Tokyo City Cup H. (G3)

Race 8 at Santa Anita Park on March 28, 2009

  • Grade III
  • 1 1/2 miles
  • All Weather Track
  • $100,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:31.92
Payoffs
  Stream Cat $11.40 $4.20 $3.40
  Big Booster $2.80 $2.40
  Medjool $6.40
$2 Exacta (4-1) $27.00
$2 Trifecta (4-1-2) $200.00
Order of Finish
1

Stream Cat

Black Minnaloushe  – Water Course

6YO

$60,000
  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:Patrick L. Biancone
  • B:Matthews Breeding and Racing Ltd
  • O:Fab Oak Stable, Hurley & Goldthorp
  • Margin:neck
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Black Minnaloushe , Bay, 1998. Lifetime: 433 yearlings sold, median $18,347.
  • Broodmare Sire: Irish River (FR) , Chestnut, 1976.
  • Sale History: 2004 KEESEP, $120,000; 2005 KEEAPR, $125,000.
2

Big Booster

Accelerator  – Waterside

8YO

$20,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Thomas/Lakin/Kintz
  • O:Anastasi, Anastasi or Ukegawa
  • Margin:2
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Accelerator , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Lifetime: 49 yearlings sold, median $5,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Topsider , Bay, 1974.
  • Sale History: 2001 KEENOV, $14,000; 2003 FTFFEB, $210,000; 2002 KEESEP, $52,000.
3

Medjool

Monarchos  – Perfect Story

4YO

$12,000
  • J:Michael C. Baze
  • T:John O'Hara
  • B:John C. Oxley
  • O:Premier Thoroughbreds
  • Margin:2
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Monarchos , Gray or Roan, 1998. Lifetime: 230 yearlings sold, median $16,454.
  • Broodmare Sire: Tale of the Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994.
  • Sale History: 2006 KEESEP, $115,000; 2009 KEENOV, $57,000.
4

Fire Wood

Woodman  – Ms. Mostly

7YO

$6,000
  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Craig L. Wheeler
  • O:Roddy J. Valente
5

Kizzy's Chaos

Evansville Slew  – Willow Woodman

4YO

$2,000
  • J:Martin Garcia
  • T:Vladimir Cerin
  • B:Fred W. Pace
  • O:Robert A. Alexander
6

Dynamalt

Dynaformer  – Extry

4YO

  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:River Bend Farm
  • O:Zayat Stables, LLC
7

Zappa

Afternoon Deelites  – Julie's Angel

7YO

  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:John W. Sadler
  • B:Madeleine A. Paulson & Ernest Moody
  • O:Barber & Barber
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    San Luis Rey Pair Right Back for Tokyo City

    Unusual Suspect and High Court Drama, both disappointing in the San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf March 20, are entered right back in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Handicap (gr. III) a week later.

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    Parading Leads Closing-Day Field for Fayette

    Parading returns to the scene of his most lopsided stakes victory earlier this year when he takes on nine rivals in Keeneland's $150,000 Fayette Stakes on Oct. 31, closing day for the Lexington track's short fall meet.

  • Five-year-old Marchfield rallied down the stretch to win the Sky Classic at Woodbine.

    Marchfield Wins Sky Classic Stretch Duel

    Hard-charging Marchfield outfought a game Champs Elysees in a gritty stretch duel to register a half-length win in the $256,100 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Aug. 23.

  • Zappa is back to defend his Cougar Handicap title.

    Zappa Faces Mitchell Duo in Cougar II 'Cap

    Trainer John Sadler's Zappa, a 6 1/4-length winner of the 2008 Cougar II Handicap, is back to defend his title against Mike Mitchell's top-weighted duo of Big Booster and Church Service in the $150,000 renewal of the 1 1/2-mile event Aug. 5.

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    Modesty 'Cap: Pure Clan Primed For Big Effort

    Lewis Lakin's Pure Clan, fully recovered from a minor injury suffered earlier this season, seems primed to begin her run towards the top of the older female turf division and the climb will start July 11 in the $200,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park, where she will carry top weight of 122 pounds.

