STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019

  • McCARTHY STATES GRADE I CASE FOR SURGING OHIO
  • EURTON SEEKS GAMELY UPSET, STATUS WITH AHIMSA
  • SUMMERTIME OAKS ROUTE COULD AID SNEAKING OUT
  • JACKPOT IS $673,893 AT THE END OF RAINBOW PICK SIX
  • ON-LINE PROVIDER XBTV EARNS TWO TELLY AWARDS

BARGAIN CLAIM OHIO FACES TOUGHER IN SHOEMAKER

A Grade I is a Grade I is a Grade I, and although Ohio captured the Grade I Frank

E. Kilroe Mile by a desperate nose on March 30, trainer Michael McCarthy takes little if anything for granted when the bargain claim runs in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on Monday.

“Obviously, he’s in a little deeper water in the Shoemaker,” McCarthy allowed, speaking of the eight-year-old gelded son of Elusive Quality who was haltered for $50,000 last June and has earned $351,920 since. “But you can’t fault the horse.

“I’m looking forward to leading him over there . . . It seems like he’s training just as well as he had before the Kilroe.”

The Shoemaker is the first Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race run in the U.S. this year, providing the winner with a fees-paid berth to the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Mile to be run here at Santa Anita.

It also is one of three attractive Grade I races offering a total of $1.5 million in purses on Memorial Day, the others being the Gold Cup at Santa Anita and the Gamely.

The Shoemaker is race nine of 10 with a 1 p.m. first post time: Ohio, Ruben Fuentes, 6-1; Sharp Samurai, John Velazquez, 4-1; Le Ken, Tiago Pereira, 20-1; River Boyne, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Catapult, Drayden Van Dyke, 3-1; Bolo, Florent Geroux, 20-1; Desert Stone, Geovanni Franco, 12-1; Delta Prince, Joel Rosario, 5-2; and Bowies Hero, Irad Ortiz Jr., 8-1.

The Gold Cup, race eight: Blitzkrieg, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1; Mongolian Groom, Martin Garcia, 20-1; Higher Power, Irad Ortiz Jr., 20-1; Lone Sailor, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Gift Box, Joel Rosario, 8-5; Core Beliefs, Florent Geroux, 4-1; and Vino Rosso, John Velazquez, 5-2.

The Gamely, which goes as race seven: Rymska, Irad Ortiz Jr., 5-2; Ollie’s Candy, Joel Rosario, 4-1; Meal Ticket, Florent Geroux, 20-1; Vasilika, Flavien Prat, 8-5; Ahimsa, Brice Blanc, 12-1; Streak of Luck, Mike Smith, 15-1; Elysea’s World, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and$10,000 supplemental nominee Causeforcommotion, Geovanni Franco, 8-1.

EURTON SEEKS GRADE I BLACK TYPE IN GAMELY

Ahimsa steps up from a 3 ¼-length triumph against softer competition April 14 to Monday’s Grade I Gamely Stakes. Peter Eurton looks forward to the opportunity.

‘We’re looking to get some (black) type in a Grade I,” the trainer said. “She’s doing very well and she won easily the other day. Of course, she had everything her own way (leading throughout) but was impressive enough for us to enter.”

Eurton also has Core Beliefs entered in Monday’s Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The four-year-old Quality Road colt owned by Gary Broad won the Grade II New Orleans Handicap at 9-1 March 23 under Florent Geroux, who is back aboard in the Gold Cup.

“We’re giving him a good 60 days since that race,” pointed out Eurton, who sent out Core Beliefs to win the New Orleans Handicap after a six-month absence. “He’ll be going a mile and a quarter, which I think is right up his alley . . . He deserves the chance.”

SNEAKING OUT STRETCHES OUT IN SUMMERTIME OAKS

Sneaking Out moves from seven furlongs to a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s Grade II Summertime Oaks. Jerry Hollendorfer fancies her chances in the $200,000 race.

A bay California-bred daughter by the Indian Charlie stallion Indian Evening, Sneaking Out crossed the wire three-quarters of a length in front in the restricted Angels Flight at seven furlongs on May 4 but was disqualified to second for a bumping incident in late stretch.

“In the race she got disqualified, it looked like she was trying to draw off a little, so we think the extra distance might help her,” the Hall of Fame trainer said.

The Summertime Oaks: My Majestic Rose, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Bizwhacks, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2; Sneaking Out, Drayden Van Dyke, 2-1; Colonial Creed, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; and Flor de La Mar, Mike Smith, 5-2.

SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER IS $673,893

For the 20th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained elusive on Friday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $673,893 into Saturday.

