Keen Pauline, a 15/1 shot, took early control of a somewhat sluggish and leisurely early pace leading this group of 9 all the way around the Pimlico main to a clear-cut 2 3/4 lengths win in today’s $250,000, GII Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, for 3yo fillies at 1 1/8 mile.
“7” Ladies will go 2-turns here at Santa Anita as the graded older F/M’s season here rolls on!
Fiftyshadesofhay , at 5/2, after a solid 3yo season in 2013 found the going tough last out in the GII La Canada Stakes, where she landed 4th after a very bumpy start, but did rally up just a length off of Spellbound in a 4 horse blanket finish that day.
Let Faith Arise , at 7/2, was 2nd by just a neck in that same race as Ondine, at 3/1, (the 2nd Baffert entry here) surrendered a stretch lead, settling for 3rd back just a 1/2 length all in that same thrilling bang/bang GII La Canada Stakes finish last out!
Iotapa , at 7/2, 2nd in the GII Santa Monica Stakes by a length last out has hit the board in 3 straight west coast F/M 2-turn dust-up’s but the winner circle here has been elusive for her! Runs on well late but never quite good enough for the win.
Golden Production at 6/1,and Stanwyck , at 4/1, are the 1-2 finishers in the Jan 14th $75k Paseana Stakes here last out where just a head separated the pair at the line as both closed well for the 1-2 finish!
Yahilwa, at 30/1, has but a 4th in a $40k S/A Oc on her U.S. resume other wise was just a spotty stakes winner over in jolly olde England before crossing over the pond!