Chatalas Leads Gate To Wire To Take Grade II, $200,000 Chandelier Stakes
CHATALAS LEADS GATE TO WIRE TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 CHANDELIER STAKES BY 1 ½ LENGTHS, GETTING 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.28
RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER
ARCADIA, CA (Oct. 7, 2023)—In her first time around two turns, Chatalas broke running from her rail post position and although pressed through solid fractions, she was able to shake loose from Dua in deep stretch and prevailed by 1 ½ lengths over New York invader Scalable in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita.
The Chandelier is a Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Challenge Race Qualifier, enabling Chatalas to earn a fees-paid berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 4 at Santa Anita.
Trained by Mark Glatt and ridden for the first time by Antonio Fresu, Scalable, a bay filly by Gun Runner, Chatalas got a mile and one sixteenth in 1:44.28.
A first-out maiden winner going 5 ½ furlongs at Del Mar July 30, Chatalas was then a well beaten fourth by budding superstar Tamara in the Grade I Del Mar Debutante Sept. 9.
Off at 3-1 in her third start today, she paid $8.20, $5.80 and $3.80.
Owned by breeder Dan Agnew and Rancho Temescal Thoroughbred Partners, Chatalas, who is out of the Indian Charlie mare Indian Safari, picked up $120,000 for the win to run her earnings to $187,200.
Fifth in her seven furlong debut at Saratoga Sept. 3, Todd Pletcher’s Scalable was about six lengths off the winner three furlongs out and rallied nicely for the place under Mike Smith.
Off at 8-1, Scalable paid $9.40 and $5.80.
Trained by Bob Baffert, Dua pressed the winner throughout and paid a price, finishing third, a neck behind Scalable. Ridden by Juan Hernandez, she was off at 5-1 and paid $4.40.
Fractions on the race were 23.69, 47.97, 1:11.88 and 1:37.55.