Ticker
  • Untrapped (11-1) rallies to win the Oklahoma Derby (G3).Posted 14 hours ago
  • Champion filly Champagne Room (1-5) returns to easy win in Remington Park Oaks.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Tequilita (5-2) returns to the winner's circle in the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Sharp Azteca (1-2) draws clear in the Grade 2 Kelso.Posted 1 day ago
  • West Coast (4-5) leaves the field far behind in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • It Tiz Well (5-1) bests Abel Tasman in the Grade 1 Cotillion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Coal Front (4-5) refuses to let American Pastime by in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob.Posted 1 day ago
  • Page McKenney (6-1) digs down and holds on in the Pa Derby Champion Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Off Limits (8-5) glides by her competition in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel.Posted 1 day ago
  • Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 7 days ago

Jeranimo, The Usual Q.T. Clash in San Gabriel

With no established front-runners in Monday’s Grade II San Gabriel Stakes, the question is, who will set the pace in the mile and one eighth turf race?


Could it be favored Jeranimo, or will it be The Usual Q.T., who will be making his first start in more than seven months?


“We’ve got some speed if we want to use it, but it’s a mile and an eighth,” said Jim Cassidy, trainer of The Usual Q.T. “But being off since last May, he’s going to be fresh, so he’ll be pulling early. As the race draws a little closer, I’ll examine the past performances a little closer.


“Somebody will inherit the lead. I don’t necessarily think it will be me, but somebody will be out there. Somebody’s going to try and steal it.”


Victor Espinoza, who has ridden The Usual Q.T. 15 times in his 22-race career, the last 14 in a row, was not committed to pre-race strategy.


“We’ll see what happens when the gates open,” Espinoza said. “He hasn’t run for a while and I don’t know how the race is going to set up but I just want to let him do his thing and go from there.”


The field for the San Gabriel: Sandor, Corey Nakatani; Ashtar, Kevin Krigger; Norvsky, Rafael Bejarano; Jeranimo, Martin Garcia; The Usual Q.T., Victor Espinoza; and Imponente Purse, Chantal Sutherland.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories