Just Wonder, assigned top weight of 117 and ridden by Russell Baze, finished fifth in the $150,000 La Puente Stakes at Santa Anita on April 12 but was only beaten 2 1/4 lengths by the winner, Steelaninch, in the one-mile turf race. Trained by Laura de Seroux, Just Wonder has two wins and a second in five career races.
Helms Deep, from the Carla Gaines barn, most recently finished fourth in the $81,100 Academy Road Stakes at Santa Anita on March 14. The runner-up in Academy Road was Steelaninch, who was 1 1/2 length clear of Helms Deep. $100,000 Ascot Handicap, 3-year-olds, 1 1/16 mile on turf
PP. Horse, Wgt., Rider
1. Obermeister (CA), 112, Jose L. Rivera, Jr.
2. Just Wonder (GB), 117, Russell A. Baze
3. Direct Male (KY), 115, Chad Phillip Schvaneveldt
4. Helms Deep (GB), 115, Ronald J. Warren, Jr.
5. Iron Lad (IRE), 115, Frank T. Alvarado
6. Grandpa Chan (WA), 114, David G. Lopez
7. Frisco Johnny (FL), 115, Francisco Duran
8. Rapier Dance (FL), 116, Chance J. Rollins
9. Fellner (KY), 111, Omar Figueroa
Most Popular Stories
- Shared Belief Confirmed Off KY Derby Trail
- Santa Ana Features Return of Emollient
- 'Derby Poker Bourbon Bash' to Benefit TCA
- Social Inclusion On Derby Path After Big Win
- Run the Bluegrass Race Honors Zenyatta
- 'Mandate' Should Be Strong in Rebel Stakes
- McGaughey Encouraged by Honor Code's Effort
- Rosario Rides General a Rod in Florida Derby
- NH House Rejects Expanded Gaming Bill Again
- Game On Dude Heads World's Best Racehorses