01/07/2016 1:14PM

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Jan. 9: Picks for Sham, Turf Dash, Fort Lauderdale


The much-anticipated return of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome in the Grade 2, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita tops Saturday’s action, even if it is likely to occur in the rain and mud. But there is plenty more going on. The Grade 3, $100,000 Sham Stakes is the supporting feature at Santa Anita, and there are three graded stakes at Gulfstream – the Grade 2, $200,000 Fort Lauderdale; the Grade 3, $150,000 Hal’s Hope; and the Grade 3, $150,000 Marshua’s River.