A field of 8, 3yo fillies was drawn today for this Saturday’s $400,000, GI Santa Anita Oaks, for 3yo fillies, at 1 1/16 mile over the Santa Anita main track as another 100 points towards a GI Kentucky Oaks berth awaits the winner.
Fashion Plate , was the all the way on the front end winner of the GI Las Virgenes Stakes here way back on Feb 1st, traveling the 1-mile distance in 1:37.1, and winning by 1/2 length. She’s gone to the front early in each of her last 2 starts so look for her to be up front early here on Saturday!
Ria Antonia , the dq’d up winner of the GI B/C Juvenile Fillies race last fall, but finished 4th in her first out of the year in the GIII Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fairgrounds and was back double-digit lengths in a very flat performance. She’ll look to redeem herself here on Saturday over a favorite surface but probably won’t be the post time favorite!
Arethusa , 3rd in that same GI Las Virgenes Stakes but was back only 1 1/4 length as she was rallying up from quite aways back in the stretch. It could be that the extra 1/16 here could make the difference for her here on Saturday!
Artemis , 5th in that same GI Las Virgenes Stakes 2 back, but then returned in the GII Santa Ysabel Stakes to a 2nd finish in some unusual sloppy track conditions for Santa Anita this past winter!
Honey Ride , winner of a $56k Mdn here on Mar. 2nd, going a mile in 1:35.4 to a good 2 3/4 lengths stalking and pouncing winning trip. Sits a nice trip!
Bajan , does have a pair of So/Cal stakes wins on her dance card but has faltered thus far in top company. Sits well off the early pace most times and does offer some closing abilities!
Smoove It , is but a Mdn winner, but did refire well in the stretch of the $75k Sweet Life Stakes here last out for 3rd but was 4 off that winner!
Post Time – 2:00 pm PDT
|1.||Fashion Plate||G L Stevens||122||S Callaghan||5/2|
|2.||Ria Antonia||M E Smith||122||B Baffert||2/1|
|3.||Honey Ride||T Baze||122||J W Sadler||3/1|
|4.||Arethusa||R Bejarano||122||E G Harty||4/1|
|5.||Artemis||V Espinoza||122||J Hollendorfer||6/1|
|6.||Bajan||J Talamo||122||S Callaghan||12/1|
|7.||Smoove It||M Gutierrez||122||D F O’Neill||20/1|
Picks are – 1,2,3,4 exacta box, with the 5 or 6 at the back of a super play!
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