Barretts at the Track
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Grade I score for Danon Legend
Sent to the lead at the break, Danon Legend led throughout the 7 furlongs to win the $987,360 NAR grade I JBC Sprint at Kawasaki, defeating favorite Best Warrior by three lengths with last year’s winner Corin Berry another five lengths back in third.
Trained by Akira Murayama for owner Danox Co. Ltd, Danon Legend has now won nine graded stakes and 14 of 30 starts, $3,324,208, and he follows in the hoofprints of Barretts Select Sale grad Suni, a two-time winner of the JBC Sprint.
The 6-year-old son of Macho Uno, sold for $385,000 from the Eddie Woods consignment at the 2012 Select Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale (Hip 126) and was purchased by Narvick International. Watch Race
Repeat Tiznow Stakes win for Avanti Bello
Sent off as the 3-1 second choice to defend his title, Avanti Bello stalked a moderate pace in second then took the lead in upper stretch and proved best in the $100,690 Tiznow Stakes by nearly two lengths in time of 1:35.95. Watch Race
Now five for 11 at one mile, the 5-year-old son of Include trained by Doug O’Neill, increased his earnings to $413,416 for owners Pablo Suarez, Steven Keh, Jim Richardson, Tom Roberts and Wonderland Racing. The 2013 October Sale yearling (Hip 23) was consigned by Julie Adair-Stack.
Cuddle Alert best in Spring Fever
Cuddle Alert stalked the early pace from the rail then moved to the three path entering the stretch, and was up in final strides to capture the $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap by a head in time of 1:09.86 for owners Reed Saldana and Leopoldo Urbina. The win was the first stakes victory for trainer Melissa Saldana and the first for the daughter of Bedford Falls who increased her earnings to $220,000.
The 2013 October Sale yearling (Hip 205) sold for $3,500 from the West 12 Ranch consignment. Watch Race
Stanford sets record on cruise control
Sent off as the 1-5 favorite in the $100,000 Challenger Stakes March 11 at Tampa Bay Downs, Stanford ran to his odds, setting all the fractions for a 3 1/4-length victory while setting a new track record of 1:41.75 for the 1 1/16 miles. Trained by Todd Pletcher for owners Stonestreet Stables, Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith, the millionaire and two-time graded winner by Malibu Moon has earned $1,334,360. The 2014 Select Sale 2-year-old (Hip 48) consigned by Kings Equine, sold for $550,000.
Zakaroff earns first stakes victory
Five El Camino Real Derbies for Barretts
Riding the rail throughout the first six furlongs, Zakaroff angled to the outside entering the stretch and rallied strongly to catch the favorite Ann Arbor Eddie in the final sixteenth to win the $200,450 El Camino Real Derby-G3 by a half-length in time of 1:51.34 for the 1 1/8 miles. Watch Race
Trained by Steve Specht, Zakaroff provided owner Antone Metaxas with his first stakes victory and jockey Kyle Frey with his first graded win. The second-crop son of Slew’s Tiznow was a $25,000 yearling purchase by Greg Gilchrist from the Havens Bloodstock consignment at the 2015 October Sale (Hip 12).
Barretts Sales graduates have won the El Camino Real Derby five times since 1992, including Metaboss in 2015 and Dice Flavor in 2013.
Graduate Short Notes
Santa Anita, April 15, $55,725 Msw. 6 1/2fT
Santa Anita, April 14, $56,000 Alw. 5 1/2f
Santa Anita, April 9 $60,949 Alw. 1mT
Santa Anita, April 9, $55,035 Msw. 5 1/2f
Golden Gate, April 9, $33,426 Alw. 1 1/16m
Santa Anita, April 8, $57,371 Alw. 6 1/2f
Santa Anita, April 7, $54,000 Msw. 1m
Golden Gate, April 2, $35,127 Alw. 6f
Golden Gate, March 26, $31,266 Msw. 6f
Santa Anita, March 25, $60,740 Alw. 1m
Santa Anita, March 24, $57,380 Alw. 6 1/2fT
Nakayama, March 19, $375,556 Chiba S.
Nakayama, March 11, $83,152 Msw. 6f