STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019

first_imgWilliam Spawr15 5 3rd 14 4 17 6 7 10 BAFFERT HOPES COLISEUM LEARNS AS HE GOES IN SAN VICENTEBob Baffert expects the real Coliseum to show up tomorrow in the Grade II SanVicente Stakes for three-year-olds at seven furlongs after disappointing as the  3-10 choice in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile on Jan. 5, finishing sixth by 4 ¼ lengths.Such is life on the Triple Crown trail in February.“He got off slow and got behind horses,” Baffert said of the Sham. “We tried ratinghim, and we’re still trying to learn about the horse. Going long first time, you sort of have to be in the race. He got behind and wasn’t enjoying it.“His psyche was off and he didn’t know what was going on. He didn’t get beat that far but it wasn’t a real strong race, either. He’s come back and I’m trying some different things. Mike (Smith) has worked him a couple times but he’s still not breaking that well.“He needs to get away a little bit better, but going seven eighths at least there’s more speed and it gives him a better chance. We’ve got to teach him to settle and this is the only time you can do that, because they don’t have to shoot into a turn right away.”Baffert also entered daylight debut winner Dessman in the race, which offers no Kentucky Derby qualifying points since it is a sprint.The field for the San Vicente, which goes as race eight of nine: Synthesis, Kent Desormeaux, 6-1; Coliseum, Mike Smith, 6-5; Dessman, Flavien Prat, 5-2; Sparky Ville, Joel Rosario, 4-1;and Savagery, Heriberto Figueroa, 4-1.GUTIERREZ HIRES MATT NAKATANI AS NEW AGENTTwo-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez has parted company with Tom Knust and hired Matt Nakatani as his new agent.Through 27 racing days at the Winter Meet, the 32-year-old Gutierrez had a six percent winning average with four firsts, 11 seconds and nine thirds from 64 mounts.“Mario just wanted to make a change and he hired Matt Nakatani, who’s a good kid,” Knust, anything but petulant, said Saturday morning. “I love Mario’s family and all I can do is wish him the best of luck. Most recently, we were together over two years. We were together before that for about a year but parted and got back together again.“It’s been a great ride. We won the Kentucky Derby (on Nyquist in 2016) and a Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Fillies with Champagne Room, also in 2016). We’ve had some really good success. It was a good run, and like I said, I wish him the best of luck.”Gutierrez also won the 2012 Kentucky Derby on I’ll Have Another, like Nyquist, owned by Mario’s principal patron J. Paul Reddam.SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT REMAINS UNSOLVEDFor the second day in a row Friday, there were three “live” horses going into the eighth and final race in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, and once again the elusive wager remained unsolved, as #1 Posterize (9-1), #7 Red Clem (27-1) and #3 Jack’s Reign (59-1), all failed to win and finished fourth, seventh and 10th respectively.With $82,532 in “new” money wagered yesterday, the total Rainbow Six Jackpot pool was $128,156. Although there was no single ticket winner, there were 12 consolation winners, each worth $3,752.With an 11-race card on tap today, the 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot will begin with race six, which has an approximate post time of 2:07 p.m. PT.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Today’s workers include two horses possible for the El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Feb. 16:Sonneteer (outside) in company with Knight’s Cross (3yo) – DesormeauxAmerican Camp (3yo – outside) in company with Surfside Sunset – Hess, Jr. Shedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and OhioShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and VibranceShedrow Stroll with Michael McCarthy and AxelrodQuick Questions With Trainer Mathew ChewCaribou Club (Proctor) works 5 furlongs (2/8/2019)Elysea’s World (Baltas) works 5 furlongs  (2/8/2019)Game Winner (outside) works 5 furlongs in company with Speed Freak (Baffert duo)  (2/8/2019)Kanthaka (Hollendorfer) works 5 furlongs  (2/8/2019)Improbable (Baffert) works 6 furlongs (2/8/2019)Flor de La Mar (outside) works 5 furlongs in company with Qahira (Baffert duo)(2/8/2019)FINISH LINES: Santa Anita morning line maker Jon White reports that Bob Baffert’s Ax Man, who won Friday’s seventh race, a seven furlong allowance by 1 ¼ lengths in 1:21.92, earned a lofty 97 Beyer Speed figure . . . Agent Joe Griffin is back in action at Santa Anita with Jose Leon, an apprentice who has been riding at Turf Paradise in Arizona. He is expected to start working horses here Thursday and begin riding competitively shortly thereafter . . . Trainer Mike Pender will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper at 11:20 a.m. Sunday. 1st 3 29% 31% 28 23 17 8 8 15 Richard Baltas74 12 25 8 8 8 14% 1 20 45% 5 0 4 $717,543 Geovanni Franco116 Heriberto Figueroa120 Edwin Maldonado43 25 61% (Current Through Friday, Feb. 8) 16% Tiago Pereira88 9 $601,340 1 10 14% 14 12 $1,808,899 18 Peter Eurton31 William E. Morey41 $561,469 2 38% 33% Steve Knapp30 14 5 Assael Espinoza73 41% 23 7 12 9 10% $236,944 Aaron Gryder34 Win% 12 5 57% 1 $288,532 $468,024 11 65% 18% 37% Vladimir Cerin31 42% $226,954 Mark Glatt41 42% $785,204 3 7 46% $710,458 Ruben Fuentes61 5 16 1 $262,365 44% JockeyMts 41% 18 $163,991 11 14% 9% 15% Money Won 7 7 $329,853 14 14% Money Won $889,770 ITM% 56% 60% COLISEUM IS STILL ‘UNDER CONSTRUCTION’ 6 $151,623 Agapito Delgadillo37 8 20% 45% 2 41% 7 Peter Miller71 $234,858 3rd 45% 50%center_img J. Keith Desormeaux36 2 $140,147 6 42% $765,533 Win% $371,271 7 61% 48% 9 14% 18% 11% $773,655 Flavien Prat121 $151,924 5 Joseph Talamo88 20% 49% 5 14 2nd $753,316 30% 16 11 59% 7 17% John Sadler49 Jeff Mullins33 Rafael Bejarano93 20% 4 $759,716 6 11 Jerry Hollendorfer60 46% 19% 43% 27% 5 17% 5 TrainerMts 58% 8 13 58% 6 20% 11 $640,599 4 9 Richard Mandella28 9 14 Mike Smith48 $135,527 $989,283 Bob Baffert46 23% 10 Doug O’Neill96 1st 3 Drayden Van Dyke88 14% J. Eric Kruljac13 7 18% 38% 14% 40% 21% $828,956 9 Tyler Baze131 Kent Desormeaux59 18% 13 7 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 32% 15 Joel Rosario131 Philip D’Amato58 21% 13% 6 25% 9 36% $266,921 $704,499 2 26 8 5 16% 16 $830,319 2nd 9 5 17 $615,272 ITM% MARIO GUTIERREZ, AGENT KNUST GO ‘PFFFT’ $1,486,076 14 44% 17% 17 17% $396,759 SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT IS STILL UNSOLVED 3 Martin Pedroza44 $121,027 7 12 11last_img

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