The loss of 8-5 morning line favorite Premier Pegasus due to injury reduced the field for this year's running of the 1 1/8-mile Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) April 9 to 10 horses, including 4-1 second choice Jaycito, second to Premier Pegasus in the San Felipe, and 9-2 third choice Silver Medallion, who won the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).
Anthony's Cross, a son of Indian Charlie conditioned by Eoin Harty, is 6-1 in the early line and will have Joel Rosario back aboard.
Grade I winner Comma to the Top, fourth in both the San Felipe and the El Camino Real Derby in his two starts this year, looks to rebound for trainer Peter Miller. The Bwana Charlie gelding won six times in 2010, including the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) in December, and leads the field in earnings by a wide margin with $578,600. The 8-1 shot is ridden by Corey Nakatani.
California-bred Bench Points, third in the San Felipe, his first loss in five starts for trainer Tim Yakteen, and Mr. Commons, making his stakes debut for train John Shirreffs, are both listed at 12-1.
Indian Winter, 15-1 for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, ran third in last summer's Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) but disappointed when third again as the 7-10 choice in the Turf Paradise Derby Feb. 26.
Baffert's recent maiden winner Midnight Interlude (20-1), Northern California shipper Offlee Wild Boys (50-1), and Quail Hill (50-1), a well-beaten fifth in the San Felipe after running third in the Lewis, complete the field.
$1 Million Santa Anita Derby (gr. I, Race 10, 4:37 p.m.), 3-Year-Olds, 1 1/8 Miles
PP. Horse, Jockey, Trainer, ML Odds
1. Offlee Wild Boys (CA), J Talamo, S Miyadi, 50/1
2. Indian Winter (KY), P A Valenzuela, J Hollendorfer, 15/1
3. Mr. Commons (KY), M E Smith, J A Shirreffs, 12/1
4. Silver Medallion (KY), G K Gomez, S M Asmussen, 9/2
5. Comma to the Top (FL), C S Nakatani, P Miller, 8/1
6. Midnight Interlude (KY), V Espinoza, B Baffert, 20/1
7. Quail Hill (KY), M A Pedroza, D E Hofmans, 50/1
8. Premier Pegasus (KY), A Quinonez, M K Cho, 8/5 SCRATCHED
9. Anthony's Cross (PA), J Rosario, E G Harty, 6/1
10. Bench Points (CA), R Bejarano, T Yakteen, 12/1
11. Jaycito (KY), M Garcia, B Baffert, 4/1
All carry 122 pounds.
Blinkers On: Quail Hill; Blinkers Off: Jaycito