STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2019

first_img47% 14% 9 1 $869,762 $171,278 8 9% 5 26% $169,553 CARAVA EYES BUENA VISTA UPSET WITH ZAFFINAH Steve Knapp37 Win% (Current Through Sunday, Feb. 17) 24% 6 Vladimir Cerin37 5 39% 16 19 1st 9% 9 51% 18% 21 6 TALAMO, S Y SKY EYE PIECE OF SPRING FEVER PIE Tiago Pereira108 21 15% $948,226 $940,225 13 16 17 5 11 John Sadler62 4 7 13% 8 7 18 63% 4 13 30 17% $722,795 42% 9 39% Mike Smith56 Joel Rosario164 44% 41% 30% 63% $1,134,096 12 Mark Glatt50 11 10 5 43% $996,435 $864,185 Eswan Flores62 Hector O. Palma35 22 6 14% 43% 9 SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT CARRYOVER AT $238,534 9 32% 19 17 13% Assael Espinoza87 21 5 46% 6 6 ITM% Kent Desormeaux72 49% $885,030 11 8% CARAVA HOPES FOR LUCK OF THE IRISH AGAINST VASILIKAZaffinah has never failed to earn a check in 12 starts since coming from Europe early in 2017, and it’s likely she’ll earn her keep again in Saturday’s Grade II Buena Vista Stakes for older fillies and mares scheduled at one mile on turf.To win, however, the Irish-bred mare trained by Jack Carava for Red Baron’s Barn LLC or Rancho Temescal LLC will have to conquer favored Vasilika, who defeated her by a length and a half last out in the Grade III Megahertz at a mile on a good turf course Jan. 21.“She’s just a hard-trying mare and a mile seems to be her specialized distance,” Carava said of the chestnut mare who will be seeking her first stakes win in this country Saturday. “I had to run her down the hill a few times because races wouldn’t fill for her.“She’s pretty consistent going a mile on turf. She’s doing all right even though we were a little sidetracked training because of the weather. I haven’t been able to do as much with her as I’d been hoping, although she doesn’t require a whole lot.”TALAMO, S Y SKY PROVE SUCCESSFUL COMBINATIONJoe Talamo has ridden S Y Sky in each of her nine career races, winning five, with three seconds and one third. He will be back aboard in Sunday’s $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes and understandably is looking forward to the reunion.“She’s never been out of the money, and even when she loses, she shows up and tries really hard,” Talamo enthused. “She’s fun to ride. She breaks really sharp and puts you in a good spot.“She doesn’t need the lead, but she breaks so well she puts you right there, which is really good.” Owned and bred by longtime supporter of the California breeding program Nick Alexander, current president of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC), S Y Sky has earnings of just under a half-million dollars at $457,320.As for the gregarious Talamo, hard to believe he’s 29 now after coming west from his native Louisiana at the behest of the late Bobby Frankel.Despite an infusion of young apprentice riders and world-class competition from journeymen like Joel Rosario and Flavien Prat, Talamo and his agent, Scotty McClellan, industriously strive to attain a position among the top 10 riders.“We’re trying to do the best we can with the opportunities we have,” Talamo said, causing a chuckle when he added, “At 29, I’m no spring chicken.”That, of course, is relative and very debatable.SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER IS $238,534With no single ticket winner on Sunday, there is a 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $238,534 at Santa Anita today, President’s Day.With $211,555 in “new” money wagered, Sunday’s total Jackpot pool reached $401,657, which helped fuel a consolation payoff of $212.30 on a total of 532 tickets.Monday’s Rainbow Six starts with race four, the $200,000 California Cup Derby, in which the Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Galilean is the prohibitive 2-5 morning line favorite.Approximate post time for the Cal Cup Derby is 2:04 p.m. PT.