Second in her first U.S. graded try, Rio Dios Irmaos' homebred Baruta took a liking to the Santa Anita Park downhill turf course, claiming the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. IIIT) in convincing fashion Oct. 25.
Spirit of Xian (IRE)
- Bay Filly
- Born 2012
Experience could be crucial in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes down Santa Anita Park's signature hillside turf course Oct. 22, and Harris Farms' Velvet Mesquite has had the most success traveling down the hill.
For the second time in three weeks, DP Racing's Prize Exhibit swung wide and went last to first to claim a Southern California graded turf stakes in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) July 19 at Del Mar.
Ten Broeck Farm's grade I winner Sunset Glow will return to Del Mar July 16, but will try the seaside turf course for the first time in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT).
A neck back in her first stakes try in the Providencia (gr. IIIT), there was no denying Spanish Queen in her second, the $200,000 Honeymoon (gr. IIT) May 3 at Santa Anita Park.
Five of the fillies who finished behind Ben Keswick's Spirit of Xian in the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) will take another shot at her in the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes (gr. IIT) May 3.
Keeneland, Santa Anita Park, Aqueduct, Turf Paradise, Carpe Diem and More. View Slideshow
Spirit of Xian spurted out to the early lead and was never headed en route to victory in the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies April 4 at Santa Anita Park.
Former English-trained filly should appreciate the longer 1 1/8-mile distance, as she faces 12 opponents over Santa Anita grass course
|Trainer||Richard E. Mandella|
|Spirit of Xian (IRE) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Kodiac (GB)||Danehill|
|Gold Again||Touch Gold|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Manister House Stud||Meadowlands Stud Co.||$38,676|
|Yearling||SackvilleDonald||Manister House Stud||$156,147|