It’s a girl! Emerald Racing Club successfully claimed Anelina for $6,250 out of the 9th race at Golden Gate on Saturday, May 10. Just in time for Mother’s Day!
She is a five year old mare by Lion Heart out of Miss Ghostzapper by Grand Slam.
She finished fourth in the race we claimed her out of in her second lifetime start over the turf. She raced in second the entire way around until the quarter pole where she ran into traffic and was shuffled back. While we weren’t shopping for a turf horse, that is where we found our dirt horse that should be able to sprint or route at Emerald Downs.
This is what we liked about her:
1) Consistent form in 2014 – five starts, 1 win, 3 seconds, 1 third. Ran third to Halo La December 6. You’ll recall we attempted to claim Halo La and lost out on the shake two months ago. This horse has performed well in the same company.
2) Lifetime record 33-5-9-3 and earnings of $62,955
3) Appears to do well as a closing sprinter but also looks to have potential at a route distance with a recent second place finish going a mile on April 25. And a good effort going the route on the turf.
4) Is on the upswing in class – $4,000 to $5,000 to $6,250 claiming.
Plans have not yet been finalized regarding her shipping to Emerald Downs. We will evaluate how she comes out of this race and proceed from there.
The jail rule at Golden Gate is 45 days OR the end of the meet. June 15 is the last day of the meet for Golden Gate so Anelina will be eligible to run at Emerald Downs after June 15.
Welcome to the Club “Ana”!