David Flores, a fixture on the
Southern California circuit for more than three decades, will ride at
Santa Anita early on after plying his trade in Singapore the past year.
“I came home for Christmas and hopefully I’ll get to ride something here
the first weekend,” Flores said. “I’ll go back to Singapore after the
Versatile millionaire Clubhouse Ride, who worked five furlongs Monday in 1:01, is a candidate for the Grade III Daytona Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf, pending another scheduled breeze on Monday. “If he comes out of that good, he might run in the Daytona,” trainer Craig Lewis
said. “He hurt his back in the Pacific Classic and had some soft tissue
damage near his pelvis, but he’s such a tough horse we didn’t know
anything was wrong until we did a nuclear scan.”
Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bill Mott plans to run Twilight Derby winner Long On Value in the Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) on opening day at Santa Anita.
Bob Baffert says American Pharoah
is undergoing massage treatment at his Santa Anita barn and is expected
to resume training next month. Favored to win the Breeders’ Cup
Juvenile last Nov. 1, the son of Pioneerof the Nile was scratched four days before the Juvenile due to a deep bruise in his left front leg.
Thanks, Mary Z and amino998. Nice exacta, cognibene. Back to Los Al for Thursday's play.
Thanks, rafirox. I am enjoying the holiday season and visiting family in Maryland. Hope you are well.
Thanks, amino998. I tabbed the Pick 6 and late Pick 4 at P6 blog today as well. Chalky day but I'll take it!
Thanks, amino998. My splitzacta strategy paid off today!
Sounds like we were all on the right track in this race from Parx. Working on Wednesday's POD from Remington now.
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