Pontchatrain, whose last 2 graded wins here were both coming down the hill, found flat 2-turn turf racing to her liking as well here, as her sat a nice and easy early stalking trip floating along on the outside in the 3rd spot, then motored 3w down the Santa Anita turf center for a 1 length win in today’s $200,000, GII Buena Vista Stakes, for 4yo and up lady turfers, at just a mile, over a “Firm “Santa Anita Park turf course!
Egg Drop, came 2nd, by that lengths was no match in stretch here today, 3rd went to Tapicat, back another 1/2 length and 1 1/4 length in front of the early pacesetter Miss Serendipity , who hung on to fill out today’s super!
Payouts and Winning Time
|Age Restriction: Four Year Old and Upward|
|Sex Restriction: Fillies and Mares|
|Distance: One Mile On The Turf|
|Track Condition: Firm|
|Winning Time: 1:33.33|
|7.||Pontchatrain||Gary L. Stevens||7.00||3.60||3.00|
|2.||Egg Drop||Martin Garcia||3.20||2.40|
|4.||Tapicat||John R. Velazquez||3.20|
|Also ran were: 1. – Miss Serendipity (ARG) , 9. – Stormy Lucy , 5. – Moone’s My Name (GB) , 6. – Dancingtothestars , 8. – Unusual Hottie , 10. – Customer Base , 3. – Appealing (IRE)|