Results for Santa Anita Park Stakes Races on May 26

Race 5. Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes, Grade I. For Three-Year-Old and up at 1 1 /4 miles on dirt. Purse $500,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Little Scotty Asa Espinoza Vladimir Cerin 15/1
2 Accelerate Victor Espinoza John Sadler 2/1
3 Prince of Arabia Stewart Elliott James Cassidy 12/1
4 City of Light Drayden Van Dyke Michael McCarthy 9/5
5 Dr. Dorr Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert 5/2
6 Pavel Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill 5/1
7 Full of Luck Flavien Prat Jerry Hollendorfer 15/1

Dr Dorr took the lead around the club house and was setting the pace until the turn for home. City of Light was on the heels of Dr. Dorr down the backside. Accelerate was laying third down the backside and had both of them in his site.

Accelerate made his move at the eight pole and was able to win by 4 lengths. Running Time: 2:01:38.

Accelerate

$2 Wager Paid

PP Horse Win Second Third
2 Accelerate $5.80 $3.00 $2.10
5 Dr. Dorr $4.20 $2.60
4 City of Light $2.20

Our top three picks were:

Dr. Dorr

City of Light

Accelerate

Race 6. Charles Whittingham Stakes, Grade II. For Three-Year-Old and Up at 1 1/4 miles on turf. Purse $200,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Flamboyant Brice Blanc Patrick Gallagher 4/1
2 Full of Luck Drayden Van Dyke Jerry Hollendorfer 12/1
3 Frank Conversation Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill 8/1
4 What a View Stewart Elliott Kenneth Black 6/1
5 Kenjisstrom Flavien Prat Philip D’Amato 8/1
6 Itisinthepost Tyler Baze Jeff Mullins 6/5
7 Ritzy A.P. Gary Stevens Dan Blacker SCR
8 Syntax Geovanni Franco Philip D’Amato 4/1

What a View set a slow pace through the first 6 furlongs,1:15:32. Kenjisstorm challenged What a View around the final turn for the lead. Itsinthepost made a move at the eighth pole to win by 1 length. Running Time: 2:02:10.

Itsinthepost regained his dominance over the California turf division by winning the 2018 Charles Whittingham Stakes. Itsinthepost has won four Graded II turf stakes races this year.

Itsinthepost

$2 Wager Paid

PP Horse Win Second Third
6 Itisinthepost $3.80 $2.40 $2.10
5 Kenjisstrom $4.60 $3.00
3 Frank Conversation $4.00

Our top three picks were:

Itsinthepost

Syntax

Kenjisstorm

Race 8. Gamely Stakes, Grade I. For Fillies and Mares, Three-Year-Old and Up at 1 1/8 miles on turf. Purse $300,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Madam Dancealot Corey S. Nakatani Richard Baltas 7/2
2 Midnight Crossing Brice Blanc Richard Baltas 10/1
3 Mopotism Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill 10/1
4 Sophie Kent Desormeaux James Cassidy 12/1
6 Beau Recall Flavien Prat Simon Callaghan 4/1
7 Hawksmoor Julien Leparoux Arnaud Delacour 5/2
8 Madame Stripes Rafael Bejarano Neil D. Drysdale 6/1

The 2018 Gamely Stakes changed significantly when Uni was scratched from the race.  Her scratch moved Hawksmoor, Beau Recall and Madam Dancealot as the top contenders in this wide-open fillies and mares race.

Hawksmoor was the betting favorite at even money followed by Beau Recall at   9/2 and Madam Dancealot at 4/1 when the gates opened.

Hawksmoor was left at the gate. She was next to last around the clubhouse turn. Her race was over at the start of the race. She finished fifth.

Madame Stripes set the pace down the backside. Midnight Crossing challenge for the lead around the turn.

Sophie P, Madam Dancealot and Madame Stripes fought for the lead down the stretch. Sophie P was able to pass Midnight Crossing at the wire. Sophie P won the 2018 Gamely Stakes by a nose. Midnight Crossing was a head in front of Madame Stripes for second. Running Time: 1:48:53.

Sophie P

$2 Wager Paid

PP Horse Win Second Third
4 Sophie P $30.00 $11.80 $6.80
1 Madam Dancealot $5.40 $3.40
8 Madame Stripes $5.60

Our top three picks were:

Hawksmoor

Beau Recall

Madam Dancealot

 

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