星期一, 十一月 18, 2019



ONLYONEHORSECANBEATJUSTIFYJUSTIFY

MOONLESSSKYISSETFORFRANSVALENTINE

ASAESPINOZAENJOYSHISFIRST-EVERTRIPLE

TRIPLECROWNAWAITSJUSTIFY,CLOCKERSAYS



ParaphrasingFDR,theonlythingJustifyhastofearisJustifyhimself。

SaturdaysPreaknessStakesandbeyondthattheBelmontStakesonJune9isJustifysforthetaking,inthemindandeyesofprivateSantaAnita-basedclockerAndyHarrington。



Icantseehimlosing,honestly,HarringtonsaidoftheundefeatedSantaAnitaDerbywinner,whocapturedtheKentuckyDerbyby2?

lengthsonMay5。

TherearenonewshootersinthePreakness,hedrewperfect,helikesthetrackandonemorenoteworthything,amongothers,isthatherunsreallywellthroughturns。

Thatswherehemakesalmostallhismovesandthatswhereheputshiscompetitionaway。

Pimlicohasnotoriouslytightturnsandthatwillreallysuithisstyle。

Theresnotthatmuchspeedintherace,sothatshouldalsobeinhisfavor,althoughhecansitoffofitifneedbe。

Ijustdontseehimlosing。

TheonlythatsgoingtobeatJustifyisJustify。

Fairenough,butshouldtheexpectedoccur,canhegoonandwintheBelmontStakesandbecomehistorys13thTripleCrownwinner,andthesecondinfouryearsforHallofFametrainerBobBaffert,joiningAmericanPharoahin2015?

HellwintheBelmontifhegetsthere,Harringtonsaid。

Everytimetheythrowanotherhurdleathim,heovercomesit,fromsevenfurlongstoamiletoamileandaneighthtoamileandaquarter,hehandlesitwithconsummateeaseandconfidence。

Itsamazing。

Itslikehedoesntevenknowwhathesdoing,hessogood。

Rightnowhesabigkidwhosgettingbetter,andhellgetbetterintheBelmont。

Helldevelopmore。

Hecarriesanimmenseamountofweightandheshelditwell。

Itdoesntseemlikehesdoneanythingbutmoveforwardduringhiscampaign,includinginhisgallops。

IthinkhellwintheTripleCrown。



The143rdPreaknessatoneand3/16milesatPimlicowitha3:20p。

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Pacificposttime:Quip,FlorentGeroux,12-1;LoneSailor,IradOrtizJr。

15-1;SportingChance,LuisContreras,30-1;DiamondKing,JavierCastellano,30-1;GoodMagic,JoseOrtizJr。

3-1;Tenfold,RicardoSantana,20-1;Justify,MikeSmith,1-2;andBravazo,LuisSaez,20-1。

FanscanenjoyPreaknessDayatSantaAnita,whichofferslivemusic,Micheladaflavors,aMicheladaRumbleintheInfield,atracksidebeerfestival,brunchintheFrontRunner,atwo-dayPreaknessbettingchallenge,theBudLightLoungeandtheFamilyFunZone。

Ticketscanbepurchasedatwww。

santaanita。

com/events。

Mustbe21orolder。

ITSALLINTHEPAPPASFAMILYFORMOONLESSSKY

MoonlessSky,promotedtofirstinlastyearsFransValentineStakesafteratroubledtrip,hopestolandinthewinnerscircleagaininSaturdayseditionofthe?

$100,000raceatamileonturfforCalifornia-bredorsiredfilliesandmares,threeandolder。

ShehasntrunsinceJanuary,saidEddieTruman,whotrainsthefive-year-oldBoldChieftainmareforPappasRacing。

Shejustwastired,sowebackedoffonheralittlebit。

Ideally,wewantedtohavearaceaboutamonthago,butthetimingdidntworkoutwiththeweatherandall,sowedecidedtogointothisracecoldandseewhathappens。

TrumanhashadhorsesforPappasRacingoffandonforseveralyears。

Theyrefriendsofmine,andtheirwholefamily,about40people,willcomeoutforSaturdaysrace,thekids,thegrandkids,everybody。

Theyjustloveit。

TheyrefromOregon,andNick(Pappas)actuallylivesouthereinUpland。

HehashisfactoriesoutherenearVictorvilleandinRoseburg,Oregon。

TheydidtheconcretesculptureworkallaroundtheedgeofSironas(SportsBaratSantaAnita)。

ThefieldfortheFransValentine,racenineof12witha12noonfirstposttime:Speakers,DraydenVanDyke,12-1;HaloDarlin,StewartElliott,12-1;Cheekaboo,RafaelBejarano,6-1;CocoKisses,GaryStevens,30-1;LynnsLegacy,KyleFrey,15-1;MoonlessSky,KentDesormeaux,7-2;DesertSteel,BriceBlanc,12-1;supplementalnomineeCordiality,TylerBaze,6-1;ShyCarmelita,JoeTalamo,6-1;supplementalnomineeHowAboutZero,MarioGutierrez,4-1;andBarbaraBeatrice,TiagoPereira,5-1。



FINISHLINES:CongratulationstoAsaEspinozaonpostinghisfirst-evertripleyesterday,winningwithPrincessLeia($6。

40)forRafaelBecerrainthefourthrace,Mojgan($29)forRichardBaltasinthesixthandTimeandChance($15。

60)forBillMoreyintheseventh。

Itfeelsprettygood,the18-year-oldnephewofHallofFamejockeyVictorEspinozasaidFridaymorningatClockersCorner。

Myhardworkispayingoff。

ThatwasthefirsttimeIvewonthreeinoneday。

Asa,whohasbeenridingsinceFebruary,isfourthinSantaAnitasSpringMeetstandingswith12winsthrough19racingdaysandthemeetsleadingapprenticerider。

LeadingtrainerPhilDAmatohasBowiesHero(CoreyNakatani)andHunt(FlavienPrat)setfortheGradeI,BreedersCupWinandYoureInShoemakerMileonMemorialDay,May28,whileKenjisstormisapossibility。

OtherlikelystartersincludeColonist(DraydenVanDyke)andOm(JoeTalamo)。

OmworkedfivefurlongsthismorningforDanHendricksin1:01。

20withTalamoup。

TrainerMichaelMcCarthysayseverythingisinplayforGoldCupatSantaAnitanomineeCityofLight,whoisscheduledtobreezethisweekendinadvanceofhisnextrace。

CityofLightisawinneroffourofsevenstarts,thelastthreeinarow,includingtheMalibuandTripleBend,bothGradeIsatsevenfurlongs,andtheGradeIIOaklawnHandicapatamileandaneighth。

TeamHollendorferisweighingitsoptionswithInstilledRegard,whoisenjoying30daysonaKentuckyfarmafteroutrunninghisoddsasthelongestshotat85-1intheKentuckyDerby,wherehefinishedatroubledfourthbehindJustify。

JerryHollendorferassistantDanWardsaidLazBarrerawinnerKanthaka,meanwhile,isticketedforBelmontParkandtheJune9WoodyStephensatsevenfurlongs,adistanceatwhichthesonofJimmyCreedisunbeateninthreestarts。

ThereisamassiveSingleTicketPickSixJackpotcarryovertodayof$495,962。

ProplayerDukeMattiesandTVGhost/analystMikeJoycewillbeTomQuigleysguests,10:50a。

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Saturdayand11:20a。

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