SHEDARESTHEDEVIL & ÉCLAIR RATE BIG CHANCES IN WIDE-OPEN $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES SUNDAY AT SIX FURLONGS
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2019)–Trainer Simon Callaghan’s Shedaresthedevil and Bob Baffert’s Éclair rate big chances in a wide-open cast of six juvenile fillies going six furlongs in Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita.
Shipped west to Callaghan following an impressive first-out maiden win at Churchill Downs on June 13, Shedaresthedevil cuts back in distance from a one mile turf stakes try at Del Mar on Sept. 2, while Éclair exits a facile three length maiden win going 5 ½ furlongs as the 1-2 favorite at Los Alamitos on Sept. 13.
Owner: Glencrest Farm LLC and Qatar Racing Limited
Trainer: Simon Callaghan
Off as the 6-5 favorite in the one mile Juvenile Fillies Turf Sept. 2, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Daredevil showed the way early in a field of 11, but tired to finish fourth, beaten 5 ¾ lengths. Third, beaten six lengths two starts back in the Grade II, six furlong Sorrento Stakes, Shedaresthedevil rates top billing in what will be her third start for Callaghan.
Owner: Sarah Kelly and Jane Wiltz
Trainer: Bob Baffert
A $420,000 Fasig Tipton Santa Anita 2-year-old in Training Sale purchase this past June, this Kentucky-bred filly by Bernardini was an impressive maiden winner at Los Alamitos in what was her third start. With a solid five eighths mile work of 1:00.40 (2/37) to her credit here on Monday, Éclair should be very tough as she faces winners for the first time.
THE $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER
Race 7 of 8 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT
- Shedaresthedevil–Flavien Prat–122
- Pure Xena–Aaron Gryder–122
- Buyer’s Remorse–Martin Garcia–120
- Leucothea–Abel Cedillo–120
- Bella Renella–Jorge Velez–122
- Éclair–Evin Roman–122
First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.