Cezanne entered for second career start on Thursday

Cezanne entered for second career start on Thursday
Photo: Benoit

Cezanne, the 3-year-old Curlin colt trained by Bob Baffert and a $3.65 million purchase at auction, is entered for his second career start in an allowance optional claiming race at Los Alamitos Race Course on Thursday, July 2.

The first-out winner was installed as the 4-5 morning line favorite for Thursday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos, a $40,000 optional claiming race that drew five entries.

Cezanne also is nominated to the July 4 Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby, a prep race on the "Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby."

For Thursday's allowance race, set to go a mile on the dirt with a purse of $45,000, Cezanne drew the No. 5 post and would face stablemate Bronn (No. 4).

Purchased and owned by a group consisting of Michael Tabor, Michael B. Smith, Elias Stable and Mrs. John Magnier for $3,650,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Select 2-Year-Olds in Training sale, Cezanne won on debut at Santa Anita in a maiden special weight race on June 6.

Cezanne’s debut win at Santa Anita was at 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track. His victory earned the ownership group $30,000.

Never Easy (No. 2), a 4-year-old Candy Ride gelding, is the only runner in Thursday's race for the $40,000 claiming tag.

Having won two of his 11 career starts, the Andrew Lerner-trained gelding has earned $84,229 in his career.

Flavien Prat will get the call for Baffert on Cezanne, while Drayden Van Dyke will be in the irons aboard Bonn.

Post time for the race is scheduled for 5:59 p.m. ET.

LRC AlwOC (7/2/2020-R5)

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