first_img3rd 60% 4 TOP O’NEILL ASSISTANT MORA RETURNS TO DUBAI AGAIN 5 6 5 $372,465 Drayden Van Dyke38 ITM% 4 2 ITM% Money Won Umberto Rispoli25 13% 42% Edwin Maldonado18 5 Abel Cedillo71 3 Bob Baffert27 11 TrainerSts $308,508 $270,379 2nd 36% 0 29% 5 Philip D’Amato29 2 6 $571,809 8 6 3 39% 18% 0 41% 74% 15% TINA TINA ‘DOING WELL’ FOR SUNDAY’S GRADE III ASTRA 2 3 7 Michael McCarthy13 Win% 5 $79,371 15 54% 44% 25% 13 31% 1 6 5 $737,340 Jorge Velez44 Peter Miller24 5 1 21% 2 4 CARRESSA TRIES TURF IN MONDAY’S HOLIDAY FEATURE 2 Jeff Bonde7 26% 62% 14% 11% 3rd $235,962 26% Richard Mandella14 8 $79,715 1 $190,887 Steve Knapp13 13 1 Joel Rosario61 35% 2 $188,091 58% JockeyMts 0 3 23% Ruben Fuentes21 1st J.C. Diaz, Jr.28 $547,882 Doug O’Neill34 Mike Smith19 10% 10 Money Won 71% 10 45% $84,675 $609,682 $109,691 39% $1,006,032 1 Craig Anthony Lewis13 12% 2nd 6 $143,851 HIGHER POWER IN SHARP DRILL FOR RICH PEGASUS CUP 2 4 4 $288,177 $1 MILLION GUARANTEED IN RAINBOW JACKPOT TODAY Flavien Prat45 30% 1 $492,914 42% 57% 20% 5 42% $593,620 1 2 Richard Baltas38 43% 23% 1 $497,242 7 4 Win% 44% 1 3 3 Tiago Pereira28 Mario Gutierrez29 33% 9 47% 46% 4 3 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS(Current Through Friday, Jan. 17) 23% 15 5 1st 2 4 4 CARRESSA MAKES GRASS DEBUT IN MEGAHERTZCarressa makes her turf debut in Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. holiday feature, the Grade III Megahertz Stakes for fillies and mares, four and up, at one mile.The four-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo trained by John Shirreffs for Mercedes Stables LLC, West Point Thoroughbreds or Mooney, et al, is coming off a smashing 8 ¼ length win at a mile on Del Mar’s main track Nov. 22.“There wasn’t a race for her otherwise, so we thought this was an opportunity to try her on grass,” Shirreffs said. “I think Uncle Mo (offspring) can run on anything; they like the off going, the dirt, the turf. They just like the track.”The field for the Megahertz, race seven of eight with a 12:30 p.m. first post: Carressa, Victor Espinoza, 5-1; Take These Chains, Umberto Rispoli, 8-1; Keeper Ofthe Stars, Abel Cedillo, 7-2; Tonahutu, Andrea Atzeni, 15-1; Streak of Luck, Jose Valdivia Jr., 15-1; Brill, Mike Smith, 3-1; La Sardane, Flavien Prat, 6-1; and Super Patriot, Joel Rosario, 5-2.Monday is Dollar Day, with hot dogs on sale for $2 and beer and soda for $1 apiece.TINY TINA ‘DOING WELL’ FOR MARATHON ASTRAWith a little bit of luck, Tiny Tina might have won the Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf Dec. 28, instead of finishing second by an onrushing nose despite the fact that she bobbled at the start and was three wide in the lane.At least Phil D’Amato is hoping that’s the case when the five-year-old Kentucky-bred mare runs in Sunday’s Grade III Astra Stakes for older fillies and mares at a mile-and-a-half on turf.“She’s rounding into form and doing really well right now,” the trainer said. “She’s reunited with (Flavien) Prat who has won three races on her, so I’m expecting a big effort.”The Astra, race six of eight with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Lostintranzlation, Joel Rosario, 4-1; Tiny Tina, Flavien Prat, 9-5; Blue Diva, Abel Cedillo, 4-1; Trust Fund Kitty, Assael Espinoza, 20-1; Siberian Iris, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Ms. Peintour, Brice Blanc, 8-1; and Heathers Grey, Aaron Gryder, 10-1.