Jim Rome’s Straight Up G heads Cal Cup Derby field – Press Telegram

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Santa Anita Readers

(Till Thursday)

Jockey / WINS

Flavian Platt / 21

John Velazquez / 17

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Juan Hernandez / 8

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Aversedillo / 5

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Edwin Maldonado / 4

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Coach / WINS

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Bob Baffert / 11

Ruben Alvarado / 6

Philip Damart / 6

Doug O’Neill / 6

Two tied / 4

Weekend betting in Santa Anita


• $ 200,000 Uncommon Warmth Turf Basic, 4+, CA-reared, 1 1/8 mile (turf)

• $ 200,000 Cal Cup Derby, California-raised 3-year-old, 11/16 miles

• $ 200,000 Cal Cup Oaks, California-raised 3-year-old mare, 1 mile (turf)

• $ 150,000 Sunshine Thousands and hundreds Turf Dash, CA-reared mares and mares, 4+, 61/2 halon downhill turf course

• $ 150,000 Cal Cup Dash, 4+, CA breeding, 6 furlongs


• $ 125,000 Grade III Astra Stakes, Mares and Mares, 4+, 1 1/2 Miles (Shiba)

Stretch down

• Saturday’s Santa Anita’s annual Cal Cup Day incorporates 5 stakes races restricted to Calbread value an entire of $ 900,000. Beginning at noon, the ten Race Card has three $ 200,000 races. Uncommon Warmth Turf Basic, named after CalCupDerby, Cal Cup Oaks, and late prolific bulls. The latter race obtained two of the 5 lives and drew eight fields, along with Indian Peak, who accomplished third inside the Grade II Seabiscuit Handicap held in Delmar on November twenty seventh.

• Coach Doug O’Neill is an avid supporter of Cal Cup Day. O’Neill, who ranked second in Santa Anita’s coach rankings, will run a $ 50,000 price of Positivity all through the Del Mar Summer season Event on the California Cup Dash. “It’s an excellent alternative,” O’Neill suggested Santa Anita’s propaganda Ed Golden. “You might play in opposition to nationwide breeds and it’s a wonderful race day. From a coach’s perspective, there’s nothing increased than having a horse applicable for such a race. Positivity has Cal-bred {{hardware}}. I’m excited, excited and optimistic that I can take it dwelling. “

• Richard Baltus expert Straight Up G leads a field of six 3-year-olds in Calcup Derby. Ricky Gonzalez’s son, Straight Hearth, will race as soon as extra on December twelfth in Los Alamitos with a formidable 31/2 measurement victory over King Superb Stakes’ state-raising. Straight Up G is owned by Sports actions Discuss Radio Jim Roma and his partner Janet’s Jungle Racing. The second Finneus after King Superb’s Straight Up G will even be attending, with Velázquez on board.

— Artwork Wilson

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