The early pace duel between Blueskiesnrainbows and Game On Dude , did set up as promised, but it was Blingo , who had it when it counted most in the stretch as he held off a very game long shot in Imperative, by a 1/2 length to take today’s, $300,000, GII San Antonio, for 4yo and up, going 1 1/8 mile over a “fast” Santa Anita Park main track!
Imperative, was back that 1/2 length for 2nd, after what we thought was a pre-mature move deep on the backstretch, squeezing in at the rail beside the dueling front-runners for a 3 across far turn firing line!
Payouts and Winning Time,
|Age Restriction: Four Year Old and Upward|
|Distance: One And One Eighth Miles On The Dirt|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:47.95|
|6.||Blingo||Aaron T. Gryder||33.80||11.40||27.20|
|7.||Imperative||Kent J. Desormeaux||12.20||22.40|
|2.||American Blend||Joseph Talamo||25.80|
|Also ran were: 4. – Majestic Harbor , 5. – Game On Dude , 3. – Blueskiesnrainbows , 1. – Willyconker (IRE)|