$200,000 San Marcos Stakes Draws Field of Nine

$200,000 San Marcos Stakes Draws Field of Nine

Category : News - Fri 06/02/2015 - 12:43 EST

On Saturday at Santa Anita, the stakes action continues with the 63rd running of the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes. Carded at a mile and a quarter on the turf, the Grade 2 race has drawn a field of nine colts and geldings.

Finnegans Wake tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 5-2 for trainer Peter Miller. A six-year-old son of Powerscourt (GB), he comes into this race off of back-to-back victories against graded stakes competition and was last seen winning the San Gabriel (G2) at Santa Anita. A five-time career winner just shy of the $1 million mark in earnings, he will break from the rail under jockey Victor Espinoza.

Dynamic Sky trying to rebound after rough trip

Mark Casse will saddle the second choice, Dynamic Sky, at odds of 3-1 on the morning line. A five-year-old son of Sky Mesa, he wound up sixth in the San Gabriel (G2) after being compromised by traffic in the stretch. The five-time career winner has notched victories on turf, dirt and synthetics and his last score came in the Red Smith (G3) on the lawn at Aqueduct in November. Corey Nakatani will be back aboard from post position eight.

Surface switch from dirt to turf for Quadrivium

Also in the field at morning line odds of 8-1 is Quadrivium for trainer Graham Motion. Owned and bred by Flaxman Holdings, the four-year-old son of Henrythenavigator began his career racing in Ireland. He made his North American debut with back to back wins on dirt at Keeneland and Laurel before finishing seventh in the San Pasqual (G2). He has not hit the board from four starts on turf and will break from post seven under Forest Boyce.

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