Country Grammer scores in Santa Anita’s Hollywood Gold Cup

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WinStar Farm LLC’s Country Grammer, battling head to head with Royal Ship (BRZ) turning for home in Santa Anita’s $301,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (G1), surrendered the lead to that one at the top of the stretch, fought back to take over past the sixteenth pole, then held off a final surge to be best by a head at the wire. It’s the second graded stakes win for 4-year-old colt by Tonalist, who turned in an Under Tack quarter in :21 flat before he was purchased out of the Wavertree Stables consignment for $450,000 by Bradley Thoroughbreds LLC, Agent, at the 2019 OBS Spring Sale. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’s now 8-3-1-1 and has earned $377,320 to date. watch his under tack video