El Gato Malo makes his third start since winning last year's Lone Star Derby (gr. III) in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 17. The beaten favorite in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) is part of a wide open field of a dozen 4-year-olds in the 1 1/16-mile test over the Pro-Ride racing surface.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2005
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Richard E. Mandella|
|Jockey||Corey J. Lanerie|
|Owner||Spendthrift Farm, LLC (B. Wayne Hughes)|
|Breeder||Jayeff B Stables|
|Booted View Five-Cross Pedigree||A.P. Indy||Seattle Slew|
|Scoot Yer Boots||Seeking the Gold|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||B. Wayne Hughes||Lane's End, agent||$425,000|
Salute the Sarge surged between horses nearing the eighth pole and defeated Leonides to win Wednesday's $114,900 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) by a nose in an upset under leading jockey Michael Baze.