Midnight Hawk, by Midnite Lute and a Bob Baffert trained 3yo, toggled the early lead with Kristo, but finally settling the issue in the stretch by gliding off to a 1 3/4 length win in this scratch-depleted, $100,000, GIII Sham Stakes, for 3yo’s only and up, at 1 mile over a “fast” Santa Anita main today!
Coming 2nd, was Kristo, who was back that 1 3/4 length at the line. the meaningless 3rd went to Ontology, who was back another 3 1/4 lengths further as I’ll Wrap It Up, who filled out today’s scratch – ladened field of just 4 was 9 plus lengths even further back!
Midnight Hawk, does picks up those 10 early Derby points for the win here today!
Payouts and Winning Time
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Distance: One Mile On The Dirt|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:36.48|
|6.||Midnight Hawk||Mike E. Smith||2.80||2.10|
|Also ran was: 2. – I’ll Wrap It Up|
|Scratched horses: Life Is a Joy (Trainer) , Top Fortitude (Trainer)|