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.
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.