SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES – (SUNDAY OCTOBER 19, 2014) – Santa Anita Park

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BargainclaimBigMacherworkedfivefurlongsonapicturesqueSundaymorningatSantaAnitainabullet:58。

60forthe$1。

5millionXpressbetBreedersCupSprintatsixfurlongsonNov。

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Itwasthefastestof67drillsatthedistance,theaveragetimeofwhichwas1:00。

83。

Halteredoutofamaidenclaimingracefor$20,000atDelMarinJulyof2013,BigMachernotonlywentontowintheGradeIIPotreroGrandeStakesbyanoseonApril12,butaddedtheGradeIBingCrosbyStakestohisresumeonJuly27atDelMar,defeatingSantaAnitaDerbywinnerandDirtMilewinnerGoldencentsintheprocess。

BigMacherdisappointedintheGradeIIPatOBrienonAug。

24,finishingsixth,buttrainerRichardBaltasfeelstheCalifornia-bredsonofBeauGeniuscanmakeamendsintheBreedersCupSprint。

UnderregularriderTylerBaze,BigMacherbrokeofftwolengthsoutsideofworkmateUnusualFleetthismorning,drewcloserturningforhome,theninhaledhispacesetterattheeighthpoleandwasfivelengthsclearatthewire。

Hefinishedin(one)10andfour(fifths)forthelasteighth,23flatforthelastquarterandgallopedout(sixfurlongs)in(one)11andchange,Baltassaid。

Hecouldntbeworkinganybettercominguptothisrace。

Imrealhappy。

Imconfidentinthehorse,butitistheBreedersCup,obviously。

HellberunningagainstthebesthorsesintheworldsoeventhoughhesaGradeIwinnerhestillhastostepitup。

Imconfidenthesgoingtorunhisrace。

BaltashasbeendowntheBreedersCuproadbefore,butprettymuchruledoutanychanceofwinningafterthepostpositiondraws。

In2001IwasintheClassicwithFreedomCrestgoingamileandaquarteratBelmont,andin2012IwasintheJuvenileFilliesTurfatSantaAnitawithFlashyWays。

Wedrewthe13holebothraces。

Assoonaswegotthedraw,Iknewitwasoverwith。

Wewerefinished。

FreedomCrestwasneverafactorwhileracingwide,finishing13thandlastat68-1,beatensome33lengths。

FlashyWayspromptedthepaceinthirdbeforefadinginawidetripandcrossedthewire11that7-1。

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Two-timeEclipseAward-winningfillyBeholderwillmissthe$2millionBreedersCupDistaffatSantaAnitaonOct。

31,HallofFametrainerRichardMandellasaidearlySundayafternoon。

Shehadalittlebitofatemperaturethismorninganditgothigher(peakingat104),sowehadtotreatit,Mandellasaid。

Wehopeshedoesntgetsicker,butshewontrunintheDistaff。

Pre-entriesfortheBreedersCupraceswillbetakenonMondayandannouncedonWednesday。

BeholderisscheduledtobesoldattheFasig-TiptonNovembersale。

A4-year-oldKentucky-breddaughterofHennyHughesownedbytheSpendthriftFarmofB。

WayneHughes,Beholderwaschampion2-year-oldfillyof2012andchampion3-year-oldfillylastyear,whenshecapturedboththeGradeIZenyattaStakesandtheGradeIDistaffatSantaAnita。

ThebayfillywontheZenyattaagainthisyearonSept。

27andwasfavoredtorepeatintheDistaff。

With10winsandthreesecondsfrom15starts,Beholderhasearned$3,368,300。

InotherBreedersCupnews:

KentuckyOakswinnerUntapable(Distaff)andWestVirginiaDerbywinnerTapiture(DirtMile)eachworkedfivefurlongs,inabullet58。

60and59。

60,respectively,whileLuckyPlayer(Juvenile)alsowentfivefurlongsin59。

60。

Theyregettingoverthetrackreallywell,trainerSteveAsmussensaidofthetrio。

Theyvesettledinnicely。

GaryStevenswasaboardSprintcandidateFastAnnainafivefurlongworkouttimedin1:01forKathyRitvo。

DirtMilehopefulTonitoM。

wentfivefurlongsin1:00。

80forJerryHollendorfer,whileDirtMilecontenderFedBizworkedsixfurlongsforBobBaffertin1:12。

80。

DistaffcandidateTizMidnightalsowentsixfurlongsforBaffertin1:12。

40。

FillyMareSprinthopefulLittleAlexiswentfivefurlongsin1:00。

80fortrainerCarloVaccarezza。

Onafirmturfcourse,TomsTribute,winneroftheGradeIEddieRead,workedsixfurlongsforJamesCassidyin1:14,whileDelMarHandicapwinnerBigJohnBwentthesamedistancein1:12。

20forPhilDAmato。

DaddyDT(JuvenileTurf)wentsixfurlongsforJohnSadlerin1:12flat,whileSilentio(TurfSprint)workedsevenfurlongsin1:25forGaryMandella。

RustySlipper,thirdbehindEmollientintheRodeoDrive,workedfivefurlongsin1:03。

40forGrahamMotion。

HorsemenandmediaarewelcometoattendHRTVslivetelecastthisWednesday,Oct。

22,oftheBreedersCuppre-entryofall13WorldChampionshipracesthatwillbecontestedatSantaAnitaonOct。

31andNov。

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Thepre-entryeventwilltakeplaceat8a。

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intheBaldwinTerraceconferenceroomonthethirdfloorofSantaAnitasgrandstand。

FINISHLINES:GetBackAnne,a2-year-oldfillyintodaysseventhrace,isnamedforAnneVonRosen,thejockeywhowasparalyzedinaridingaccidentatTurfParadiseearlierthisyear。

OwnersW。

C。

Racing(GlennSorgensteinandJoshKaplan)aredonating100percentofthefillysearningstoVonRosentoaidinherrecoveryShecurrentlyisundergoingexperimentaltreatmentinPuertoRico。

TylerBazecelebrateshis32ndbirthdaytoday,whileMartinGarciaturns30onThursday。

CongratstoClockersCornerwaiterRoyFranz,whowillbe71nextWednesdaybutmakestheroundslikehesstillinhisteens。