Swiiissshhh, Larry scores third recent debuter for Lewis

 

Larry The Legend sired Nine to Dine, who won Friday's third race for trainer Craig Lewis. The trainer, who also owns Larry The Legend, has won with 3 of 11 debuting horses sired by him dating back to January 2007. The horse was named not for Larry Bird, but for Lewis' brother Larry who managed the Long Beach Little League team that won back-to-back world championships in 1992-93

Larry The Legend sired Nine to Dine, who won Friday's third race for trainer Craig Lewis. The trainer named the sire not for Larry Bird, but for his brother Larry who managed Long Beach to back-to-back Little League World Series titles in 1992-93

Results, Santa Anita Friday Race 3 — lost $200

Trainer Craig Lewis owns sire Larry the Legend who won the 1995 Santa Anita Derby over Afternoon Deelites

Trainer Craig Lewis owns sire Larry the Legend who won the 1995 Santa Anita Derby over Afternoon Deelites

First-time starter Nine to Dine, a 3-year-old daughter of Larry the Legend, sprinted to a clear lead and lasted until the wire, winning at 4/1.

Nine to Dine’s trainer Craig Lewis also owns Larry The Legend and the trainer has now won with three of 11 first starters sired by him since November 2006.

The cagey Lewis hid Nine to Dine’s speed well as she showed no fast workouts of the 11 listed. However, somebody liked her because she was bet to 5/2 early.

In general, betting horses with Nine to Dine’s published qualifications at 4/1 results in a trip to the poor house, but every now and then one of them pops.

I wagered $200 on #7 Holychoir at 6/1, who never challenged for the lead. Other horses I was watching included #4 Sky Marni and #8 Not So Plain Jane, who both ended with unsuitable wagering odds at post time.

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

PGM PP# NAME JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS FN
1 1 Impressive Mary (CA) Stra K Martinez S 68.90 10
2 2 Flag Waver (KY) Valdivia, Jr. J Ellis R 4.60 11
3 3 Spoolish (CA) Pedroza M Vienna D 9.60 8
4 4 Sky Marni (KY) Arambula P Gonzalez S 8.30 3
5 5 Dixie Lucky (FL) Talamo J Saavedra A 9.30 2
6 6 Warrens Secondmoon (CA) Baze M Gutierrez J 31.20 9
7 7 Holychoir (CA) Enriquez I Fanning J 6.70 6
8 8 Not So Plain Jane (CA) Quinonez A Aguirre P 13.20 7
9 9 Nine to Dine (CA) Gryder A Lewis C 4.20 1
10 10 Nita’s Image (CA) Guce R Contreras G 21.50 5
12 11 Secret Limit (CA) Sutherland C Hendricks D 3.30 4
SCR Tie (IN)    
SCR Kelleys Kitchen (MEX)    
 
Pgm Win Place Show
9 $10.40 $5.80 $4.20
5 $7.80 $6.60
4 $6.60
 
Exotic Payoffs
$1.00 Exacta paid $55.20 (9-5)
$1.00 Pick 3 paid $315.50 (2-5-9)
$1.00 Superfecta paid $2320.70 (9-5-4-12)
$1.00 Trifecta paid $349.40 (9-5-4)
$2.00 Daily Double paid $68.60 (5-9)
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