Fiftyshadesofhay leads 6 into GII Santa Maria Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Fiftyshadesofhay - winner of today's GII Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico racecourse
Fiftyshadesofhay – winner of last year’s GII Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico lead a good field into the GII Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita Park this Saturday!

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!

Free Past Performances,

“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.

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
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!

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