08/16/2013 3:31PM

Del Mar notes: Sutherland-Kruse, Baffert team up again

Benoit & Associates
Chantal Sutherland-Kruse rides the first-time starter Consecrate for bob Baffert on Sunday.

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DEL MAR, Calif. - In 2011 and 2012, jockey Chantal Sutherland-Kruse rode Game On Dude 10 times, winning five Grade 1 or Grade 2 stakes, including the 2011 Santa Anita Handicap.

Last summer, Sutherland-Kruse rode Game On Dude for Baffert in the Pacific Classic, finishing a half-length behind Dullahan after holding a two-length lead in the stretch. Sutherland-Kruse dropped a rein in the final strides of that race. She lost the mount on the gelding before his next start.

Last October, Sutherland-Kruse announced her retirement, which lasted eight months. She was back in action in June of this year, and has been riding at Del Mar this summer.

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Sunday, she rides for Baffert for the first time this year on the first-time starter Consecrate in a maiden race for 2-year-old fillies. For Sutherland-Kruse, regaining a mount in Baffert’s stable is further proof that she has made a successful comeback.

“I was begging him for a mount yesterday and I guess it worked,” she said Friday morning. “It’s good to be back in the barn.”

Owned by Kaleem Shah, Consecrate, by Pulpit, was purchased for $250,000 at the Keeneland 2-year-olds in training sale in April. Baffert has three fillies in Sunday’s seventh race, including Sunset Strip, by Hard Spun, and La Quintessa, by Unbridled’s Song.

Stakes-placed Saanneen euthanized

Saanneen, second in the 2011 Irish O’Brien Stakes at Santa Anita, was euthanized on Friday after suffering a sesamoid injury in a pre-dawn workout, track officials said.

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Saanneen, a 6-year-old mare by Cee’s Tizzy, won 5 of 20 starts and earned $178,370. She had not started since finishing third in an optional claimer in August 2012, a race in which she was claimed for $25,000 by trainer Bill Spawr.

◗ Book Review, the winner of the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap at Hollywood Park on July 13, will make her next start in Friday’s $500,000 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga, Baffert said. A winner of 6 of 13 starts and $784,955, Book Review was nominated for Sunday’s $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap at Del Mar.