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2012 San Vicente (G2)

2/19/2012, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
3:40 PM PT
7 f (Dirt)
3 M
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 San Vicente (G2)...

Which perennial leading trainer has the hotter hand for the First Saturday in May?Read More
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  • mshutty · I believe this year that neither trainer will produce the Derby winner...however, for getting a 3 year-old ready for Derby, I would have to go with Baffert · 785 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · I like El Padrino's gutsy effort winning the Risen Star! His time was better than the other stakes. · 784 days ago ·
Bob Baffert is loaded and coming after this year's Kentucky Derby with a vengeance. Read More
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  • cpsoren121 · Baffert and Pletcher always seem to have a stream of good horses coming in... kind of like a good college football school having the best recruits! · 785 days ago ·
  • El Kabong · Fed Biz is the horse. Pedigree and natural talent. Plus, and I know this is less professional, I like the fact that a rider of Bejarano's talent and character came back to the winner's circle after that Allowance win with the look of a kid at Christmas time. He boasted, "this is my Derby horse buddy." Normally I don't get that giddy over post race comments, but this is a leading rider who has been on all the big names out west. He has been on Liason, Out of Bounds, Secret Circle, Creative Cause, and Rousing Sermon. To just chuck them all and make that statement tells me that the horse is special. I was watching the race and the post race. Baffert was genuinely giddy and noted in post race interviews that Fed Biz wasn't even putting any effort into the race. He was running with his ears up. green and didn't change leads until the finish. Bejarano noted that he had alot left and he felt like he was just galloping. This is the one to watch in Baffert's Barn and hopefully he will not disappoint. I have some future wager exactas that are counting on it. · 785 days ago ·
Drill beat American Act and Creative Cause in Sunday's Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Read More
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  • travel_vic · After a layoff and in anticipation of a longer three year old seaason almost EVERY trainer build bottom by incremental steps from sprints to routes.....EVERY baby usually takes these steps · 790 days ago ·
  • Winplacsho · Agreed, even Silver Charm won this race in his march to Louisville · 787 days ago ·
HRN's Mike Shutty breaks down the past week's Kentucky Derby 2012 prep action and gives you the scoop on the Baffert sweep of Oaklawn's Southwest Stakes + MoreRead More
  • francis · I know someone who was @ Santa Anita Sunday. He said Creative Cause blew by Drill & the 2nd place finisher right after the wire, & Rosorio couldn't get him pulled up until the 1/2 mile pole. · 788 days ago ·
This week's best in racing by Eclipse Sportswire photographers includes scenes from the dual-Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn, swept by Bob Baffert's Castaway and Secret Circle. Read More
Sunday’s Grade 2 San Vicente at Santa Anita marked the much anticipated return of Kentucky Derby 2012 hopeful Creative Cause but Drill spoiled the comeback party. San Vicente Stakes (2-19-12): 94 BSF (Drill)Read More
G1 Norfolk hero Creative Cause, last seen landing the show in the G1 BC Juvenile, begins his road to Kentucky Derby 2012 in Sunday’s G2 San Vicente at Santa Anita Park.Read More
Saturday Santa Anita Park Recap – Feb 18 Edge to early-pressing types on both surfaces (turf rail at 15 feet). Martin Garcia and Bob Baffert teamed up for a hat trick including Ellafitz in the G2 Santa Maria. Hustling apprentice Eswan Flores booted home two winners on the afternoon. On the ticket fr...Read More
Creative Cause will break from the No. 2 post position when he makes his 3-year-old debut Sunday in the Grade II, $150,000 San Vicente Stakes for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs. Joel Rosario feels the 3-5 favorite on Jon White’s morning line is ready for another solid performance, no matter the draw....Read More
Ok, so I really don't have a serious handicapping post for today, just this really funny picture that I've been saving up for the Derby trail debut of one, Captain Obvious. He runs in the San Vicente tomorrow afternoon at Santa Anita against more highly regarded colts like Creative Cause and… Read More
American Act is stepping up from a maiden win to a Grade II stakes race Sunday when the son of Quiet American runs in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes against 3-5 morning line favorite Creative Cause and four other 3-year-olds with Triple Crown aspirations.Read More
Creative Cause makes his 3-year-old debut on Sunday in Santa Anita’s Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs. Read More
Trainer Ben Cecil is hoping the success jockey Mario Gutierrez had with owner J. Paul Reddam in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes rubs off in Sunday’s San Vicente Stakes. Read More
Creative Cause makes his much-anticipated 3-year-old debut next Sunday in the San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs, and Joel Rosario is counting down to post time for the Grade II race he hopes will lead to greater glory on the Triple Crown trail, including the April 7 Santa Anita Derby and beyond. Read More
  • Mary Z. · Creative Cause loved Santa Anita in his Norfolk win. Hope he is Rosario's Derby winner. And so 2012 begins for him. Good luck, gorgeous. · 796 days ago ·
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