first_imgEdwin Maldonado69 13 17 Martin Garcia60 9 7 Richard Baltas69 43% $387,073 8 Kent Desormeaux63 14 5 LERNER FILLY MAKES GRADED STAKES DEBUTIppodamia’s Girl makes her graded stakes debut in the Grade III Wilshire Saturday, and trainer Andrew Lerner feels the four-year-old daughter of Stormy Atlantic shows signs that she deserves the chance.“She’s been training really well,” he said. “We were going to go in the Gamely but didn’t want to possibly face Vasilika. My filly had a nice work yesterday (five furlongs in 1:00.80) and I think she’s come out of her last race better than she went into it.”That would be an overnight race May 5 in which she led throughout at a mile on turf.   Trained by Bill Morey before that victory, Ippodamia’s Girl will be ridden by Norberto Arroyo Jr. in the Wilshire, which also is expected to attract defending champion Storm the Hill (Rafael Bejarano) and Don’t Blame Judy (Victor Espinoza).CONSISTENT ZAFFINAH IN POSSIBLY PERFECT STAKESZaffinah has more than paid her way in 14 United States starts, picking up checks in four graded stakes. Tomorrow, she tries for her first victory here in an added money event taking on seven rivals in the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes for fillies and mares three and up at 1 ¼ miles on turf.The five-year-old Irish-bred mare is coming off two solid seconds, in the Grade III Santa Ana at Santa Anita March 30 and the restricted Golden Poppy at Golden Gate Fields April 27.Overall, she has a 3-5-4 record from 17 starts with earnings of $206,222.“A good trip always helps and her last trip was fine, although she didn’t seem to take to the turf course at Golden Gate,” said Jack Carava, who trains her for Red Baron’s Barn LLC and Rancho Temescal LLC. “I think she likes the shorter, faster courses.“She was kind of slipping and not getting a hold of it well at Golden Gate, but she still ran well, and I think the filly that beat her (Simply Breathless, trained by Neil Drysdale) is a pretty nice horse.“Zaffinah just has to get the right trip. She had a rough trip against Vasilika when third in the Megahertz (on Jan. 21). She didn’t get a chance to run when she really wanted to.”The field: Zaffinah, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 5-2; Pantsonfire, Flavien Prat, 2-1; Confidentially, Evin Roman, 12-1; Mirth, Martin Garcia, 8-1; Lynne’s Legacy, Alonso Quinonez, 5-1; Pulpit Rider, Aaron Gryder, 8-1; Siberian Irish, Rafael Bejarano, 12-1; and Lemoona, Mario Gutierrez, 7-2.MANDATORY RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT COULD HIT $5 MILLIONThe beat goes on but it will end on closing day, June 23.For the 30th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six remained elusive Friday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Saturday of $1,194,985.With a CHRB-approved mandatory payout set, it’s expected Sunday’s total Jackpot pool could easily reach $5 million.Friday’s Rainbow Six generated $147,155 in “new” money, helping to create a total Rainbow Six pool of $1,308,449.Although there was No Single Ticket Jackpot winner, there were 53 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $1,476.30.Approximate post time for today’s fourth race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is 2:31 p.m.HALL OF FAME RIDERS HONOR PEERS AT JOCKEYS AND JEANS FUNDRAISERFifteen Hall of Fame riders are expected to attend the sixth annual Jockeys and Jeans Fundraiser benefitting the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund at Santa Anita on Saturday, June 22. They will be there to honor the seven permanently disabled riders who attend, mix and mingle with attendees, and sign autographs.Braulio Baeza, Steve Cauthen, Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza, Pat Day, Earlie Fires, Sandy Hawley, Julie Krone, Chris McCarron, Donald Pierce, Laffit Pincay, Jr., Alex Solis, Mike Smith, Bobby Ussery and Jorge Velasquez are scheduled to be on hand.There will be a free autograph signing