Kenjisstorm found a perfect trip behind the speedy What a View and inherited the lead turning for home, but Itsinthepost surged by in the final sixteenth to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
Kenneth D. Black
Finish Line Racing, LLC, The Elwood Johnston Trust and Taste of Victory Stables
Old English Rancho, Patsy Berumen & Sal Berumen
What a View
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In a field of seasoned veterans, Jeff Mullins-trained Itsinthepost (FR) has been dubbed the highweight to run 1 1/4 miles on the Santa Anita Park turf May 26 in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (G2T).
The last few races for What a View hadn't been all that encouraging entering the $100,000 American Stakes (G3T) April 21, but the grade 1 winner from two years ago flashed his talent again at Santa Anita Park.
Miller said all three entrants for the about 6 1/2-furlong grass sprint—Calculator, Conquest Tsunami, and 2017 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) winner Stormy Liberal—are potential prospects for the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (G1) March 31.
Rounding the turn for home in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (G1T) June 3 at Santa Anita Park, Bal a Bali again validated owner Calumet Farm's decision to keep the striking bay off their stallion roster for another year.