first_img18 BOWIES HERO IS MOVING FORWARD IN SHOEMAKER 46% 4 $517,942 CAUSEFORCOMMOTION ‘SQUEALING’ FOR GAMELY 29% JockeyMts $756,951 Bob Baffert20 16 Win% John Sadler39 9 Aaron Gryder57 Heriberto Figueroa35 Doug O’Neill66 13 10 $183,014 Richard Mandella20 $514,883 57% 2nd 8 2 4 $805,832 $904,048 J. Eric Kruljac21 $387,670 43% 15 8 53% 50% 14% 2 Win% 18% 37% Vladimir Cerin30 $388,580 Martin Pedroza30 7 15% 40% 65% 17% 8 14 3 3 8 10 22% $326,314 3 15 29% Flavien Prat70 1st 10 $311,033 8 15% 10 4 Drayden Van Dyke61 27% 14 9 10 12 $437,177 2 3 1 8 47% 2nd Tiago Pereira86 Geovanni Franco58 JACKPOT OF $736,547 AT END OF RAINBOW PICK SIX Martin Garcia42 11 17% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 0 64% Andrew Lerner9 1st 4 6 11 15% 5 55% $433,632 5 27% $615,517 10% 9 18% 19% Ruben Fuentes78 14 28% 14% John Shirreffs14 $800,232 13% 7 Jorge Velez35 7 Kent Desormeaux42 $163,715 $554,236 9 4 $281,235 4 5 12 $188,568 36% 29% 1 1 11% 17 5 TrainerMts 3 18 8 4 ITM% 10 3rd 16% $634,278 Edwin Maldonado51 J. Keith Desormeaux20 Mark Glatt50 $841,546 Richard Baltas46 0 3 Money Won 3 Steve Knapp23 $216,148 20% 5 1 6 49% 5 50% $284,791 5 48% $138,137 18% $197,581 52% TRAINER CREATES ‘CAUSEFORCOMMOTION’ IN GAMELYCauseforcommotion’s nine-length victory in the Grade III Santa Barbara Stakes at a mile and a half on turf May 11 caused trainer Eric Kruljac and his partners in an ownership group to do something uncharacteristic: supplement her for $10,000 and run back in two weeks tomorrow in the Grade I Gamely Stakes at a mile and one eighth on grass.“She’s squealing when she’s going to the track,” said Kruljac, succinctly explaining just how full of herself the five-year-old Kentucky-bred mare is right now. “She’s feeling so good we figured we’d take a look at the Gamely.“The gallop boy (Carlos Aguilar) said she’s even stronger than before the Santa Barbara, but my main concern is that a mile and one eighth might be too short for her.“I think her optimum distance is a mile and a half, and she wasn’t even tired after winning the Santa Barbara. That was a gallop for her. But even if she runs third tomorrow, she’ll have a G1 (Grade I) on her pedigree (as a broodmare).”The Gamely is one of three attractive Grade I races offering a total of $1.5 million in purses on Memorial Day, the others being the Gold Cup and the Shoemaker Mile.Monday is Dollar Day, with soda and beer on sale for a buck and hot dogs for $2.  The Gamely, which goes as race seven: Rymska, Irad Ortiz Jr., 5-2; Ollie’s Candy, Joel Rosario, 4-1; Meal Ticket, Florent Geroux, 20-1; Vasilika, Flavien Prat, 8-5; Ahimsa, Brice Blanc, 12-1; Streak of Luck, Mike Smith, 15-1; Elysea’s World, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and Causeforcommotion, Geovanni Franco, 8-1.‘RUST’ IS OFF BOWIES HERO FOR SHOEMAKERTrainer Phil D’Amato is hoping for a return to form from Bowies Hero in Monday’s Shoemaker Mile on grass following a string of four losses after capturing the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on March 10, 2018.The five-year-old Artie Schiller horse closed ground to be sixth in the Grade III San Francisco Mile on April 27, his first race in eight months.“He was a little rusty first time back,” D’Amato allowed. “He kind of got shuffled back to last but came running late (beaten 4 ¼ lengths) and galloped out strong.“It turned out to be a good set-up race and I saw what I like to see in his first race after a layoff; I’m looking for him to step forward.”The Shoemaker is the first Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race in the U.S. this year. The winner receives a fees-paid berth to the BC Mile Nov. 2 at Santa Anita.The Shoemaker, race nine of 10: Ohio, Ruben Fuentes, 6-1; Sharp Samurai, John Velazquez, 4-1; Le Ken, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; River Boyne, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Catapult, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; Bolo, Florent Geroux, 20-1; Desert Stone, Geovanni Franco, 12-1; Delta Prince, Joel Rosario, 5-2; and Bowies Hero, Irad Ortiz Jr., 8-1.BLITZKRIEG MAKES MAIN TRACK DEBUT IN GOLD CUPDoug O’Neill hopes to catch lightning in a bottle Monday when he sends out $25,000 claim Blitzkrieg in the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa for three-year-olds and up at 1 ¼ miles.The five-year-old War Front gelding has won four straight races, three since being claimed on Jan. 19, including the Grade III San Francisco Mile last out on April 27. All 13 of his career races have come on turf.But registering upsets is nothing new to O’Neill. He isn’t the leading trainer for nothing.