$75,000 Clocker’s Corner Headlines Santa Anita Sunday Card

$75,000 Clocker’s Corner Headlines Santa Anita Sunday Card

Category : News - Sun 24/01/2016 - 17:45 EST

The $75,000 Clocker's Corner Stakes January 24 at Santa Anita features a field of ten set to contest the six and a half furlong downhill turf event.

Rocket Heat, the 7/2 morning line favorite, will break from the rail for trainer Vann Belvoir after finishing third in the December 26 Grade 3 Daytona Stakes. A winner of 5 of 12 career starts, Rocket Heat will be ridden by Edwin Maldonando and figures to factor prominently in the early pace scenario. The year-old gelded son of Latent Heat made all 12 career starts as a three year-old in 2015, enjoying a productive campaign that netted over $187,000 for his connections while racing out of the money just four times. 

Home Run Kitten back from layoff 

Home Run Kitten, one of two 4/1 shots in the race, will break from post 8 while making his first start since May 9 when the five year-old David Hofmans trainee finished eighth in the Grade 3 American Stakes. Prior to that effort, Home Run Kitten finished third in three straight graded stakes races in 2015 and finished 2014 with a second in the Grade 2 Mathis Brothers Stakes. Jockey Joe Talamo will be in the irons for the return. The Clocker’s Corner will represent Home Run Kitten’s first non-graded stakes try in his last eight races. 

Big price on Ocho Ocho Ocho

Ocho Ocho Ocho (8/1), a familiar name from the 2015 Triple Crown trail, gets back in action following his ninth-place finish in the Grade 2 Mathis Brothers Mile December 26. The former Delta Jackpot stakes winner who finished 14th in the 2015 Kentucky Derby has been a non-factor in each of his last three races. 

 

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