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What the Nation is saying about Bench Points...

Italian Rules, the 5-2 second choice in a field of six, won for the third time in his last four starts, taking the $75,742 feature Thursday at Betfair Hollywood Park.Read More
After nearly a nine month layoff Bench Points is entered in a $100,000 optional allowance race to be run May 24th at Hollywood Park. Four of the horses in the field have won stakes races with two horses being past graded stakes winners - Bench Points being one of them. Including Bench Points four of the horses are near or well over the $300,000 lifetime earnings mark. The field has 29 career wins between them.
Chiloquin, always thereabouts but with only three wins in an 11-race career, got the job done today with a hard-fought victory in the featured $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for California-bred horses at seven furlongs Wednesday. Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Chiloquin gamely outran Luckarack through th...Read More
Wednesday’s Pick 6 from Del Mar features the $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes for state bred or sired 3-year-olds dashing seven panels on Polytrack. Morning line favorite Bench Points is out of the graded ranks, and he is 2-for-2 here and 3-for-3 against CA-breds. Partly cloudy skies are expected with...Read More
Trainer Tim Yakteen is happy to have 3-year-old gelding Bench Points back at Del Mar and back against California-bred competition in Wednesday’s featured $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes. Why wouldn’t he be? Bench Points, a son of Benchmark, won both the Graduation and I’m Smokin stakes, restricted to...Read More
In the next race, the Suburban Handicap, I expect recent lifetime best performances by Rodman and Hymn Book to cause lower than deserved odds for today. Meanwhile the midwest shipper, Flat Out is coming off two solid races at Lone Star and Churchill Downs in his latest. Despite not getting the win i...Read More
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  • boldruler · I always knew Flat Out had it in him, glad to see him back in top form, and even better than that, Hat's off to my Dear Friend, Michael Pavelick and his outstanding job of handicapping this race....I hope they listened to you, Mick....they went home with a nice chunk of change!! Congratulations on a job well done!! · 1021 days ago ·
  • zatt · Only 1 out of the 3 longshots hit, but that's alll you need to have a good day! · 1021 days ago ·
A five time graded stakes winner, Smiling Tiger will return to a venue where he is undefeated (2-for-2) when he starts in the Triple Bend.Read More
Amazombie and Smiling Tiger, a pair of leading sprinters still smarting from their last races, are anxious to make amends in the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap, a Grade I test at seven furlongs on Cushion Track Saturday.Read More
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A return to sprinting proved the winning move for 6-5 favorite Bench Points in the $100,000 Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes Sunday at Hollywood Park.   Cutting back in distance after a pair of two turn efforts at Santa Anita, including an off-the-board finish in the Santa Anita Derby April 9...Read More
Ain’t No Other will aim for his second stakes win of the Spring/Summer meet against four other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes Sunday at Hollywood Park. A Grade III at seven furlongs over Cushion Track, the Barrera is the third of nine races. Post time is 1 p.m. Owned b...Read More
Syndicated handicapper Bob Ike can be forgiven for a bias favoring Flightofalifetime in the $100,000 Grade III Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes, a seven-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds here next Sunday. Ike is also a managing partner with Brett Lindenbaum in Summit Racing, co-owner of the chestnut Flo...Read More
Premier Pegasus is clearly the horse to beat in the Santa Anita Derby. What’s that? He is out four months with a hairline fracture; OK, no problem. Jaycito will finally step up to center stage and take the one million dollar race in style. Huh? Jaycito has been scratched with a foot bruise. Well tha...Read More
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  • annmatt · Would love to see the duo of Shirreffs and Smith make the trip to Churchill and win big! I've been a Dialed In fan, and would be torn if they both wind up in the Ky Derby. I really hope I have that problem, though. · 1106 days ago ·
  • brianalanvh · I thought for sure it was going to be Comma to the Top wire to wire and thought it would be very unlikely for a allowance winner to win the SA derby boy was i wrong turned out to be the maiden winner! lol · 1105 days ago ·
