Buzzed-About Bezos Shows Up at Second Asking

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6th-Santa Anita, $61,500, Msw, 3-26, 3yo, 1m, 1:37.64, ft, 4 1/2 lengths.
BEZOS (c, 3, Empire Maker–A P Mink, by A.P. Indy) failed to live up to the immense hype when seventh at 3-5 behind 'TDN Rising Star' Dream Shake (Twirling Candy) sprinting here Feb. 7, but he made good on the buzz this time while getting more ground to work with. Shedding the blinkers this time, the handsome bay was off at 7-5 in the field of five. Away well from the rail, Bezos took the lead into the first bend from stablemate Fenway (Into Mischief). He doled out an opening quarter in :22.98, and was passed by Fenway down the backside through a :46.37 half. Bezos took back over entering the lane, and found no new challengers from there to don cap and gown by 4 1/2 lengths. There Goes Harvard (Will Take Charge) completed the exacta. “We missed the window, we were trying to get him there [to the GI Kentucky Derby], but he's a beautiful horse,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “This was good what he did today. Going two turns, that's gonna be his game, so he'll develop. We'll just let him develop on his own now. We're not in a hurry now.” The winner hails from the female family of GSWs Palmeiro (Pleasant Tap), Dynaslew (Dynaformer) and Shotski (Blame). His dam was bred to Competitive Edge for 2021. Sales history: $190,000 Wlg '18 KEENOV; $400,000 Ylg '19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-1-0-0, $37,100. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Stonestreet Stables LLC, Golconda Stable, Siena Farm LLC & Robert E. Masterson; B-Grousemont Farm (KY); T-Bob Baffert.

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