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    O'Neill Aims at Fifth Gold Cup With Informed

    Trainer Doug O'Neill, perfect in four previous tries in the TVG/Betfair Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I), shoots for his fifth win since 2002 when he saddles Informed for the $700,000 Cushion Track event July 11.

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    Marathon Round Table 'Cap Draws Five Entrants

    Just five horses, including supplemental entry Plug Me In, are set to go in an uninspiring renewal of the $100,000 Round Table Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf June 13. At 1 3/4 miles, the Round Table is the longest race of the Hollywood Park meet.

  • Madeo carries top weight in the Inglewood 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%3D5739875%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Madeo Mighty Tough in Inglewood Lineup

    Madeo, coming off a third-place finish as the favorite in the Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita, is the 119-pound top weight in the $100,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park lawn April 26.

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    Midships Cruises in San Juan Capistrano

    Everything went right for front-running Midships in the $196,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) as he held sway over the up-against-it Spring House on a warm closing day afternoon April 19 at Santa Anita Park.

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    Big Booster to Defend 'Capistrano Title

    Big Booster returns to the turf to defend his title in the $200,000 San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) on closing day of the 2008-09 season at Santa Anita April 19.

  • Commentator will make his 2009 debut in the inaugural $1 million Charles Town Classic.

    Commentator Back For Another Season

    Tracy Farmer's Commentator drew post 6 and the popular 8-year-old gelding will be the likely favorite when he makes his 2009 debut in the inaugural Charles Town Classic, potentially worth $1 million on April 18.

  • Stream Cat holds off Big Booster to win Tokyo City Cup 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%3D7958724%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stream Cat Claws Way to Tokyo City Cup

    His recent form had been poor but Stream Cat turned things around when given extra ground in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Handicap (gr. III) at 12 furlongs, spoiling the return to action of favorite Big Booster at Santa Anita March 28.

  • Big Booster makes his first start since Breeders' Cup Marathon in the Tokyo City Cup 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%3D4240711%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tokyo City Cup: Big Booster, Zappa Meet

    Trainer Mike Mitchell will be looking for the trifecta March 28 when he sends out distance specialist Big Booster and two two others in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park.

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    Tiago, Well Armed Clash in San Antonio

    Tiago makes his first start since he rallied from far back for a third-place finish in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) when he takes on 10 rivals in the $200,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 8.

  • Sir Beaufort Stakes winner Gio Ponti will carry high weight of 123 pounds in the Strub.<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%3D7226458%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gio Ponti Can Build On Success in Strub

    Weather played an unexpected role when turf standout Gio Ponti won the Dec. 26 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. III), a race transferred from the grass to Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface. Given a freshening since then, he takes the next step on the main track in the $250,000 Strub (gr. II) Feb. 7.

  • Gio Ponti, winner of the 2008 Sir Beaufort <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%3D7226458%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sir Beaufort Grade III Status Reinstated

    The grade III Sir Beaufort Stakes Dec. 26 was downgraded to ungraded status after being switched to the main track, but after being reviewed by the American Graded Stakes Committee, the original status was reinstated.

  • Gio Ponti under Garrett Gomez pulls away in the Sir Beaufort Stakes.<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%3D7226458%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Surface Switch No Problem for Gio Ponti

    Favored Gio Ponti waited for room under a patient Garrett Gomez and blasted through the pack mid-stretch to win the $100,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes going away in a race taken off the Santa Anita Park turf course and transferred to the Pro-Ride main surface Dec. 26.

  • Gio Ponti was a two-length winner in the Hill Prince earlier this year at Belmont Park.

    Gio Ponti Part of Sir Beaufort Throng

    Gio Ponti, attempting to make amends after a troubled trip as the choice in the Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) a month ago, figures to draw considerable attention in a contentious field for the $100,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita opening day program Dec. 26.

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