The 74th running of the $1 million Santa Anita Derby drew a full field of 11 on Wednesday morning ahead of Saturday’s mile and an eighth run for glory over the main track at The Great Race Place. Read More
  • vcpcorp · This horse should be ranked in the top 10. I am biased because I won big on this horse. But "Midnight Interlude" has his best race ahead of him. Fast! · 1106 days ago ·
It’s time to pay extra close attention to who will get in, and who will be left out of the Kentucky Derby party due to insufficient earnings, and no race will be more crucial than Saturday's Santa Anita Derby. Checking the latest Graded Stakes Earnings list below, we can see that only horse (Comma t...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · PrePeg is the last horse I am worried about, but his winning will likely keep a few others out. · 1109 days ago ·
  • bellesforever · This is pretty heady stuff..a lot is on the line.so many horses.. · 1108 days ago ·
Kentucky Derby contender   workouts for today (Saturday, April 2)  (with HRN Derby rankings):   Today's Derby contender works included a five furlong bullet from impressive San Felipe winner Premier Pegasus. He usually gets a stiff morning move a week prior to running and he goe...Read More
  • Moderator1 · Where is the post for anthony's cross and bench points? Top 20 rankings. · 1113 days ago ·
  • mdracing69 · This report is typically posted in the morning and updated later in the day. Bench Points worked 5f on Sat. Anthony's Cross last worked on 3-28. · 1113 days ago ·
Premier Pegasus, Jaycito, and Bench Points had strong works April 3 in preparation for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) next weekend.Premier Pegasus, impressive winner of the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) worked a bullet five furlongs in :59 1/5, the fastest of 17 works at the distance."He looked great an...Read More
Premier Pegasus, a 7 3/4-length winner of Santa Anita’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes, will be a strong favorite on Jon White’s morning line for the Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9 based on the current expected field. “In making a preliminary line based on the eight horses considered p...Read More
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  • jinlie01 · Brian..I have Uncle Mo #1, PrePeg #2 and Soldat #3.. · 1117 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Check out my Sweet 16, our top 2 match ;-) http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/zatt/Down_and_Derby_The_Sweet_16_1_123 · 1117 days ago ·
Today's Derby contender works included a four furlong breeze from Wood Memorial hopeful Uncle Mo. Florida Derby probables Soldat and Stay Thirsty were also on the Sunday worktab. Read More

Bench Points - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details07/31/13Bench Points8thDmr66 fSAlwOC 3+ MPassing GameMemphisIndian Classic1:10.06
View Details04/26/13Bench Points5thBHP56 fSClaim 3+ MMaster ChefChapman's PeakLuckarack1:09.95
View Details03/08/13Bench Points4thSA66 fDAlwOC 4+ MCastletownKate's EventMcKenzies Way1:09.34
View Details12/06/12Bench Points8thBHP76 1/2 fSAlwOC 3+ MFast BulletSequoia WarriorCyclometer1:15.64
View Details10/13/12Bench Points4thSA76 fDCalifornia Cup Sprint 3+ M (S)Maui MarkAin't No OtherObsess1:09.03
View Details09/05/12Bench Points5thDmr66 fSPirate's Bounty 3+ MComma to the TopMensa HeatSequoia Warrior1:08.71
View Details08/15/12Bench Points6thDmr75 fTGreen Flash Hcp 3+ MShrugLakervilleSirocco Strike0:56.00
View Details06/22/12Bench Points5thBHP56 1/2 fSAllow 3+ MCapital AccountChiloquinSupreme Summit1:15.36
View Details05/24/12Bench Points6thBHP76 fSAlwOC 3+ MItalian RulesIndian FirewaterLive Sundays1:08.55
View Details08/10/11Bench Points3rdDmr77 fSReal Good Deal 3 M (S)ChiloquinLuckarackBench Points1:22.45
View DetailsView Video07/02/11Bench Points6thBHP97 fSTriple Bend-G1 3+ MSmiling TigerCamp VictoryAmazombie1:21.22
View DetailsView Video05/15/11Bench Points1stBHP37 fSLaz Barrera-G3 3 MBench PointsRunflatoutAin't No Other1:22.50
View DetailsView Video04/09/11Bench Points7thSA101 1/8 mDSanta Anita Derby-G1 3 MMidnight InterludeComma to the TopMr. Commons1:48.66
View DetailsView Video03/12/11Bench Points3rdSA81 1/16 mDSan Felipe-G2 3 MPremier PegasusJaycitoBench Points1:41.23
View Details02/11/11Bench Points1stSA76 fDAlwOC 3 MBench PointsDa RulerEl Gaucho1:08.22
View DetailsView Video09/06/10Bench Points1stDmr86 fSI'm Smokin 2 MBench PointsSwiss TartLucky Mr. K1:10.28
View Details08/04/10Bench Points1stDmr75 1/2 fSGraduation 2 M (S)Bench PointsJoy BoyBlingboy1:04.79
View Details06/05/10Bench Points1stBHP115 fSMSW 2 MBench PointsStormin RaeTribal Wish0:58.40