Sonoma Tries Turf in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Handicap- Grade III- Santa Anita Park

$150.000 1 1/4 Furlongs Turf

1 Volare
Owner: Axeman
2015: (264 45 .17)
Jockey: Blanc B
2015: (46 3 .07)

This mare hasn’t fired since her purchase of $125.000. Prior to the buy she won 2 graded stakes with Blushing Meadows. Her works look very nice and you can’t knock her off one effort in which she was only beaten a length. 9/5

Luz Says: Veteran of the game looks to be among the top choices.
2 Le Fue de Quest
Owner: D J C Racing Stables
2015: (481 76 .16)
Jockey: Van Dyke D
2015: (120 20 .17)

This filly comes in off 5 3rd place finishes in a row in which were all Graded Stakes. In a small field like this she will have a bit more freedom to use her closing ability to her advantage. 5-1

Luz Says: Added distance is a plus and she always fires.
3 Speculate
Owner: Mb Stables
2015: (895 314 .35)
Jockey: Garcia Mar
2015: (74 8 .11)

Takes a huge step in class after finishing in a dead heat in Gulfstream. On paper looks totally outclassed but the connections didn’t enter for nothing and she’s coming off a solid effort. 15-1

Luz Says: Going to need more than her best but if she can do that the sky is the limit.

4 Sonoma

Owner: Alabarda Stable
2015: (71 6 .08)
Jockey: Nakatani C S
2015: (124 17 .14)

Tries the turf for a first time despite being very successful on dirt. Her last breeze shows that she shouldn’t have a problem taking a liking to the track and that maybe it will suit her well. 2-1

Luz Says: Move to the turf looks promising for Alabarda.

Categories: Grade III

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