STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN -MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2020

first_img3 A Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella: Part 1 of 2Quick Questions With Clocker Gary YoungWORKOUTS:Nolde (Shirreffs) 1-19-20Campaign (Outside) (Sadler)  and Charmingslew (French) 1-19-20United (Mandella) 1-19-20Storm the Court (Outside) and Ekklesia (Eurton) 1-19-20 0 50% 28% 40% 1st Win% 2 $642,620 $57,762 $292,231 0 19% 2 15% 1 $210,561 19% $48,140 16 12 3 14% 4 1 $228,391 Jeff Bonde9 $551,122 13% 63% 34% $771,440 Marcelo Polanco2 $625,682 $135,060 2 1 George Papaprodromou17 David Hofmans8 4 Edwin Maldonado19 8% Robert B. Hess, Jr.14 6 49% $101,715 2 Ruben Fuentes29 Mark Glatt23 8 2 Anna Meah6 39% 0 33% 5 2 1st 4 0 0 6 15 50% Win% 4 $333,177 Mike Puype16 5 3 6 Drayden Van Dyke47 42% J.C. Diaz, Jr.33 4 14% 4 $194,351 10 2 2 0 Geovanni Franco28 11 $625,114 25% 31% 47% TrainerSts Dean Pederson4 3 56% 3rd 29% $364,008 5 2 Mike Smith23 3 8 43% $85,175 25% 1 8 Philip D’Amato35 14% 0 $145,232 33% 4 5 40% 6 29% $118,660 Assael Espinoza16 2 2 75% 14% 3 9% $245,091 100% 4 6 43% $178,342 Money Won 1 4 $649,509 $253,710 2 50% Michael McCarthy14 Peter Miller29 5 $84,933 22% Bob Baffert29 6 44% 31% 17%center_img 5 10 19% 21% 72% Richard Mandella16 17% 1 Brice Blanc21 $306,679 Craig Anthony Lewis16 5 Brian Koriner18 63% 1 $61,080 50% Abel Cedillo88 3 4 Tiago Pereira37 31% $1,006,032 4 14% 2 37% 9% 43% 7% 25% 50% Agapito Delgadillo28 2 3 4 Doug O’Neill42 1 6 $782,382 10 33% 39% 2 $427,356 Andrew Lerner12 8 Steve Knapp15 56% 4 Jorge Velez52 BAFFERT MULLS PALOS VERDES FOR SPEED PASSHONOR A.P. HAS ‘GOOD’ WORKOUT FOR SHIRREFFSSTORM THE COURT SET TO RETURN IN SAN VICENTEASHLEYLUVSSUGAR IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE RACINGUNBEATEN SPEED PASS PROBABLE FOR PALOS VERDESSpeed Pass, one of three Bob Baffert nominees of the 10 overall in Saturday’s Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes, is the likeliest of the trio to enter.An impressive winner of his only two races, both at Los Alamitos, the four-year-old gelded son of Bodemeister unleashed an inside rally to defeat five rivals by nearly two lengths in his debut race last Sept. 20, then returned Dec. 7 to draw off by seven against six foes, each time under apprentice J.C. Diaz Jr. and each time at six furlongs.“This is a step up, but he’s a nice horse,” Baffert said. “If he runs well here, I might take him to the Middle East.”The $2.8 million Golden Shaheen at six furlongs will be run in Dubai on March 28.HONOR A.P., HARD NOT TO LOVE WORK FOR SHIRREFFSImpressive maiden winner Honor A.P. had his first work this morning since missing the Jan. 4 Sham Stakes with a minor injury to his right front foot, going three furlongs in 39.20 for John Shirreffs.“It was a very good work and he galloped out strong,” the trainer said of the Triple Crown hopeful, who had former jockey Carlos Lopez in the saddle. As to a race he might be considering, Shirreffs said, “We’ll wait and see.”Shirreffs also sent Grade I American Oaks winner Hard Not to Love five furlongs in 1:01 with Mike Smith aboard. The one-eyed filly is slated to make her next start in the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 15.Midcourt, third in the San Antonio Stakes on Dec. 28, is ticketed for the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Feb. 1, Shirreffs said.Also likely for the steppingstone to the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 7 are Roadster (Joel Rosario) for Bob Baffert and Restrainedvengence (Abel Cedillo) for trainer Val Brinkerhoff. Roadster worked five furlongs this morning in 1:01.40.EURTON EYES ECLIPSE AWARD FOR STORM THE COURTBreeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Storm the Court, a finalist for an Eclipse Award as outstanding two-year-old male of 2019, worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:00.30 under regular rider Flavien Prat as he prepares for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 9.