Cistron Wins the Kona Gold Stakes at Santa Anita on April 20

The race is named for trainer Bruce Headley and Irwin and Andrew Molasky’s sprint champion Kona Gold, who won the 2000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint.

Race 5. Kona Gold Stakes (GII). For three-year-old and up at 6 1/2 furlongs on the dirt. Purse $200,000.

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Dr. Dorr Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert 9/5
2 Cistron Victor Espinoza John Sadler 5/2
3 All Out Blitz Tyler Baze Simon Callaghan 4/1
4 Zatter Drayden Van Dyke Bob Baffert 10/1
5 Kanthaka Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer 2/1

$2 Wager Paid:

Horse Win Place Show
Cistron 15.60 5.60 4.00
All Out Blitz 3.60 2.40
Dr. Dorr 2.40

Kanthaka ran fourth.

Running time –1:16.33

Kanthaka went off as the 7/5 favorite.

Our Top Three Picks were:

  • Dr. Dorr
  • Kanthaka
  • Cistron

 

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