A fine front-running performance was decisive in the G2 2023 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, as Chatalas bounced back from defeat when leading every step of the way to make her stakes breakthrough.

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Chandelier Stakes

G2, $200,000, 1m 1/16 dirt, 2yo fillies

Chatalas turns up heat

As expected, the outcome of the Del Mar Debutante supplied the winner of the Chandelier at Santa Anita on Saturday. Unexpectedly, it was Chatalas coming home in front from Scalable and Dua, making her stakes breakthrough and earning a paid berth into the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies as she did so.

The favoured Laurent, runner-up in the Debutante, ran like a mule and finished last of nine. Chatalas, fourth in the ‘Deb’ and 3-1 third-choice here, broke from the gate like a bullet and rolled coast-to-coast, easing away from the field in late stretch to get the job done by a length and a half from the late-closing Scalable, who caught the pace-chasing Dua for the place by a neck.

2023 Chandelier Stakes Race Video


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“I still had plenty of horse underneath me,” said jockey Antonio Fresu. “She galloped out nicely as well and I think she will stay all day long.”

Chatalas, yet another Graded-stakes winner for supersire Gun Runner, justified trainer Mark Glatt’s decision to stretch her out and let her use her own speed rather than running into someone else’s pace. She will renew acquaintance with Debutante winner Tamara in the Juvenile Fillies next month.

2023 Chandelier Stakes Race Payouts

1. Chatalas8.205.803.80
2. Scalable 9.405.80
3. Dua  4.40

Winning time: 1m 44.28s

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