Race Preview: Robert Frankel Stakes - December 29, 2013

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Matt Carter

December 29th, 2013

Santa Anita Grade 3 Robert J. Frankel Stakes Sunday, December 29, 2013 Race 8, Post time 7:05 pm ET

Glen Hill Farm looks to be holding a pair of aces on Sunday in the grade 3 Robert J. Frankel Stakes with GULSARY and CUSTOMER BASE. Customer Base is the 3-1 morning line favorite, but the top pick will be stable mat Gulsary. The Irish-bred daughter of Galileo is making her second start off the layoff after finishing second in an allowance race at Hollywood Park three weeks ago. She should get more pace to run into on Sunday and should be sitting a great trip under jockey Gary Stevens. Customer Base is a closer, but when Mike Smith is in the irons, he tends to have her closer to the pace. Customer Base has not won in three starts over the Santa Anita turf, but was second in the Grade 3 Autumn Miss in October 2012. MOONE'S MY NAME defeated the top pick last out at Hollywood Park, racing wire to wire, It was the first time she had shown speed in her U.S. Starts, but always ran close up in her native England. Her Racing Post Ratings make her a standout. STORMY LUCY is the pick to round out the superfecta for trainer Frank Lucarelli. The Stormy Atlantic filly is Grade 1 placed at the nine furlong distance and was just beat under three lengths in her last start, the Grade 1 Matriarch.