Streaking None Above the Law returns to So. Cal to head Saturday’s $150,000 Snow Chief Stakes as nine sophomores go 1 ⅛ miles on turf

June 17, 2021

RACE IS PART OF CTBA’S LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED HORSES

ARCADIA, Calif. –A recent winner of two consecutive stakes at Golden Gate Fields, the Peter Miller-trained None Above the Law returns to Santa Anita on Saturday as he heads a field of nine California-bred sophomores going a mile and one eighth on turf in the $150,000 Snow Chief Stakes.

The Snow Chief, named for the 1986 Santa Anita Derby and Preakness winner, who was also crowned Eclipse Champion 3-year-old Male, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series.  Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State Series is for eligible California-bred or sired horses.

None Above the Law’s primary opposition would appear to come from Doug O’Neill’s Found My Ball, who just missed as the favorite in a one mile allowance and the Brian Koriner-trained Ferrariano, who defeated Found My Ball at odds of 25-1.

A 3-year-old California-bred gelding by Karakontie out of the Northern Afleet mare Legally Blanca, None Above the Law, who was well beaten by talented The Chosen Vron three starts back in the 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes here on April 3, rallied for an impressive 2 ¾ length win in the Cal-bred Silky Sullivan Stakes April 25 at Golden Gate, which was contested at one mile on synthetic Tapeta.

The 9-5 favorite versus open competition in the one mile turf Alcatraz Stakes May 23, None Above the Law rallied for a 1 ½ length score as the 9-5 favorite.  Owned by Downstream Racing, LLC, None Above the Law, who has an overall mark of 10-4-1-1, seeks his third consecutive stakes win and will be ridden by runaway leading man Flavien Prat.

Owned and bred in California by J. Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing, LLC, Found My Ball, a chestnut colt by Square Eddie, rallied from off the pace to finish second, beaten a neck by Ferrariano as the 2-1 favorite in a one mile turf first condition allowance versus statebreds on May 14.  Well beaten at 11-1 two starts back in the Echo Eddie, Found My Ball seems very well suited on turf and rates a big shot under regular rider Mario Gutierrez.

Although dismissed at 25-1 as a maiden versus winners on May 14, Ferrariano had run a couple of close thirds in two prior maiden turf sprints and will be out to prove his allowance score was no fluke.  Blessed with an abundance of natural speed, look for Ferrariano to press the early issue as he stretches out a furlong under regular rider Abel Cedillo.  Owned by Rusty Brown, Jr., Alan Klein and Philip Lebherz, Ferrariano is a chestnut colt by the Medaglia d’Oro stallion Mshawish, out of the English Channel mare Athina Lee.  In what will be his fifth start, Ferrariano will be making his first stakes start.

THE $150,000 SNOW CHIEF WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER

Race 9 of 11 Approximate post time 5:00 p.m. PT

Found My Ball – Mario Guitierrez – 120

None Above the Law- Flavien Prat – 124

Ferrariano – Abel Cedillo – 122

Big Talker – Umberto Rispoli – 120

Que Sera Sir Ralph – Tiago Pereira – 120

Ingest – Victor Espinoza – 120

Jimmy Blue Jeans – Kent Desormeaux – 120

Cargo – Joe Bravo – 120

Play Chicken – Tyler Baze – 124

First post time for an 11-race card that will also include three other stakes, is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.

Santa Anita Press Release

Photo: None Above the Law, (Benoit)

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