Art Wilson: Ravel likely entry in Derby

first_img“He’ll probably ship on Feb. 26, 27 or 28,” Currin said. Stormello, who could meet Kentucky Derby favorite Nobiz Like Showbiz in the Fountain of Youth, worked one mile at Hollywood Park on Friday in 1:39. A field of 10, headed by 2006 Horse of the Year finalist Lava Man, is shaping up for the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap on March 3. Lava Man, who along with John Henry and Milwaukee Brew are the only three horses to win the race twice, will attempt to become the first three-time winner of the Big ‘Cap. The probable field includes Strub Stakes winner Arson Squad, Awesome Gem, Ball Four, Boboman, Brother Derek, El Roblar, Lava Man, McCann’s Mojave, Molengao and Spring at Last. Trainer Bob Baffert still is on the fence with his two nominees, C’mon Tiger and Sinister Minister. The Craig Dollase-trained Wilko also is a possible starter. Long-shot specialist Saul Arias guided 22-1 outsider Conveyor’s Angel to victory by a head over Singalong in the $150,000 Grade II Buena Vista Handicap on Presidents’ Day at Santa Anita. It was the first-ever stakes victory for the 28-year-old Arias, who made a name for himself during the 2005-06 Santa Anita meeting by winning with numerous long shots. His first victory in Southern California, aboard Jackieosofabulous, on New Year’s Day 2006, returned $33.40. One day later he scored with J.P.’s Gayle, who paid $44.60. Conveyor’s Angel, the second-longest shot in the eight-horse field of fillies and mares, closed from last over a turf course labeled “good” and ran the one-mile distance in 1:35.77. The 5-year-old daughter of Conveyor returned $46.40. art.wilson@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2103 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ravel breezed four furlongs Sunday over Hollywood Park’s Cushion Track in 48.80. Meanwhile, the Doug O’Neill-trained Great Hunter, third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in November, worked six furlongs at Hollywood Park on Monday in 1:12.80 in preparation for the Grade II Robert B. Lewis Stakes (formerly the Santa Catalina) on March 3. “He’s doing awesome,” O’Neill said. “He worked in company with a maiden and galloped out real strong. I’m real happy with where we’re at.” Trainer Bill Currin said he hopes to finalize travel plans for Stormello, winner of last fall’s Norfolk Stakes for 2-year-olds at Oak Tree, sometime today. Stormello will run next in the Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 3. The Santa Anita Derby would be Ravel’s final race before the Kentucky Derby on May 5. The son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus is two for three lifetime after a victory in the Grade III Sham Stakes on Feb. 3 at Santa Anita. center_img ARCADIA – Three of the West Coast’s top Kentucky Derby hopefuls were in the news Monday. Ravel, one of the West’s top 3-year-olds, “most likely” will run next in the Santa Anita Derby on April 7, trainer Todd Pletcher said. last_img read more

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The marble statue in Columbus waterfront park was also defaced two years ago and vandalized nearly a decade before that. Boston Herald has the full story.Paul Revere’s historic neighborhood getting overhaulNorth Square, one of Boston’s oldest occupied neighborhoods and home to revolutionary figure Paul Revere, will break ground this Wednesday on a $2.5 million project to revitalize the popular tourist attraction, continue reading on ABC News.Plan your events with the Community Calendar: Wednesday, October 11:10:30am Groundbreaking on North Square Reconstruction. Join Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the Boston Public Works Department, The Boston Arts Commission, elected officials and other guests for the groundbreaking ceremony of the North Square Reconstruction project. View more.3:00pm Italian Heritage Month Movie at West End Library “Bid Deal on Madonna Street”. Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with the West End Library’s October Italian Film Series every Wednesday at 151 Cambridge Street. Featured films include Big Deal on Madonna Street, Cinema Paradiso and Marriage Italian Style.5:30pm Geometry as Public Art: Celebrating the Immigrant Experience. Join the community for this HUBweek program at Armenian Heritage Park on The Greenway to celebrate public art and share experiences, meet/greet and enjoy luscious tea and desserts. View the event posting here.6:00pm Art of Excellent Listening Workshop at North End Library. Join Kim Kerrigan at the North End Branch Library at 25 Parmenter Street as he teaches you how to be a better listener and other valuable skills for interacting with people at home, in the workplace or in public settings. View more details here.6:00pm BTD Bike Share Workshop at Nazzaro Center. Residents are invited to attend community planning workshops hosted by the City at 30 N. Bennet St. to discuss the upcoming expansion of the regional public bike share system, known as Hubway.6:00pm Author Talk: Crystal King, Feast of Sorrows. Join I Am Books at 189 North St. for an Author Talk featuring Crystal King’s seminal debut about the man who inspired the world’s oldest cookbook and the ambition that led to his destruction. View the event posting.6:30pm Friends of the NE Library Meeting. Join the friends of the North End for a library meeting at 25 Parmenter st.Thursday, October 12:5:30pm City Council President Michelle Wu Meet & Greet at Crudo. Join the North End Friends of Michelle along with State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, State Sen. Joe Boncore and City Councilor Sal LaMattina for a Neighborhood Meet & Greet with City Council President Michelle Wu on at 78 Salem Street.6:00pm West End Civic Association Hosts Tito Jackson at Fall Meeting. The West End Civic Association will host City Councilor Tito Jackson at the start of their Fall meeting in the Amy Lowell community room at 65 Martha Road. Light refreshments will be served.7:00pm NEWRA Monthly Meeting at the Nazzaro Center. This month’s North End/Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting will feature discussions on the Conservation Law Foundation, District 1 Candidates and the annual election at The Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet St. View additional details here.From the Community: “All-Door Boarding” Improves Reliability, Bus Rider Experience on Silver Line Survey data shows that incorporating bus rapid transit (BRT) elements like “all-door boarding” into the MBTA system gives riders a more positive impression of their bus experience and even has the potential to increase bus frequency and reliability. Read the full article here.Need to submit a post? Great, start here!Keep up with what’s happening on the Events Calendar.Weather Forecast: Currently Currently Currently Things to know for TuesdayEvents for Tuesday, October 10th:5:30pm Reducing & Managing Stress: Walking the Labyrinth at Armenian Heritage Park. Learn new ways to reduce and manage stress, and enhance productivity and a unified work culture, while building community.6:30pm FOCCP Meeting. The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park will be holding a meeting at Mariner’s House. View additional details here.7:00pm The North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) will hold its monthly meeting at the Nazzaro Center, 30 N. Bennet Street. Variance requests will be heard regarding 431 Hanover St., 25-29 Prince St. (Assaggio), and 5-7-9 Jerusalem Place. In addition, Marquis Health Services will attend to discuss their remodeling plans for the Fulton Street nursing home. See the full NEWNC Agenda.*Advertisement*last_img read more