10/16/2012 2:24PM

Santa Anita notes: Monument targets Real Quiet Stakes

Shigeki Kikkawa
Monument, winner of the Cal Cup Juvenile, is being pointed to the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on Nov. 10.

Monument, winner of the California Cup Juvenile last Saturday, will not be challenging the division’s top runners this year.

Trainer John Sadler has two races at the autumn meeting at Hollywood Park under consideration for Monument, who won his first stakes for owners Lee and Susan Searing in the Cal Cup Juvenile.

Monument will be pointed to the $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on Nov. 10 and the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes over seven furlongs for California-breds on Dec. 16.

The Real Quiet Stakes comes just a week after the BC Juvenile and is highly unlikely to draw any runners from that race. The King Glorious is a new race that was formed earlier this year as part of the Golden State series for California-breds.

In the Cal Cup Juvenile, Monument was second for the first six furlongs, took the lead in early stretch, but ran erratically in the final furlong before winning by 2 3/4 lengths. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Monument ducked to the inside when struck with a whip in the final furlong.

Experience, and a better-timed ride, will solve that, Sadler said.

“He was very green,” Sadler said. “He got to the front and he propped. It was a little spooky.

“He needs better horses and he needs more time before he gets to the front.”

Maddy Handicap tops weekend

There is only one graded stakes at Santa Anita this weekend, the $100,000 Sen. Ken Maddy Handicap for fillies and mares over about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course Saturday.

Byrama, winner of the Unzip Me Stakes on the hillside Sept. 29, is a leading candidate, as is Givine, who worked a half-mile in 48 seconds Tuesday. Trained by Julio Canani, Givine was a sprint stakes winner at Hollywood Park in 2011, but is winless in 10 subsequent starts.