05/04/2016 12:40PM

Ohio can establish bona fides in American Stakes


ARCADIA, Calif. – Ohio earned his way into Friday’s $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita with a convincing win in an optional claimer March 5 in his American debut. How he runs in the Grade 3 American Stakes at a mile on turf will tell trainer Paulo Lobo whether the 5-year-old Brazilian-bred deserves to stay in graded stakes through the Santa Anita spring-summer meeting.