Favored Big Bane Theory threaded his way along the inside for Joe Talamo and put away the field in the stretch to register his first stakes win in the $200,000 City of Hope Mile (gr. IIT) on the turf Oct. 4 at Santa Anita.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2010
The $200,000 City of Hope Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 4 has attracted a 12-horse grab-bag, and trainer Tom Proctor's consistent Avanzare would appear to head the crowded field of turf runners.
Avanzare spurted out to lead early and held off strong closing threats from Hattaash and Mister Marti Gras to prevail in a rousing finish to the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 30 at Arlington.
Mister Marti Gras, winner of the 2011 edition of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. III), makes his fourth consecutive start in the $150,000 race Aug. 30 on the Polytrack at Arlington International Racecourse.
Trainer Tom Proctor notched career victory 1,000 Jan. 4 at Tampa Bay Downs when 4-year-old gelding Avanzare rolled to a five-length victory on the turf in the eighth race.
|Trainer||Thomas F. Proctor|
|Jockey||Drayden Van Dyke|
|Owner||Lanni, Donato and Youngblood, John F.|
|Breeder||Snow Lantern Thoroughbreds|
|Avanzare View Five-Cross Pedigree||Grand Reward||Storm Cat|
|Turn the Tide||Theatrical (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Linda Sims||Harry L. Landry Bloodstock, agent||$1,100|
|Two-year-old||John Youngblood||Cutting Edge Equine, agent||$52,000|
|Don't Tell Sophia|