It’s a sports axiom “that on any given day” . . . well today at Santa Anita Park Shakin It Up, at 17/1, did just as his name implies and shook things up on this opening day card here at Santa Anita to take down his first ever GI title in the $300,000, GI Malibu Stakes, for the 3yo boys, at 7f’s over a fast Santa Anita main with a late surge on the outside to win by a skinny 1/2 length!
Central Banker, at a very lofty 10/1 at post time was back that 1/2 length at the line for 2nd, 3rd went to Zeewat back less than 3/4’s of a length more, with race favorite Flashback, back another 2 3/4 lengths further to fill out today’s super!
The winning time of 1:20.53 was just a half second off the Santa Anita dirt track set by the great Spectacular Bid way back in 1980, any given day indeed!
Payouts and Winning Time,
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Distance: Seven Furlongs On The Dirt|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:20.53|
|2.||Shakin It Up||David Romero Flores||36.00||15.00||7.80|
|7.||Central Banker||Joseph Talamo||11.40||6.40|
|Also ran were: 4. – Flashback , 10. – Bakken , 12. – Our Double Play , 3. – Heir of Storm , 11. – Distinctiv Passion , 1. – Syndicated , 9. – Zee Bros , 8. – Holy Lute|
|Scratched horses: Demonic (Trainer)|