Race #6 – Palos Verdes S. (Grade II) Post Time – 3:00 PM PT
Purse $200,000 – For Four-Year-Olds And Up, At 6f’s, (dirt)
(Highlighted race titles offer a replay of that race, “click” on any race title)
This race will feature a pair of hard-hitting GI winning sprinters in Big Macher and Secret Circle , both at 5/2 and as the slight 2/1 m/l fav, Distinctiv Passion , is the last out winner of the GIII Midnight Lute Stakes here on Dec. 27th covering the first 6f’s of that 6 1/2 f sprint in a very swift 1:07.3!
Rounding out this field of 6 is Chief Lion, at 15/1, is breaking out of the Aoc ranks to test his sprinting skills at the graded level for the first time here on Saturday!
So, lots and lots of early speed here in a fairly evenly matched field that could have gone as a GI race any other time of the year!
Our Selections– 1,2,4,5 exacta box, with the 3 or 6 added to the back-end of a super ticket!
(Saturday’s PP’s for Santa Anita Park, are below)
“Santa Anita Handicapper’s Tool Bar“
|Scr’s & Chg’s||Horsemen information||Trakus||Results|
|1.||Distinctiv Passion (FL)||5/H||L||M E Smith||118||J Bonde||2/1|
|2.||Big Macher (CA)||5/G||L||T Baze||120||R Baltas||5/2|
|3.||Conquest Two Step (FL)||4/C||L||J Talamo||118||M E Casse||4/1|
|4.||Secret Circle (KY)||6/H||L||M Garcia||118||B Baffert||5/2|
|5.||Wild Dude (FL)||5/H||L||R Bejarano||120||J Hollendorfer||4/1|
|6.||Chief Lion (FL)||5/H||L||M A Pedroza||118||E G Harty||15/1|