Battle of Midway Wins the San Pasqual Stakes, Grade II

Race 9. San Pasqual Stakes, Grade II. For four- year-old and up at mile and one eighth. Purse $200,000.

Two of America’s best older stake horses, McKinzie and Battle of Midway, head a field of eight going a mile and one eighth in the San Pasqual Stakes.  Dabster and McKinzie are trained by Bob Baffert. The San Pasqual is a traditional prep for the Santa Anita Handicap.   

San Pasqual Stakes Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Pavel Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill 8/1
2 Dalmore Kent Desormeaux Anthony Quartarolo 20/1
3 Dabster Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert SCR
4 Shivermetimbers Geovanni Franco Jerry Hollendorfer SCR
5 Giant Expectations Joel Rosario Peter Eurton 12/1
6 Sonneteer Rafael Bejarano Keith Desormeaux SCR
7 McKinzie Mike Smith Bob Baffert 4/5
8 Battle of Midway Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer 5/2

$2 Wager Paid:

Horse Win Place Show
Battle of Midway 6.80 2.60 2.10
McKinzie 2.10 2.10
Giant Expectations 2.60

Pavel ran fourth.

Running time –1:46.95

McKinzie went off as the 1/2 favorite.

Our Top Three Picks

  • McKinzie
  • Battle of Midway
  • Pavel




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