With $160,443 in “new” money wagered, Friday’s Jackpot pool reached $797,606 and although there was one “live” Single Ticket Jackpot ticket represented by number five, Forbidden Command, in Friday’s eighth and final race, she never threatened and finished last.

As a result, there were 10 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $8,579.

Saturday’s Rainbow Six begins with race five with approximate post time 3:03 p.m. PT.

XBTV WINS TWO TELLYS AT THE 40TH ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS

XBTV, The Stronach Group’s premier digital on-line content provider, was awarded two 2019 Telly Awards in an announcement earlier this week. XBTV joined a diverse range of winners, from established traditional to on-line network winners, including ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS / Viacom, A&E, PBS and HBO. This year marks the Telly Awards’ 40thanniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens.

XBTV won a Silver Telly for “A Candid Conversation with Victor Espinoza (Part 1)” in the category of Online General – Sports. In the piece, XBTV reporter Zoe Cadman and the Triple Crown-winning jockey discussed the accident that left him with a broken neck and his riding career at a crossroads.

XBTV won a Bronze Telly for a 30 promo for the website’s coverage of “Morning Workouts” in the category of Promotional Video General – Sports. These were the second Silver and sixth Bronze Telly Awards bestowed on XBTV since 2016.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honor video and television made for all screens. The more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents are judged by the Telly Awards Judging Council, an industry body of over 200 leading experts including advertising agencies, production companies and major television networks, reflective of the multi-screen industry.

LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:

Pretty Point works 4 furlongs. (Gallagher) 5-24-19

Kazan works 5 furlongs. (Baltas) 5-24-19

Juggles worked 5 furlongs. (O’Neill) 5-24-19

Bella Luma works 4 furlongs. (Koriner) 5-24-19

Weekend Watch: Highlighting weekend action at Santa Anita Park Starting May 25th, 2019

Polity worked 5 furlongs (Hofmans) 5-22-19

Nevermissesabeat worked 4 furlongs (Gaines) 5-22-19

Withholding Info worked 5 furlongs (Baffert) 5-22-19

Golden Goddess worked 3 furlongs (Sherlock) 5-22-19

Gift Box works 6 furlongs. (Sadler) 5-18-19

Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs. (Shierriffs) 5-18-19

FINISH LINES: Congratulations to the connections of Kittyhawk Lass on winning Friday’s first race, a maiden event for fillies and mares at the $50,000 claiming level. The winning owners were former trainer Mark Tsagalakis and partner Terry Nichols, who race as Endeavor Farm. “They started that farm in Lexington,” said Mike Puype, who trains the three-year-old filly, winner by a half-length at a $7.80 payoff. The winner’s share of the $42,000 purse was $25,200. “I don’t know how it works out in ownership, but the farm is near Three Chimneys, and it’s beautiful–super-nice, big-time stuff. I’d say it’s very close to 200 acres.” . . . Calling all canines as adorable Corgis will compete during the first annual SoCal Corgi Nationals Sunday at Santa Anita. For more info, visit socalcorgibeachday.com. . . . Monday is Dollar Day, with soda and beer on sale for a buck and hot dogs for $2.

SANTA ANITA STATISTICS

(Current  from April 12 through Friday, May 24)

Jockey

Mts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

ITM%

Money Won

Flavien Prat

62

14

15

13

23%

68%

$759,957

Joseph Talamo

72

14

10

10

19%

47%

$728,498

Rafael Bejarano

80

13

18

14

16%

56%

$778,499

Ruben Fuentes

77

12

15

10

16%

48%

$515,702

Tiago Pereira

80

12

6

12

15%

38%

$551,171

Kent Desormeaux

38

11

3

6

29%

53%

$441,692

Edwin Maldonado

47

10

6

8

21%

51%

$376,339

Victor Espinoza

33

10

2

3

30%

45%

$554,296

Drayden Van Dyke

59

9

8

10

15%

46%

$609,927

Martin Garcia

37

8

8

8

22%

65%

$405,230

Trainer

Mts

1st

2nd

3rd

Win%

ITM%

Money Won

Doug O’Neill

60

18

7

13

30%

63%

$801,015

Richard Baltas

42

11

8

4

26%

55%

$616,892

John Sadler

34

10

4

8

29%

65%

$563,175

Mark Glatt

47

8

9

3

17%

43%

$402,358

Philip D’Amato

43

7

8

2

16%

40%

$423,405

Jerry Hollendorfer

28

6

7

2

21%

54%

$312,910

J. Keith Desormeaux

20

5

2

4

25%

55%

$183,014

Andrew Lerner

9

5

0

0

56%

56%

$137,171