Maymun Returns in Santa Anita Allowance


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Maymun wins his debut at Santa Anita Park

Maymun , a dazzling debut winner going six furlongs here Jan. 20 for trainer Bob Baffert, returns Feb. 11 and stretches out to a mile in a first-level allowance heat.

Owned by Zedan Racing Stables, Maymun romped by 7 1/2 lengths in his unveiling under jockey Juan Hernandez. His winning time of 1:15.59 earned a 102 Equibase Speed Figure, which ranks among the highest recorded by a 3-year-old this year.

Zedan purchased the 3-year-old son of Frosted   for $900,000 at last year's Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training after the colt zipped the co-fastest eighth of a mile in :09 3/5 during the under tack show.

Hernandez has the call on Maymun, who is currently listed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite in the field of six.

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 Also in the field for Baffert is Imagination , a son of Into Mischief   who commanded $1.05 million at the 2022 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Imagination exits a gate-to-wire maiden win Jan. 1 going a mile at Santa Anita.

Adding further intrigue to the field is the regally bred Revised Statute, an unraced maiden for trainer Richard Mandella. The Constitution   colt, a $1.8 million purchase at the 2022 Keeneland September Sale, is out of the grade 1-winning Empire Maker mare Last Full Measure  and is a half sibling to 2020 Spinster Stakes (G1) victress and Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) runner-up Valiance  (Tapit  ).

Post time for race 6 is approximately 1:30 p.m. PT.