Thanks, biggar w and amino998. Odds drifted up nicely from 9-2 morning line.
Far Right smartly scores from off the pace. Mr. Z seemed to have this one in the bag before his stretch antics.
Trainer Barry Abrams on California Chrome
being named Horse of the Year: “He totally deserved it. He’s the only
horse that ran from the beginning of the year to the end. I don’t care
if he was a two-year-old, a three, or a four. He won a Grade I race in
the beginning of the year and a Grade I race at the end of the year. In
the history of Thoroughbred horses, not very many did that. He might be
the only one.”
Firing Line, second by a head to unbeaten Dortmund
in the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity on Dec. 20, is scheduled to make
his 3-year-old debut in the Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes a 1 1/16
miles on Feb. 7, trainer Simon Callaghan said.
Big Macher, in his final major prep for Saturday’s $150,000 California Cup Sprint at six furlongs, worked a half-mile under Rafael Bejarano Monday morning in 47.40. “Very happy,” is what trainer Richard Baltas said after the move by the son of Beau Genius following the 9 a.m. break. “He went 11 flat the last eighth.”
A very nice 9-1 overlay and a $1 copy of the Trifecta. Nice outcome. Have always liked International Star.
Victor Espinoza worked Zenyatta’s first foal to make it the races, Cozmic One,
five furlongs Thursday in 1:03.20. “This makes the third time I’ve
worked him,” Espinoza said. The time before, I worked him from the gate.
He feels great. John (trainer John Shirreffs) has been going
easy with him, bringing him along slow. I don’t know how good the horse
is, because I’ve never really asked him to run yet."
Jockey Drayden Van Dyke’s five-pound apprentice allowance is good through Monday, Jan. 19. On Jan. 20, he starts as a full-fledged journeyman, with no weight advantage.
Yes, that is Chantal Sutherland
galloping horses at Santa Anita these mornings, but she has no plans for
a comeback. She studied interior design at the Interior Design
Institute in Newport Beach and also hopes to obtain a real estate
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