ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2017)–Third while between horses turning for home, gutty Time for Ebby kept to her task and prevailed by a neck under Kent Desormeaux in Thursday’s $56,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by Gary Sherlock, she registered her second consecutive win in combination with Desormeax and got six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10.48.
The 9-5 favorite in a field of seven older fillies and mares bred or sired in California, Time for Ebby paid $5.60, $3.40 and $2.60. A 4-year-old filly by Time to Get Even out of the Touch Gold mare Ebbets Field, she was bred by Terry Lovingier and is owned by Lovingier, Beckerle and Causky.
Time for Ebby now has three wins from eight starts and with the winner’s share of $33,600, she increased her earnings to $81,925.
“She ran hard today,” said Desormeaux. “Gary thought she might be a little short (training-wise), but she just tries so hard. She wasn’t able to quicken with that other filly (eventual fourth place finisher Ready to Hula Lula) turning for home, but she just kept grinding and that’s what won it.”
Ridden by Joe Talamo, Zuzu’s Petals broke a tad slow from post position two, but flew late to be second, finishing a half length in front of Top Notch. Off at 4-1, “Zuzu” paid $4.80 and $3.40.
Top Notch, who was just to the outside of the winner around the far turn and through the lane, proved third best under Stewart Elliott. Off at 15-1, she finished three quarters of a length in front of a tiring Ready to Hula Lula and paid $4.60 to show.
First post time for an eight race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.