ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 10, 2012) – Mensa Heat is the high career earner of 10 entered in Saturday’s $100,000 Donald Valpredo Cal Cup Sprint at Santa Anita.
Maui Mark is by Unusual Heat, out of the Man From Eldorado mare Dalymount, was bred by Fast Lane Farms, is owned by Michael Carter and trained by Robert Hess Jr. He has nine wins in 25 starts, earnings of $304,568 and is coming off a fifth in a July 25 starter handicap at Saratoga.
Bench Points is by Benchmark, out of the Free House mare Mo Chuisle, was bred by Gary Rocks, is owned by Crevier, Mariani, Martin and Zuraitis and trained by Tim Yakteen. He has five wins in 13 starts, earnings of $294,510 and is coming off a fifth in the Sept. 5 Pirate’s Bounty.
Mensa Heat is by Unusual Heat, out of the Ole mare Chi Chi Nette, was bred by Madeline Auerbach and David Abrams, is owned by Randall Ho, Westside Rentals.com and trainer Doug O’Neill. He has nine wins in 48 starts, earnings of $505,718 and is coming off a third in the Sept. 28 Eddie D. He was seventh in this race last year.
Night Wind is by Cindago, out of the Victory Gallop mare Galloping Angel, was bred by owner Legacy Ranch and trained by John Sadler. He has two wins in six starts, earnings of $47,880 and is coming off an eighth in an Aug. 26 optional claimer.
Obsess is a Kentucky-bred by Roar, out of the American Chance mare Vividora, was bred by John Greely and is owned by BG Stable and trainer Hector Palma. He has five wins in 30 starts, earnings of $196,722 and is coming off a Sept. 15 optional claiming win.
Korban is by Benchmark, out of the Matty G mare Hay Whatsamaddau, was bred by Kirk Bell & Graham & Taylor, is owned by Gary Broad and trained by Martin Jones. The $50,000 Barretts purchase has four wins in 22 starts, earnings of $230,216 and is coming off a seventh in a Sept. 3 optional claimer.
Ain’t No Other is by Old Topper, out of the Shadeed mare Miami Margie, was bred by owner Tommy Town Thoroughbreds and is trained by Jerry Hollendorfer. He has six wins in 18 starts, earnings of $286,423 and is coming off a second in the Sept. 19 Governor’s Cup.
Shudacudawudya is by Marino Marini, out of the Cutlass Reality mare Sunny Miss, was bred by owner Brett Mason and trained by Lloyd Mason. He has nine wins in 18 starts, earnings of $314,629 and is coming off a Sept. 3 allowance win.
Derby Gold is by Bertrando, out of the Seeking the Gold mare River Gold, was bred by Win More Farm, is owned by Arnold Zetcher and trained by Bob Baffert. The $105,000 Barretts purchase has one win in three starts, earnings of $127,200 and is coming off a fifth in the Aug. 3 Real Good Deal.
Northern California yearling Sale graduate Legal Separation is by Jackpot, out of the Storm Bird mare Stormy Divorce, was bred by Vessels Stallion Farm, is owned by Curt and Lila Lanning and trained by Ed Moger Jr. The $2,000 Northern California Yearling Sale purchase has five wins in 29 starts, earnings of $228,748 and is coming off a fifth in the Sept. 19 Governor’s Cup. He was fourth in this race last year.