Results, Santa Anita Thursday Race 8 — won $1,490

imgres14With #9 Good Newsman scratched, the public made #4 Bubsy the 9-to-5 favorite, but that horse had weak Beyer Speed Figures for the level. 

At 5-to-1, the Patrick Gallagher-trained #2 Cold Ruler took the lead on the backstretch, while jockey Rafael Bejarano patiently sat a few lengths off the pace, riding 6-to-1 shot #7 Haughty Topper. Bejarano passed Cold Ruler in the stretch, but he couldn’t go with Clinton Potts aboard #3 African Gray, who made a 3-wide move on the turn and found another gear in midstretch to win clear. African Gray, a debuter who began his training at another circuit, paid $27.20 for trainer Ted West.

I bet $150 on the African Gray, but also had $300 on Haughty Topper and $100 on Cold Ruler. I was eyeing #10 At the Beach also, but his odds drifted above my maximum 14-to-1 for him.

To watch a replay of this race, go to www.calracing.com 

PGM PP# NAME JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS FN
1 1 Warren’s Buddy (CA) Arambula P Gutierrez J 98.30 8
2 2 Cold Ruler (FL) Espinoza V Gallagher P 5.40 3
3 3 African Gray (KY) Potts C West T 12.60 1
4 4 Bubsy (FL) Solis A Rosales R 1.90 6
5 5 Mont La Salle (FL) Quinonez A Garcia V 67.80 7
6 6 Convenient Memory (CA) Rosario J O’Neill D 3.90 4
7 7 Haughty Topper (CA) Bejarano R Mitchell M 6.90 2
8 8 El Tajin (KY) Garcia M Puype M 3.60 5
10 9 At the Beach (CA) Valdivia, Jr. J Lewis C 19.50 9
SCR Good Newsman (KY) Pedroza M Hendricks D
 
Pgm Win Place Show
3 $27.20 $9.60 $5.00
7 $8.80 $5.20
2 $4.80
 
Exotic Payoffs
$1.00 Exacta paid $98.50 (3-7)
$1.00 Pick 3 paid $149.30 (1-2-3)
$1.00 Pick 4 paid $15661.90 (10-1-2/11/12/13/14-3)
$1.00 Place Pick All paid $9956.80 (8 OF 8)
$1.00 Super High Five paid $6204.30 (3-7-2-6-8)
$1.00 Trifecta paid $738.00 (3-7-2)
$2.00 Daily Double paid $80.20 (2-3)
$2.00 Pick 6 paid $19690.40 (5-8-10-1-2/11/12/13/1

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