Saturday, Santa AnitaSANTA MONICA S.-GII
, $250,500, SAX, 1-26, 4yo/up, f/m, 7f, 1:22 3/5, wf.
1--TEDDY'S PROMISE, 118, m, 5, by Salt Lake 1st Dam: Braids and Beads, by Capote 2nd Dam: Alydar's Promise, by Alydar 3rd Dam: Summertime Promise, by Nijinsky II
O/B-Ted & Judy Nichols (CA); T-Ronald W Ellis; J-Victor Espinoza. $150,000. Lifetime Record: GISW, 21-8-2-1, $634,981. Werk Nick Rating: A+. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 118, m, 5, Candy Ride (Arg)
--Social Belle, by In Excess (Ire). O/B-Stephen B Weissman (CA); T-Ronald L McAnally. $50,000.
, 118, m, 5, Indian Charlie--Carson's Vanity, by Carson City. ($50,000 yrl '09 KEESEP). O-HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing, LLC; B-Caldara Farm (KY); T-Gary Mandella. $30,000.
Margins: 3, HF, 3/4. Odds: 1.50, 11.10, 5.30.
Also Ran: Distracting, Belle of the Hall, Journaliste (Arg), Pink Lollipops. Scratched: Byrama (GB), Rumor. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. Video replay.
Teddy’s Promise has saved some of her best moments for Santa Anita, and turned in another standout effort to post this authoritive victory. Having posted a 16-1 surprise in the 2011 GI La Brea S. over this track and trip, the Cal-bred scored just once in six subsequent outings, and went looking for some class relief after setting the pace in the GI Breeders’ Cup F/M Sprint Nov. 3. She got back on track with a sharp win in the Kalookan Queen H. over a wet-fast surface Dec. 29 and was favored to maintain that form this time. Never too far from the pace set by Kindle here, the dark bay ranged up ominously entering the stretch and drew away late.
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