Flashback And Goldencents Headline Tough San Flipe Field
A strong field of Kentucky Derby hopefuls will contest the important $300,000 San Flipe S. (G2) at Santa Anita on Saturday. Unbeaten Flashback, from the barn of Bob Baffert, has looked like a star in the making from a pair of lifetime races, and this son of Tapit will be very tough with any type of improvement in this race. A daylight winner of the Robert B. Lewis S. (G2) last time, the talented youngster has trained well since and could go off favored in this spot.
Multiple graded winner Goldencents was a sharp hero of the Sham S. (G3) last time and has done little wrong in his career for conditioner Doug O’Neill. The Delta Jackpot hero has been relaxing more in recent races and is surely going to have a say in the outcome of this deep race. Grade 3 victor Den’s Legacy is a hard-knocking colt who always fires, and though a win would be a mild surprise, the colt will surely be in the mix for a placing in this field. San Vicente (G2) fifth Mudflats, the one-two finishers of the California Breeders’ Championship, Tiz A Minister and Omega Star, as well as sharp maiden winner Salutos Amigos and San Pedro S. runner-up Hear the Ghost, help round out this fine Grade 2 tilt.
Fillies and mares will travel 6 ½ furlongs on the main oval in the Sunday feature at Santa Anita, the $100,000 Las Flores S. (G3).