YESTERDAYONCEMORE & CROUGHAVOUKE HEAD SUNDAY’S $100,000 SURFER GIRL STAKES FOR 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES AT ONE MILE ON TURF
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 3, 2019)–A convincing one length winner of Del Mar’s one mile Juvenile Fillies Turf on Sept. 2, Irish-bred Yesterdayoncemore will hope to validate that score as she heads Sunday’s $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita turf. Off at 11-1 in her U.S. debut, she’ll again face fellow Irish-bred Croughavouke, who rates second billing in what will be her second stateside start.
Owner: DP Racing LLC, Mrs. Paul Shanahan & Mrs. M.V. Magnier
Trainer: James Stack
Winless in five starts, three of them versus males, in her native Ireland, Yesterdayoncemore was off at 11-1 at Del Mar, but there appeared to be nothing fluckish about the way she won with Victor Espinoza aboard. Breaking from post position eight in a field of 11, she overcame repeated traffic trouble in the run up the backside and appeared to have plenty in reserve at the wire.
Owner: Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal
Trainer: Jeff Mullins
A maiden winner versus males going six furlongs on soft turf two starts back on July 7 in Ireland, Croughavouke was off at 5-1 in the Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar. Well back early, she made a solid run and while she never challenged Yesterdayoncemore, she did gallop out in front around the Club House turn, suggesting she’s got plenty of upside in what will be her fourth career start.
Owner: Gainesway Stable, LNJ Foxwoods & Andrew Rosen
Trainer: Simon Callaghan
Spot-on in her five furlong turf debut on Aug. 21 at Del Mar, this Kentucky-bred filly by Tapit was off very slowly and was last after the first quarter mile, but was handled confidently as the 8-5 favorite by Flavien Prat. Wheeled five or six wide turning for home, she exhibited a lengthy stride befitting her $850,000 price tag as a Fasig Tipton August Yearling and the added distance of the Surfer Girl will no doubt be to her liking.
THE $100,000 SURFER GIRL WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER
Race 8 of 8 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PT
- Cholula Lips–Rafael Bejarano–120
- Smiling Shirlee–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120
- Warren’s Showtime–Jorge Velez–122
- Yesterdayoncemore–Victor Espinoza–124
- Mind Out–Flavien Prat–120
- Applecross–Abel Cedillo–120
- Croughavouke–Drayden Van Dyke–120
- Savvy Gal–Aaron Gryder–122
- Éclair–Evin Roman–120
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.