Shooters Shoot Calls All The Shots As He Stretches Out To Impressive Mile Victory In $55,000 Santa Anita Maiden Special Weight Feature, Getting The Distance Over ‘Good’ Surface In 1:38.87ARCADIA, Calif. (March 15, 2020)–Promising 3-year-olds have proven to be the order of the weekend at Santa Anita, as trainer Peter Eurton’s Shooters Shoot, who was second in his most recent start to yesterday’s racing star, Charlatan, stretched out for the first time in Sunday’s first race, a $55,000 maiden special weight affair, and he responded with a resounding 3 ¼ length victory. Ridden by Abel Cedillo, the Kentucky-bred colt by Competitive Edge got a flat mile over a track listed as “good” in 1:38.87.Breaking sharply from the rail in a field of seven sophomores, Shooters Shoot was pressed around the first turn by Lane Way with even money favorite Yeng Again caught three-wide. Leaving the half mile pole, Shooters Shoot enjoyed a one length advantage and by the three eighths pole, he was lengthening his lead while Joel Rosario, aboard Lane Way, was asking his mount to keep up.Turning for home, Shooters Shoot was in complete command, about 2 ½ lengths clear of Lane Way and he went on to an authoritative win with lightly raced Friar’s Road rallying to complete the exacta.“He was very comfortable,” said Cedillo, who had ridden Shooters Shoot in his previous two races. “We had the rail, so I knew I had to get a position, but from there I left him alone. He handled it great.”Second, beaten 5 ¾ lengths by current A-List Derby prospect Charlatan in a six furlong maiden race here Feb. 16, Shooters Shoot was overlayed at 5-1 and paid $12.40, $7.80 and $4.40.“It looks like he’ll get two turns, so we’ll enjoy this one,” said Eurton. “He was second to a pretty nice colt the other day, so we’ll see where we go.”Owned by ERJ Racing, LLC, Exline-Border Racing, LLC and Dan Hudock, Shooters Shoot, who is out of the Bernardini mare Repeat and was purchased out of a 2-year-old in training sale last April in Ocala, Fla., was making his fifth start today. With the winner’s check of $33,000, he increased his earnings to $58,280.Ridden by Flavien Prat, Friar’s Road worked his way into contention at the rail going to the far turn, had to await room and then was asked for run turning for home in a solid effort. Well beaten in his first start, a 6 ½ furlong sprint on Oct. 26, Friar’s Road was off at 10-1 and paid $11.00 and $5.80 while finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of Lane Way.Lane Way, who was beaten a quarter length by the winner while running third on Feb. 16, checked in third at 7-2 under Umberto Rispoli and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.89, 46.67, 1:11.69 and 1:24.93.With entries being taken on Tuesday, racing, with no pubic admittance, will resume at Santa Anita on Friday, with first post time at 1 p.m.