Four horses out of California tracks finished among the top six finishers, including the top two finishers, a surprise to many who thought that the eastern horses would dominate the race.
Aside from the winning horse, I’ll Have Another, the first winner out of Santa Anita since 1989, Bodemeister finished second with Creative Cause and Liason running big races. One of the longest shots on the board, Liason, who came out of the 20-hole at odds of 26-1, finished a very game sixth. Creative Cause was a prime player and he finished in fifth place.
Went the Day Well at 14-1, finished fourth coming from 17th place in the early going. . Rousing Sermon, out of the tough two post and at odds of 18-1, surprised many by finishing in eighth place.
On the other side of the coin, Gemologist, 16th, and favorite Union Rags, 7th, disappointed their backers.