Potrero Grande H. (G2)

Race 8 at Santa Anita Park on April 4, 2009

  • Grade II
  • 6 1/2 furlongs
  • All Weather Track
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:14.79
Payoffs
  Soul City Slew $25.00 $8.40 $4.40
  Halo Najib $3.20 $2.40
  Paul's Hope $4.80
$2 Exacta (3-2) $69.60
$2 Trifecta (3-2-5) $418.00
Order of Finish
1

Soul City Slew

Slew City Slew  – Sweet Soul

6YO

$90,000
  • J:Michael C. Baze
  • T:Jack Carava
  • B:Chris Young & Elizabeth A. DiBella
  • O:La Canada Stables, LLC
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Slew City Slew , Dark Bay or Brown, 1984. Lifetime: 311 yearlings sold, median $14,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Lord Avie , Bay, 1978.
2

Halo Najib

Halo's Image  – Najibe's Wish

4YO

$15,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:John S. Scott
  • O:Zayat Stables, LLC
  • Margin:head
  • 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.
3

Paul's Hope

Lake Austin  – Fondest Hope

5YO

$9,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Sunrise Stable South
  • O:Hollendorfer or Todaro
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Lake Austin , Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Lifetime: 9 yearlings sold, median $3,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Personal Hope , Bay, 1990.
  • Sale History: 2006 BARSUM, $26,000.
4

Davos

Langfuhr  – Carrie Can

4YO

$9,000
  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Ron Crockett, Inc.
  • O:Ron Crockett, Inc.
5

Six Pack Abs

Forest Wildcat  – Warren's Whistle

5YO

$3,000
  • J:Tyler Baze
  • T:John W. Sadler
  • B:William A. Carl
  • O:Desert Sun Stables
6

Trumpet Player Jay

Orientate  – Dyna Peak

4YO

  • J:Aaron T. Gryder
  • T:Mark Glatt
  • B:Ellenay Racing Inc.
  • O:Ellenay Racing, Inc.
7

Sea of Pleasure

Sea of Secrets  – Doubleyourpleasure

4YO

  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Jeff Mullins
  • B:Valerie Blethen
  • O:Burnett, Burnett & J S Bohon Stable
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    Ventana Looking 'Lucky' for Potrero Grande

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  • Soul City Slew comes home strong in the Potrero Grande.
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    Soul City Slew 'Grande' at Santa Anita

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  • Halo Najib looks for his first graded score in the Potrero Grande Handicap.

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    Weak Palos Verdes Opens Possibilities

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