8 SA San Pasqual Stakes (GII)
$200.000 4yo&Up 1 1/8m Dirt 123lbs +penalties
The Green Card just keeps handing out winners and gave the exacta in Saturday’s San Pasqual Stakes (GII), here at SA… and sent off as the second favorite in this GII main track stakes, Nakamura Stables’ Real One kept the barns hot hand going, closing wide down the lane to win by a length while coving the mile and an eighth in 1:473. Big Bang Raj showed good speed throughout but settled for the place with 17/1 shot Catch A Buzz grabbing the show over Toothpaste in fourth.
Real One is a 5yo bay gelded son of Anybody Home – Sports Event, by Sport Gemini, and he was bred in Cal by Aml Racing. Acquired by Nakamura Stables via Private Purchase for $50.000 back in March of last season, he now has six wins from twenty-two starts, has won three of his last four races and now shows lifetime earnings of $397.120. Congrats to the connections!
$2 Mutuel Prices:
|6 – Real One||7.30||4.10||3.30|
|4 – Big Bang Raj||8.30||6.60|
|1 – Catch A Buzz||10.00|
Track: Fast Time: :471 1:104 1:35 1:473
$1 Exacta: 6 – 4 Paid 31.30 $1 Trifecta: 6 – 4 – 1 Paid 487.90
Real One mid-pack 3p, moved up in a rush as the field entered the far turn, took over into the lane 5p, kept to task, pulling away late. Big Bang Raj pressed the pace, up to take over through the far turn, could not go with eventual winner late, good effort. Catch A Buzz rail trip, mid-pack to the lane, some late interest. Toothpaste trailed, passed tiring rival late. Penalty Shot wide trip, contested the pace to the top of the lane, tired. Hard Discretion sent from the gate, set the pace to the far turn, folded. Bodemister was never involved.