Bo Hirsch’s Champion Ce Ce who won the Chillingworth Stakes (G3) in 2021 at Santa Anita . Park ahead of her win last fall in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Del Maraims to repeat history Chillingworth on October 2.
The three-time Tier 1 winner returns in the 6 1/2 race, which ran for $100,000, a start to propel her to the Breeders’ Cup, taking place this fall at Keeneland. She faces five fillings and mares on Sunday, among them a 3-year-old Under the stars .
A 6 year old mare by Elusive quality Ce Ce runs fifth in Ballerina Handicap (G1) at Racecourse Saratoga August 28. She’s 5-2-1 in nine games that started at Santa Anita.
As he did last summer, this year coach Michael McCarthy sent Ce Ce to Gulfstream Park, where she repeats in the Princess Rooney Invitational Stakes (G2), a race that automatically gets her into the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint in 2022.
Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith’s Under the Stars, who caught Summertime Oaks (G2) at Santa Anita two games starting in June, broke out awkwardly and finished fifth in the game. Torrey Pines Stakes (G3) on September 4 at Del Mar. Although her last four starts were on the schedule, she won the Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) sprint seven times in January for Hall of Fame coach Bob Baffert.
The ultimate limited bet winner Teddy’s Barino lead the remaining four contestants.
Santa Anita . ParkSunday, October 2, 2022, Race 6
- Level III
- 6 1/2f
- 100,000 dollars
- 3 yo & up Fillies and Mares
- 3:38 pm (local)