$1 MILLION GUARANTEE TODAY IN SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK 6 POOLSanta Anita Park guarantees $1 million in today’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot comprised of races four through nine. With five stakes highlighting the nine-race California-Cup program, four of which will be included in the Rainbow Six, fans will have plenty of lucrative betting opportunities on a card consisting exclusively of California-bred or sired horses.Additionally, Santa Anita will guarantee $500,000 in today’s 50 cent Late Pick 4, beginning with race six.Approximate post time for race four, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is 2:04 p.m. PT.LEANDRO MORA IN DUBAI FOR 2 ½ MONTHSSanta Anita is missing one of its friendliest faces for a spell.Leandro Mora is in Dubai for two-and-a-half months.A trusted and valued assistant of two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill for 18 years, the 61-year-old Mora departed Thursday for the Middle East where O’Neill will campaign 11 horses on a regular basis for the first time.Dubai is familiar territory for Mora.“I’ve been there 13 times,” he said before leaving with O’Neill, who will spend about two weeks with Mora before returning to California. “I started around 2001. I’m excited to be going because this is a good test for American horses.“It’s the first time an American group is going, so let’s hope for the best.”SIMULCAST WAGERING NOW OFFERED IN SANTA ANITA SPORTS BOOKIn addition to the Grandstand Paddock Room, Santa Anita is now offering free parking and admission on Wednesdays and Thursdays for fans attending its Sports Book, which adjoins the Turf Terrace on the Mezzanine level. State of the art in every respect, the Santa Anita Sports Book features wall to wall flat screen television monitors and plenty of betting windows. For additional information, please visit LINES: Rafael Bejarano took off his scheduled five mounts a today after suffering injuries in a shower mishap in the jockeys’ room Friday. “He hit his head pretty good and has a black eye,” said his agent, Tora Yamaguchi. “It’s unfortunate, but it could have been worse. He won’t ride today but hopefully will tomorrow.” . . . Flavien Prat will be out of town next weekend, riding Higher Power Saturday for John Sadler in the Grade I Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park and Serengeti Empress Sunday for Tom Amoss in the Grade III Houston Ladies Classic. With Prat aboard, Higher Power impressed clockers this morning when he worked five furlongs in 59.60, just a shade under the bullet drill of 59.40 recorded by Sadler trainee Flagstaff . . . Heck Yeah, scratched from today’s Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint, worked four furlongs this morning for Bob Baffert in 50.60. In all, there were 172 recorded workouts today, 23 on the training track . . . Word on stakes winners from the Sadler barn has Catalina Cruiser standing at stud for $20,000 live foal at Lane’s End in Versailles, Ky., while Cistron and Ollie’s Candy are scheduled to breeze tomorrow as they prepare for a 2020 campaign, the latter pointing to the Grade I Beholder Mile on March 14. “Catalina Cruiser is doing well,” Sadler said. “He’s got a full book of mares.”LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on January 18th, 2020A Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella: Part 2 of 2A Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella: Part 1 of 2Quick Questions With Clocker Gary YoungWORKOUTS:Zucchera (Baltas) 1-18-20Shelbe Rose (Desormeaux) 1-18-20Bolo (Gaines) 1-16-20Mucho Gusto (Baffert) 1-16-20Bold Endeavor (Papaprodromou) 1-16-20Tiny Tina (Outside) and Malakai Moxie (D’Amato) 1-14-20Legends of War (O’ Neill) 1-13-20Desmond Doss (Outside) and Lucky Long Legs (D’Amato) 1-13-20 19% 4 6 31% 17% 14% 3 $167,816 $107,060last_img read more