Ron McAnally, sitting on 699 career victories at Santa Anita, seeks
his second win in the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile next Saturday when he
sends out Arcadia Stakes winner Suggestive Boy.
“He worked good yesterday,” said the 80-year-old Hall of Fame trainer,
referring to Suggestive Boy’s five furlong turf move in 1:01.40. “He did
it really nice and I don’t think we’ll get the 13 post position again.”
Suggestive Boy, a 5-year-old Easing Along horse bred in
Argentina, won the Grade II Arcadia at one mile on turf breaking from
the No. 12 post position in a field of 13.
Probable for the Kilroe: Akkadian, Garrett Gomez; Mr. Commons,
Corey Nakatani; Silentio, Rafael Bejarano; Strong Suit, Gary Stevens;
and Suggestive Boy, Joe Talamo.
Bob Baffert said he is “strongly considering” the race for Fed
Biz after the San Fernando Stakes winner worked four furlongs on turf
Saturday in 48.80. The son of Giant’s Causeway would be making his first
grass start after nine career races.