Going Global Favored in Gamely

Going Global | Benoit

Going Global (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) will put her perfect five-for-five record over the Santa Anita lawn to the test as the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the GI Gamely S. at Santa Anita Monday. The 4-year-old was first or second in seven of eight starts last term, with her lone off-the-board finish coming in the off-turf GI American Oaks in December. Her 2021 campaign included wins in the GI Del Mar Oaks–at the Gamely's nine-furlong distance–and in the GII Goldikova S. She opened 2022 with a win in the one-mile GII Royal Heroine S. in Arcadia Apr. 9.

Reddam Racing's Eddie's New Dream (Square Eddie), a winner over nine furlongs of the Santa Anita turf in an optional claimer last November, won the Mar. 19 Irish O'Brien S. down the hill against fellow Cal-breds before a rallying runner-up effort behind the reopposing Canoodling (Pioneerof the Nile) in the one-mile GIII Wilshire S. May 1.

“On paper, she definitely fits in there,” said trainer Ben Cecil. “I think the extra furlong is probably good for her. She runs hard and gives her all every time. I know she'll run well. It will just be a question of if she's up to it.”

In addition to her front-running score in the Wilshire, B-4 Farms' Canoodling also captured the one-mile Jan. 29 GIII Megahertz S. at Santa Anita. She will be trying to stretch out to nine furlongs for the first time in her career Monday.

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