THE CAL CUP SPINT STAKES IS ONE OF FIVE RACES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES-ELIGIBLE HORSES ON SUNSHINE MILLIONS/CAL CUP DAY AT SANTA ANITA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2017) – Graded stakes winner Solid Wager heads a field of seven 4-year-olds and up in Saturday’s $150,000 Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint Stakes at Santa Anita going 6 furlongs on the main track.
Trained by Peter Miller, Solid Wager was most recently victorious in the 6 ½ furlong, Grade III Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita on Dec. 31 over a sloppy main track in a thrilling Dead Heat finish with stablemate St. Joe Bay.
Off for more than five months in mid-2016, Solid Wager is a two time winner of the 7 furlong Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar both in Nov. 2015 and 2016.
Owned by Gary and Cecil Barber and Stanford Stable, Solid Wger is a 6-year-old bay gelding bred in California by Madera Thoroughbreds. He is by Birdonthewire out of the Valid Wager dam, G Ma. Solid Wager will be reunited with Martin Pedroza, as his most recent regular rider, Victor Espinoza, is set to ride two-time Horse of the Year, California Chrome, in the inaugural running of the $12 Million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream, also on Saturday (Approximate post time 2:44 PST.)
Solid Wager is 31-8-3-4 for lifetime with $469,921 in earnings.
The field, including jockeys and weights, for the Sunshine Millions Donald Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint Stakes –
Race 6 – Approximate post time of 2:15 p.m.
- Solid Wager, Martin Pedroza, 126
- Jimmy Bouncer, Mario Gutierrez, 124
- Senator Robert, Martin Garcia, 120
- Tough But Nice, Rafael Bejarano, 120
- Well Measured, Kent Desormeaux, 122
- Acceptance, Stewart Elliott, 124
- Richard’s Boy, Flavien Prat, 122
Special first post time for a 10-race card on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 11:45 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.