Smiling Tiger 2yo Impresses in Santa Anita MSW

Arcadia, CA (June 19, 2022) – Closing day at the winter/spring meet at Santa Anita marked the successful opening of the career of Smiling Tiger 2-year-old Whobeterthantiger. The bay colt proved best despite some newcomer greeness to take the five furlong maiden special weight carded as the 4th race.

Whobeterthantiger was a step tardy getting out of the gate, but he quickly zipped to the lead. He cleared the field down the backstretch and maintained the advantage around the turn. He was joined by two challengers coming off the turn, but he found yet another gear and outfooted them all to the wire to win gamely by a length and one-quarter.

Whobeterthantiger was produced by the winning Grand Slam mare, Whobetterthanus. Trained by Brian Koriner, he races for Edward Rusty J. Brown, Alan P. Klein, and Phillip Lebherz, who bred the colt as Premier Thoroubhbreds LLC, Klein and Brown.