Hollywood Gold Cup Resurfaces as Gold Cup at Santa Anita
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Sun 29/06/2014 - 15:39 EDT
With the closing of the storied Hollywood Park, many of the marquee stakes races have moved to new locations. The Hollywood Gold Cup will be run for the first time as the Gold Cup at Santa Anita this and the $500,000 Grade 1 stakes has drawn a field of seven for the mile and a quarter contest.
Headlining the field as the 4-5 favorite is Game On Dude who will be trying to win this race for the third consecutive year. He is an eight time winner at Santa Anita and will be looking for the seventeenth win of his impressive career. Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Mike Smith, the seven-year-old gelded son of Awesome Again has one win from three starts this year, a stunning front-running score in the Santa Anita Handicap.
Second-choice has been a frequent visitor to winners' circle
Directly to his inside from post position two is the morning line second choice at 9-2 Fury Kapcori, a four-year-old son of Tiznow trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. Hall of Fame journeyman Gary Stevens will be in the irons for the first time following a runner up finish in the Californian Stakes in May. He is attempting to earn his first Grade 1 victory and has won four of his five starts this year.
South American invader hoping to have a say
Chilean Group 1 winner Salto Del Indio will be making his United States debut for trainer Mike Puype. Brice Blanc has been named to ride the chestnut ridgling son of Happy Hunting who will be making his second start of the year and has been tabbed at 8-1. He has been training steadily at Santa Anita and will get lasix for the first time.
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