ALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED RUBY BRADLEY A MAIDEN NO MORE AS SHE TAKES $200,000 MELAIR STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; RIDDEN BY GRYDER, FILLY BY GRAZEN GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:49.92
RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES
ARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–Winless in her five previous tries, Nick Alexander’s homebred Ruby Bradley, who was trying two turns on dirt for the first time, put in a determined stretch-long bid to prevail by a half length in Sunday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Aaron Gryder, Ruby Bradley got a mile and one sixteenth in 1:49.92.
Ridden by Heriberto Figueroa, Tiz a Master was third turning for home and finished 3 ½ lengths in front of Violette Szabo for second money. Off at 3-1, Tiz a Master paid $4.00 and $3.00.
Violette Szabo, ridden by Norberto Arroyo, Jr., paid $3.00 to show.