Palos Verdes H. (G2)

Race 3 at Santa Anita Park on January 25, 2009

  • Grade II
  • Six Furlongs
  • All Weather Track
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:08.56
Payoffs
  Johnny Eves $7.20 $3.60 $2.80
  Devoted Magic $3.40 $2.40
  Halo Najib $4.40
$2 Exacta (4-7) $25.20
$2 Trifecta (4-7-8) $154.40
$2 Superfecta (4-7-8-5) $737.40
Order of Finish
1

Johnny Eves

Skimming  – Capote's Halo

5YO

$90,000
  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Jay M. Robbins
  • B:Mooncoin LCC
  • O:Mooncoin, LLC
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Skimming , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 55 yearlings sold, median $3,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Capote , Dark Bay or Brown, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2004 KEENOV, $19,000.
2

Devoted Magic

Muqtarib  – Gallant Robin

5YO

$30,000
  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Jack D. Burk
  • O:Hollendorfer or Todaro
  • Margin:¾
  • Sire: Muqtarib , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 38 yearlings sold, median $4,100.
  • Broodmare Sire: Robin des Pins , Bay, 1988.
3

Halo Najib

Halo's Image  – Najibe's Wish

4YO

$18,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:John S. Scott
  • O:Zayat Stables, LLC
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Halo's Image , Dark Bay or Brown, 1991. Lifetime: 162 yearlings sold, median $12,750.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sword Dance (IRE) , Bay, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2007 OBSMAR, $235,000; 2006 OBSWIN, $32,000; 2006 FTKJUL, $190,000; 2008 KEENOV, $90,000.
4

Six Pack Abs

Forest Wildcat  – Warren's Whistle

5YO

$9,000
  • J:Tyler Baze
  • T:John W. Sadler
  • B:William A. Carl
  • O:Desert Sun Stables
5

5YO

$3,000
  • J:Martin Garcia
  • T:Donald Warren
  • B:Wild Again Partners, Old English Rancho, Berumen, Masry, Eichler & Sherr
  • O:Eichler, Johnston, Edward L. Masry Trust, Et Al
6

5YO

  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Christopher S. Paasch
  • B:Victory Racing Llc.
  • O:C. R. Cono, LLC
7

Talkin to Mom Roo

You and I  – Gloria's Pleasure

6YO

  • J:Clinton L. Potts
  • T:Ted H. West
  • B:L. T. Smith Enterprises
  • O:Jeffrey Sengara
SCR
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  • Zensational goes for his third consecutive grade I win in the $300,000 Pat O'Brien.
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  • Georgie Boy won the Sunshine Millions Sprint on Jan. 24. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS631050%2Fphoto%2F7536704%2F%3Fo%3D4">Order This Photo</a>

    Georgie Boy Formidable for San Carlos H.

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  • Johnny Eves goes gate to wire in the Palos Verdes Handicap. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7544105%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Johnny Eves Back On Spot in Palos Verdes

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  • Johnny Eves brings the strongest credentials to the Palos Verdes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6822807%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

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