February 02, 2018
Bolt d'Oro, a two-time Grade 1 winner in 2017, worked a half-mile in 48.40 seconds at Santa Anita on Friday, his second workout of the year.
Laurel Park canceled its Friday card after race 3 due to windy conditions.
There were not enough entries for the $100,000 Biogio's Rose Stakes to be carded Sunday as scheduled so the featured event on the nine-race card is a strong second-level allowance race going one mile.
Sunland Park will put on one of the shortest Thoroughbred stakes races available Sunday with the $85,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap.
Midnight Bisou, the winner of the Grade 2 Santa Ynez Stakes last month, is not part of Sunday's Grade 2 Las Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by design, trainer Bill Spawr said on Friday.
The late withdrawal of two horses in the last week because of incorrect administration of Lasix by third-party veterinarians has led Santa Anita officials to review policies enacted in late December regarding the anti-bleeder medication.
With three stakes closing out the card at Gulfstream on Saturday, the late Pick 3 holds appeal, particularly with a contentious renewal of the Holy Bull as the final leg in the sequence.
Dream Tree has the established race record. Thirteen Squared has the promise. Those fillies give trainer Bob Baffert an immense edge in Sunday's Grade 2 Las Virgenes Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.
Glen Murphy, the retired rider who has been representing jockey Jareth Loveberry at Oaklawn, will be embarking on a new career path next week.
TimeformUS handicapper David Aragona provides his Highlight Horse for Friday's card at Aqueduct.