Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man has been assigned top weight of 124 pounds for Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino.
Awesome Baby fought off a determined challenge from runner-up Artemis to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 2 ¾ lengths under Mike Smith, in a driving rain over a surface labeled wet/fast in 1:41.58.
The longest shot in the field at 25-1, Find Your Spot, with Edwin Maldonado up, routed a group of four rivals by 1 ¼ lengths in Friday’s sixth race at Santa Anita, a $58,000 allowance for 3-year-old fillies, on a surface listed as wet fast in 1:08.94.
The Sharp Approach | Still two months away from the Kentucky Derby and no one has yet stamped himself the clear favorite. If Cairo Prince wins the Florida Derby as impressively as the Holy Bull, I would expect him to be the race day favorite.
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Longshot County Lineman, with Corey Nakatani aboard, in a race originally scheduled to be run on turf, rallied from off the pace to win Friday’s featured $50,000 Indian River Purse by a head, getting one mile in 1:35.53.
George O’Bryan would go on to become one of America’s top jockey agents, winning five Santa Anita Handicaps while representing legendary Hall of Fame riders such as Ralph Neves, Manual Ycaza, Donald Pierce and Laffit Pincay, Jr.
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