ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10,
2019)—Trainer Simon Callaghan’s Shedaresthedevil and Bob Baffert’s
Éclair rate big chances in a wide-open cast of six juvenile fillies
going six furlongs in Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita.
Shipped west to Callaghan following an impressive first-out maiden win at Churchill Downs on June 13, Shedaresthedevil cuts back in distance from a one mile turf stakes try at Del Mar on Sept. 2, while Éclair exits a facile three length maiden win going 5 ½ furlongs as the 1-2 favorite at Los Alamitos on Sept. 13.
Owner: Glencrest Farm LLC and Qatar Racing Limited
Trainer: Simon Callaghan
Off as the 6-5 favorite in the one mile Juvenile Fillies Turf Sept. 2, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Daredevil showed the way early in a field of 11, but tired to finish fourth, beaten 5 ¾ lengths. Third, beaten six lengths two starts back in the Grade II, six furlong Sorrento Stakes, Shedaresthedevil rates top billing in what will be her third start for Callaghan.
Owner: Sarah Kelly and Jane Wiltz
Trainer: Bob Baffert
A $420,000 Fasig Tipton Santa Anita 2-year-old in Training Sale purchase this past June, this Kentucky-bred filly by Bernardini was an impressive maiden winner at Los Alamitos in what was her third start. With a solid five eighths mile work of 1:00.40 (2/37) to her credit here on Monday, Éclair should be very tough as she faces winners for the first time.
THE $75,000 ANOAKIA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER
Race 7 of 8 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT
- Shedaresthedevil—Flavien Prat—122
- Pure Xena—Aaron Gryder—122
- Buyer’s Remorse—Martin Garcia—120
- Leucothea—Abel Cedillo—120
- Bella Renella—Jorge Velez—122
- Éclair—Evin Roman—122
First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Santa Anita Press Release
Photo: Courtesy of Benoit Photo