March 11, 2017 Santa Anita will be host the Grade One Triple Bend Stakes for 3 year olds and upward. The purse is $400,000
and it on the dirt going 7 furlongs.
Here are the
participants listed by Post Positions, Horse, Jockey and odds:
1. Denman's Call, Tyler Baze, 15-1 2. Point Piper, Mario Gutierrez, 10-1 3. Kobe's Back, Javier Castellano, 5-2 4. Silent Bird, Flavien Prat, 4-1 5. Masochistic, Mike Smith,1-1 6. Nowalking, Edwin Maldonado, 15-1 7. Conquest Cobra, Rafael Bejarano, 10-1
Masochistic- This 7 year old speedball returns to the track after not
racing since November where he finished 2nd to Defrong in the Breeders’ Cup Spring.
Although he was disqualified for a medication violation. Since then he has
looked super in workouts. He has experience at Santa Anita and has won this
race before in 2015 with a Beyer speed figure of 109. The only problem is the
short odds of 1-1
Kobe’s Back - this 5-year-old
horse comes off even a bigger layoff than Masochistic, last running in last year’s
addition of the Triple Bend run in June of 2016. One thing to note is the
Jockey-Javier Castellano will head west to sub for regular jockey Gary Stevens
(recovering from an injury). This horse love to earn dollars and has finished
in the money 9 times in 20 starts. He is a mid-pack to closing type horse who
can pick up the pieces late.
Denman’s Call - The youngster in the field at 4 years old, we look for Denman’s Call to
get in the mix to juice up our trifecta bet. Lightly raced -only 7 starts with
5 times in the money including 2 first place finishes. Certainty not the
fastest horse in the punch and stepping up in class after 2 recent allowance
races, but had a bullet workout this week and can easily clunk up for 3rd
in the late going.
We never like to bet 1-1 favorites like Masochistic so
instead we will play around with exotics. We will hope that our 15-1 shot
Denman’s Call adds to his one maiden win with a Grade 1 Surprise (or at least a
place or show).
Wagering/Betting Handigambling Bankroll: Her is
our $80 worth of betting for the race
Exacta Box: $5 Exacta ($20)
Trifecta ($10 Box for $60 Total)
As always, watch the Board and if at the
track watch how the horses look in the Paddock and adjust your bets
accordingly. Good Luck!