Saturday, Betfair Hollywood Park
SHOEMAKER MILE S.-GI
, $300,000, BHP, 6-30, 3yo/up, 1mT, 1:33 4/5, fm.
1--sJERANIMO, 124, h, 6, by Congaree 1st Dam: Jera (SW), by Jeblar
2nd Dam: Mavera, by Reviewer
3rd Dam: Miz Spock, by Graustark
($50,000 yrl '07 OBSAUG; $70,000 2yo '08 BESMAY). O-B J Wright; B-Brylynn Farm Inc (FL); T-Michael Pender; J-Garrett K Gomez; $180,000. Lifetime Record: 28-8-6-4, $1,068,400. Werk Nick Rating: D. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2--Suggestive Boy (Arg)
, 124, c, 4, Easing Along--Suffrage, by Horse Chestnut (SAf). O-Pozo de Luna, Inc; B-Haras Futuro SRL (ARG); T-Ronald L McAnally; $60,000.
, 124, g, 5, Spanish Steps--Hay Jude, by Wavering Monarch. O-Priscilla Vaccarezza; B-Carlo E Vaccarezza (FL); T-Dale L Romans; $36,000.
Margins: 1 1/4, HF, NK. Odds: 8.80, 8.70, 1.70.
Also Ran: Mr. Commons, Corporate Jungle, Dubai You X Y Z, Hudson Landing, Liberian Freighter. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs, the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree or the video, sponsored by Taylor Made Sales.
Jeranimo earned an automatic berth in the GI Breeders' Cup Mile with this dramatic late-charging victory. Racing's newest millionaire sandwiched a seventh-place finish in the 2011 GI Breeders' Cup Mile with wins in the GII Oak Tree Mile S. Oct. 8, good for a gaudy 108 Beyer, and the GII Citation H. over this course Nov. 26. Second as the chalk in the GII San Gabriel S. Jan. 16, Jeranimo was a close fourth in the GI Frank E. Kilroe Mile S. Mar. 3 and entered off a second-place finish as the heavy favorite in Golden Gate's GIII San Francisco Mile S. most recently Apr. 28. Overlooked a bit at the windows this time, Jeranimo was content to trail the field of eight as East Coast invader Little Mike and jockey Joe Bravo attempted to take the field wire-to-wire while pressed through fractions of :23.59 and :46.40. Jeranimo began to come alive when wheeled out for his run at the top of the stretch, and came flying home on the outside to post an impressive tally. "We have the home field advantage now," owner B.J. Wright revealed. "This is a 'Win and You're In' and the Breeders' Cup is going to be held at Santa Anita. I like that home field advantage. He's just a great race horse. He's had some rides where the jockey didn't know him well, but Garrett [Gomez] seems to ride him really well. We're really happy with this jockey." Gomez added, "This is a hard-trying horse. He and I get along pretty well. We had a good trip today. We just wound him up and made one little run with him. It was the right kind of race to do that. He's been training really well. The guys have been doing a really good job with him." Suggestive Boy, a multiple Group 1 winner in his native country, ran well while making his first start in the U.S. "This is a serious horse," jockey Joe Talamo said. "He definitely needed the race, coming off an [Oct. 15] layoff. But to do that in a Grade I like that, he's going to be a real nice horse. Distance wise, he can run all day. If he moves forward off this, we could have some fun with him.'