“He’s been training so beautifully on dirt, and he’s done so well for us that the owners (R3 Racing LLC, Calara Farms and Steve Rothblum) decided to go for it in this race,” said O’Neill’s valued assistant Leandro Mora. “If it turns out he shows the ability to run well on dirt, we’ll have a helluva horse. But we know we have a superior grass runner, for sure.”The Gold Cup, race eight: Blitzkrieg, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Mongolian Groom, Martin Garcia, 20-1; Higher Power, Irad Ortiz Jr., 20-1; Lone Sailor, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Gift Box, Joel Rosario, 8-5; Core Beliefs, Florent Geroux, 4-1; and Vino Rosso, John Velazquez, 5-2.SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT AT $736,547In a thrilling end to a 10-race program Saturday at Santa Anita, there were two “live” tickets in the 20-cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, each potentially worth $947,566, but Tule Fog and Full of Luck, both in contention turning for home, finished sixth and seventh respectively, thereby creating a Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $736,547.With $273,673 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Jackpot pool of $947,566 fueled a robust consolation payoff of $36,548 on four tickets.With a nine-race card on tap today, the Rainbow Six initiates with race four which has an approximate post time of 2:31 p.m. PT.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Cono worked 4 furlongs. 5-26-19 (McCarthy)Rightful (Outside) and Boru worked 5 furlongs. 5-26-19 (Cerin)John Sadler Discusses: Gift Box in the Gold Cup, Ollie’s Candy in the Gamely and Catapult in the Shoemaker Mile.Jimmy Jerkens Discusses: Delta Prince’s Sharp form into the Shoemaker Mile.Mark Glatt Discusses: Sharp Samurai’s comeback into the Shoemaker Mile off a layoff.Jerry Hollendorfer Discusses: Golden Star Lady, Sneaking Out in the Summertime Oaks and Vasilika in the Grade 1 Gamely Stakes.Phil D’Amato Discusses: S Y Sky in the Monrovia Stakes and Bowies Hero in the Shoemaker Mile.Weekend Watch: Highlighting weekend action at Santa Anita Park Starting May 25th, 2019.Juggles worked 5 furlongs. (O’Neill) 5-24-19Bella Luma works 4 furlongs. (Koriner) 5-24-19Withholding Info worked 5 furlongs. (Baffert) 5-22-19Gift Box works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-18-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs. (Shierriffs) 5-18-19FINISH LINES: Congrats to jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. and agent Mike Ciani on registering three box-car payoff victories Saturday, surpassing the Puerto Rican native’s total of two wins recorded during the previously run Spring portion of Santa Anita’s meet. Arroyo scored with Smokin B for Jack Carava in the second race at $55.60; Air Strikefor Phil D’Amato in the Triple Bend Stakes at $27.40; and Jamminwithbrandon for Vladimir Cerin in the ninth at $46.20. Ciani added to his treasure and pleasure when the other rider he represents, Kent Desormeaux, won the Daytona Stakes with favored Eddie Haskell for trainer Mark Glatt . . .Santa Anita-based apprentice J.C. Diaz Jr., 18, had cause to celebrate after his father, Juan Carlos Diaz, 42, won career race No. 5,000 in his native Puerto Rico yesterday on None Like Curry in the second race at Camarero Hippodrome. . . Vive la France: The French Connection paid off in Saturday’s third racewhen French-bred Proud Pedro,trained by Frenchman Leonard Powell and ridden by fellow countryman Flavien Prat,captured the third race returning $8.80. 40% Philip D’Amato48 7 67% 23% 65% 50% 6 4 15% ITM% 9 15 4 4 10 37% Jerry Hollendorfer33 53% 56% $692,933 Money Won Norberto Arroyo, Jr.17 1 $475,709 19% 4 $239,728 5 52% Tim Yakteen14 44% 55% 64% Joseph Talamo78 5 26% 13 5 56% $137,171 29% 5 10 20% 6 Rafael Bejarano85 17% 6 4 12 5 46% 2 5 $203,822 4 CAN BLITZKRIEG STRIKE IN GOLD CUP FOR O’NEILL? 4 43% 50% 8 3rd $185,456 12 3 $392,799 Mario Gutierrez46 (Current from April 12 through Saturday, May 25) 25% 6 5 62% $599,138 Victor Espinoza37 20%last_img