ANCIENT TITLE AND OAK TREE MILE
A pair of Saturday stakes lead the way at Santa Anita this Saturday, with the $250,000 Ancient Title S. (G1) taking top billing. Bob Baffert’s The Factor proved his class and ability with a fairly easily against the top sprinters out west last time, and will lead a small field postward in this one. The son of War Front has superb gate speed and is among the fleetest horses in the country when he’s on his game.
Pat O’Brien (G1) third Crown of Thorns and Bing Crosby S. (G1) third Amazombie, figure to give the favorite his biggest tests.
In the $150,000 Oak Tree Mile (G2), standout sophomore Mr. Commons, Grade 2 victor Monterey Jazz and Eddie Read S. (G1) second Jeranimo top the likely field of turf milers.