STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019

  • GALILEAN TO FOLLOW IN CHROME’S FOOTSTEPS?
  • ONE-HORSE TRAINER WINS WITH A MARE HE BRED
  • PICK 6 JACKPOT CARRYOVER TODAY OF $148,819.50
  • TOMORROW IS PRESIDENTS’ DAY AND DOLLAR DAY

GALILEAN ON PATH THAT LED TO GLORY FOR ‘CHROME’

California Chrome won the California Cup Derby in 2014 prior to capturing the

Kentucky Derby and Preakness before coming up short in his bid to sweep the Triple Crown.

Galilean takes a similar first step Monday when the California-bred son of Uncle Mo runs in the $200,000 California Cup Derby at a mile and one-sixteenth.

The bay colt trained by Jerry Hollendorfer is coming off a nine-length victory in the King Glorious Stakes at one mile against state-breds on Dec. 16, a race California Chrome also won in 2014 by 6 ¼ lengths. Chrome’s win in the Cal Cup Derby was by 5 ½ lengths.

“Going a mile first time, he went very well,” said Hollendorfer, rarely one to head to the Winner’s Circle before the race is official.

The California Cup Derby will be run as the fourth of nine races Monday with a 12:30 p.m. first post time.

Monday, Presidents’ Day, is Dollar Day. Fans can imbibe on beer and soda for a

buck apiece and feast on hot dogs for $2.

The field for the Cal Cup Derby: Loud Mouth, Joel Rosario, 8-1; Whooping Jay, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Irish Heatwave, Kent Desormeaux, 3-1; Galilean, Flavien Prat, 2-5; and Feeling Strong, Tiago Pereira, 12-1.

‘DAVID’ PROVES A GOLIATH WITH ONE-HORSE STABLE

David Randall accomplished a racing rarity Friday. He ran every horse in his barn and won with all of them.

Catch is, the 66-year-old trainer has only one horse, a five-year-old mare he also bred named Kaydetre, who broke her maiden in Friday’s first race, leading throughout the one mile test taken off the turf and run on the main track.

A massive overlay at 6-1 on the morning line, Kaydetre won by three-parts of a length under Brice Blanc and paid $50.40 to win, earning a handsome $33,000 for Randall, who also owns the old gray mare, bred in Kentucky by David and his wife, Vida.

Randall’s nom de course is Ranch Runners Ltd. Inc., named for the horse transportation company he formerly operated. The horse is named for Golden State Warriors’ superstar Kevin Durant (kay-de-tre), formerly of the Oklahoma Thunder.

“We’re big fans,” said Randall, a native of Billings, Montana. “My grandson, Mino Solomon, was in charge of ticket sales for the Oklahoma Thunder and now holds a similar position with the Los Angeles Rams.”

Randall, popular with his peers on the backstretch, got his trainer’s license in 1980 after running his horse transportation business for several years. Congratulations were the order of the day Saturday morning after Kaydetre’s victory.

“I had one horse before Kaydetre, and that was her sister,” Randall pointed out. “I had one horse before that, and it was her mom. I like having one horse to mess with and enjoy. I don’t want all those headaches.

“I had to lay up Kaydetre a couple times because she had some problems, but time is a great friend when you’ve got problems. She gets really game on the front end. That’s where she wants to be and they weren’t going to catch her yesterday.”

Though he’s in his comfort zone with numbers now, Randall’s stable could double at any time. “I have a two-year-old out of Kaydetre’s sister, an Arch mare, and she’s back in foal,” Randall said, “but I’m just taking it one at a time with something I can afford.

“You get horse-poor and it’s not fun then. You get too many bills. I’ve retired from the vanning business so this is enough.

“It’s exciting to win, especially when you’ve bred the horse and bred their mom; it’s a family thing. That’s my joy, breed them and develop them to reach their potential.

“I’ve been doing this a lot of years, just enjoying the life at the race track. We’ll give Kaydetre some time, get her feet back under her and let her keep doing what she does.”

SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $148,819.50

There is a 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $148,819.50 going into Saturday at Santa Anita.

A total of 57 horses were entered on the 10-race card and are eligible to run in Saturday’s Rainbow Six sequence, making for average field size of more than nine runners per race. There were a total of 41 consolation tickets with six winners Friday, each worth $970.75.

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FINISH LINESFlavien Prat scored a consecutive triple in races five through seven Friday to gain a 33-31 lead over Joel Rosario in the jockeys’ race before taking the redeye last night to Maryland where he rides in four stakes today at Laurel . . . Carolyn Conley, who booked Brice Blanc on Kaydrete for Friday’s first race victory, goes out a winner as an agent. She embarks on a new endeavor Monday with Kentucky Equine Research and will be traveling extensively throughout the United States and the UAE/Dubai . . . Today and Sunday, Santa Anita celebrates Lunar New Year, hosting a Santa Anita first, a Chinese cultural event featuring food and drink, on-site vendors, live lion dancers and musical acts, plus, one lucky fan will win $500 on Santa Anita’s Money Tree. General admission is just $5 . . . Horseplayer David Nance will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper at 11:20 a.m. Sunday . . . Talk about a blanket finish: in last Saturday’s San Marcos Stakes, the 13 runners were separated by less than 11 lengths at the end of a mile and a quarter on turf.

 

SANTA ANITA STATISTICS

(Current Through Friday, Feb. 15)

Jockey

Mts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

ITM%

Money Won

Flavien Prat

139

33

29

19

24%

58%

$2,140,292

Joel Rosario

150

31

27

28

21%

57%

$1,738,860

Heriberto Figueroa

137

21

12

21

15%

39%

$773,216

Tiago Pereira

102

18

15

10

18%

42%

$670,833

Mike Smith

53

17

10

8

32%

66%

$1,132,294

Rafael Bejarano

108

16

18

18

15%

48%

$891,399

Geovanni Franco

131

16

16

20

12%

40%

$813,008

Tyler Baze

150

14

28

21

9%

42%

$1,019,565

Drayden Van Dyke

94

14

15

11

15%

43%

$786,679

Assael Espinoza

84

11

5

12

13%

33%

$370,317

Joseph Talamo

99

9

17

15

9%

41%

$746,711

Ruben Fuentes

68

9

8

13

13%

44%

$304,563

Kent Desormeaux

65

9

8

11

14%

43%

$695,674

Edwin Maldonado

47

7

6

1

15%

30%

$238,996

Agapito Delgadillo

43

7

5

5

16%

40%

$176,909

Mario Gutierrez

71

6

11

9

8%

37%

$406,088

Aaron Gryder

39

6

3

3

15%

31%

$175,434

 

Trainer

Mts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

ITM%

Money Won

Doug O’Neill

118

20

20

16

17%

47%

$959,842

Peter Miller

79

16

13

9

20%

48%

$902,798

Richard Baltas

79

13

18

14

16%

57%

$853,959

John Sadler

56

13

12

9

23%

61%

$803,261

Jerry Hollendorfer

70

12

11

10

17%

47%

$824,498

J. Keith Desormeaux

41

10

7

5

24%

54%

$447,393

Bob Baffert

52

9

9

8

17%

50%

$876,435

Philip D’Amato

64

8

9

11

13%

44%

$592,240

William E. Morey

44

8

9

9

18%

59%

$403,159

Jeff Mullins

37

7

9

6

19%

59%

$498,764

Mark Glatt

47

7

9

5

15%

45%

$313,894

Vladimir Cerin

33

7

4

4

21%

45%

$258,344

Richard Mandella

31

7

3

2

23%

39%

$261,058

Steve Knapp

36

7

2

5

19%

39%

$152,880

Peter Eurton

33

6

5

4

18%

45%

$288,405

Hector O. Palma

33

6

5

3

18%

42%

$178,578

Simon Callaghan

25

6

3

5

24%

56%

$423,596