OffTrackBetting.com - The G2 Santa Ana Stakes will be run this Sunday, March 12 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. A purse on $200,000 will be on the line for fillies and mares four years old and upward when they line up on Santa Anita's turf track and race 1 1/8 miles.
A field of eight will take to the track in the Santa Ana Stakes - race 7 on Santa Anita's Sunday schedule. Post time is 3:30 PM. Here is a look into the past performances of all eight entries for this G2 stakes.
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2017 Santa Ana Stakes Entries at Santa Anita Park
Goodyearforroses - Irish bred filly has 14 career starts with six wins and two third place finishes for trainer Richard Baltas. She enters on a two race win streak - the minor Astra II Stakes February 2 and the Robert J. Frankel Stakes December 31 - both on this track. Before that was an OK third in the G3 Maple Leaf Stakes at Woodbine November 5, a disappointing seventh in the G2 Canadian Stakes on that track in September and another two race win streak - the minor Flaming Page Stakes at Woodbine August 13 and an Allowance there July 22. Goodyearforroses has won four of her last six starts overall and searches for a first ever graded stakes score Sunday from post 3. Corey Nakatani rides.
Pretty Girl - lightly raced Argentinean Paulo Lobo trained mare has eight career starts with four wins, a second and a third place finish. She was at her best overseas in 2014 when she won a Group 1 and a Group 2 race - she won the minor Prix Jacques de Bremond in France in July, 2016 as well. She has two starts in North America and has been just OK in both - a second last time out behind Goodyearforroses in the minor Robert J. Frankel Stakes on this track December 31 followed a seventh in the G1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington in August. Pretty Girl tries for her first North American score Sunday and enters in so-so form. Victor Espinoza has been tabbed to ride from the rail.
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Evo Campo - Irish bred Patrick Gallagher trained mare has placed in eight of 11 career starts - five wins, a second and two third place finishes. She enters this week on a two race win streak - the minor Possibly Perfect Stakes here way back in June and an Allowance Optional Claiming on this track in May. Before that was a fourth in an Allowance Optional Claiming in March and a third and a win respectively in Allowance Optional Claiming races to start 2016. Evo Campo steps into graded stakes company for the first time in career-best form and hopes to make it three straight wins from post 7 Saturday. Brice Blanc will be in the reins.
Do the Dance - Gary Sherlock trained filly has 20 career starts with four wins, three seconds and a third place finish. She enters this week off a disappointing fifth in the G3 Megahertz Stakes here January 16 after a nice two race win streak - in gate-to-wire fashion in the restricted Kathryn Crosby Stakes at Del Mar November 11 and an Allowance Optional Claiming win on this track October 21. Before that were and two off-the-board finishes in Allowance races. She has two previous graded stakes starts which resulted in a ninth in the G3 Providencia Stakes here in April and a twelfth in the 2015 G3 Jimmy Durante Stakes. Do the Dance shoots for a first ever graded stakes score and for a strong bounce back when she leaves from gate 2 with Tyler Baze in the saddle.
Sweet Charity - French bred filly has placed in seven of eight career starts for trainer John Sadler - two wins, four seconds and a third place finish. She won her last two starts at home including the Prix de Liancourt in September before shipping. She has two starts in North America - both runner-up finishes in Allowance Optional Claiming races on this track with the last coming February 3. Sweet Charity has placed in her last five starts overall and will be after her first Group/graded stakes score from post 5. Flavien Prat has been tabbed to ride from post 5.
Sheeza Milky Way - Peter Eurton trained filly has two wins, a second and three third place finishes in 12 career starts. She was last seen running third in an Allowance Optional Claiming here February 3 after an ugly tenth in the G1 American Oaks December 31 and a third back in May in the G3 Senorita Stakes on this track. Before that was a fourth in the G3 Providencia Stakes here April 9, an Allowance Optional Claiming score on this track March 18 and a second in a similar race also here last February. Her other graded stakes races resulted in a fifth in the G3 Jimmy Durante Stakes and a seventh in the G1 Chandelier Stakes. Sheeza Milky Way has been OK but will be after a huge breakthrough effort from gate 4 Sunday. Jamie Theriot gets the call.
Responsibleforlove - Irish bred Neil Drysdale trained mare has placed in five of six career starts. She makes her North American debut Sunday off a third in the Premio Archidamia in Rome October 2, a tenth in the Group 2 Premio Oaks D'Italia in May and a three race win streak including two stakes scores overseas to start her 2016 campaign. Responsibleforlove has been decent in her career so far and will be after a career-defining win from the outside gate 8 Sunday. Norberto Arroyo will be in the irons.
Kenriya - French bred filly has placed in four of seven career starts for trainer Richard Baltas - thee wins and a runner-up finish. She made her North American debut last time out and finished fourth in the G3 Megahertz Stakes on this track January 16. Before that was a good Allowance score at Deauville November 28, a seventh in the Group 3 Prix de Lieurey in August, an eleventh in the Group 1 Poule d' Essai de Pouliches in May and a respectable second in the Group 3 Prix de la Grotte at Chantilly in April. Kenriya has been up-and-down in her career so far and hopes for a first ever stakes/group score from gate 6. Rafael Bejarano gets the call.
2017 Santa Ana Stakes Odds & Entries
Race 7 on Santa Anita's Sunday card with a Post Time of 6:30 PM.
|1||Pretty Girl (ARG)||Victor Espinoza||Paulo Lobo|
|2||Do the Dance||Tyler Baze||Gary Sherlock|
|3||Goodyearforroses (IRE)||Corey Nakatani||Richard Baltas|
|4||Sheeza Milky Way||Jamie Theriot||Peter Eurton|
|5||Sweet Charity (FR)||Flavien Prat||John Sadler|
|6||Kenriya (FR)||Rafael Bejarano||Richard Baltas|
|7||Evo Campo (IRE)||Brice Blanc||Patrick Gallagher|
|8||Responsibleforlove (IRE)||Norberto Arroyo, Jr.||Neil Drysdale|