OBS Grad Wins Gr. II Santa Margarita
Sunday, June 11, 2023

    Michael Lund Petersen’s OBS June graduate Adare Manor bumped with fellow OBS graduate Desert Dawn (October ’20) at the start of Saturday’s $200,000, Gr. II Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita, but she went to the front, opened a long lead in the stretch and coasted to a 4 1/2-length victory, with Desert Dawn checking in third.

    It’s the second straight graded stakes win for the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo, purchased for $375,000 out of the Julie Davies consignment at the 2001 OBS June Sale by Donato Lanni, Agent, after breezing an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5. Trained by Bob Baffert, she has compiled an 11-5-4-0 career record and earned $621,000.  

    Omar Aldabbagh and Jeff Ganje’s Shotgun Hottie battled for the lead in the early going of Monmouth’s $100,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes, took command in the stretch and drew away in hand to win by 5 1/2-lengths. It’s the second stakes victory for the 4-year-old graded stakes-placed filly by Gun Runner, trained by Cherie DeVaux, now 14-4-4-2 with $470,607 in earnings. Consigned to the 2021 OBS Spring Sale by Gene Recio, Agent, she was sold for $45,000 after turning in an Under Tack eighth in :10 3/5.  

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