STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019

  • IPPODAMIA’S GIRL STEPS UP IN THE GRADE III WILSHIRE
  • CONSISTENT ZAFFINAH IS SET FOR POSSIBLY PERFECT
  • MANDATORY SOLO TICKET JACKPOT MAY HIT $5 MILLION

LERNER FILLY MAKES GRADED STAKES DEBUT

Ippodamia’s Girl makes her graded stakes debut in the Grade III Wilshire Saturday, and trainer Andrew Lerner feels the four-year-old daughter of Stormy Atlantic shows signs that she deserves the chance.

“She’s been training really well,” he said. “We were going to go in the Gamely but didn’t want to possibly face Vasilika. My filly had a nice work yesterday (five furlongs in 1:00.80) and I think she’s come out of her last race better than she went into it.”

That would be an overnight race May 5 in which she led throughout at a mile on turf.   Trained by Bill Morey before that victory, Ippodamia’s Girl will be ridden by Norberto Arroyo Jr. in the Wilshire, which also is expected to attract defending champion Storm the Hill (Rafael Bejarano) and Don’t Blame Judy (Victor Espinoza).

CONSISTENT ZAFFINAH IN POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKES

Zaffinah has more than paid her way in 14 United States starts, picking up checks in four graded stakes. Tomorrow, she tries for her first victory here in an added money event taking on seven rivals in the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes for fillies and mares three and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf.

The five-year-old Irish-bred mare is coming off two solid seconds, in the Grade III Santa Ana at Santa Anita March 30 and the restricted Golden Poppy at Golden Gate Fields April 27.

Overall, she has a 3-5-4 record from 17 starts with earnings of $206,222.

“A good trip always helps and her last trip was fine, although she didn’t seem to take to the turf course at Golden Gate,” said Jack Carava, who trains her for Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC. “I think she likes the shorter, faster courses.

“She was kind of slipping and not getting a hold of it well at Golden Gate, but she still ran well, and I think the filly that beat her (Simply Breathless, trained by Neil Drysdale) is a pretty nice horse.

“Zaffinah just has to get the right trip. She had a rough trip against Vasilika when third in the Megahertz (on Jan. 21). She didn’t get a chance to run when she really wanted to.”

The field: Zaffinah, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 5-2; Pantsonfire, Flavien Prat, 2-1; Confidentially, Evin Roman, 12-1; Mirth, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Lynne’s Legacy, Alonso Quinonez, 5-1; Pulpit Rider, Aaron Gryder, 8-1; Siberian Irish, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; and Lemoona, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2.

MANDATORY RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT COULD HIT $5 MILLION

The beat goes on but it will end on closing day, June 23.

For the 30th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six remained elusive Friday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Saturday of $1,194,985.

With a CHRB-approved mandatory payout set, it’s expected Sunday’s total Jackpot pool could easily reach $5 million.

Friday’s Rainbow Six generated $147,155 in “new” money, helping to create a total Rainbow Six pool of $1,308,449.

Although there was No Single Ticket Jackpot winner, there were 53 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $1,476.30.

Approximate post time for today’s fourth race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is 2:31 p.m.

HALL OF FAME RIDERS HONOR PEERS AT JOCKEYS AND JEANS FUNDRAISER

Fifteen Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with attendees, and sign autographs.

Braulio Baeza, Steve Cauthen, Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Donald Pierce, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Alex Solis, Mike Smith, Bobby Ussery and Jorge Velasquez are scheduled to be on hand.

There will be a free autograph signing from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Paddock Gardens area and a free Silent Auction for all on-track fans from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. adjacent to the autograph signing area.

Tickets starting at $65 are on sale at https://www.santaanita.com. Walk-up tickets will be available. It includes a Chandelier Room party during the races featuring a buffet and a specialty drink.

Fans can also participate in an on line auction for valuable memorabilia at this website link: https://www.32auctions.com/www32auctionscomJockey

For more information contact Jockeys and Jeans VP Marketing Eddie Donnally at (818) 653-3711 edjockeysandjeansy@gmail.com or Alexis Garske, Santa Anita Media Relations at  Alexis.Garske@santaanita.com (626) 574-6413

FINISH LINES: Shoemaker Mile winner Bolo, ticketed for a turf stakes at Del Mar, worked four furlongs this morning in 49 flat for Carla Gaines with former jockey Goncalino Almeida in the irons. In all, there were 202 recorded workouts, 48 on the training track . . . With five racing days remaining in the spring portion of the current meet, Flavien Prat holds a 26-19 lead over fellow jockeys Joe Talamo and Tiago Pereira, while among trainers, Doug O’Neill leads Richard Baltas, 22-17 . . . Premium Father’s Day packages are available at Santa Anita tomorrow including a trackside BBQ event and a FrontRunner & Turf Terrace & Club Court Buffet. For further information, visit santaanita.com/events . . . Congrats to the XBTV All Stars on picking a winning Stronach 5 ticket yesterday worth $496 on a $54 ticket.

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SANTA ANITA STATISTICS

(Current from April 12 through Friday, June 14)

Jockey

Mts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

ITM%

Money Won

Flavien Prat

114

26

26

20

23%

63%

$1,918,769

Joseph Talamo

106

19

15

15

18%

46%

$1,097,221

Tiago Pereira

121

19

9

17

16%

37%

$951,184

Rafael Bejarano

120

18

20

24

15%

52%

$1,076,497

Ruben Fuentes

108

17

19

17

16%

49%

$775,570

Drayden Van Dyke

95

15

17

13

16%

47%

$1,326,829

Martin Garcia

60

14

11

11

23%

60%

$732,476

Edwin Maldonado

69

13

8

10

19%

45%

$512,460

Kent Desormeaux

63

13

7

8

21%

44%

$621,920

Victor Espinoza

53

13

5

8

25%

49%

$798,131

Aaron Gryder

76

12

12

8

16%

42%

$581,395

Mario Gutierrez

64

8

15

8

13%

48%

$603,585

Geovanni Franco

89

8

14

11

9%

37%

$584,580

Norberto Arroyo, Jr.

49

8

7

9

16%

49%

$524,872

Jorge Velez

54

7

7

9

13%

43%

$343,522

Martin Pedroza

40

7

6

6

18%

48%

$298,719

Trainer

Mts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

ITM%

Money Won

Doug O’Neill

96

22

13

20

23%

57%

$1,120,737

Richard Baltas

69

17

13

7

25%

54%

$1,165,038

Mark Glatt

71

16

13

7

23%

51%

$785,324

John Sadler

62

14

8

14

23%

58%

$980,853

Philip D’Amato

72

13

12

5

18%

42%

$977,979

Jerry Hollendorfer

48

8

10

5

17%

48%

$757,767

Bob Baffert

31

7

9

7

23%

74%

$515,413

Steve Knapp

31

6

6

6

19%

58%

$240,807

Andrew Lerner

14

6

0

1

43%

50%

$166,653

Vladimir Cerin

43

5

11

5

12%

49%

$302,092

Steven Miyadi

25

5

4

4

20%

52%

$259,604

John Shirreffs

21

5

4

2

24%

52%

$387,073

J. Keith Desormeaux

28

5

3

6

18%

50%

$212,456

Richard Mandella

26

5

3

5

19%

50%

$273,853

Leonard Powell

24

5

3

4

21%

50%

$258,075

William Spawr

21

5

1

5

24%

52%

$194,167