The $400,000, GI Shoemaker Mile, for 3yo and up 1-mile turfers, over the Santa Anita turf course will be the first of 2 big GI’s at Santa Anita this Saturday as this race will also double as a “Win and You’re In” race for this year’s B/C Mile event!
A very good field of 7 top 1-mile turfers will go to the post for this race #7 on the Santa Anita Saturday card!
Winning Prize , winner of the GII Arcadia and GI Frank E Kilroe Mile, winning both races in front running style and in sub 1:33 times, too! He should be the post time favorite and well deserved too!
Obviously , is the 2013 returning champ in this race and last time out won the GIII American Stakes here beating Chipsallin by 5 plus lengths! A multiple graded winner at this distance and a must use in your exotics and multi’s!
Silentio , 3rd in that same GIII American Stakes here last out. He won the GII Citation at BHP last Nov. and is a multiple grade winner, too. Tends to stalk the pace and hit the board most times!
Jack Milton, winner of the GIII Poker Stakes at Belmont most recently with a nice 5w stretch run for the win. Clicked off a 1:33 flat in that race which is rather good for either Belmont turf course. Dead Closer here!
Summer Front , is also a multiple graded winner, coming 2nd in the GIII Fort Marcy at Belmont Park most recently. Another closer type here so do not look for him early!
Tom’s Tribute, a last time out winner of the Thunder Road Stakes here at Santa Anita clocking a blistering 1:31.3 1-mile turf time in that win! Tends to not do as well at the Graded level, however! Does his best racing as a closer!
Pulpit’s Express , winner of a May 26 $20k turf 1x alw mile here at Santa Anita last out but just isn’t in the same class as the rest of this field!
“Post Time” – for Race #7, – 4:00 pm PDT!
|1.||Obviously||J Talamo||121||P D’Amato||9/5|
|2.||Jack Milton||J Castellano||119||T A Pletcher||3/1|
|3.||Tom’s Tribute||K J Desormeaux||119||J M Cassidy||6/1|
|4.||Winning Prize||C S Nakatani||124||N D Drysdale||5/2|
|5.||Summer Front||J Bravo||119||C Clement||6/1|
|6.||Pulpit’s Express||D Van Dyke||119||J W Sadler||30/1|
|7.||Silentio||V Espinoza||119||G Mandella||5/1|
Picks are – 1,2,4,5 exacta box with the 7 or 3 at the back-end of a dime super!