“A couple more works will tighten the screws up a little bit,” trainer Peter Eurton said this morning. “I’ve got pictures of Flavien pulling up with a smile on his face. He’s very pleased and that makes me happy.”Eurton heads to Florida Wednesday morning to attend the 49th annual Eclipse Awards Dinner at Gulfstream Park in anticipation of Storm the Court being honored.SIMULCAST WAGERING NOW OFFERED IN SANTA ANITA SPORTS BOOKIn addition to the Grandstand Paddock Room, Santa Anita is now offering free parking and admission on Wednesdays and Thursdays for fans attending its Sports Book, which adjoins the Turf Terrace on the Mezzanine level. State of the art in every respect, the Santa Anita Sports Book features wall-to-wall flat screen television monitors and plenty of betting windows. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com. FINISH LINES: Trainer Peter Eurton said nine-year-old Ashleyluvssugar came out well from his fourth-place finish in the Unusual Heat Turf Classic and “there’s a good possibility he’ll run again.” . . . Venetian Harbor, a daughter of Munnings who broke her maiden by 10 ¾ lengths on Dec. 29, is being considered for the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile on Feb. 8, trainer Richard Baltas said . . . Brian Koriner won three races Sunday, including the Grade III Astra Stakes with Ms Peintour, deftly ridden by Brice Blanc, but it’s old hat for the 53-year-old trainer. “I’ve won three up north and three at Del Mar, but I’ve never won four in one day,” Koriner said. Something to aim for . . . Santa Anita’s crack stats man Jason Hom has favorites winning at 38.89 percent through 12 days of the Winter Meet (42 of 108), increasing to 42.11 on dirt (24 of 57) and dipping to 35.29 on turf (18 of 51). Odds-on favorites are winning at 43.48 percent (10 of 23), while favorites are finishing in the money 77.78 percent of the time (84 of 108) . . . TGIF: Santa Anita offers $2 beer and $6 specialty cocktails each Friday at designated locations throughout the track. Specialty cocktails include a Baldwin Buck, Margarita and other selected cocktails. There is also free Club House (including Santa Anita’s Sports Book) and General Admission each Friday . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 23. Live action resumes at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. There will be simulcast wagering Wednesday and Thursday starting at 10 a.m. in the Grandstand Paddock Room and the Sports Book on the Mezzanine level, with free General Admission and parking.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES: XBTV Monday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on January 20th, 2020A Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella: Part 2 of 2 40% 2 ITM% 3 100% 8 Giftbox (Sadler) 1-19-20Itsinthepost (Mullins) 1-18-20Higher Power (Outside) and Best Chance (Sadler) 1-19-20 5 $88,671 (Current Through Sunday, Jan. 19) 50% $86,920 1 2nd Mario Gutierrez35 0 21% 15 $148,631 2 25% 3 $171,022 Umberto Rispoli34 $391,065 $125,981 13% JockeyMts 3 Money Won 1 36% 6 1 20% $211,180 18% 34% 2 31% 35% 15% John Sadler24 0 60% 2 2 14 12% 42% 3rd 1 Shelbe Ruis4 16% $324,127 10 2 5 $351,282 1 1 3 8 2 4 3 2 4 2 Richard Baltas42 33% J. Eric Kruljac12 3 2 0 2nd 1 52% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 4 Joel Rosario61 7 22% 62% 5 $51,900 ITM% Flavien Prat55 10% 1 1 50% $56,771last_img read more