01/03/2012 3:15PM

Santa Anita: Choices wide open for Chips All In

Shigeki Kikkawa
Chips All In, with Alonso Quinonez riding, wins the Eddie Logan.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Chips All In won the Eddie Logan Stakes over a mile on turf at Santa Anita this past Saturday, leaving trainer Jeff Mullins with essentially the entire 3-year-old stakes calendar for future options.

In his first five starts, Chips All In has won on a dirt surface, two synthetic tracks, and now turf. Mullins would prefer to stay on turf, but there are no additional races for the division on the rest of the Santa Anita winter-spring schedule. An overnight race is likely to be added in the spring.

“I’ll have to be creative,” Mullins said. “If something works, you like to stick with it, but there isn’t anything there.”

Mullins may consider a prep for the Santa Anita Derby for Chips All In, but is concerned about distances.

“I don’t know if he’ll get a mile and an eighth or a mile and a quarter,” he said. “It’s going to be fun trying to manage him in the next three or four months.”

Racing for a partnership, Chips All In is already well-traveled. He won his first three starts at Golden Gate Fields, Del Mar, and Arapahoe Park, near Denver. At Arapahoe Park, Chips All In won the Gold Rush Futurity over six furlongs last August. He was bought by his current owners and sent to Mullins after that race.