This Saturday, Santa Anita Park offers up the first of the season GI for 3yo filly turfers in the $350,000, GI American Oaks, for those same 3yo Fillies, at 1 1/4 mile over the Santa Anita turf course!
Room Service , was the dead heat winner, along with Rosalind, of the GI Ashland Stakes last out at Keeneland, where they fought a pitched stretch duel that lead to the unbreakable tie! She is also the winner of the GIII Herecomesthebride Stakes at G/P earlier this winter. She’s never been off the board in 6 career starts and is a dead closer!
Nashoba’s Gold , winner of the GII Honeymoon Stakes last out and the GIII Providencia Stakes 2 back and in fact only a 2nd place finish in the China Doll Stakes keeps her from being undefeated! Closes late like all great turfers do!
Sweet Bliss , 2nd in the GII Honeymoon Stakes last out by a length in a good closing effort. Only 4 lifetime starts here but she shows improvement each time out! A closer here
Diversy Harbor, 3rd in the GII Honeymoon Stakes and 2nd in the GIII Providencia Stakes 2 back. She did win the China Doll Stakes here 3 back, as well! Never off the board in four lifetime starts as this one’s is a closer type!
Little Journey , 3rd in her first U.S. appearance in the $150k Edgewood Stakes at Churchill last out. Before that she was a solid mid level turfer on the French circuit! She was a bit flat last time as she started 3rd and ended that way!
Tiz the Key , is coming off consecutive mdn and Alw wins here at S/A with the last being a 1 1/4 turfer where she clocked a good 2:02 and chg time to win by 3/4 length in a mostly front running score! She liked it up front early in her 2 wins so maybe an early speed here!
Loan Savant , is a maiden winner and 3rd last Saturday in a S/A $80k 1x turf alw. She’ll do a quick turn around here but she’s yet to find a home on the board above the alw level!
Kissin Lucky Lips , has no wins in 5 lifetime starts, so how does this one get into a GI race? She has gone out early at times to that same winless record!
“Post Time” – for Race #8, – 4:30 pm PDT!
|Loan Savant||M Gutierrez||118||D F O’Neill||30/1|
|Nashoba’s Gold||J Talamo||120||C Gaines||9/5|
|Little Journey||J Bravo||118||C C Brown||6/1|
|Sweet Bliss||C S Nakatani||118||J A Shirreffs||4/1|
|Kissin Lucky Lips||B Blanc||118||M Puype||30/1|
|Tiz the Key||T Baze||118||R E Mandella||12/1|
|Diversy Harbor||M E Smith||118||T F Proctor||4/1|
|Room Service||S Bridgmohan||123||W M Catalano||2/1|
Picks are – 2,4,7,8 exacta box with the 3 or 6 at the back-end of a dime super!