Not all the best top ranked thoroughbred action is back east this Saturday as Santa Anita Park offers up the GII Strub Stakes, for 4yo’s and up, at 1 1/16 mile over the main track, with a purse of $200,000.
The main combatants here look to be 2013 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents making his first start of the new year and Hear The Ghost, who came just a 1/2 length off Blueskiesnrainbows, last out in the GIII Native Diver Stakes in a 2nd off a long layoff start! Both were also big graded winner’s over this strip on the 2013 derby trail here last season!
The lightly-raced Demonic, is also a probable for this GII shootout, but the nominations sheet does offer some potential other big names for this Saturday’s feature here at Santa Anita Park. So keep a sharp eye out for more top names to come bursting out of the gates here this coming Saturday in this big GII, west coast, 2-turn dust-up !