BAFFERT’S BAST LOOMS SHORT PRICED FAVORITE IN GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA

first_imgBeen Studying Her–Mike Smith–122K P Dreaming–Ruben Fuentes–122Comical–Abel Cedillo–122Bast–John Velazquez–122Buyer’s Remorse–Mario Gutierrez–122Leucothea–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–122First post time for a nine race card on Friday, opening day of Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. BAFFERT’S BAST LOOMS SHORT PRICED FAVORITE IN GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES AT 1 1/16 MILES ON FRIDAY AT SANTA ANITA RACE IS A BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE RACE QUALIFIER ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–Bob Baffert’s Bast looms a complete standout among six  juvenile fillies in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita’s main track.  A bay daughter of Uncle Mo, Bast, who was second in her 5 ½ furlong debut, romped by 8 ¾ lengths in the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Debutante and it appears all systems are go for her first two turn assignment.A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Race qualifier, the Chandelier winner will earn a fees-paid berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, to be run at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.BASTOwner:  Baoma Corp.Trainer:  Bob BaffertAlthough ridden by Drayden Van Dyke in both of her Del Mar starts, she’ll be handled on Friday by Hall of Famer John Velazquez, as Van Dyke is coming off an injury and Baffert was uncertain to his status as recently as last week.  Out of the Arch mare Laffina, Bast should have little difficulty stretching out from seven furlongs to a mile and one sixteenth as she continues her march to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies here on Nov. 1.K P DREAMINOwner:  Karl PergolaTrainer:  Jeff MullinsA non-threatening fourth at 50-1 in her 5 ½ furlong debut Aug. 11, she then stretched out to a flat mile and responded with a 1 ¼ length win at 9-2 on Aug. 29. Although she’s facing a monster in Bast, K P Dreamin does have the advantage of one two turn race and will hope to be in a contending position turning for home under regular rider Ruben Fuentes.BEEN STUDYING HEROwner:  KMN Racing LLCTrainer:  Dan WardA California-bred daughter of the Medaglia d’Oro stallion Fast Anna, this KMN homebred was a first-out maiden winner going 5 ½ furlongs at Sacramento July 20 and defeated statebreds by 1 ¼ lengths in the six furlong Generous Portion Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 28 when off at 8-1 under Mike Smith, who rides back on Friday.THE GRADE I, $300,000 CHANDELIER STAKES WITH JOCKEY & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTlast_img

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