Horse Racing: Harvest Moon wins Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita

Harvest Moon made an all-expenses paid journey to the Breeders’ Mug on Sunday by distressing Battling Mad at Santa Anita for her fourth consecutive success.

The upset triumph came in the $200,000 Quality II Zenyatta Stakes, following success in the Grade III Torrey Pines Risks at Del Mar, a $40,000 optional claimer as well as the 3-year-old filly’s initial rating.

Flavien Prat has actually been aboard for all 4 success, the most recent a three-quarter size triumph over the late-closing Tough Not to Love as the 7-2 3rd option in the wagering. Battling Mad, the 2-5 favorite that went gate to cord to win the Grade I Clement L. Hirsch Risks at Del Mar on Aug. 2, faded this time around to third in the “Win as well as You’re In” race for the Dog breeders’ Mug Distaff.

Last time for the 1 1/16 miles was 1:43.03.

“We thought Battling Mad would certainly go to the lead as well as we wanted to maintain pressure on her,” said Prat, that tracked the forerunner from second all the way up until the stretch, when she did away with Battling Mad and after that had to endure the late cost from Hard Not to Love.

“My filly had actually never ever been a mile and also a sixteenth, yet Combating Mad was bring 126 extra pounds (Harvest Moon, due to the fact that she was the only 3-year-old in the race, lugged only 118). You never ever recognize with a 3-year-old versus older, yet we obtained 8 pounds, to make sure that was good. It ended up this was a good range for my filly, and also she ran really well.”

Harvest Moon, a little girl of Uncle Mo, has won 4 of five life time as well as increased her profession profits with the $120,000 victor’s check.

“We have been truly client with her early which’s a credit report to Alice (Bamford, dog breeder and co-owner) as well as Michael Tabor (co-owner),” winning fitness instructor Simon Callaghan stated. “It was stated that this filly has a great deal of talent and they were so patient throughout the entire procedure. She took her time ahead to hand, yet she’s come a long means in a brief amount of time.”

Bamford was pleased with the triumph.

“I’m absolutely delighted today, entirely over the moon for Harvest Moon” she said. “She’s a homebred and also she’s so deep in my heart and in my family’s heart. It was so good to see her so well ridden today, revealing off her gorgeous stride. We lost her mommy this year, Qaraaba, who was a magnificent, spectacular filly as well as each time I inform her, ‘‘ Harvest Moon, go and also do it for your mother.’ As well as she has.”

In the day’s second Dog breeders’ Mug “Win as well as You’re In” race, the $200,000 Grade II Santa Anita Sprint Champioship, C Z Rocket made it 5 successive success by rallying on the outdoors to triumph Flagstaff by a head as the 7-5 preferred in the 6-furlong event.Related Articles Dodgers surface normal period

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  • . Collusion Impression was 3rd, 1 1/4 sizes behind Flagstaff as the victor got home in 1:09.14.”There were a great deal of points included in this,”winning trainer Peter Miller stated.” We just recently offered a part of him to Gary Barber as well as Sol Kumin and also I truly wished to win for those 2 gentlemen. Flavien took off him (in support of Collusion Illusion) as well as I wanted to confirm that he made the wrong relocation.”C Z Rocket made an area in the Dog breeders ‘Cup Dust Mile with his victory in the Quality II Rub O’Brien Risks on Aug. 29 at Del Mar, as well as Sunday’s victory was worth a berth in the Sprint. Both races are at Keeneland on Nov. 7. “We’re absolutely leaning towards the Sprint,”Miller claimed.” He’s won the last(5) going one turn. We’re mosting likely to keep him one turn.”

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