Turf course at Santa Anita (Charles Pravata)
In a post from a few days ago, I mentioned that Dominican and Wicked Style were entered in a Turf allowance race at Churchill. I didn’t catch that A to the Croft was also entered in a Turf allowance on the same card!
A to the Croft finally got a win, closely tracking Princess Westley in what I believe was her turf debut. She dueled the pacesetter in the stretch and just as she pulled away Dragum started to come on. She showed a nice bit of acceleration mid-stretch to win over the game Dragum by 2 lengths. Congrats to her and her connections!
Dominican and Wicked Style weren’t quite as lucky although Dominican hit the board in third. He sat at the back of the back and came on nicely but didn’t quite have enough to catch Faith’s Magic ($32!) and A. P. Xcellent. Wicked Style sat near the back of the pack with Dominican and never really fired.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we saw Dominican on turf again… and speaking of that, I wonder what No Biz is up to?