Cast Member Takes Leading Role In $175,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies
CAST MEMBER TAKES LEADING ROLE IN $175,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES AS SHE WINS BY ONE LENGTH UNDER VAZQUEZ
RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE CTBA-SPONSORED GOLDEN STATE SERIES
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2022)—With heavily favored Chismosa scratched due to a paddock mishap, George Krikorian’s homebred Cast Member took on mantle of post time favorite and delivered the mail, as she kept to her task and emerged with a one length victory in Saturday’s $175,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Tim Yakteen and ridden by Ramon Vazquez, Cast Member got seven furlongs in 1:24.78.
The Golden State Juvenile is part of the lucrative CTBA-sponsored Golden State Series for eligible California-bred or sired 2-year-old fillies.
Attentive to the pace and about 1 ½ lengths behind Fun Money turning for home, Cast Member kept grinding through the lane and forged to the front well inside the sixteenth pole to remain unbeaten in two starts.
A three-length maiden winner going six furlongs Sept. 3 at Del Mar, Cast Member was off at 8-5 in a field of five and returned $5.20, $3.20 and $2.20.
By Munnings and out of the Artie Schiller mare Be My Baby, Cast Member picked up $105,000 for the win, boosting her earnings for two starts to $153,000.
In a determined effort under Tyler Baze, the Ryan Hanson-trained Cholly kept to her talk at the rail and finished a head better than Fun Money. Off at 10-1, Cholly paid $7.20 and $3.60.
Ridden by Mario Gutierrez for Doug O’Neill, Fun Money, who broke alertly, sped to the front and finished third in a solid effort. Off at 7-1, she paid $3.20 to show while finishing 4 ½ lengths in front of Sell the Dream.
Fractions on the race were 22.98, 46.50 and 1:11.35.