The 40th running of the Baldwin attracted only five entrants and will go as the second race on a 10-race program. The Baldwin is the supporting feature to Saturday's $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I).
A Kentucky-bred son of E Dubai who is trained by David Hofmans, Desert Code has won two of five starts including an impressive allowance race victory in his last start and first over Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.
$100,000 Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT, Race 2, 1 p.m.), 3-Year-Olds, About 6 1/2 Furlongs (Turf)
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Bitter Bill (ID), 114, Martin Garcia
2. Desert Code (KY), 117, Richard Migliore
3. Newsworthy (KY), 114, Victor Espinoza
4. Vaunt (GB), 114, Aaron T. Gryder
5. Spanish Influence (KY), 114, Jon K. Court