Santa Ynez Stakes 2020: Preview, Entries & Odds

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Santa Anita Park Press Release | OTB Writer
Updated: January 03, 2020

Bast, Bob Baffert's brilliant 3-year-old filly and a three-time Grade I stakes winner, heads a field of seven sophomore fillies going seven furlongs in the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Sunday, January 5.

Baffert is also represented by a pair of impressive first-out maiden winners, Auberge and Golden Principal, as he seeks his fifth career win in the Santa Ynez, which provides the winner with 10 Kentucky Oaks qualifying points. (The second place finisher will receive four points, the third place finisher two and the fourth place finisher one).

2020 Santa Ynez Stakes Odds & Entries

Race 7 at Santa Anita on Sunday, January 05 - Post 6:38 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Auberge 5-2 Flavien Prat
120 Lbs
Bob Baffert
2 Golden Principal 5-2 Mike Smith
120 Lbs
Bob Baffert
3 Lovely Lilia 12-1 Abel Cedillo
120 Lbs
Philip D'Amato
4 Paige Anne 20-1 Joseph Talamo
120 Lbs
Simon Callaghan
5 K P Dreamin 20-1 Ruben Fuentes
120 Lbs
Jeff Mullins
6 Orquidias Biz 12-1 Joel Rosario
120 Lbs
Jeff Mullins
7 Bast 1-1 Drayden Van Dyke
124 Lbs
Bob Baffert

BAST

A dazzling 8 3/4 length winner of the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Debutante in her second start on Aug. 31, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Uncle Mo then stretched out to 1 1/16 miles to take the Grade I Chandelier Stakes here on Sept. 27 at odds of 1-5. Third, beaten two lengths in the Grade I Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1, she bounced back to dominate the Grade I, 1 1/16 miles Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos, winning by a half length over highly regarded Donna Veloce. With Drayen Van Dyke riding her back in the Santa Ynez, she'll no doubt be the prohibitive favorite.

Owner: Baoma Corporation | Trainer: Bob Baffert

AUBERGE

A $570,000 Fasig Tipton Midatlantic 2-year-old in Training Sale purchase in May, this Iowa-bred daughter of the City Zip stallion Palace sped to a lights-out six furlong maiden win here on Oct. 27, winning by 7 ¾ lengths under Drayden Van Dyke, who sticks with Bast. With an 84 Beyer Speed figure in hand, Auberge, who will be ridden by Flavien Prat, could prove a menacing presence for her far more accomplished stablemate in her stakes debut.

Owner: Speedway Stable, LLC | Trainer: Bob Baffert

GOLDEN PRINCIPAL

A Florida-bred daughter of red hot stallion Constitution, she was purchased for $200,000 at the Ocala Breeders April 2-year-old in Training Sale. Off at 1-2 in her six furlong bow on Nov. 30 at Del Mar, she opened up early and cruised to an impressive 1 ½ length win under Van Dyke while earning an 80 Beyer. She'll get the service of "Big Money" Mike Smith on Sunday and certainly rates a chance in her second start.

Owner: Mike Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman | Trainer: Bob Baffert

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