With two wins, a second and two thirds in five starts at Santa Anita,
Switch could be considered a horse for course. John Sadler holds that
opinion as the daughter of Quiet American awaits the Grade I, “Win and
You’re In” Zenyatta Stakes on Saturday.
The 5-year-old mare owned by the C R K Stable of Susan and Lee
Searing will be ridden by Garrett Gomez, who won the Grade II A Gleam
Handicap on her at Betfair Hollywood Park on July 14.
“She’s a good horse on this track,” the trainer said, “and Gomez won the A Gleam on her last summer, so he knows her.”
Sadler also has Capo Bastone entered in Saturday’s FrontRunner Stakes for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles.
“He’s a very nice horse,” Sadler said of the chestnut son Street
Boss. “He was an impressive winner first time out, and in the (Grade I
Del Mar) Futurity, he just got a tough trip where he couldn’t find the
right spot on the track, but he only got beat less than three lengths.
“He really didn’t have that much room to run, so it was a good race for him. He closes well; two turns should be good for him.”
The field for the Zenyatta, formerly the Lady’s Secret, which
goes as race eight of 11: Amani, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Love Theway
Youare, David Flores, 12-1; Switch, Garrett Gomez, 7-2; Joyful Victory,
Rosie Napravnik, 12-1; Star Billing, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Include Me
Out, Joe Talamo, 5-2; Love and Pride, Martin Garcia, 4-1; Via Villagio,
Martin Pedroza, 20-1; and Miss Mittagong, Mario Gutierrez, 20-1.