It’s My House Leads Throughout To Take $63,000 Santa Anita’s Opening Day Allowance Feature
LONGSHOT IT’S MY HOUSE LEADS THROUGHOUT TO TAKE $63,000 SANTA ANITA’S OPENING DAY ALLOWANCE FEATURE, PAYS $73.40 TO WIN
ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2022)—In his first start at Sant Anita, longshot It’s My House burst through the front door on Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet opening day, taking the day’s $63,000 allowance feature at odds of 35-1. Ridden by Ricardo Ramirez and trained by Jesus Uranga, It’s My House held off Traegar and Mike Smith by a half length while getting six furlongs in 1:09.55.
“Yes, I know he was a big price, but I thought he could win,” said Uranga, who is based primarily at Los Alamitos. “He ran on the grass in his last two races (at Del Mar) but he won a stake (Turf Paradise Derby, when trained by Bob Hess, Jr.) in Arizona last year on dirt…You never know!”
The longest shot in a field of five 3-year-olds and up, It’s My House paid $73.40, $19.60 and $4.00. Owned by Doug Gans, Gary Jacobs, Larry Katz and Kevin Riggs, It’s My House, a 3-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Anthony’s Cross out of the Grand Reward mare Gerry’s Reward, got his third win from 13 starts.
With the winner’s share of $37,800, he increased his earnings to $119,350.
The second choice at 2-1, Traegar, with Mike Smith up, sat second the entire trip and paid $4.00 and $2.20.
Unhurried early, Redline, the 3-5 favorite with Juan Hernandez, never threatened the top two and paid $2.10 to show.
Fractions on the race were 22.57, 45.13 and 57.10.
Hernandez, who had a riding double on opening day, took Friday’s co-featured third race aboard the Leonard Powell-trained Freedom Flyer, rallied to win by 1 ½ lengths and paid $10.60 to win as even money favorite Bulletproof One was eased at even money.
First post time for a 10-race card that includes six stakes on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.