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Breeders Cup 2015
Belmont Stakes 2017

Rosario Excited About Riding Charm the Maker

Joel Rosario

It was love at first sight for Joel Rosario when he worked Charm the Maker last Saturday for Saturday’s Grade I Las Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile. Santa Anita’s leading jockey will ride the daughter of Empire Maker in a race for the first time in the Las Virgenes.

 

“Rosario worked her and he loved her,” Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally said. “I just told him to let her run the last part, just chirp to her, don’t hit her; run the last quarter of a mile.

 

“His agent (Ron Ebanks) called me Sunday morning and said, ‘My rider loves that filly.’”

 

Charm the Maker broke in and bobbled slightly when she finished fourth in the Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes on Jan. 28, but that wasn’t her only issue.

 

“In the Santa Ysabel, she got mud in her trachea and on top of that, she was trying to get her air and bled,” McAnally said. “Saturday she wasn’t blowing when she came back. We scoped her and everything was clean.”

 

The field for the Las Virgenes: Your Special Day, Mike Smith, 30-1; Charm the Maker, Joel Rosario, 5-1; Willa B Awesome, Martin Pedroza, 6-1; Killer Graces, Joe Talamo, 5-1; Eden’s Moon, Martin Garcia, 9-5; Made to Love Her, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; Reneesgotzip, Corey Nakatani, 8-5; and Open Water, Victor Espinoza, 20-1. .

 

 

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