RACE IS ONE OF FOUR GOLDEN STATE SERIES EVENTS FOR HORSES BRED OR SIRED IN CALIFORNIA
ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2018)–Second and on the move at the dirt crossing turning for home, Reddam Racing’s homebred How About Zero easily overhauled favored Miss Sunset to take Saturday’s $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint under Mario Gutierrez at Santa Anita. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the 4-year-old filly by Reddam’s Square Eddie got 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:13.10.
Most recently second, beaten a head in a one mile turf allowance here Jan. 1, How About Zero was off at 2-1 and paid $6.40, $3.60 and $2.40.
Out of Reddam’s In Excess mare Too Much Excess, How About Zero notched her second win from six tries down the hill and improved her overall mark to 12-3-5-0. With the winner’s share of $90,000, she increased her earnings to $343,950.
Trained by Phil D’Amato, Barbara Beatrice flew late to nip Miss Sunset by a nose for the place. Off at 7-2, Barbara Beatrice, who was ridden by Tiago Pereira, paid $4.20 and $2.80.
The 3-2 favorite with Flavien Prat up, Miss Sunset battled for the early lead with longshot Late ‘n Left and paid $2.60 to show while finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of How Unusual.
Fractions on the race were 22.13, 44.55 and 1:07.19.