Harris Farms horses dot Sunshine Millions fields at Santa Anita

Harris Farms-bred and owned John Scott headlines an eight-horse field in Saturday’s $100,000 Crystal Water at Santa Anita, part of a stakes-filled card on Sunshine Millions Day at the track in Arcadia.

John Scott is the 2-1 favorite for jockey Martin Garcia and trainer Carla Gaines as the horse tries turf for the first time in the 1 1/8-mile-mile race. John Scott, third in the Grade II San Pascual Stakes on Jan. 5, has five victories in 11 lifetime starts and earnings of $400,304.

In this image provided to the Associated Press by Benoit Photo, Harris Farms’ John Scott and Victor Espinoza, right, hold off Kettle Corn and jockey Garrett Gomez on their way to victory in the $85,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes horse race, Sept. 1, 2012, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar.

Also in the Crystal Water field is Huntsville, by Harris Farms sire Unusual Heat, and Harris-raised Big Bane Theory.

A number of other horses entered Saturday were raised at Coalinga-based Harris Farms or sired by horses bred there, including Unusual Way in the $300,000 California Breeders Champion stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Unusual Way is the daughter of Unusual Heat, who also sired Surfcup ($300,000 Cal Breeders for colts) and Best Present Ever ($100,000 Valentine Dancer).

The 4-5 morning-line favorite in the Valentine Dancer is Tiz Flirtatious, sired by Harris’ Tizbud. The big long shot in the race is Harris-bred Toomanytomatoes.