STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019

first_img$948,492 $752,436 38% 23 8 41% 3 6 27% 23% Peter Eurton31 3rd 6 Win% 48% 42% 20% $702,627 Mark Glatt40 42% 4 $231,207 BELLAFINA AT HER BEST FOR THE  LAS VIRGENES 4 56% William E. Morey39 $526,567 19% 11 $791,957 13% Assael Espinoza66 12 42% 48% 5 8 JockeyMts 15 BLINKERS OFF YA GOTTA WANNA IN SAN MARCOS 17 14% 40% 8 $662,414 58% 10 Steve Knapp30 32% Money Won 5 Mike Smith44 59% Flavien Prat111 J. Keith Desormeaux33 15 58% 10 15% 15 11% 12 19% 68% 3rd 5 Money Won FOX2’S ‘SATURDAY AT THE RACES’ SHOW BEGINS Joel Rosario119 1 42% 18 $266,921 7 8 11 8% $537,788 $817,510 1 Ruben Fuentes61 9 5 9% 5 7 Philip D’Amato55 8 Bob Baffert44 2nd 13% 5 41% $1,765,088 Tyler Baze123 Heriberto Figueroa112 48% In-$ % SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 27% 19 7 In $ % $799,031 5 30% $245,100 Edwin Maldonado41 9 8 8 Jeff Mullins32 29% $138,785 2 Richard Baltas66 9 BLACKJACKCAT IN DEBUT FOR HOLLENDORFER 6 Kent Desormeaux55 7center_img Martin Pedroza44 $121,027 $220,203 28 58% 5 $163,991 62% 8 2nd 14 Win% 43% 5 13% TrainerSts 17% 11 50% $725,654 14 LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTVMICHAEL MCCARTHY SHEDROW STROLL: GETTING TO KNOW AXELRODMICHAEL MCCARTHY SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW LIAM THE CHARMER, A GRADED STAKES WINNERKING GLORIOUS STAKES WINNER GALILEAN (OUTSIDE) AND HE WILL WORKING THIS MORNING FOR TRAINER JERRY HOLLENDORFERFINISH LINES: Richard Baltas, third in Santa Anita’s Winter Meet standings with 12 wins, has six horses entered today, two in the third race, boosting his number for the meet to 72, second only to leader Doug O’Neill‘s 92. “You can’t make money sitting in the barn,” said Baltas, whose horses here have earned $791,957 to date . . . Jean Carlos Diaz Jr. makes his North America riding debut today. The 18-year-old from Puerto Rico is named on Irish Ballad in the second race and June Two Four in the seventh. Accompanying the 10-pound apprentice jockey represented by agent Tony Matos is his 41-year-old father, Puerto-Rico-based Juan Diaz, a top rider in his own right who needs 80 victories to reach 5,000 in his career . . . Trainer Michael McCarthy of City of Light/Pegasus World Cup fame plans to saddle John Henry Turf Championship winner Liam The Charmer in the $2.95 million HH The Amir Trophy (presented by Longines) at a mile and a half at Al Rayyan Race Course in Qatar on Feb. 23. “The owners want to run there,” the trainer noted . . . Purr-ty good hunch exacta box in today’s third race: 5-2 morning line favorite See That Kat and 8-1 chance Cat’s Desire . . . An additional reminder, special early first post time for an 11-race card Saturday is 11:30 a.m. SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST SATURDAY IS 11:30 A.M. $678,461 BELLAFINA DOING ‘GREAT’ FOR LAS VIRGENESRecapturing her best form winning the Grade II Santa Ynez Stakes by 8 ½ lengths on Jan. 6 after being “in season” during a disappointing fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies last Nov. 2, Bellafina is Jon White’s 2-5 favorite to continue her winning ways in Saturday’s Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile.“She’s coming into this race great,” said Simon Callaghan on a brisk Thursday morning that saw temperatures hovering just above freezing (36 degrees) at 6 a.m. “She hasn’t missed any works and trained really well since her debut this year. We’re looking forward to the race.”Owned by Kaleem Shah, Bellafina drew in the middle of five entered with the three post position. The bay daughter of Quality Road once again will be ridden by Flavien Prat, who has been aboard in all of her six previous races, winning four.The Las Virgenes, race five of 11 with an 11:30 a.m. first post time: Calf Moon Bay, Joel Rosario, 12-1; Enaya Alrabb, Mike Smith, 4-1; Bellafina, Flavien Prat, 2-5; Mother Mother, Drayden Van Dyke, 7-2; and Tomlin, Tyler Baze, 15-1.YA GOTTA WANNA TRIES SAN MARCOS SANS BLINKERSYa Gotta Wanna returns to stakes company Saturday in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes for older horses scheduled for 1 ¼ miles on turf. It will mark his first race since last Dec. 28 when the five-year-old Proud Citizen gelding steadied finishing seventh as the 2-1 favorite in an overnight race.