
RUFFIAN has found another Gear and has taken over the Lead by a Head
DUSTY is right there at her shoulder
I~RUN~FOR~FUN is just a half length behind the 2 front-running-Fillies
INTO~THE~MYSTIC is holding steady
in 4th and is not thru yet
KD is running behind the Front-4-Fillies
REAL~QUIET + CRIMINAL-TYPE
trail the field about 6 lengths behind
And Down The Stretch They Come!
DUSTY + RUFFIAN neck and neck with neither Filly giving in or giving up
I~RUN~FOR~FUN holding strong in 3rd
INTO~THE~MYSTIC full of run in 4th
The 3 Stallions are at least 7 Lengths trailing the FAB-FOUR-FILLIES!
Its gonna be LADIES DAY today in the SuperFecta
But WHO will get there FIRST?
AND AT THE WIRE
PHOTO FINISH FOR THE WIN
HOLD ALL TICKETS
DUSTY: REPEATS With A WIN
Over RUFFIAN who had her Running-Shoes on today!
I-R-F-F for the Trifecta
I-T-M rounds out Superfecta
In 5th > KD
In 6th > RQ
In 7th > CT
DUSTY > $109.60
RUFFIAN > $82.60
I-RUN-FOR-FUN > $65.70
INTO-THE-MYSTIC > $59.90
KD > $35.20
REAL-QUIET > $19.90
CRIMINAL-TYPE >> $13.50
Eased at the Wire
CONGRATS TO THE FILLIES FOR A SWEEP!
We bid you a Good Evening and Safe Drive Home
From Santa Anita Racetrack