Ticker
  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 14 hours ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 1 day ago
  • Front Pocket Money grinds to victory in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hit It Once More romps home a big winner of the New York Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Bitumen (4-5) powers home to win the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Secretariat winner Highland Reel goes all the way in the Group 1 King George.Posted 1 day 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