Monrovia H. (G3T)

Race 7 at Santa Anita Park on January 3, 2010

  • Grade III
  • About 6 1/2 furlongs
  • Downhill turf
  • $100,000
  • 4 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 3:36 PM
  • 1:12.56
Order of Finish
1

Tuscan Evening (IRE)

Oasis Dream (GB)  – The Faraway Tree (GB)

5YO

$60,000
  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Hascombe and Valiant Studs
  • O:William de Burgh
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Oasis Dream (GB) , Bay, 2000. Lifetime: 408 yearlings sold, median $155,063.
  • Broodmare Sire: Suave Dancer , Bay, 1988.
  • Sale History: 2006 TATOCT, $8,823; 2009 FTKFMX, $650,000.
2

Czechers

Indian Charlie  – Pine Rob

5YO

$20,000
  • J:Chantal Sutherland
  • T:Mark Glatt
  • B:Scott Goldsher
  • O:Allen & Susan Branch
  • Margin:neck
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Indian Charlie , Bay, 1995. Lifetime: 548 yearlings sold, median $60,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Pine Bluff , Bay, 1989.
  • Sale History: 2007 BARMAR, $160,000; 2005 KEENOV, $5,500; 2006 KEESEP, $27,000; 2017 KEEJAN, $180,000.
3

Empressive Lady

Empire Maker  – Racey Player

4YO

$12,000
  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:Jeff Mullins
  • B:Gulf Coast Farms LLC
  • O:Michael House
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Empire Maker , Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Lifetime: 235 yearlings sold, median $165,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
  • Sale History: 2007 FTSYRL, $165,000; 2008 BARMAR, $200,000; 2010 KEENOV, $175,000.
4

Pasar Silbano (IRE)

Elnadim  – Give A Whistle (IRE)

4YO

$6,000
  • J:David Romero Flores
  • T:James M. Cassidy
  • B:Denis J. Reddan
  • O:Three Chimneys Racing, LLC
5

Royal Taat (NZ)

Faltaat  – Royal Wink (AUS)

6YO

$2,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:John W. Sadler
  • B:Rick Smith Bloodstock (Nz) Ltd
  • O:Doubledown Stables, Inc.
6

Hermione's Magic (GB)

Systematic (GB)  – Eleonor Sympson (GB)

4YO

  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:Kathy Walsh
  • B:East Burrow Farm
  • O:Al & Sandee Kirkwood
7

Reba Is Tops

He's Tops  – Miss Kyama

6YO

  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:Mark Glatt
  • B:C. E. "Rich" Richardson & Ann Richardson
  • O:Jarnig, Marshall & Schweiger
8

Lemon Chiffon

Lemon Drop Kid  – Cataballerina

7YO

  • J:Tyler Baze
  • T:Sean McCarthy
  • B:Marguerite Clifford
  • O:Ron Beegle
9

Queen Ofthe Catsle

Tale of the Cat  – Kiawah Queen

6YO

  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Howard L. Zucker
  • B:C. T. Grether, Inc.
  • O:C. T. Grether, Inc.
10

Lindelaan

Rahy  – Crystal Symphony

5YO

  • J:Jose Valdivia, Jr.
  • T:Christophe Clement
  • B:Kinsman Farm
  • O:Newsells Park Stud
11

Lucky Copy

Unbridled's Song  – Perfect Copy

5YO

  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Wertheimer Et Frere
  • O:Wertheimer & Frere
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Mizdirection in the Monrovia Stakes.

    Heading in the Right 'Direction'

    by Ann Peters<br /> The gritty grey filly Mizdirection won last November's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), and she put in another remarkably game performance to win 'in her comeback Jan. 6 in the Monrovia H. (gr. IIT).

  • Unzip Me in the Monrovia&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9354234%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Unzip Me Buttons Up Monrovia Hillside Rivals

    When it comes to Santa Anita's hillside turf course, it seems there is no getting by Unzip Me, who turned back a couple of challengers in the lane to win the $100,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIIT) under threatening skies Jan. 2.

