FAVORED BEEN STUDYING HER POWERS TO A 3 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLIES UNDER SMITH; TRAINED BY WARD, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:25.25
SPONSORED BY THE CTBA, RACE IS PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED HORSES
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2019)–With a return to sprinting and her fellow California-breds, KMN Racing’s Been Studying Her responded with a resounding 3 ¼ length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Dan Ward, the 2-year-old daughter of Fast Anna got seven furlongs in 1:25.25.
Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State Juvenile Fillies is part of the lucrative Golden State Series.
Most recently fourth in the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Chandelier Stakes here on Sept. 27, Been Studying Her broke from post position 11 and was third, about a length and a half off pacesetter Bulletproof One. Three-deep turning for home, Been Studying Her won with her ears pricked in a dominant performance.
A winner of the state-bred Generous Portion Stakes going six furlongs two starts back at Del Mar on Aug. 28, Been Studying Her now has three wins from four starts and with the winner’s share of $110,000, she has earnings of $205,280.
Off as the 3-2 favorite in a field of 11, Been Studying Her, who is by Fast Anna and is out of the Kitten’s Joy mare Maddie’s Odyssey, paid $5.00, $3.60 and $2.80.
Owned and bred in California by KMN Racing LLC, Been Studying Her broke her maiden first time out at Sacramento on July 20 and was making her second Santa Anita start today.
Smiling Shirlee rallied from far back to be second by three quarters of a length over Warren’s Showtime and paid $5.60 and $4.00 while off at 5-1.
Warren’s Showtime kept to her task in game fashion through the drive and was second by ¾ lengths over Cholula Lips. Ridden by Jorge Velez, Warren’s Showtime was off at 11-1 and paid $5.40 to show.
Fractions on the race were 22.02, 45.66 and 1:11.42.