STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY MARCH 19, 2016

first_imgSTREAKING CADET RONI IN GRADE III LAS FLORESAPPRENTICE LINDSAY MAKES SANTA ANITA DEBUTDAVID FLORES IS LOOKING AT NEW HORIZONS GLATT HOPES PACE AIDS CADET RONI IN LAS FLORES            Cadet Roni seeks her third straight win and her first graded victory when she runs in Sunday’s Grade III Las Flores Stakes for older fillies and mares at six furlongs.Mark Glatt expects another solid effort from the four-year-old daughter of 2008 Santa Anita Derby winner Colonel John he trains for Al and Sandee Kirkwood.“It’s a small field and she drew a good post,” said Glatt, who ranks among the leaders this meet with nine victories through 49 days. “It’s a tough race but she’s gotten very sharp. We’ll see if she can step up to this caliber.“It should set up good for her. There’s plenty of speed in the race to her inside, and maybe if they knock heads hard enough we can be sitting in the garden spot and get ’em.”The field for the Las Flores, race three of nine: Finest City, Joe Talamo, 5-1; Sensitively, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Fantastic Style, Rafael Bejarano, 8-5; Ben’s Duchess, Abel Lezcano, 3-1; Amaranth, William Antongeorgi III, 12-1; and Cadet Roni, Gary Stevens, 6-1. NEWCOMER CHAD LINDSAY DEBUTS AT SANTA ANITAChad Lindsay, a 22-year-old jockey from Fort Worth, Texas, makes his Santa Anita debut today. The seven-pound apprentice rider who tacks 108 pounds is named on 6-1 morning line chance Edgy Girl in the third race and 10-1 Mrs. O P Café in the sixth.Both horses are trained by Doug O’Neill.Lindsay, who is represented by 83-year-old agent Vince DeGregory, has 11 wins this year from 82 mounts. He broke his maiden on the first horse ever rode, for trainer Dennis Ward, father of trainer Wesley Ward, at Tampa Bay Downs.“I rode bronco bulls when I was 16 until I was 18,” said Lindsay, who attended Chris McCarron’s North American Riding Academy in Lexington, Ky., for one year.Asked his impression of Santa Anita after arriving in California two days ago, Lindsay said, “I love it.” Richard Baltas9917151317%45%$1,157,349 Philip D’Amato12426212221%56%$1,421,225 Hector Palma3963615%38%$156,067 (Current Through Friday, March 18) Alex Solis2130414%33%$222,783 Mario Gutierrez17420312311%43%$1,246,549 Bob Baffert9119141321%51%$1,426,885 Abel Lezcano6673411%21%$496,344 Kent Desormeaux10516232015%56%$1,435,400 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Tyler Baze23323353410%39%$1,281,481 FINISH LINES: Texas Red, the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, and Swipe, runner-up in his last four races to unbeaten champion Nyquist, each worked on Santa Anita’s fast main track Saturday for Keith Desormeaux, who had his brother Kent up on each horse. Texas Red worked a mile in company with Go Long and was clocked in 1:39.80, while Go Long was timed in 1:40.60. Swipe worked six furlongs from the gate in 1:12.80 . . . Thanks to favored Bellamentary‘s 3 ¼-length win in Friday’s sixth race under Rafael Bejarano, Phil D’Amato opened a 26-24 lead over Doug O’Neill in the race for training honors. Santiago Gonzalez posted two wins Friday, including a $23 upset on Miss Double d’Oro for Neil Drysdale, but still trails perennial leader Bejarano, 56-46, through 49 racing days of the Winter Meet that ends on Sunday, April 10 . . . Through 49 days, favorites were winning above the national norm of about 33 percent at 37.71 (158 of 419), with the percentage even greater on dirt, 39.87 (124 of 311), but lower on turf, 31.48 (34 of 108). Favorites have finished in the money 69.93 percent of time (293 of 419), and for all the Bridge Jumpers out there, odds-on favorites have won 43 of 85 races, 50.50 percent, and been in the money 83.53 percent of the time (71 of 85). Michael Machowsky3576420%49%$282,761 Martin Garcia11418111116%35%$1,008,949 Clifford Sise, Jr.2064130%55%$436,885 DAVID FLORES JOINS THRONG AT CLOCKERS’ CORNERLooking fresh and relaxed in shorts and sandals, standard wardrobe fare for La La Land, David Flores was a visitor Saturday morning at Clockers’ Corner, where the popular morning meandering magnet was denser than usual, perhaps due to Spring Break.“I’ve been working at Becky Thomas’ Sequel Bloodstock facility in Ocala since September of last year,” said the veteran jockey, 48. “I’m learning the process of training, breaking babies, sales, and many other aspects of racing.”Asked if this meant he was hanging up his tack to pursue greener pastures, Flores, who has not ridden in 2016 said, “I’m not retiring, but it is an option.” Joseph Talamo21127232513%36%$1,867,604 Mike Puype71712510%34%$354,095 Gary Stevens58129821%50%$1,449,548 Peter Miller11712121810%36%$584,845 Jose Verenzuela333239%24%$110,690 Mike Smith861181513%40%$1,553,375 William Spawr3585423%49%$226,897 Edwin Maldonado15429151519%38%$969,440 Doug O’Neill16124222215%42%$1,242,913 Ron Ellis2772326%44%$190,815 Drayden Van Dyke1401315219%35%$847,667center_img Victor Espinoza80119614%33%$819,170 Peter Eurton8614221216%56%$1,014,337 Mark Glatt8199811%32%$421,655 Flavien Prat23138423616%50%$2,389,296 Fernando Perez1541417229%34%$799,459 Brayan Pena6334105%27%$136,260 Steven Miyadi5810121017%55%$340,882 Martin Pedroza88119713%31%$314,620 Santiago Gonzalez25846343218%43%$1,870,696 Kristin Mulhall46107322%43%$384,155 Robertino Diodoro2867321%57%$181,500 Jerry Hollendorfer12419121515%37%$1,227,116 Brice Blanc555679%33%$504,805 J. Keith Desormeaux44761016%52%$315,424 Vladimir Cerin4496520%45%$336,879 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Rafael Bejarano23956442523%52%$2,361,432 George Papaprodromou4684617%39%$236,700 David Lopez14622121815%36%$670,396 Tiago Pereira9561076%24%$412,554 Carla Gaines4483318%32%$598,120 Jeff Mullins2876125%50%$195,099 Alonso Quinonez736968%29%$300,680 Jeff Bonde3774519%43%$186,180 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Patrick Gallagher3464618%47%$497,993 John Sadler77139617%36%$792,724 Agapito Delgadillo891111812%34%$327,367last_img