first_imgCLOCKER FANCIES MIDNIGHT BISOU AND VINO ROSSI $229,671 5 13% 1 4 10 7 John Sadler49 7 10 69% 6 4 Richard Mandella29 16% 6 16 15 BREEDERS’ CUP WORK OUTS:Shadn (Balding) 10-30-19A’Ali (Crisford) 10-30-19Covfefe (Cox) 10-30-19Matera Sky (Mori) 10-30-19Heavenhasmynikki (Hess Jr.) 10-30-19Omaha Beach (Mandella) 10-29-19United (Mandella) 10-29-19Ambassadorial (Chapple-Hyam) 10-29-19Shekky Shebaz (Servis) 10-29-19Blue Chipper (Young Kwan) 10-29-19 38% $1,164,513 17 19 7 20 58% Jorge Velez94 ITM% 10% 25% 6 10 9% 43% $374,150 14% $1,053,728 15 $648,789 3 67% 5 VALDIVIA RETURNS HOME AFTER SUCCESSFUL JUNKET 4 7 2nd 21% 45% 2 14% 2 4 8 57% John Shirreffs15 Doug  O’Neill69 Geovanni Franco53 8 TrainerSts 11 6 Rafael Bejarano61 Philip D’Amato44 Money Won 58% 9 6 55% 9 52% 3 Flavien Prat80 36% 16% 3 19 $380,150 $287,205 7 8 4 J.C. Diaz, Jr.58 33% 46% Mike Smith28 Evin Roman43 Mario Gutierrez32 JockeyMts (Current Through Thursday, Oct. 31) Bob Baffert33 33% $240,868 Abel Cedillo112 $234,970 $420,541 16% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 5 48% Mark Glatt39 8 20 Win% 47% 7 8 15% GOOD BETTING RACES FOR BREEDERS’ CUPNot surprising that Gary Young fancies Distaff favorite Midnight Bisou on Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup program, but the private clocker and bloodstock agent also cited longshot betting possibilities after having observed candidates that have been preparing at Santa Anita the past weeks for their big moment.“I think MIdnight Bisou is probably the most likely winner, but she’s also the shortest price (8-5 on Jon White’s morning line),” Young said. “The other races are very good betting races. If Covfefe hadn’t drawn the rail (for the Filly & Mare Sprint), I’d almost put her up there with Midnight Bisou, as far as likely winners. But she did draw the rail, that’s just it.“I think if Improbable breaks, he’ll run a very good race (in the Dirt Mile), and it all depends on whether Omaha Beach bounces or not. If Omaha Beach doesn’t bounce and runs his race, I don’t think it’s going out on a limb to say that he’s the best horse in the race.“A horse that’s really caught my eye since he got here is Vino Rosso for the Classic. He’s looked very, very good on the track.”     Post time for Saturday’s first live race is 10 a.m., with admission gates opening at 8 a.m. Reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. Turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night.BALTAS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT TWILIGHT DERBY DUO     Richard Baltas has two horses with contrasting styles entered in Saturday’s Grade II Qatar Twilight Derby, pace-prompting Neptune’s Storm and stone closer Succeedandsurpass.“Neptune’s Storm came out of his win in New York (Grade II Hill Prince at Belmont Park on Oct. 5) in good shape and has worked well for this, as has Succeedandsurpass,” said Baltas, tied for third in Santa Anita’s Autumn Meet standings with 10 victories.“Hopefully, we’re not coming back too quick (with Neptune’s Storm). The other horse is training unbelievable, really good. He was a little far back last time (when rallying for second in a one-mile allowance test Sept 27 at Santa Anita). I like both horses.”The Twilight Derby, race three of 12 live races: Originaire, Mike Smith, 8-1; Hackberry, Flavien Prat, 15-1; Nolde, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Temple, Manuel Franco, 20-1; Succeedandsurpass, John Velazquez, 10-1; Jais’s Solitude, Irad Ortiz Jr., 15-1; Ocean Fury, Rafael Bejarano, 10-1; Neptune’s Storm, Ricardo Santana Jr., 4-1; Kingly, Mario Gutierrez, 5-1; Gray Magician, Javier Castellano, 8-1; Henley’s Joy, Jose Ortiz, 10-1; Real Master, Brice Blanc, 50-1; and Mo Forza, Joel Rosario, 20-1.JOSE VALDIVIA HAPPY TO BE BACK HOME     After a successful Midwestern invasion of nearly six years, Jose Valdivia Jr. is home.Born in Lima, Peru, Valdivia resided a few furlongs from Santa Anita in Sierra Madre before seeking and finding greener pastures at Arlington Park where he was leading rider and won at a 23 percent rate the last two years.