LONGSHOT LAMBEAU COMES OFF BENCH AND SPEEDS TO ONE LENGTH TALLY IN $65,000 ‘COMPTON COWBOYS’ ALLOWANCE PURSE AS MALDONADO & SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:36.96
ARCADIA, Calif. (April 10, 2021)–A last-minute addition, speed king Edwin Maldonado put come-backing Lambeau on the lead and the two of them never looked back, as Lambeau registered a one length win in Saturday’s $65,000 “Compton Cowboys” allowance feature at Santa Anita. Trained by John Shirreffs and owned by Jerome Moss, Lambeau, idle since July 25, got a flat mile in 1:36.96.
Breaking from post position two in a field of eight older horses, Lambeau relaxed well early and had plenty left to hold off favored Bold Endeavor when it counted.
“I entered at the last minute,” said Shirreffs. “We had (Umberto) Rispoli, but he went out of town, so I didn’t have a rider. Tony Matos (agent) is a good friend and so I was able to get Edwin, who obviously fits this horse. When I saw the half in 47, I thought he’d be tough to catch. We’ve always liked this horse, a lot. But to run this big after being away this long, is really nice. We’ll look for a stake next time, why not?”
Off at 16-1, Lambeau, a 5-year-old horse by First Samurai, paid $35.00, $9.60 and $6.20.
Out of the Congrats mare Coastal Sunrise, Lambeau now has three wins, all gate to wire at one mile, from seven starts. With today’s purse winnings of $39,000, he increased his earnings to $119,891.
A joint second, one half length off the winner mid-way around the far turn, Bold Endeavor kept to his task in game fashion, but couldn’t narrow the gap through the lane, as he finished a half length better than Heywoods Beach.
Ridden by Flavien Prat, Bold Endeavor was off at 4-5 and paid $2.60 and $2.20.
The longest shot in the field at 21-1 with Tyler Baze, Heywoods Beach finished 3 ¾ lengths in front of Taishan and paid $6.00 to show.
Fractions on the race, all set by the winner, were 23.25, 47.21, 1:11.42 and 1:23.89.