BAFFERT’S FLOR DE LA MAR & HOLLENDORFER’S SNEAKING OUT HEADLINE SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS

BAFFERT’S FLOR DE LA MAR & HOLLENDORFER’S SNEAKING OUT HEADLINE SUNDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SUMMERTIME OAKS AT 1 1/16 MILES 

ARCADIA, Calif. (May 23, 2019)–Bob Baffert’s Flor de La Mar and Jerry Hollendorfer’s Sneaking Out headline Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita.  For 3-year-old fillies, the Summertime Oaks, which attracted a field of five, will be contested at a mile and one sixteenth.

FLOR DE LA MAR

Owner:  Godolphin, LLC
Trainer:  Bob Baffert

Distanced at odds of 26-1 in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks on May 3, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Tiznow, out of the Pulpit mare Sacristy, was a non-threatening second, beaten 5 ¼ lengths by Bellafina two starts back in the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks on April 6. A galloping five length first out maiden winner going 6 ½ furlongs on Jan. 20, Flor de La Mar, a $500,000 Keeneland September Yearling, seeks her first graded stakes victory in what will be her fifth start.  Ridden by eastern-based Joel Rosario in three out of her four starts, she’ll get the first-time services of Mike Smith on Sunday.

SNEAKING OUT

Owner:  KMN Racing, LLC
Trainer:  Jerry Hollendorfer

A winner of three consecutive main track sprints, dating back to a 5 ½ furlong score on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields on March 22, this California-bred daughter of Indian Evening, out of KMN Racing’s Kitten’s Joy mare Maddie’s Odyssey, Sneaking Out will be trying two turns for the first time and will no doubt try to take full advantage of her considerable speed in the five-horse Oaks. A three quarter length winner of the seven furlong Angels Flight Stakes here on May 4, she’ll be ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, who was up for 10 ½ length maiden win four starts back on Sept. 2 and a 2 ½ length victory versus statebreds going 6 ½ furlongs two starts back in the Evening Jewel Stakes on April 6.

THE GRADE II SUMMERTIME OAKS WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER

Race 6 of 9 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT

  1. My Majestic Rose–Flavien Prat–120
  2. Bizwhacks–Mario Gutierrez–120
  3. Sneaking Out–Drayden Van Dyke–120
  4. Colonial Creed–Victor Espinoza–120
  5. Flor de La Mar–Mike Smith–120

First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday that will also include the Grade II Monrovia Stakes, is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.