SAN PASQUAL THE HIGHLIGHT OF SANTA ANITA WEEKEND
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile victor Dakota Phone looks like the top draw in Saturday’s G2 $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the son of Zavata had a useful prep for this when fourth in the G3 Native Diver and should relish the return to dirt.
Native Diver upsetter Aggie Engineer, Bob Baffert’s Red Door Drive, the Julio Canani-trained Ryehill Dreamer and Native Diver second and third, Spurrier and Soul Candy, are also worth a look in here.
The Sunday headliner is the G3 $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for three-year-old fillies. G1 Frizette Stakes star A Z Warrior, three-time Golden Gate stakes victress Cathy’s Crunches, Sharp Cat Stakes vixen May Day Rose, well-bred debut winner Plum Pretty and G1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes fifth Zazu are the ones with the best chance of achieving success in this one.