The gelded son of Artie Schiller won his racing debut by 2 ¼ lengths while going one mile on turf at Hollywood Park last November before finishing sixth in a pair of non-turf stakes, the Grade I CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park and Santa Anita’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 10.
His opposition includes Tiz Point, Diamond A Racing’s homebred son of Tiznow, who pressed the early pace in the San Felipe before fading to eighth in the field of 10. Rafael Bejarano rides the bay colt trained by Richard Mandella. Tiz Point has earned $72,440 from a 2- 1- 1 record in seven starts.
The complete field for the La Puente Stakes, with jockeys and weights in post position order: Buffalo Billy, David Flores, 116; Blingo, Mike Smith, 118; Tiz Point, Rafael Bejarano, 120; Captain Obvious, Mario Gutierrez, 116, and Vibrato Jazz, Joel Rosario, 118.
The La Puente is carded as the seventh race on an eight-race program as Santa Anita presents the last of its “Free Fridays” attractions. In addition to free General Admission, hot dogs, sodas and beers may be purchased for $2 each.