Eda

Baffert Duo Takes On Santa Ysabel

Bob Baffert brings a strong hand into Sunday's local prep for the GI Kentucky Oaks in Santa Anita's GIII Santa Ysabel S. Leading the charge is Eda (Munnings), last out winner of the GI Starlet S. Dec.4 where she defeated fellow Santa Ysabel contender Cairo Memories (Cairo Prince) by a gamhalf-length. She'll be looking for her fourth stakes victory in a row after also decisively winning both the Desi Arnaz S. and the Anoakia S. last fall. Not to be outdone by her stablemate, Under the Stars (Pioneerof the Nile) posted...

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No Baffert Trainees Nominated to Oaks

A total of 103 horses have been nominated to the GI Kentucky Oaks and they all have one thing in common: none are trained by Bob Baffert. According to Churchill Downs Senior Director, Media Services, Darren Rogers, it was not a case of Churchill rejecting Baffert's nominees, but a matter of Baffert failing to nominate any horses. Baffert is under suspension at Churchill and ineligible to race in the Oaks, but that doesn't mean that horses currently under his care won't be able to compete in the race. Baffert's owners...

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Baffert Duo Top Las Virgenes Field

Michael Lund Petersen's Adare Manor (Uncle Mo) looks to take her first step down the GI Kentucky Oaks trail Sunday in Santa Anita's GII Las Virgenes S. Run down late to be a close second on debut at this venue Oct. 31, the dark bay was fourth next out at Del Mar Nov. 20. The $375,000 OBSOPN buy stormed off to a 12-length graduation when extended to a mile last time at this oval Jan. 7, earning a field-best 92 Beyer Speed Figure. Adar Manor is joined in the gate...

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OBS March Catalogue Online

The catalogue for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training is now online at www.obssales.com. A total of 635 juveniles have been cataloged for the two-day sale, set for Mar. 15 and 16, with both sessions beginning at 10:30 a.m. The auction's under tack show will be held Mar. 10-12 and all three sessions are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Graduates from last year's March sale include Call Me Midnight (Midnight Lute), winner of the Jan. 22 GIII Lecomte S., and last year's GI Starlet...

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TDN Oaks Top 10 for Jan. 27

Most of the heavyweights when it comes to the leading contenders for the GI Kentucky Oaks have yet to surface in 2022, but that doesn't mean that there hasn't been any activity. Kathleen O. (Upstart) looked like a filly with unlimited potential when winning the Jan. 1 Cash Run S. at Gulfstream for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey and fellow Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen looks to have another top prospect in La Crete (Medaglia d'Oro). A half-sister to Grade I winner Clairiere (Curlin), she won last Saturday's Silverbulletday...

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Munnings' Eda Shines in Starlet S.

Baoma Corporation's Eda became the latest Grade I winner for her red-hot sire Munnings with a gutsy score in the GI Starlet S. at Los Alamitos Saturday night. Speeding out of the outside stall in this six-horse affair, the even-money favorite was in front rounding the first turn, but was headed by 40-1 shot and fellow Bob Baffert pupil Benedict Canyon (Midnight Lute) through a :23.65 first quarter. Meanwhile, their Grade I-winning stablemate Grace Adler (Curlin) caboosed the field. Eda regained command as the half went in :48.96, but Benedict...

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Grace Adler Gets Back to Business in Starlet

Grace Adler (Curlin) was noticeably absent from the Breeders' Cup entries, but gets back to it Saturday in the GI Starlet S. at Los Alamitos. A first-out winner at Del Mar July 31, the $700,000 FTKSEL buy made a mockery of the Sept. 5 GI Del Mar Debutante S. field, cruising home an 11 1/4-length victress. The chestnut failed to fire as the favorite next out when stretched to two turns in Santa Anita's GII Chandelier S. Oct. 1. Bob Baffert also saddles Eda (Munnings), who seeks her first top-level...

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Dams of Special Reserve and Eda to F-T November

Fasig-Tipton has added two additional supplements, both dams of current black-type winners, to the November Sale, which will be held Nov. 9 in Lexington. Love Spun (Hard Spun--We Love Granny, by Home At Last) is the dam of Special Reserve (Midshipman), who has won or placed in five black-type events this year. The winner of Keeneland's GII Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix S. Oct 8 and second in this summer's GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt H., Special Reserve is pointing to the GI Breeders' Cup Sprint Nov. 6. Love Spun, who is...

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Munnings's Eda Easy As You Like in the Anoakia

Baoma Corp's Eda (Munnings) made light work of four fellow juvenile fillies to post her first stakes success in facile fashion in Sunday's Anoakia S. at Santa Anita. Away without incident from the inside stall, the bay was beaten for speed, then angled away from the fence to stalk the pace outside of Shes Bout a Mover (Mastery) through a quarter in :21.90 and a half in :44.98. Pressing past the front-runner with a minimum of fuss at the head of the lane, Eda was under very little urging from...

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Big Field Set for Sorrento

A wide-open field of 11 juvenile fillies have been entered for Friday evening's GII Sorrento S. at Del Mar. Smash Ticket (Midnight Lute) is the 9-5 morning-line favorite off the heels of a field-best 78 Beyer Speed Figure earned in a five-length maiden score at second asking for trainer Todd Fincher at Del Mar July 17. She impressively dueled clear that day after breaking poorly. The dark bay was previously a debut second in the Lone Star mud June 5. "It was a pretty big ask for her to jump...

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Munnings Filly Graduates Via DQ in Arcadia

2nd-Santa Anita, $67,856, Msw, 6-19, 2yo, f, 5f, :58.96, ft, 13 1/2 lengths. EDA (f, 2, Munnings--Show Me, by Lemon Drop Kid) summoned $550,000 from Donato Lanni on behalf of this owner at OBS March after breezing in :10 flat on the Ocala venue's synthetic surface. She was dispatched as the 21-10 second choice in this career bow behind 11-10 stablemate Censorship (Tonalist), who brought $300,000 from longtime Baffert clients Pegram, Watson and Weitman at the same auction. Chasing from second as Ko Olina (Stanford) put up a :22.53 first...

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Saturday Insights: Expensive OBS March Grads Square Off

Sponsored by Alex Nichols Agency 2nd-SA, $61K, Msw, 2yo, f, 5f, post time: 4:35 p.m. ET A pair of stablemates acquired about three hours apart at this year's OBS March Sale face off Saturday at Santa Anita. EDA (Munnings), bred by one of the sire's most fervent supporters Nate McCauley, was knocked down for $240K as a Keeneland September yearling last fall and was snapped up by Susan and Charles Chu's Baoma Corp. for $550K in Ocala after breezing an eighth of a mile in :10 flat. The Apr. 5...

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