“A change in scenery helped,” said Valdivia, the nephew of Fernando Toro, one of Southern California’s most successful jockeys in the 1970s and 1980s. Jose is now represented by agent Mike Ciani, who also handles Aaron Gryder.“I had a good agent (Steve Leving) and a good trainer to ride for, Larry Rivelli, but once you leave Southern California, you’re camping out,” Valdivia said.“My family’s here, I’m here and I’m just happy to be back home. It’s a beautiful place, no place like it, so we’ll see what shakes.”SHUBACK’S ‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE RACES’ AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE SUNDAYLongtime DRF columnist and foreign correspondent Alan Shuback will be on hand to sign his newly released book, “Hollywood at the Races,” on Sunday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. near the Gift Shop in the East Paddock Gardens.Horse racing was so popular and influential between 1930 and 1960 that nearly 150 racing themed films were released, including “A Day at the Races,” “Thoroughbreds Don’t Cry,” and “National Velvet.”This fast-paced gossipy history explores the relationship between the Hollywood film industry, the horse racing industry, and the extraordinary participation of producers, directors and actors in the Sport of Kings.Celebrity presence at the racetrack generated a bevy of attention from eager photographers and movie columnists, as well as free publicity for their new films. Moreover, entertainment titans such as Louis B. Mayer, Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Betty Grable and Don Ameche were all major Thoroughbred owners, while Mickey Rooney, Chico Marx and John Huston were notorious for their unsuccessful forays to the betting windows.“Hollywood has gone nuts over horse racing, and by the same token, horse racing has gone nuts over Hollywood,”–Ed Sullivan.     FINISH LINES: Breeders’ Cup brings big earners: Breeders’ Cup horses entered on today’s card have combined earnings of $9,066,315, while on Saturday, the figure is $113,420,055 for a total of $122,436,370. Turf contender Bricks and Mortar leads the pack with $4,885,650 . . . Xpressbet’s John DeSantis will be Tom Quigley‘s guest handicapper Sunday at 10:20 a.m. in the XBTV studio.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES:Breeders’ Cup Memories: Midnight Lute Powers Home in the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita ParkBreeders’ Cup Memories: Zenyatta Delivers a Powering Turn of Foot to Win the 2009 Breeders’ Cup ClassicA Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith: Arrogate and JustifyA Candid Conversation With Hall of Fame Jockey Mike Smith: ZenyattaA Candid Conversation With Trainer Peter Eurton 5 6 12% 46% Andrew Lerner19 $764,243 7 6 5 50% 2nd 7 $363,288 Richard Baltas53 1 Peter Miller35 4 Win% Drayden Van Dyke47 4 $812,105 14% Jeff Mullins31 29% 3rd 49% Tyler Baze42 5 13% Money Won 11 1st 15 $554,458 12 19% 11 $491,102 5 Edwin Maldonado39 11 42% 6 ITM% $115,957 16 $220,712 Ruben Fuentes69 11 2 21% 30% 26% BALTAS SENDS OUT PAIR IN GRADE II TWILIGHT DERBY 24% SHUBACK SIGNS ‘HOLLYWOOD AT THE RACES’ SUNDAY 8 20% 51% $627,240 5 3rd 5 10 10 Martin Garcia55 Tiago Pereira51 38% 7 1 10 18% 48% $795,539 12 5 20% $260,090 $283,063 42% 5 Hector O. Palma25 10 $417,215 1 16% 44% $122,153 35% $316,600 21% $337,312 5 13% 1st $557,022 4 3 33% 3 46% $207,912last_img