Vagabond Shoes makes his U.S. debut in Saturday’s Grade II Arcadia
Stakes at one mile on turf and John Sadler is looking forward to it.
“We got a good draw (post position three),” said Santa Anita’s
training leader through Thursday with 13 wins. “I was so happy to see
him draw inside in a big field.”
Vagabond Shoes worked six furlongs on Santa Anita’s firm turf course Monday in 1:13.20.
“It was a little bit wet because of the rain,” Sadler said. “I’ve
had the horse since sometime before this meet started. He’s got a very
good record overseas. He was a Group 3 winner last year . . . he’s run
all over the place. He’s a nice horse.”
The field for the Arcadia: Klisz, Mike Smith, 15-1; Forest
Mouse, Edwin Maldonado, 20-1; Vagabond Shoes, Julien Leparoux, 8-1;
Tribal Tribute, Gary Stevens, 30-1; Sebastian Flyte, Agapito Delgadillo,
30-1; Akkadian, Garrett Gomez, 8-1; Silentio, Rafael Bejarano, 6-1;
Willyconker, Kevin Krigger, 12-1; Key Decision, Victor Espinoza, 20-1;
Clubhouse Ride, Aaron Gryder, 20-1; Wilkinson, Martin Pedroza, 9-2;
Chosen Miracle, Tyler Baze, 6-1; Suggestive Boy, Joe Talamo, 9-2; and
Strong Suit, Jamie Spencer, 4-1.