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Jimmy Jerkens Shedrow Stroll: Getting to Know  Midnight PartyDoug O’Neill Shedrow Stroll:  Shut It UpInstagrand (Inside – Blue Helmet) works 6 furlongs (Hollendorfer) 2/17/2019Why Not Us (Red Helmet) &  Shining Through (Black Helmet) work 6 furlongs (Hollendorfer) 2/17/2019Roadster (Outside) works 6 furlongs &  Reedley works 5 furlongs (Baffert) 2/17/2019Gunmetal Gray works 4 furlongs (Hollendorfer) 2/17/2019FINISH LINES: This Friday, first post time will be 1 p.m., and the following day, Saturday, it will be 12:25 p.m. . . . With four wins Sunday, Joel Rosario took a 37-35 lead over Flavien Prat in the jockeys’ race . . . Numbers are virtually similar across the board for favorites at the Winter Meet, with 33.11 percent winning overall (98 of 296), 32.84 percent on dirt (66 of 201) and 33.68 on turf (32 of 95) . . . Kent Desormeaux was scheduled to ride six horses today, four of them drawing the extreme outside post position. One, however, Seaside Dancer in the first race, was scratched from the also-eligible list . . . Tyler Baze rides All Out Blitz for Simon Callaghan in today’s Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park . . .Two-time Grade I winner Paradise Woods is none the worse for wear after finishing last in her first start for John Shirreffs in Saturday’s Santa Monica Stakes run on a good main track. “She came out of the race really well,” the trainer said. “Obviously, the post (one) really compromised her.” Shirreffs rendered no race for her next start . . . Jockey Felipe Martinez has been suspended three days (Feb. 24, 28 and March 1) for careless riding on Annitasheaven in Saturday’s seventh race . . . As chronicled in an epic column by Bill Plaschke in Sunday’s LA Times, Santa Anita Hornblower Jay Cohen’s joyful notes have been muted for the time being.  Please see the full story and video on his road to recovery  here. . . . The California Horse Racing Board holds its monthly meeting 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Santa Anita. The public is encouraged to attend. An audio-only webcast can be heard through a link on the CHRB website (webcast) . . . Santa Anita will be dark for live racing Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, presenting live action again on Friday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. The track will be open for simulcast wagering Thursday, Feb. 21, with free general admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. NOTE: FIRST POST TIME THIS FRIDAY WILL BE 1 P.M. 3rd 9 8 Peter Miller86 22 Money Won 3 32% 35 15 4 Martin Pedroza48 $315,496 Jerry Hollendorfer71 Bob Baffert53 $372,568 Drayden Van Dyke105 19% 41% 22% $248,047 53% Ruben Fuentes75 $311,407 29 10% 19 Joe Talamo105 Agapito Delgadillo47 59% 5 15 6 Philip D’Amato68 JockeyMts 16 $185,538 ITM% 7 Mario Gutierrez77 5 Geovanni Franco141 19%center_img 23% 2 2nd 12 27% 21 24% 5 J. Keith Desormeaux43 8 TrainerMts $271,309 17% 49% Rafael Bejarano119 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 13% $483,288 5 19 18% Aaron Gryder44 14 19 3 William Spawr17 14 2nd $775,898 $188,636 9 $1,055,218 8 3rd $172,841 $194,450 William E. Morey45 $1,913,234 Edwin Maldonado51 12% 6 19 29% 43% 17% 1st 39% $831,098 7 10 9 7 58% $296,136 Richard Mandella33 11 7 15 16 Win% 2 $454,744 10 Doug  O’Neill131 Flavien Prat143 9 23% $1,014,511 $594,722 7 8 Money Won 22 11 7 $403,819 11 59% 11 20 $2,185,332 2 9 13 39% 9 37 15% 17% 12% 16 10 9 35% $924,702 42% 14% 29 7 Tyler Baze160 $458,047 19% Heriberto Figueroa140 $266,795 Simon Callaghan28 7 3 5 25% Peter Eurton36 $500,364 $707,138 14 14% 6 40% $156,840 58% 8 46% 5 Richard Baltas87 $1,068,146 38% 48% 54% 18% 15% 12 5 34% 55% 2 10% 58% 15% 41% 29 Jeff Mullins38last_img

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