Saturday, Santa AnitaPROVIDENCIA S.-GIII
, $151,250, SAX, 4-6, 3yo, f, 1 1/8mT, 1:47 2/5, fm.
1--#SCARLET STRIKE, 118, f, 3, by Smart Strike1st Dam: Scarlet Tango, by French Deputy2nd Dam: Silver Tango, by Silver Badge3rd Dam: Royal Tango, by Princely Pleasure
($70,000 RNA yrl '11 KEESEP; $220,000 2yo ‘12 OBSMAR). O-John Carver, Jerry Hollendorfer & Green Smith; B-Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY); T-Jerry Hollendorfer; J-Rafael Bejarano. $90,000. Lifetime Record: MGISP, 10-2-3-5, $332,340. *1/2 to Visionaire (Grand Slam), GISW, $465,882. Werk Nick Rating: A+++ *Triple Plus*. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
, 118, f, 3, Byron (GB)--Bird Over (GB), by Bold Edge (GB). O-Robert Cseplo, Steven Keh, Daniel Kramer & W C Racing; B-Mrs Robert Langton (GB); T-Doug F O'Neill. $30,000.
3--Sweet Red Cat
, 118, f, 3, Bluegrass Cat
--Sweet Soul, by Lord Avie. ($18,000 yrl '11 KEESEP; $19,000 RNA 2yo ‘12 FTMMAY; $35,000 2yo ‘12 OBSJUN). O-Batchelor Family Trust & Judi Partridge; B-Parkway Farm Inc & WinStar Farm LLC (KY); T-John W Sadler. $18,000.
Margins: HF, 2 1/4, NO. Odds: 2.00, 4.10, 10.90.
Also Ran: Flashy Ways, Sarach, Kyriaki, Magnificent Shirl, Akiss Forarose, Wittgenstein (Ire), Sultry Season.Click for the brisnet.com chart, the brisnet.com PPs. VIDEO.
Scarlet Strike gave her sire a second graded winner on the day and her breeder a second graded win on the card. The half-sister to GI King's Bishop S. winner Visionaire (Grand Slam) had a productive juvenile campaign last term. She placed in the GI Chandelier S. at Santa Anita Sept. 29 and in the GI Hollywood Starlet S. Dec. 8, and just missed a first stakes score on New Year's Day when beaten a nose in the Blue Norther S. in her turf debut at Santa Anita. She was no threat to the winners when third in the GIII Santa Ysabel S. back on the dirt Jan. 26 and in Beholder's GI Las Virgenes S. Mar. 2, and was returning to the grass. Scarlet Strike, under Rafael Bejarano, launched her rally from a mid-pack position and, after hooking Birdlover in upper stretch, wore down that game rival. "A terrific race for this filly--I'm very proud of her," said trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. "Rafael has a real knack for being in the right place at the right time, and I think that's the reason why he's doing so well. We have a very good rapport with him and his agent. You couldn't get a better ride than that." Scarlet Strike’s sire Smart Strike also sired yesterday’s GI Carter H. winner Swagger Jack, while her breeder Stonestreet Stables bred GII Potrero Grande winner Jimmy Creed (Distorted Humor).
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