Keeneland sales graduate and top grass horse United tops the field for Saturday’s Charles Whittingham (G2) at Santa Anita.
United won the San Marcos (G2) at Santa Anita in his season debut on Feb. 1 after closing 2019 with runner-up finishes in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) and Hollywood Turf Cup (G2).
Highlighting the field for the Daytona (G3), also at Santa Anita, are Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Cistron and Texas Wedge. A multiple graded stakes winner, Cistron won the San Simeon (G3) in his 2020 debut on March 21. Texas Wedge comes into the Daytona undefeated this year, recording victories in the Joe Hernandez (G2) at Santa Anita and the World of Trouble Turf Sprint (L) at Gulfstream.
SATURDAY, MAY 23
CHARLES WHITTINGHAM S. (G2), Santa Anita, 1¼ Miles (T), 3YOs & Up
MULTIPLIER, 5YO gelding by The Factor – Trippi Street ($62,000, 2014 Nov Breeding Stock. Consignor- Burleson Farm, agent; Buyer- Walter Bloodstock; $220,000 RNA, 2015 Sept Yearling. Consignor- Hunter Valley Farm) O- Wachtel Stable, George J Kerr & Gary Barber; B- Mark Stansell (KY); T- Peter Miller
SYNTHESIS, 4YO gelding by First Samurai – Trust in Hope ($16,000, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Big Chief Racing) O- Decker Racing, Kretz Racing & Jay Selby; B- Catherine Zoc (KY); T- George Papaprodromou
UNITED, 5YO gelding by Giant’s Causeway – Indy Punch ($240,000, 2015 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Trackside Farm, agent; Buyer- Glencrest Farm) O- LNJ Foxwoods; B- Rosemont Farm (KY); T- Richard Mandella
MATT WINN S. (G3), Churchill Downs, 1 1/16 Miles, 3YOs
INFORMATIVE, 3YO colt by Bodemeister – Lucky Black ($15,000, 2018 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent; Buyer- Three Rivers Stables) O- Trin-Brook Stables; B- Rose Hill Farm & John Trumbulovic (KY); T- Uriah St. Lewis
CELTIC STRIKER, 3YO colt by Congrats – Shylock’s Daughter ($100,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Vinery Sales, agent; Buyer- Oracle Bloodstock, agent) O- Imperial Racing; B- Stoneview Farm & Craig Upham (KY); T- Raymond Handal
NECKER ISLAND, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Jenny’s Rocket ($250,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Warrendale Sales, agent; Buyer- Sagamore Farm) O- Sagamore Farm & Stanley Hough; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings (KY); T- Stanley Hough
SHAKE SOME ACTION, 3YO colt by Into Mischief – Tiz a Chick ($235,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Royal Oak Farm, agent; Buyer- Plus One Bloodstock) O- Rupp Racing; B- Edgar Scott Jr. & Jane MacElree (KY); T- Brad Cox
ATTACHMENT RATE, 3YO colt by Hard Spun – Aristra ($100,000, 2017 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent, Buyer- Rexy Bloodstock; $200,000, 2018 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Paramount Sales, agent, Buyer- Dale Romans, agent) O- Jim Bakke & Gerald Isbister; B- Mr. & Mrs. Oliver Iselin III (VA); T- Dale Romans
DAYTONA S. (G3), Santa Anita, 5½ Furlongs (T), 4YOs & Up
SPARKY VILLE, 4YO gelding by Candy Ride (ARG) – Lorelei K ($90,000 RNA to Sale, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Jeff Bonde/Del Secco DCS) O- Del Secco DCS Racing; B- Aaron & Marie Jones (KY); T- Jeff Bonde
STUBBINS, 4YO colt by Morning Line – Sierra Vista (GB) ($20,000 RNA, 2016 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent; $22,000 RNA, 2017 Sept Yearling, Consignor- South Point Sales Agency, agent) O- McShane Racing; B- Patrick & Brittney Durtschi (KY); T- Doug O’Neill
BLAMEITONTHELAW, 7YO horse by Blame – Letter of the Law ($70,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brookdale Sales, agent; Buyer- Eisaman Equine) O- Doubledown Stables; B- Northern Bloodstock (KY); T- Ron Ellis
CISTRON, 6YO horse by The Factor – Major Allie ($180,000, 2015 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- D. M. I) O- Hronis Racing; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- John Sadler
TEXAS WEDGE, 5YO gelding by Colonel John – Callmenancy ($27,000, 2016 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Mike Neatherlin) O- Altamira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch, STD Racing Stable & A. Miller; B- Nancy Shuford (KY); T- Peter Miller