from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Paddock Gardens area and a free Silent Auction for all on-track fans from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. adjacent to the autograph signing area.Tickets starting at $65 are on sale at Walk-up tickets will be available. It includes a Chandelier Room party during the races featuring a buffet and a specialty drink.Fans can also participate in an on line auction for valuable memorabilia at this website link: more information contact Jockeys and Jeans VP Marketing Eddie Donnally at (818) 653-3711 [email protected] or Alexis Garske, Santa Anita Media Relations at  [email protected] (626) 574-6413FINISH LINES: Shoemaker Mile winner Bolo, ticketed for a turf stakes at Del Mar, worked four furlongs this morning in 49 flat for Carla Gaines with former jockey Goncalino Almeida in the irons. In all, there were 202 recorded workouts, 48 on the training track . . . With five racing days remaining in the spring portion of the current meet, Flavien Prat holds a 26-19 lead over fellow jockeys Joe Talamo and Tiago Pereira, while among trainers, Doug O’Neill leads Richard Baltas, 22-17 . . . Premium Father’s Day packages are available at Santa Anita tomorrow including a trackside BBQ event and a FrontRunner & Turf Terrace & Club Court Buffet. For further information, visit . . . Congrats to the XBTV All Stars on picking a winning Stronach 5 ticket yesterday worth $496 on a $54 ticket.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: Oliver (Outside) and Seeking Refuge works 4 furlongs. 6-14-19 (O’Neill)Reedley (Outside) and Victory Element works 4 furlongs. 6-14-19 (Baffert)Emtech (Outside) and Rapport worked 4 furlongs. 6-14-19 (Callaghan)Richard Mandella gives an update on Omaha Beach after returning to Santa Anita Park.Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s Turf Sprinter Master Ryan. 6-13-19Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s King Abner. 6-13-19Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s Stakes Winner Lombo. 6-13-19Shedrow Stroll: Phil D’Amato’s Veteran Kenjisstorm. 6-13-19XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on June 15th, 2019XBTV Sunday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on June 16th, 2019Quick Questions: With Trainer Dan Blacker. 6-13-19Roadster (Inside) and Kingly worked 4 furlongs. 6-12-19 (Baffert)Paradise Woods works 4 furlongs. 6-12-19 (Sherriffs)  (Current from April 12 through Friday, June 14) 26 52% Victor Espinoza53 5 23% 19% 16 20 Win% 21% 46% 8 $1,326,829 Geovanni Franco89 Tiago Pereira121 $798,131 IPPODAMIA’S GIRL STEPS UP IN THE GRADE III WILSHIRE 13 11 Mark Glatt71 TrainerMts 9 5 6 49% $1,076,497 Richard Mandella26 J. Keith Desormeaux28 19 JockeyMts 11 44% $775,570 17 7 Money Won 5 23% Aaron Gryder76 9 24% 17 14 Bob Baffert31 3 17 Steve Knapp31 17% 8 43% 50% 3 16% $512,460 18% $951,184 7 18% Flavien Prat114 9 37% 23% 7 $785,324 13 51% 20 5 47% Win% Andrew Lerner14 0 $581,395 5 52% 48% Jerry Hollendorfer48 23% CONSISTENT ZAFFINAH IS SET FOR POSSIBLY PERFECT 20% 48% $343,522 3rd Jorge Velez54 14 11 William Spawr21 10 $584,580 52% 11 12 13 45% 23% 5 6 24% ITM% 18% 13% 24 15% $977,979 4 13 6 SANTA ANITA STATISTICScenter_img 58% 7 2nd $212,456 2nd 7 Martin Pedroza40 1st 14 $1,120,737 Leonard Powell24 13 49% 16% Drayden Van Dyke95 42% Joseph Talamo106 19% $1,165,038 12 $603,585 54% 13% $240,807 18 15 57% 5 7 Money Won John Sadler62 Norberto Arroyo, Jr.49 Steven Miyadi25 8 John Shirreffs21 25% $980,853 Philip D’Amato72 $166,653 63% 5 ITM% 6 5 8 $524,872 4 8 MANDATORY SOLO TICKET JACKPOT MAY HIT $5 MILLION 42% 15 13 $298,719 $757,767 22 10 74% 8 $515,413 5 5 8 19% Mario Gutierrez64 18% 16% 12 $732,476 1 1 50% 50% 1st 6 60% 4 12% Vladimir Cerin43 17 16% 20 26 48% 19 19 $259,604 $302,092 $621,920 15 16% Ruben Fuentes108 3rd 21% 6 9% 3 52% $1,097,221 2 7 49% Rafael Bejarano120 8 25% 8 4 Doug O’Neill96 49% 6 13 $1,918,769 58% 50% $258,075 7 37% $194,167 5 23% 15 $273,853last_img read more