  • Tuscan Evening

    Tuscan Evening Dies Following Workout

    Top grass female Tuscan Evening collapsed after a workout on the Del Mar turf course Aug. 8 and died. Track officials suspect that the 5-year-old grade I winner suffered a heart attack.

  • Tuscan Evening, unbeaten in 2010, takes on 5 in the Modesty.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8896392%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Modesty, Arlington 'Caps Draw Grade I Talent

    Tuscan Evening puts her 2010 unbeaten record on the line in the Modesty Handicap and Woodford Reserve Turf Classic winner General Quarters tops an 11-horse field in the Arlington Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington Park July 17.

  • Tuscan Evening picks up her first grade I win with an impressive run in the Gamely.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9024271%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Tuscan Evening Takes Star Turn in Gamely

    Odds-on choice Tuscan Evening earned her first grade I stakes win when she outfought 2008 female turf champion Forever Together by a half-length in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) on the Hollywood Park turf May 29.

  • THS: The Gamely Stakes

    Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Gamely Stakes (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Tuscan Evening will try to add Grade I winner to her resume in the Gamely.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8896391%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Tuscan Evening Seeks First Grade I in Gamely

    For all of Tuscan Evening's success in the past two seasons, the one thing that has eluded her is a grade I victory, an omission she'll try to correct in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes May 29 at Hollywood Park.

  • Medaglia d&#39;Amour wins her stakes debut in the Wilshire Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8944599%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Medaglia d'Amour Wins Wilshire in Stakes Bow

    Medaglia d'Amour made her stakes debut a winning effort when she edged clear in deep stretch to take the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) by 1 1/4 lengths over favored Cat by the Tale on the Hollywood Park turf May 1.

  • Tuscan Evening is unstoppable in the Santa Barbara.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8896383%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Tuscan Evening Has Her Way in Santa Barbara

    Prohibitive choice Tuscan Evening picked up her fourth graded stakes win of the Santa Anita season when she led all the way in defeating three rivals in the $147,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) April 17.

  • Unzip Me controls the pace and takes the Las Cienegas under Joe Talamo.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8886279%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Unzip Me Buttons Up Las Cienegas Foes Early

    Unzip Me dictated the pace en route to an easy win in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course at Santa Anita April 11, earning her fourth consecutive win for trainer Marty Jones.

  • Gotta Have Her defends her title in the Las Cienegas Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8001537%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Gotta Have Her Back On Course for 'Cienegas

    Gotta Have Her, who capped a superb 2009 season with a runner-up finish against males in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint last fall, defends her title April 11 in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Tuscan Evening recorded her fifth graded stakes win after capturing the Santa Ana Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8850937%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Tuscan Evening Handles Santa Ana Distance

    The ultra-consistent mare Tuscan Evening had no problem handling a little extra distance in the Santa Ana Handicap (gr. IIT), leading all the way for her ninth win in 13 Southern California races March 21 at Santa Anita.

  • Tuscan Evening faces 7 in the Santa Ana.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8795240%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Tuscan Evening Bids to Stay Perfect in 2010

    Tuscan Evening, bidding for her ninth win in 13 starts since arriving in the United States last year, faces seven rivals in the $150,000 Santa Ana Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf course March 21.

  • Tuscan Evening takes on males in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8726957%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Tuscan Evening Stuck Outside in Kilroe Mile

    Tuscan Evening, brilliant winner of eight of 12 starts since transferring to the United States last year, squares off against males for the first time in the $250,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park March 6.

  • Bob Baffert has Tiny Woods and Quiet Invader in the San Vicente Stakes.

    Baffert Pair a Big Threat in San Vicente

    Bob Baffert, who has won three of the last seven runnings of the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II), will saddle a pair of speedy colts in the $150,000 sprint for 3-year-olds Feb. 15 at Santa Anita.

  • Evita Argentina will carry 120 pounds in the Santa Monica.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8341998%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Santa Monica Length Right for Evita Argentina

    Her last four stakes wins have come at seven furlongs, but if grade I winner Evita Argentina hopes to add the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) to her fine record, she'll need to be at her best at Santa Anita Jan. 31.

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