20:30 Santa Anita
Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight
Race 1 - Maiden Special Weight
Distance: 1m 1f 0y Runners: 6
Flat Turf
1m 1f 0y
FRANKINCENSE, a son of the mighty Frankel, has improved with each run and there was enough encouragement to take from his latest third over a similar trip here last time to suggest that he will take plenty of beating. Soltero was beaten by the narrowest of margins over a mile here latest and isn't passed over lightly, with Invasion Looming next best.
No Runner Rating Previous Odds Odds Each Way 1/4 1-2
1 (1)
Soltero
Corey Nakatani/Philip D Amato
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 6-232
SP
Placed twice in four starts. Beaten a head by Heartfullofstars when second of 5 at 11-2 on his latest outing at Santa Anita over 1m in March. Lost out by the narrowest of margins last time and a bold bid seems assured.
2 (2)
Desert Stone
Geovanni Franco/R Baltas
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 2800-4
SP
Placed once in five starts. Finished 2 3/4l behind More Honor when fourth of 12 at 18-1 on his latest outing at Santa Anita over 6f (good) last month. Back to form last time and claims if building on that here.
3 (3)
Invasion Looming
Kyle Frey/Steven Miyadi
Age: 4
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 2252-32
SP
Placed in five of 11 starts. Beaten 1 1/4l by Goodwillambassador when second of 4 at 7-2 on his latest outing at Santa Anita over 7f last month. Having his first run for a new stable today, previously with Charles Treece. Added consistency to his performances and one for the shortlist.
4 (4)
Pointed
Martin Pedroza/Marsha Schwizer
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 754-466
SP
Yet to place in six starts. Finished 4l behind Blame The Rider when sixth of 8 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Santa Anita over 1m (good) last month. Place claims.
6 (6)
Cajun Treasure
Tyler Conner/P Eurton
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: 4
SP
Half-brother to Mom'z Laugh, won six times at 6f and 7f. Finished 1 3/4l behind Blame The Rider when fourth of 8 at 14-1 on his racecourse debut at Santa Anita over 1m (good) last month. Caught the eye on debut and any normal amount of improvement would bring him firmly into calculations.
7 (7)
Courtship
Joseph Talamo/Carla Gaines
Age: 3
Weight: 8-8
Spotlight Form: null
SP
Full brother to St. Somewhere, won three times at 7f and 1m. Beaten 7l behind More Honor at 60-1 when 11th of 12 on his racecourse debut at Santa Anita over 6f (good) last month. Easy to draw a line through.
5 (5)
Frankincense
Flavien Prat/R Mandella
Age: 4
Weight: 8-13
Spotlight Form: 633
Non runner
Placed once in three starts. Third of 8 behind Gosilently beaten 2 3/4l at 19-5 on his latest outing at Santa Anita over 1m 1f (good) in March. A son of the mighty Frankel and last two efforts read well in the context of this race.
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SP
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SP