This week, Picks and Ponderings turns its attention back to Santa Anita for Saturday’s only graded stakes action. The card features a trio of graded events, and we preview each in detail.
I preview the American Oaks, the final Grade I of the year. Sophomore fillies will test their stamina, going a mile and a quarter over the Santa Anita grass. Paul Mazur previews the rest of the graded stakes action: the Robert J. Frankel (GIII) for older turf mares, as well as the Midnight Lute (GIII) for open dirt sprinters.