2018 Robert J. Frankel Stakes Entries & Odds

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Santa Anita Park Press Release | OTB Writer

A pair of speedsters, Pennsylvania-bred Fahan Mura and Manitoba-Canadian-bred Escape Clause would appear to rate good chances in Saturday's Grade III, $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

Named in honor of the legendary late Hall of Fame conditioner, the Frankel has attracted a wide open field of eight fillies and mares aged three and up.

2018 Robert J. Frankel Stakes Odds & Entries

Race 4 on Santa Anita's Saturday card with a Post Time of 4:34 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Lucy De 8-1 Flavien Prat
120 Lbs
Richard Baltas
2 Escape Clause 7-2 Ruben Fuentes
122 Lbs
Don Schnell
3 Quebec 8-1 Joel Rosario
120 Lbs
Richard Baltas
4 Fahan Mura 5-2 Edwin Maldonado
122 Lbs
Vladimir Cerin
5 Sweet Charity (FR) 5-1 Tyler Baze
120 Lbs
John Sadler
6 Gliding By 12-1 Drayden Van Dyke
120 Lbs
Richard Baltas
7 Amboseli 8-1 Kent Desormeaux
120 Lbs
James Cassidy
8 Excellent Sunset (IRE) 7-2 Rafael Bejarano
120 Lbs
Anna Meah

FAHAN MURA

Well beaten after opening up by some four lengths early in Del Mar's Grade I Matriarch at one mile on turf Dec. 2, this 4-year-old filly by English Channel returns to a course she adores, evidenced by her five wins from six Santa Anita turf starts.

A close second to two starts back behind top distaffer Vasilika in the Grade II Goldikova Stakes at one mile on turf here Nov. 4, Fahan Mura has flourished under Cerin's guidance, posting a 10-6-1-1 mark this year, good for 2018 earnings of $275,665. She'll be ridden for the ninth consecutive time by Edwin Maldonado, who's guided her to four wins in her last eight starts.

Owner: Bran Jam Stable & David W. Clark | Trainer: Vladimir Cerin

ESCAPE CLAUSE

Bred in Manitoba, Canada, this 4-year-old filly is a truly amazing sort who will be making her 13th start of the year at her sixth different track. From June 8 at Assiniboia Downs in Manitoba, through Oct. 21 at Century Downs, located in Rocky View, Alberta, she rattled off eight consecutive wins, prompting her owner/trainer to run next in the restricted Kathryn Crosby Stakes at Del Mar, a one mile turf event in which she finished second, beaten a half-length. (And she was subsequently placed first following a stewards' inquiry).

Following that, she stretched out to 1 3/8 miles on turf in the Grade III Red Carpet Handicap and finished third, beaten one length. With a 12-9-1-2 mark this year, Escape Clause is 26-18-3-3 overall, with earnings of $354,500.

Owner: Don Schnell | Trainer: Don Schnell

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