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Marathoner Linda’s Gift Rides Win Streak to Santa Ana

Linda’s Gift  looks to continue her march to supremacy in California’s long-distance female turf division Feb. 24 in the 1 1/4-mile, $100,000 Santa Ana Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.

The Richard Mandella trainee enters off consecutive front-running scores in the 1 3/8-mile Red Carpet Stakes (G3T) Nov. 23 at Del Mar and Santa Anita’s 1 1/2-mile Astra Stakes Jan. 21 for owners John Cronin, Anthony DiMarco, Michael Mandara, Fred Nicotra, and Vincent Varvaro.

Video: Astra S. (BT)

In addition to being undefeated in two starts beyond 1 1/8 miles, the 5-year-old daughter of Arrogate is 3-for-3 when allowed to set the pace.

Khinjani  appears to be one of her foremost challengers. The Mark Glatt-trained runner competes for owners Jackpot Farm, Lordship Stud, Rancho Temescal Thoroughbred Partners, and Joseph Navarro.

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Having raced the distance in seven of her last eight starts, the 4-year-old daughter of Sir Percy  won her United States debut in allowance optional company just two races after Linda’s Gift won the Astra Stakes.

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Entries: Santa Ana S. (G3T)

Santa Anita Park, Saturday, February 24, 2024, Race 7

  • Grade III
  • 1 1/4m
  • Downhill turf
  • $100,000
  • 4 yo’s & up Fillies and Mares
  • 3:30 PM (local)

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