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Scarlet Strike faces five in Santa Ysabel

  • Scarlet Strike (Benoit Photos)

The Grade 3, $100,000 Santa Ysabel will get the stakes action underway at Santa Anita on Saturday when a six-filly field breaks from the gate. Scarlet Strike has yet to visit the winner's circle since taking her maiden at Del Mar going a mile last September, but the Jerry Hollendorfer pupil has been close.

Just last out, the Smart Strike filly missed by only a nose while making her turf bow in the Blue Norther, and she also ran second in the Grade 1 Chandelier on Santa Anita's dirt. The multi-talented lass has had Joe Talamo aboard ever since the Chandelier and keeps him in the saddle for this one.

Switch to the Lead is wheeling back off only five days rest, having just run fourth in the Grade 2 Santa Ynez on Monday. The Patrick Biancone trainee will be getting blinkers added this time around, and the Songandaprayer miss will retain the services of Julian Leparoux on the quick turnaround.

Branding, a bay daughter of Street Sense, will be making her stakes bow in the Santa Ysabel, while the remaining entrants -- Escape Act, Fiftyshadesofhay and Heir Kitty -- were part of the blanket finish in the Blue Norther.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

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