Friday, April 17, 2009

Jungle Prince Schools for Saturday's San Simeon Hcp.

Jungle Prince
looked marvelous schooling in the Santa Anita paddock during the 3rd race on Friday for trainer Victor Garcia. Jungle Prince returns to the races in Saturday's Grade 3 San Simeon Handicap for 4-year-olds and up at about 6-1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course. The 8-year-old Sir Cat gelding has been rested since Del Mar, where he finished 7th in the Pirate's Bounty Handicap and third in the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Handicap -- both at 6 furlongs on Polytrack. He faces a field of 9, including Desert Code and Euroglide, in the San Simeon.

Saturday marks the 42nd running of the San Simeon Handicap, named for San Simeon Rancho granted to Jose Ramon Estrada by the Mexican governor of California after the secularization of the California missions. The rancho was originally attached to the San Miguel Mission.

The present-day city of San Simeon is located on the California coast just north of San Luis Obispo and is home to the famous Hearst Castle.

Here's the field for Saturday's race:

San Simeon Handicap - Grade 3
Four Year Olds and Up - $100,000
About Six And One Half Furlongs, Downhill turf

PP Horse Jockey Age Sex Wt. Trainer
1 Euroglide Michael Baze 5 g 114 Peter Eurton
2 Prussian Rafael Bejarano 4 c 115 Mike Mitchell
3 Doppio Alex Solis 7 g 115 Carla Gaines
4 Tiz West Victor Espinoza 4 c 117 Richard Mandella
5 Jungle Prince Agapito Delgadillo 8 g 116 Victor Garcia
6 Headache Julien Couton 6 g 112 Leonard Powell
7 El Merito Corey Nakatani 5 g 115 Mike Puype
8 Mr Gruff Joel Rosario 5 g 113 Ron Ellis
9 Desert Code Aaron Gryder 5 h 122 David Hofmans

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