INGLEWOOD, Calif. (March 28, 2013)—Liaison, who earned his biggest victory in the 2011 CashCall Futurity at Betfair Hollywood Park, will make his first start as a 4-year-old in the $70,000 Santana Mile Sunday at Santa Anita.
A one mile race for older horses, the Santana Mile is the fifth of nine races. Post time Sunday at Santa Anita is 12:30 p.m. Track gates at Betfair Hollywood Park will open at 10:15 a.m. for simulcasts.
Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert for owner Arnold Zetcher, Liaison has been idle since finishing ninth of 11 in the Grade I Travers last Aug. 25 at Saratoga.
A son of Indian Charlie and the Victory Gallop mare Galloping Gal, Liaison has won three of 12 and banked $588,894. However, he is winless in eight races since capturing the Grade I CashCall Futurity by a neck over Rousing Sermon Dec. 17, 2011.
From inside out, the field for the Santana Mile: Gladding, Victor Espinoza rides, 117 pounds; Midnight Transfer, Rafael Bejarano, 117; Liaison, Martin Garcia, 117; Hoorayforhollywood, Aaron Gryder, 117 and Tres Borrachos, Garrett Gomez, 120.
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