Close Hatches , will lead a small band of just “5” older F/M’s into Friday’s $600,000, GI Apple Blossom Hcp, at 1 1/16 mile, for 4yo and up F/M’s, over the Oaklawn main track, as she’ll make her 2nd start of the season in this 2-turn tilt!
Close Hatches, at 3/5, is a multiple GI winner, 2nd in the B/C Ladies Classic last fall and won the GII Azeri here back on Mar. 15th in a wire to wire score in her first out of 2014!
Let Faith Arise , at 3/1, was 2nd in the GII Santa Maria Stakes, 2nd again in the La Canada Stakes and was the 1 3/4 length winner of the GI Santa Margarita stakes in her last 3 outs and all over the Santa Anita main. Stalks early then fires in the stretch.
On Fire Baby, at 9/2 , is the defending champion back to defend her title, always in some sort of money spot at the end and is a local favor here! She was 4th last out in that same GII Azeri here last month.
Rose to Gold, at 12/1, who was the star of all the graded 3yo fillies races here at Oaklawn last season won the $400k Houston Ladies Classic Stakes 2 back with a nice driving finish look awful last out in the GII Sabin Stakes with a 16 lengths back 7th place finish as she didn’t get her usual early lead!
Stanwyck, at 8/1,winner of the GIII Turnback Alarm Stakes at Belmont last fall before moving on to sunny southern California to run for the Zenyatta connections of John Sherriffs and the Mosses this past winter. She was 2nd in the Paseana Stakes and 3rd twice in the GII Santa Maria and GI Santa Margarita.
Post Time for Race #10 – 6:12 pm CDT
|1.||Close Hatches||J Rosario||121||W I Mott||3/5|
|2.||Rose to Gold||C H Borel||115||S Santoro||12/1|
|3.||Stanwyck||G L Stevens||115||J A Shirreffs||8/1|
|4.||On Fire Baby||J M Johnson||115||G G Hartlage||9/2|
|5.||Let Faith Arise||C S Nakatani||117||J Hollendorfer||3/1|
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