“He’s ready to run,” said trainer Phil D’Amato. “We’re trying something different by taking the blinkers off to try to get him to relax more and hopefully he’ll finish better.”Ya Gotta Wanna has had 14 career starts, racing in blinkers in his last 13 straight.The San Marcos, which goes as race nine: Unapologetic, Geovanni Franco, 10-1; Roman Rosso, Evin Roman, 12-1; Chicago Style, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; Epical, Tyler Baze, 7-2; Platinum Warrior, Shane Foley, 12-1; Sejo, Flavien Prat, 12-1; Dabster, Joe Talamo, 5-1; Beach View, Rafael Bejarano, 5-1; Lucky Soul, Heriberto Figueroa, 30-1; Flamboyant, Brice Blanc, 12-1; India Mantuana, Joel Rosario, 20-1; Ya Gotta Wanna, Aaron Gryder, 12-1; and Prince of Arabia, Kent Desormeaux, 30-1.BLACKJACKCAT DEBUTS FOR HOLLENDORFER IN THUNDER ROADHard-hitting veteran Blackjackcat makes his first start for Jerry Hollendorfer Saturday in the Grade III Thunder Road Stakes for older horses at one mile on turf after campaigning in his previous 20 starts for trainer Mark Glatt.“He’s doing real well,” Hollendorfer said of the six-year-old Tale of the Cat gelding owned and bred by Al and Sandee Kirkwood. “We’ll see how he does.”Blackjackcat was fifth in last year’s Thunder Road after a wide trip as the even-money favorite. He has six wins and five thirds, with earnings of $590,365.The Thunder Road, which goes as race seven: River Boyne, Flavien Prat, 8-5; Ohio, Ruben Fuentes, 5-2; Le Ken, Tyler Baze, 10-1; Desert Stone, Joel Rosario, 3-1; True Valor, Andrea Azteni, 8-1; and Blackjackcat, Mike Smith, 5-1.FOX2 AIRS LAS VIRGENES STAKES SATURDAYFox2 begins its “Saturday at the Races” show in two days featuring the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile airing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.Nine other “Saturday at the Races” shows from Santa Anita are scheduled to be aired, with Michelle Yu reporting. In addition to the Las Virgenes, they are:Monday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., the California Cup Derby; Saturday, Feb. 23, the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes, 12 noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, the Pasadena Stakes, 12 noon to 3 p.m.; Saturday, March 9, the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; also, Saturday, March 16, the Grade I Beholder Mile and the Grade III San Simeon Stakes, 2 p.m. to 4:30; and Saturday, April 6, the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.Races to be determined will also air Friday, April 12, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 16% 9 5 18% 7 12 18 44% 22 8 $262,365 3 11 Jerry Hollendorfer57 21 7 5 15 John Sadler43 47% Rafael Bejarano86 22 19% 17 6 41% 12 14 19% Peter Miller66 Doug  O’Neill92 Richard Mandella26 8 2 7 21% William Spawr13 $384,699 58% 11% 11 Geovanni Franco106 44% Tiago Pereira81 15% 6 7 15% 14 18% $544,807 5 13 44% 7 9 25% (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 3) 59% 15 11 13 $1,355,943 14% 7 $689,933 9 10 37% 22% 9 38% $746,560 Agapito Delgadillo34 $357,291 5 3 16% 1st 18% 17% $461,424 Joseph Talamo85 $594,312 2 22 $756,055 $286,612 Drayden Van Dyke85 1 1st 10 13 $119,836last_img

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