ARCADIA, CA – Nick Alexander’s consistent homebred Lieutenant Dan, trainer Phil D’Amato’s comebacking Prince Earl, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams’ classy Ward ’n Jerry all loom large in Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

For California-bred or sired horses 3 and up going 1 mile on turf, the Crystal Water has attracted a competitive field of eight. Named for California Champion Crystal Water, who won both the Santa Anita Handicap (G1) and the Hollywood Gold Cup (G1) at age 4 in 1977, the Crystal Water is sponsored by the CTBA and is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for eligible horses bred or sired in California

( Content Continues Below Ad )

The $100,000 Crystal Stakes with jockeys and weights in post position order: 

Cono – Mario Gutierrez – 124
Grinning Tiger – Heriberto Figueroa – 122
Prince Earl – Umberto Rispoli – 126
Brandothebartender – Victor Espinoza – 124
Oliver – Mike Smith – 126
King Abner – Abel Cedillo – 124
Ward ’n Jerry – Flavien Prat – 126
Lieutenant Dan – Drayden Van Dyke – 122