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.
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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.