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Vision in Gold Must Overtake Ellafitz

Vision in Gold is training “awesome” for Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles. But she, like five other runners, will have to overtake Ellafitz to win the race.

 

On paper, Ellafitz appears to be the controlling speed in the Santa Maria, which Vision in Gold won last year but must improve from a sixth-place finish as the 9-10 favorite in the Paseana Handicap at Santa Anita on Jan. 15. It was the first start since last March for the 5-year-old mare trained by Ron Ellis for the Jay Em Ess Stable.

 

“It was a lot to expect, going two turns after a 10-month layoff,” Ellis said in addressing the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro’s disappointing Paseana performance. “She got tired. There’s not much speed in Saturday’s race, but we’ve drawn the outside, so we’ll see what happens.”

 

The field for the Santa Maria, which goes as the eighth of 10 races: Spirit Seeker, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Ellafitz, Martin Garcia, 8-5; Miss Mittagong, Mario Gutierrez, 6-1; Love Theway Youare, Alonso Quinonez, 15-1; Kayce Ace, Joe Talamo, 8-1; Great Hot, Chantal Sutherland, 3-1; and Vision in Gold, Joel Rosario, 5-2.

 

 

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