The Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) serves as a prep for the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G2) April 4 and the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Race 5. Las Virgenes(G2), For three -year-old fillies at 1 mile on the dirt. Purse $200,000.
|1||Go Big Blue Nation||Rafael Bejarano||Michael W. McCarthy||10/1|
|2||Gingham||Drayden Van Dyke||Bob Baffert||6/1|
|3||Cholula Lips||Abel Cedillo||Mike Harrington||5/1|
|4||Venetian Harbor||Flavien Prat||Richard Baltas||2/5|
|5||Stellar Sound||Mike E. Smith||Bob Baffert||5/1|
Venetian Harbor showed her speed and talent in her 10 3/4 lengths maiden win. She is moving up in class and now faces a mile test She is the horse to outrun.
Cholula Lips is the lone stakes winner.
Stellar Sound will be trying two turns for the first time in her fourth start. She finished third in the Nov. 10 Desi Arnaz Stakes at Del Mar.
Go Big Blue Nation won a $75,000 maiden claiming winner in her seventh start.
Gingham has started six times and has won 2 races at the mile distance. She won a first-level allowance Jan. 3.
J’s Top 3 Picks:
- Venetian Harbor
- Stellar Sound