FOREST CHATTER RETURNS IN THE LENNYFROMMALIBU STAKES GOING 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN THE HILLSIDE TURF COURSE

 

LENNYFROMMALIBU IS ONE OF FIVE CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY STAKES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED HORSES

 

            ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2016)–Stakes winner Forest Chatter and Ambitious Brew, along with three others return in Saturday’s $100,000 Lennyfrommalibu Stakes going six and a half furlongs down the hillside turf course for California bred or sired horses, four years old and up.

FOREST CHATTER: Most recently third in the Sensational Star Stakes on Feb. 27 down the hill, the Richard Mandella trained 6-year-old gelding by Dixie Chatter, who stands at Bellena Vista Farm in Ramona, CA, will return to the distance he has dominated in the past and will seek his sixth win over the unique course. Mike Smith will be back aboard as he has been in all five of Forest Chatter’s career wins. Owned by Pam and Martin Wygod, Forest Chatter is 12-5-1-2 overall with $248,510 in earnings.

AMBITIOUS BREW: A winner of the E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos Sept. 12, 2015 going a mile on the dirt, Ambitious Brew ran a troubling sixth in his last outing, the Oct. 12 California Flag Handicap down the turf course but was found to have bled following the race and was vanned off. Running out of the money only twice in seven starts down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, Ambitious Brew will hope to return to form and gains Flavien Prat as his rider. A 6-year-old gelding by Tizbud, who stands at Harris Farms in Coalinga, CA, he is owned by his breeder Pamela Ziebarth and trained by Marty Jones. Ambitious Brew is 15-5-6-0 overall with $338,380 in earnings.

           

THE $100,000 LENNYFROMMALIBU STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS AND WEIGHTS

Race 1 (of 11)                                     Approximate post time 2 p.m. PDT 

  1. Forest Chatter – Mike Smith – 122
  2. Pay The Fine – Mario Gutierrez – 120
  3. Ambitious Brew – Flavien Prat – 122
  4. Old Man Lake – Tyler Baze – 120
  5. K Thirty Eight – Edwin Maldonado – 120

First post time on Saturday is at 2 p.m.  Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.  For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit http://www.santaanita.com/horse-racing/live-racing/.

Released on 5/25/16

For more information, please contact Alexis Garske at alexis.garske@santaanita.com or call 626-574-6418.