San Francisco Mile Stakes at Golden Gate Fields

Dave Bond

Las Vegas, NV -- The Grade 3 San Francisco Mile will be contested this Saturday, April 28th from Golden Gate Fields. Horses four years old and upward will go one mile on Golden Gate's turf course in pursuit of their share of the $150,000 purse.

A very deep field of 10 including four multiple stakes winners will go in race 7 on Golden Gate's Saturday schedule. Post time is 4:25 PM. Here is a rundown of all 11 entries and the performances that brought them to the San Francisco Mile.

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Jeranimo - is a multiple Grade 2 winner but most recently finished a disappointing but close fourth in the Grade 1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita on March 3rd and before that was second at the Grade 2 San Gabriel on January 16th at Santa Anita after winning the race the year before. Jeranimo holds victories at the Grade 2 Strub Stakes on synthetic and more recently the Grade 2 Citation Handicap at Hollywood in November. Jeranimo beat favorite Mr. Commons at the Oak Tree Mile last fall but finished two places behind Mr. Commons (seventh) at the Breeders' Cup Mile last year. Jeranimo is the favorite despite having just one win at one mile and having drawn the rail.

Calimonco - Calimonco was impressive last time out in winning the Sidd Finch Stakes at Santa Anita on April 1st. Calimonco's other two recent starts resulted in a third behind the likes of Jeranimo at the Grade 2 Citation Handicap on November 26th at Hollywood Park and a respectable fourth in the Grade 2 Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita on February 4th.

Remaining Field Entries

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Positive Response - will be making his turf debut after three straight Allowance starts this year resulted in two second place finishes. Positive Response was the 2010 Gold Rush Stakes winner, the 2011 California Derby winner and the 2011 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes winner.

Gallant Son - this will be Gallant Son's fist start in seven months after a troubling pair of eighth place finishes in stakes races at Del Mar. But Gallant Son is a multiple graded stakes winner that won the Grade 3 Inglewood Handicap in 2010 and finished second in this race last year. His most recent win came in the Robert K. Kerlan Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park last July.

Hudson Landing - has won two straight Allowance Optional Claiming races at Golden Gate this year and also has a sixth and a second in similar races in 2012. Hudson Landing has five wins in 15 starts on turf and was sixth in this race last year.

Worth Repeating - returned after a long layoff to a fifth in the Santana Mile Stakes at Santa Anita on March 18th and before that had a win at the Grade 3 Tokyo City Stakes on dirt last March. Worth Repeating has just three wins in 20 career starts.

Sanger Silver - comes into the San Francisco Mile having won two straight Allowance Optional Claiming races nearly a year apart at Golden Gate. This will be Sanger Silver's second stakes race - the first was a seventh in the Tiznow Stakes last March at Hollywood Park.

Dunmore East - has five wins, two seconds and three third place finishes in 15 career starts and has raced in three Allowance races in 2012 with just one win.

Live Sundays - has raced six straight times at Golden Gate dating back to September 2010. He recorded a win last time out, has three seconds and three third place finishes over that span in lesser stakes and Allowance races.

Mr. Candy Bar - has 19 career starts with two wins, three seconds and two third place finishes. Mr. Candy Bar is the least accomplished entry in this race.

San Francisco Mile Stakes Entries

Race 7 on Golden Gate Fields' Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:25 PM.

Post Horse Jockey Trainer ML Odds
1 Jeranimo M. Smith M. Pender
2 Worth Repeating F. Duran R. Mandella
3 Positive Response J. Couton W. Morey
4 Sanger Silver A. Cedillo E. Miranda
5 Calimonco M. Gutierrez J. Sadler
6 Hudson Landing J. Hernandez B. Wright
7 Dunmore East K. John L. Mason
8 Live Sundays A. Gryder V. Trujillo
9 Mr. Candy Bar I. Beato O. Jauregui
10 Gallant Son L. Mawing F. Lucarelli