Entries and J’s Picks for Gamely Stakes (G1T) at Santa Anita on May 25

Race 11. Gamely Stakes (G1T). For three-year-old and up fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Purse $300,000.

Entries:

PP Filly/ Mare Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Etoile  Joel Rosario Chad  Brown 5/2
2 Ollie’s Candy  Drayden Van Dyke John  Sadler 4/1
3 Lady Prancealot  John R. Velazquez Richard Baltas 6/1
4 Giza Goddess  Victor Espinoza John  Shirreffs 20/1
5 Mucho Unusual  Umberto Rispoli I Tim Yakteen 8/1
6 Simply Breathless  Jorge Velez Neil  Drysdale 8/1
7 Beautiful Lover  Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad  Brown 5/1
8 Tiny Tina  Mike Smith Philip D’Amato 15/1
9 Siberian Iris  Jose Valdivia, Jr. Richard  Mandella 15/1
10 Bodhicitta  Flavien Prat Richard Baltas 12/1
11 Keeper Ofthe Stars  Abel Cedillo Jonathan Wong 8/1

Etoile is making her US debut today. She captured a Group 3 race in France last year. 

Beautiful Lover is an improving mare. She needs s solid pace to improve her chances. She finished second in her last two stakes starts. She should find a spot on the board.

Bodhicitta won her last two optional claiming turf routes from off the pace. She is moving up in class today and is stretching out against this field.  She should find a spot on the board.

Mucho Unusual is coming off a third place finish in the Buena Vista Stakes (G2) on February 22 at Santa Anita. She won the San Clemente Stakes (Gr. 2) at Del Mar last year. She run well over the turf course, she placed in American Oaks (Gr. 1) and finished third in the Autumn Miss Stakes (Gr. 3) last year. 

J’s Top Three Picks:  

  • Mucho Unusual
  • Etoile
  • Beautiful Lover

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