Horse Racing

Dicey Mo Chara, Battle of the D’Amato Quartet in San Marcos

Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal’s Dice Mo Chara seeking his second-placed turf victory in the meeting as he topped a school of 10 older horses in the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes (G3T) Tournament, which will be contested on Jan. February 5 at 1 1/4 miles at Santa Anita.

An intrepid San Gabriel Stakes (G2T) half-way winner at the same distance on December 26, Dicey Mo Chara, who has weathered a rough start, will reunite with lead Juan Hernandez when he’s chasing a fifth win after 18 starts overall.

A versatile 5 year old Adaay gelding coached by Leonard Powell, Dicey Mo Chara was 2-2-1 in eight starts on the Santa Anita lawn. His ties chose to pass up an opportunity during the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1T) late last month at Gulfstream Park to wait for the race Sunday.


Phil D’Amato, who will be riding 4 horses in San Marcos, looks like a 6 year old kid Masteroffoxhound who picked up the pace early and finished third, beaten 1 1/2 lengths by Dicey Mo Chara in San Gabriel as a 6-5 favorite with Mike Smith.

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D’Amato is expecting a recovery attempt, in part due to the pitch conditions. While the track to San Gabriel is considered solid, the race comes after days of pouring rain in Southern California.

“This time he’ll have a firmer pitch. It’s raining (in San Gabriel) and he likes to hear his feet clack,” D’Amato said.

Winning the only pairing against jockey Umberto Rispoli three times ahead in the John Henry Turf Championship, beating Dicey Mo Chara, the Masteroffoxhounds will be reunited with the talented Italian rider. Masteroffoxhounds and longshots Evan Harlan are the early leaders expected in San Marcos.

A full horse by War front , Masteroffoxhounds is owned by Gary Hartunian’s Rockingham Ranch. With two wins and a gap in seconds, the Masteroffoxhounds, the 2021 San Marcos winner, look for a third-placed bet win as he tries to improve his 4-3-5 overall record. 21 starts.

The Hollywood Turf Cup (G2T) Top Winners November 25th starts again at Del MarD’Amato’s cagemate Prince Abama followed by a tough fourth game, beaten 2 1/2 lengths by Dicey Mo Chara under Flavien Prat on opening day San Gabriel.

“He has a bit of a traffic problem and I think this time Flavien will put him in a better position,” D’Amato said.

A 5-year-old gelding dog owned by Michael House, Prince Abama had three seconds and finished in third place after six tries on the Santa Anita court. He will try to improve his overall record of 3-4-1 after 11 starts.

Second place behind Prince Abama in Hollywood Turf Cup two starts again, trainee Graham Motion gray witch then rallied to win an eye-catching first-level grant at 1 1/4 mile on grass on January 20 for Eclipse owners Thoroughbred Partners and Albert Frassetto.

The gelding 4 years old by Caravaggio will try to improve to 2 to 2 over the course of the course, with Hall of Famer John Velazquez for the third time in a row.

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Item: San Marcos S. (G3T)

Santa Anita . ParkSunday, February 5, 2023, Race 6

  • Class III
  • 1 1/4m
  • grass pitch downhill
  • 200,000 USD
  • 4 years old and up
  • 3:06 pm (local)

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