'Mango' Monrovia-Bound, Baffert Weighs Weights
1--Bold Roberta, Matt Garcia, 115, 15-1
2--Honest Answer, David Flores, 112, 20-1
3--Roberta's Mango, Victor Espinoza, 117, 5-1
4--Polygreen, Gary Stevens, 115, 5-2
5--Sweetcakesanshakes, Goncalino Almeida, 115, 15-1
6--Spring Star, Alex Solis, 119, 5-2
7--Dedication, Corey Nakatani, 119. 2-1
8--Reefs Sis, Pat Valenzuela, 114, 15-1
9--Icantgoforthat, Tyler Baze, 114, 6-1
10--Dreamers Glory, Kent Desormeaux, 114, 8-1. Polygreen and Spring Star race as a Wertheimer Farm entry. First post time Monday is 12:30 p.m. Baffert Plays 'Weighting' Game With Congaree For San Pasqual HandicapBob Baffert will look at the weight assignments before deciding to enter Cigar Mile winner Congaree in Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap, which Congaree won earlier this year. "We'll see what the weights are," Baffert said Sunday morning. Weights are due out Tuesday. Probable for the San Pasqual: Congaree, no rider; Grey Memo, no rider; Hot Market, David Flores; Nose The Trade, Pat Valenzuela; Olmodavor, Alex Solis; Star Cross, Victor Espinoza; Total Impact, Mike Smith; and Truly A Judge, no rider. Sterling Returns Home To Ride During Santa Anita MeetLarry Sterling Jr. is not invading new territory at Santa Anita this meet. Call it a homecoming of sorts. Sterling has a rich family history going for him in Southern California. His father, Larry Sr., trained the popular Vigors, winner of the 1978 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), among other important stakes races. The younger Sterling has been a successful riding fixture in the Midwest for years but has decided to try his hand at Santa Anita for the next two months, until Sportsman's Park begins its meet on Feb. 25. "I grew up in Southern Californian and my dad trained here for 20 years," said the 34-year-old Sterling, who has a home in San Dimas. His book is being handled by Craig O'Bryan. "I'm just looking to winterize while I'm out here," Sterling said. "I'll probably stay here into February and return to the Midwest in March." Sterling said he is unconcerned about the stiff competition he'll encounter at Santa Anita. "It's about the same wherever you go," Sterling said, "just different horses, different people and a different atmosphere."
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