Freshman El Deal Gets First Winner at Santa Anita


El Deal | Sarah Andrew

2nd-Santa Anita, $64,562, Msw, 5-21, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :53.12, ft, 5 1/2 lengths.
ROYAL O'HAIGAIN (f, 2, El Deal–Dreaming of Susie {GSP}, by Cowtown Cat) posted a blazing :34 flat bullet (1/33) at Santa Anita May 17, prompting her to be backed down to 4-5 favoritism for this unveiling. Quickly to the front, the Louisiana-bred was given the go-ahead after Alexis Centeno took a quick peek under his right arm nearing the quarter pole and spurted clear turning for home. Moving with purpose from there, the bay crossed the wire a geared-down 5 1/2-length winner over Harddiane (Hard Spun). With the victory, Royal O'Haigain gave her sire GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. winner El Deal (by Munnings) his first career winner. Sales history: $14,000 Ylg '20 FTKFEB; $35,000 Ylg '20 FTKOCT; $47,000 RNA 2yo '21 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $36,600. Click for the chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
O-L. N. M. Three Company, Pappas Horse Racing Corp. & Charles Bartlett; B-Cloyce C. Clark (LA); T-Luis Mendez.

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