10 SA Unusual Heat Turf Classic
$200.000 3yo&Up Foaled In CA 1 1/8m Turf 123lbs +penalties
Sitting chilly just behind the pace, Diablo Diablo’s Beach Xaar battled down the lane to take Saturday’s Unusual Heat Turf Classic by a half length, getting the mile and an eighth in 1:45.45. The turf course was listed Firm, here at SA. Mega-longshot Smoking Makes You II closed well down the lane to take the second spot, three-quarters of a length in front of Bad One, then a head to post time favorite Fast Foggy.
Beach Xaar is a 4yo gelded son of Beachcomber – Im Just Devistated, by Timed Torture, and he was bred in Cal by Langley Farms. Acquired prior to his racing career by Diablo Diablo, he brought $57.000 at the Mar 2020 Auction and now shows four wins from seventeen starts and lifetime earnings of $366.370.
$2 Mutuel Prices:
|1 – Beach Xaar||8.40||4.80||3.50|
|7 – Smoking Makes You Il||364.10||190.40|
|6 – Bad One||5.90|
Track: Firm Time: :464 1:10 1:333 1:452
$1 Exacta: 1 – 7 Paid 2,564.40 $1 Trifecta: 1 – 7 – 6 Paid 1,264.10
Beach Xaar saved ground early just behind the pace, 2p into the turn, battled lane, prevailed late. Smoking Makes You II restrained early while trailing, moved widest mid-turn and into the lane, good effort. Bad One rated, moved to 5p drive, game to the wire. Fast Foggy tracked pace, took over into the turn, headed sixteenth marker, out-kicked late. Rocky Mountain High mid-pack early, moved up nearing the turn, pressed, tired. Bad Precedent evenly, no factor late. Laff All Day sent from the gate, headed into the far turn, folded.