Going Global Chasing Third Straight Win In Providencia

Sensational in her two previous stateside starts, Phil D’Amato’s Irish-bred Going Global heads a field of seven sophomore fillies going a mile and one eighth on turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Providencia Stakes at Santa Anita.

Special early first post time on Runhappy Santa Anita Derby Day this Saturday, is at 12 noon. The Providencia is one of six stakes on a blockbuster 12-race program.

Ridden by leading man Flavien Prat in both local starts, Going Global, at odds of 8-1, surged late in her U.S. debut, the Grade 3, six furlong Sweet Life Stakes on Feb. 14. In her first try around two turns, Going Global was off as the even money favorite in the one mile turf China Doll Stakes March 6 and she did not disappoint as she unfurled an explosive stretch rally en route to a three quarter length score.

“We were going a route of ground today and I was very happy with the way she was traveling and the way she relaxed,” said Prat following the China Doll. “She was very impressive.”

A winner of one of four starts in her native Ireland, Going Global bids for her third consecutive win in what will be her seventh career start.

A deep closer, fellow Irish-bred Quattroelle finished well to be third, beaten three lengths by Going Global in the China Doll and would certainly be helped by a fast early pace. Trained by Jeff Mullins and owned by Red Baron’s Barn and Rancho Temescal, Quattroelle broke her maiden going one mile on turf in her U.S. debut Oct. 20 and came back to run a close third at one mile on turf in the Grade 3 Jimmy Durante Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 28.

A three quarter length winner of the ungraded Blue Norther at one mile on grass two starts back on Dec. 31, Quattroelle was a close third versus males in a field of 18 in her lone Irish start, a seven furlong turf affair Aug. 13. She seeks her first graded victory in what will be her sixth career start on Saturday.

Carla Gaines’ hard knocking California-bred Sensible Cat has won three out of her last four starts, including a 2 ¾ length score in a one mile allowance versus open company on March 7. Owned by Irvin Racing Stable, Sensible Cat was bred by their C-Punch Ranch.

Neil Drysdale’s Irish-bred Royal Address, although well beaten in her U.S. debut, is an interesting longshot that made a solid move around the far behind Going Global in the Grade 3 Sweet Life on Feb. 14 and has license to improve stretching out for the first time with a recent race to her credit. Owned by Marsh Naify, Royal Address won three out of her six starts in Europe.


Race 5 of 12 Approximate post time 2 p.m. PT

  1. Sensible Cat—Juan Hernandez—124
  2. Quattroelle—Tyler Baze—124
  3. Derby Quest—Alexis Centento–120
  4. Going Global—Flavien Prat—124
  5. Royal Address—Mario Gutierrez—120
  6. Closing Remarks—Umberto Rispoli—124
  7. Ivy League—Mike Smith–120

Special early first post time for a 12-race card on Saturday is at 12 noon. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.

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