Fiftyshadesofhay , is one of two Bob Baffert trainees entered in this Saturday’s, $200,000, GII Santa Maria Stakes, for 4yo and up F/M’s, going 1 1/16 mile over the Santa Anita Park main track!
“7” Ladies will go 2-turns here at Santa Anita as the graded older F/M’s season here rolls on!
Fiftyshadesofhay , at 5/2, after a solid 3yo season in 2013 found the going tough last out in the GII La Canada Stakes, where she landed 4th after a very bumpy start, but did rally up just a length off of Spellbound in a 4 horse blanket finish that day.
Let Faith Arise , at 7/2, was 2nd by just a neck in that same race as Ondine, at 3/1, (the 2nd Baffert entry here) surrendered a stretch lead, settling for 3rd back just a 1/2 length all in that same thrilling bang/bang GII La Canada Stakes finish last out!
Iotapa , at 7/2, 2nd in the GII Santa Monica Stakes by a length last out has hit the board in 3 straight west coast F/M 2-turn dust-up’s but the winner circle here has been elusive for her! Runs on well late but never quite good enough for the win.
Golden Production at 6/1,and Stanwyck , at 4/1, are the 1-2 finishers in the Jan 14th $75k Paseana Stakes here last out where just a head separated the pair at the line as both closed well for the 1-2 finish!
Yahilwa, at 30/1, has but a 4th in a $40k S/A Oc on her U.S. resume other wise was just a spotty stakes winner over in jolly olde England before crossing over the pond!
Race #8 – Post Time – 4:00 pm Pst.
|1.||Iotapa||J Talamo||118||J W Sadler||7/2|
|2.||Fiftyshadesofhay||M Garcia||120||B Baffert||5/2|
|3.||Ondine||M E Smith||118||B Baffert||3/1|
|4.||Yahilwa||T Baze||118||J M Cassidy||30/1|
|5.||Let Faith Arise||C S Nakatani||118||J Hollendorfer||7/2|
|6.||Golden Production||K J Desormeaux||118||P Miller||6/1|
|7.||Stanwyck||A O Solis||118||J A Shirreffs||4/1|
Picks are – 1,2,3,5 exacta box, with the 7 or 6 at the back-end of a super play!