ARCADIA, Calif. (June 30, 2016)–Longshot Anytime Anyplace broke sharply, pressed pacesetter Bluegrass Bronco to the far turn and held off hard trying Texas Two Step to take Thursday’s $60,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by three quarters of a length under leading rider Rafael Bejarano. Trained by Paddy Gallagher, the 4-year-old Florida-bred colt by Any Given Saturday covered 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.01.
The longest shot in a field of six 3-year-olds and up at 12-1, Anytime Anyplace paid $27.40, $11.00 and $5.00. Owned by the Ferro Family Trust or Harlingten, he got his third win from 10 starts and with the winner’s share of $36,000, increased his earnings to $143,805.
Breaking from the far outside, Texas Two Step was in-hand under Santiago Gonzalez while running a joint fifth into the far turn with Kenjisstorm and finished well while caught wide throughout. Off at 3-1, he paid $4.40 and $2.80.
Ridden by Gary Stevens, Kenjisstorm hugged the rail around the turn and finished third while never threatening the top two. Off at 9-2, he paid $3.60 to show.
Fractions on the race were 21.57, 44.11 and 1:08.51.
First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.