Thirtyfirststreet, a multiple stakes
winner who captured an allowance event by 6 ½ lengths at 1 1/16 miles in
his last start on Jan. 12, is the 2-1 morning line choice among six runners set
for the Crystal Water. Rosario rides the 4-year-old Good Journey colt who was
bred by his trainer, Doug O’Neill, and co-owner Mark Gorman. A winner of the
California Breeders’ Championship at Santa Anita as a 2-year-old and the Lone
Star Derby last year, Thirtyfirststreet shows a record of 4-2-2 in 13 races
while earning $345,200.
Holladay Road, a $25,000 claim by
trainer Julio Canani on behalf of Gary and Wendy Broad last July at Del Mar, is
coming off an allowance win on grass at Hollywood Park in his last start in
December. He previously missed by a neck behind victorious Norvsky when a
hard-charging third in the California Cup Classic on turf. Before that, he won
his only previous start on dirt while sprinting at Santa Anita. Bejarano takes
over in the irons for Gomez. A lightly raced 7-year-old gelding, Holladay Road
has won 5 of 12 races worth $171,820.
The complete field for the Crystal
Water, with jockeys, weights and morning line odds in post position order:
Legal Separation, Espinoza, 116, 6-1; Bluegrass Reward, Talamo, 118, 9-2; Spud
Spivens, Smith, 118, 9-2; Thirtyfirststreet, Rosario, 120, 2-1; Holladay Road,
Bejarano, 118, 5-2, and Macho Dorado, Nakatani, 116, 9-2.