Alice Marble’s picture of consistency, the only stellar achievement in her career, first emerged in October 2020 when she noticed the Golden Gate synthetic wasn’t to her liking. Since then, never falling short of third place on both dirt and grass in California, the 6-year-old has entered two consecutive bets at Santa Anita – finishing third behind Big Summer (Mr. Big) in Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Sprint S. January 7 and won Spring Fever S. February 19.
Happy if this race doesn’t go ahead, the 2-5 heavy bet pick has gone in good order and tested in second place out of four on the first call point. Led by Feeling Grazeful (Grazen), the field remained tight until the end of the first half with the score: 45.56. Accompanied by the lead as Rose Maddox slammed the door to the inside, Alice Marble overcame her opponents through to the quarterfinals and was able to claim only a slight margin. Rose Maddox made a brave attempt to regroup outside but Alice Marble made the first jump and came out on top of a Grazen.
“I really focused on ‘Rose’ and she had to take it pretty seriously, I think that speaks to her well,” said Nick Alexander, owner and breeder of two top finishers. said. “I think she (Rose Maddox) has a bright future. It’s a relief that we beat (Tame a Tigress), I don’t want to run three Grazens behind her (including trainer Anthony Saavedra’s Grazful feeling)… That went well.
With a pair of California’s top stallion winners, Unknown Heroine has returned to Grazen for her previous four seasons but hasn’t spawned a single pony since chubby 3-year-old Dusty Springfield . click for Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG.
Irishman O’BRIEN S.$98,000, Santa Anita, 3-17, (S), 4yo/up, f/m, 6 1/2f (off the field), 1:16.95, ft.
first-ALICE MARBLE, 124, m, 6, Unsung Heroine Grazen,
by More Than Ready. O/B-Nick Alexander (CA); T-Philip
D’Amato; J-Flavien Prat. $60,000. Lifetime record: GSP,
15-7-2-3, $470,880. *Complete for Enola Grey, GSW & GISP,
2-Maddox Rose124, f, 4, Grazen–Heat the ice,
by Abnormal Heat. O/B-Nick Alexander (CA); T-Steven Miyadi.
3–Taming tigress122, m, 5, Laugh
Tiger–Joeandbetty’sbaby, by Yes It’s True. ($21,000 2yo ’20
CBAJA). O-Mia Familia Racing Stable and Moon S. Han;
B-Highlander Racing Stable, LLC (CA); T-Librado Barocio.
Margins: 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 5 1/4. Ratio: 0.40, 4.80, 3.20.
Also Ran: Feeling graceful. Scratched: Big Summer, Shocking Grey.