Ticker
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 11 hours ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 4 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 6 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 7 days ago
  • Stanford finds his way back to the winner's circle in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 7 days ago
  • Rose Brier sets new course record in the Henry S. Clark.Posted 7 days ago
  • Da Big Hoss lives up to his name with the Dixiana Elkhorn win.Posted 7 days ago

Switch Faces Six in Santa Margarita

Switch, winner of back-to-back grade one sprints at Santa Anita Park, tries to stretch her speed to nine furlongs in Saturday's Santa Margarita Invitational (G1) at the Great Race Place.

The John Sadler trainee flashed talent as a 3-year-old last year with a win in the Hollywood Oaks (G2) and a fine place finish behind Zenyatta in the Lady's Secret (G1). She seemed to elevate her game after finish 2nd to Big Z.

After the Lady's Secret she landed the place in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) and easily scored in the La Brea (G1) and Santa Monica (G1), all at seven panels. Joel Rosario rides her well and she projects a nice tactical trip but this is not a walkover.

Always a Princess is fast and razor sharp. The Bob Baffert runner dusted Blind Luck in the El Encino (G2) and La Canada (G2) and chased that rival out of town. She might get brave if able to sneak away early under Martin Garcia.

Synthetic specialist St Trinians appeared a tad shot when missing by a bit less than a length as the beaten favorite in her Feb 12 Santa Maria (G2) return. She has a feel for the local dirt oval and should offer more value this time around.

Vision In Gold controlled the pace in the Santa Maria but she will not have that luxury with Always a Princess signed on. The Ron Ellis trainee is versatile and on the upswing in her toughest test to date. Rafael Bejarano hops aboard.

Party With Brando, Miss Match, and Hemera complete the seven horse field. The $300,000 Santa Margarita goes as the 6th race on March 12 and Zenyatta began her 2010 Horse of the Year campaign with a win in this event last year.      

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories