With five career starts, Law Abidin Citizen has had more races than any of the other four three-year-olds entered in Sunday’s Grade II, $ 200,000 San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs at Santa Anita.
Trainer Mark Glatt feels that stands him in good stead.
“There are a couple horses in there that broke their maidens pretty impressively, but he does have an experience edge on most in the race and I think seven eighths is a good distance for him,” said Glatt, whose victory with Sharp Samurai in Friday’s eighth race gave him nine for the meet, placing him in the top five among trainers.
“Maybe because he’s run more races and gone seven furlongs he’s got a little advantage,” Glatt said of Law Abidin Citizen, a gelded son of Twirling Candy. “The rail isn’t the best place to be but we’ll take a shot.”
The San Vicente: Law Abidin Citizen, Jamie Theriot, 6-1; Aquamarine, Stewart Elliott, 3-1; Blabimir, Mario Gutierrez, 8-1; Battle of Midway, Mike Smith, 7-5; and Iliad, Rafael Bejarano, 9-5.
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