San Luis Rey Stakes – Grade II
1 1/2 Mile Turf Stake Purse $200.000 Open 4 Year Olds And Up.
1st Bayou Quartier, trained by Invicta Llc
With the turf track playing to on speed horses this one took up a perfect position in transit going to the front before the stretch and always holding on from there to win by three quarters of a length. This is by far his best career performance but i feel everything went his way today and if past seasons are anything to go by he may struggle to back this win up. Take nothing away from him though he beat a good field here and never gave up and today he can go back to his stable with his head held high.
2nd Crafty Shenanigans, trained by Mb Stables
Stalked the lead and kept ging all the way to the line but could not get to the eventual winner. Another good effort by this consistent sort who must be one of the few good autogens left in training.
3rd MaxMillion, trained by Maxmillion Farm
Had the winner a long long way behind in last years HOL Turf Cup but today couldnt find the turn of foot to get by him. It will be his turn again soon enough but today his lottery ball didnt come up.
4th Smokin Nebulae, trained by Drabfantasy
Running on well all the way to the line this mare ran a great race to grab fourth. She will be back to her own sex soon and should again have a successful season.