SELCOURT & ANONYMITY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS 

SELCOURT & ANONYMITY HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS 

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 2, 2019)–Lightning quick from the gate, Keith Abrahams homebred Selcourt returns to sprinting and heads a field of six fillies and mares three and up in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes at six furlongs over the Santa Anita main track.  Idle since March 30, Selcourt will cede all-important recency to the remainder of the field, including Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella’s Anonymity, who comes off a solid second as the 3-5 favorite in Del Mar’s Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap Aug. 11.

SELCOURT

Owner:  Medallion Racing & Keith Abrahams

Trainer:  John Sadler

Fourth, beaten 4 ¼ lengths in the Grade I Beholder Mile here March 30, Selcourt, who is much better suited around one turn, should be plenty tough off the bench as Sadler looks to Joe Talamo to dictate terms on the front end.  A lightly raced 5-year-old mare by Tiz Wonderful, Selcourt, who will be making her 11th career start, is 9-4-3-1 at Santa Anita, with two of those wins coming in graded stakes.

ANONYMITY

Owner:  LNJ Foxwoods

Trainer:  Richard Mandella

Unlucky to lose in the 6 ½ furlong Rancho Bernardo, this 5-year-old Tapit mare bobbled at the break and was surging late when beaten a half length by top filly Danuska’s My Girl.  Second four starts back in 2018 LA Woman a year ago, Anonymity was then a huge third, beaten a neck in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs.  Four times second in graded stakes, she’ll be bidding for her first graded victory in what will be her 10th career start on Saturday. 

THE GRADE III LA WOMAN STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER

Race 5 of 10  Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PT

  1. Flor de La Mar–Mike Smith–118
  2. Lady Ninja–Drayden Van Dyke–123
  3. Streak of Luck–Tyler Baze–123
  4. Anonymity–Victor Espinoza–123
  5. Show It N Moe It–Rafael Bejarano–123
  6. Selcourt–Joe Talamo–125

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