Today’s seventh race (3/16) at Santa Anita is the 76th
running of the $300,000 Gr. I Santa
Margarita. This race will consist of
four year old mares and upward running 1 1/8 miles over the dirt.
#2 – Brushed by a
Star (7-2) will be making his first start since January 26th
where he finished second behind Joyful Victory in the Houston Lady’s
Classic. The two will face off again for
the third time today with Brushed by a Star finishing ahead in two of the three. The Eddington mare has won two graded stakes
races (both Gr. II) and will be looking to add the Gr. I to her resume
today. Victor Espinoza will get the
The morning line favorite of the group is the three horse, Joyful Victory (9-5). The grey mare was last seen going wire to wire in the Houston Ladies
Classic back on January 26th.
The daughter of Tapit ran a career best 98 speed figure last time out
for trainer Jerry Jones so we will see if she can repeat that today. Rosie Napravnik will take the irons.
#6 – More Chocolate (5-2)
posted the best speed figure of her early career last out with a 97 in the Gr.
II La Canada Stakes. The John Sadler
trainee made the switch to dirt last time out and will get Martin Garcia
aboard. The Malibu Moon filly has eight
career starts with three wins, one second, and one third.
$15 win on 2
$4 Exacta 2 – 3/6
$6 Exacta 3/6 – 2