© Benoit photo Saturday, Betfair Hollywood Park
LAZARO BARRERA MEMORIAL S.-GIII
, $98,000, BHP, 5-12, 3yo, 7f (AWT), 1:22 4/5, ft.
1--DRILL, 123, c, 3, by Lawyer Ron
1st Dam: Cat Dancer, by Storm Cat
2nd Dam: Foppy Dancer, by Fappiano
3rd Dam: Water Dance, by Nijinsky II
($300,000 yrl '10 KEESEP; $170,000 RNA wlng '09 KEENOV). O-Karl Watson, Michael E Pegram & Paul Weitman; B-Stonewall Farm Stallions (KY); T-Bob Baffert; J-Martin Garcia; $60,000. Lifetime Record: GISW, 11-4-2-0, $419,710. Werk Nick Rating: C. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 123, g, 3, Quiet American
--Revolutionary Act, by Boston Harbor. ($45,000 yrl '10 KEESEP). O-Howard & Janet Siegel; B-Camelia Casby (KY); T-Jack Carava; $20,000.
, 115, c, 3, Congrats
--White Ruffle, by Vigors. ($20,000 wlng '09 OBSOCT; $130,000 yrl '10 FTKOCT; $145,000 RNA 2yo '11 BESMAR; $150,000 2yo '11 BESMAY). O-Fog City Stable & George Bolton; B-Jacarie Farm (FL); T-Bob Baffert; $12,000.
Margins: HF, HF, 7 1/4. Odds: 1.20, 2.90, 1.70.
Also Ran: Boompa.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Drill, the GI Del Mar Futurity hero, badly went off form following a runner-up effort in the GI Norfolk S. He was off the board in four straight starts before rebounding with a narrow win over American Act and Creative Cause (Giant's Causeway) in the seven-furlong GII San Vicente S. at Santa Anita Feb. 19. Sent to Oaklawn for the one-mile Northern Spur S. on the GI Arkansas Derby undercard, the bay was 3-5, but settled for second behind Master Rick (Master Command), and he was cutting back to one turn here. American Act jumped out swiftly and Drill was content to settle along the fence, with stablemate Gun Boat pressing from the outside. Martin Garcia sent him between those two turning for home and Drill boldly went through before battling all the way to the wire. "I was just trying to save as much ground as I could," said Garcia. "He was really into the bridle today and we were going so easy." Mike Marlow, Bob Baffert's assistant trainer, added, "Six and a half or seven furlongs may be Drill's best distance. He kind of likes a target, just like he got today."