Marine Tops Frankel Stakes Sweep at Santa Anita

Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel saddled the winners of both stakes races Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Frankel sent out Juddmonte Farms' Marine for a half-length victory in the $83,475 La Puente Stakes for 3-year-olds.

And in the $81,975 Providencia Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, Frankel-trained horses ran one-two as Dr. John Chandler's Dynamous held off stable mate and 4-to-5 favorite Heads Will Roll for a half-length victory.

An English-bred by Marju, Marine made his first start since a fourth in the grade III Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park last November. Eddie Delahoussaye rode the winner at 116 pounds. Marine ran one mile on a firm turf course in 1:35.30 and paid $11.40, $3.80 and $3.40.

River God, the 3-to-2 favorite ridden by Alex Solis at 118 pounds, and Media Mogul, Chris McCarron up at 114 pounds, finished in a dead-heat for second place. River God returned $2.40 and $2.60 while Media Mogul paid $4.60. Triple Crown nominee Global Gait finished seventh in the nine-horse field.

A Kentucky-bred by Dynaformer, Dynamous ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:50.13 and paid $11, $4 and $3.20 for her triumph in the Providencia. Victor Espinoza rode the winner. Dynamous is 2-0-0 from three starts and the $48,915 first prize pushed her earnings to $72,315.

Heads Will Roll, Solis riding at 114 pounds, paid $2.60 and $2.20, and Little Firefly, Delahoussaye aboard at 116 pounds, finished third and paid $3.20.

Frankel, 59, ranks fourth all-time in Santa Anita stakes victories with 74. The late Charlie Whittingham is the all-time leader with 204 stakes wins.

(Chart, Equibase)