2011 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2)

2/12/2011, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
3:05 PM PT
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G2)...

And then there were just four. With confirmation today that both The Factor and J P’s Gusto won’t run, only four horses that have been based on the West Coast at some point in their career are left as contenders for the 20 spots available in the starting gate at Churchill Downs for this year’s Kentu...Read More
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  • mdoche · It will be interesting to see if Rosario would ride Anthony's Cross over Brilliant Speed. Baffert and Espinoza team up with Midnight Interlude in War Emblem style. Very interesting since Espinoza doesn't really ride for Baffert anymore. · 1088 days ago ·
  • 12thCrown · I though JP's Gusto would step up in the Rebel, but his distance limitations caught up with him. It was a shame to see Pegasus injured. · 1083 days ago ·
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a video worth? Borrowing the catchphrase of one of my favorite sportscasters, Warner Wolf, “Let’s go the videotape!”Read More
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  • railbird33 · Ann, you're dead on! The BC Juvenile isn't a good predictor of Derby success, in that one one- Street Sense has been successful in 25 previous champions. Also, although the last four Derby winners had two 3YO starts - that REALLY bucks history in that less than ten KY Derby winners have won on two 3 YO starts in 136 tries, and some really good horses: Point Given, Curlin, Afeet Alex, Lucking at Lucky weren't fit. I don't see a triple crown winner this year. Based on Uncle Mo's 89 Beyers in his only 3YO start- he'll have to be a super-improved horse in a twenty horse field at a mile & a quarter. I'm looking else-where. · 1121 days ago ·
  • tstoztr1 · Uncle Mo didn't break a sweat getting an 89 Beyer in the TW. Most of this year's Derby contenders are going all out to earn in the 90s. I think we'll see Mo run a low 100s in the Wood and Johnny V won't even use the whip. The key to winning the Derby is having your horse peak at the right time. I think Mo is a lock, just like Big Brown was. · 1118 days ago ·
In scanning the latest 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Odds released Sunday by Lucky’s, I was struck by the number of underlays among the top choices. This is nothing new for Derby futures, but now as we hit the 45 day mark from the big event, it is clear that the top choices offer little to no real valu...Read More
Heavy favorites did not fare well in yesterday’s two Kentucky Derby preps in California. Nor did the bridge jumpers who pounded their odds way down. First it was Tapizar in Santa Anita’s Robert Lewis Stakes. Off romping wins in a maiden race at Churchill Downs and the Sham Stakes last month, he was ...Read More
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  • blooy · oh guess i read that wrong. yeah may not be a derby winner, but he will still have good races ahead of him like you said. · 1159 days ago ·
  • blooy · i just thought he could always be pointed to sprint stakes races. could be like big drama. · 1158 days ago ·
Anthony's Cross, always well placed in his first start wearing blinkers, got his nose down on the line to nip Riveting Reason in the Grade 2 Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Heavy favorite Tapizar refused to relax under Garrett Gomez and faded to finish a disappointing 5th. Headstrong colt T...Read More
  • jinlie01 · A game second for Riveting Reason...seems like he's improving with each start in the last few races. What's next? San Felipe? · 1159 days ago ·
The first case of Kentucky Derby fever sweeps the nation tomorrow with two major prep races on the West Coast, including the Grade II $250,000 Robert B. Lewis at a mile and an eighth at Santa Anita.Read More
Saturday’s pick six from Santa Anita Park includes a pair of Graded events. First up is the Robert Lewis Stakes (6th race) and Tapizar looks tough to catch. St. Trinians makes her much anticipated return in the Santa Maria and she tries conventional dirt for the first time. Washington Bridge is the ...Read More
Welcome HRN racing fans to THE blog for rating the Derby preps!It struck me that by the time all the major and minor Derby preps have been completed and we're ready to get an early jump on handicapping a probable Derby field, recall gets a little fuzzy.  That was the inspiration for this blog.&...Read More
  • arazi · Great breakdown. Although I agree the Sam Davis field is a bit suspect, I think several in there do have the potential to jump up and become a serious contender. The Camino Real will be interesting to see how Comma To The Top deals with all the pace pressure. Could set up for a closer. · 1161 days ago ·
The Sham Stakes (G3) hero will try to keep rolling in Saturday's Robert Lewis (G2). Read More
Today's Derby contender works featured To Honor and Serve, Tapizar, Jaycito and others, with a bunch of Santa Anita runners getting in their final works before Saturday's Robert B. Lewis (G2). Read More
  • zatt · Several ones to watch there ... looking forward to the return of Wine Police. · 1166 days ago ·
  • HiHoPimlico · Here's hoping that Baffert can workout the issues in Jaycito's head. If so, that horse could have a bright future! · 1166 days ago ·
Tapizar, winner of the Grade 3 Sham Stakes in his stakes debut at Santa Anita on Jan. 15, will make his next start in the $250,000 Robert Lewis Stakes over 1 1/8 miles on Feb. 12, trainer Steve Asmussen said Wednesday.Tapizar won the Sham Stakes over 1 1/16 miles by 4 1/4 lengths, leading throughout...Read More

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