Saturday, Santa AnitaPOTRERO GRANDE S.-GII
, $150,250, SAX, 4-6, 4yo/up, 6 1/2f, 1:15, ft.1--JIMMY CREED, 123, c, 4, by Distorted Humor1st Dam: Hookedonthefeelin (GISW, $488,554), by Citidancer2nd Dam: Prospective Joy, by Allen's Prospect3rd Dam: Jovial Joy, by Rollicking($900,000 yrl '10 KEESEP).
O-Spendthrift Farm LLC; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Richard E Mandella; J-Garrett K Gomez. $90,000. *1/2 to Pussycat Doll (Real Quiet), MGISW, $797,183. Lifetime Record: GISW, 8-4-2-1, $403,000. Werk Nick Rating: A++. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
119, c, 4, Unbridled’s Song
--Siberian Fur, by Siberian Express. ($150,000 yrl '10 KEEJAN; $140,000 2yo ‘11 OBSMAR). O-Mike McCarty; B-Gulf Coast Farms LLC & Unbridled's S Syndicate (KY); T-Steven M Asmussen. $30,000.3--Apriority,
118, h, 6, Grand Slam--Midway Squall, by Storm Bird. O/B-Donald R Dizney (FL); T-Bob Baffert. $18,000.
Margins: 3/4, 2 1/4, HF. Odds: 1.20, 3.80, 11.70.
Also Ran: Comma to the Top, Camp Victory, Second City.
Scratches: Haverhill, Italian Rules. Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs or the free brisnet.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO.
The smartly bred Jimmy Creed made a winning return to the races in his first start since taking the GI Malibu S. Dec. 26. He also gave Spendthrift Farm, trainer Richard Mandella and jockey Garrett Gomez the big graded double at Santa Anita after Beholder won the GI Santa Anita Oaks. Third in the GI Santa Anita Sprint Championship S. Oct. 6, Jimmy Creed could do no better than ninth in the GI BC Sprint, but landed an esteemed Grade I with his Malibu effort. Made the 6-5 favorite here, Jimmy Creed pressed Comma to the Top (Bwana Charlie) through sharp fractions of :22.17 and :44.78, took control nearing the quarter pole and kept finding more as Unbridled's Note ran on well. "Richard just told me to let him get up on his feet and see what happens," said Gomez. "He didn't want me to take too much away from him so I didn't, and he traveled beautifully. He actually made the lead earlier than I wanted, but when I told him ‘Let's go,’ he put his head down and his ears down and did what he was supposed to do." Spendthrift owner B. Wayne Hughes said the farm had big plans for the colt. "I think we're going to try the GI Met Mile [at Belmont May 27]."
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