Cezanne, the 3-year-old Curlin colt trained by Bob Baffert and a $3.65 million purchase at auction, is entered for his second career start in an allowance optional claiming race at Los Alamitos Race Course on Thursday, July 2.
The first-out winner was installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite for Thursday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos, a $40,000 optional claiming race that drew five entries.
For Thursday's allowance race, set to go a mile on the dirt with a purse of $45,000, Cezanne drew the No. 5 post and would face stablemate Bronn (No. 4).
Purchased and owned by a group consisting of Michael Tabor, Michael B. Smith, Elias Stable and Mrs. John Magnier for $3,650,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Select 2-Year-Olds in Training sale, Cezanne won on debut at Santa Anita in a maiden special weight race on June 6.
Cezanne’s debut win at Santa Anita was at 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track. His victory earned the ownership group $30,000.
Never Easy (No. 2), a 4-year-old Candy Ride gelding, is the only runner in Thursday's race for the $40,000 claiming tag.
Having won two of his 11 career starts, the Andrew Lerner-trained gelding has earned $84,229 in his career.
Flavien Prat will get the call for Baffert on Cezanne, while Drayden Van Dyke will be in the irons aboard Bonn.
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D. Van Dyke