CAUSEFORCOMMOTION, ANIMOSITY & LYNNE’S LEGACY PROMINENT IN MARATHON GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA BARBARA STAKES AT 1 ½ MILES ON TURF SATURDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (May 9, 2019)–In a race devoid of any clear-cut standout, trainer Eric Kruljac’s Causeforcommotion, Paddy Gallagher’s Animosity and Doug O’Neill’s Lynne’s Legacy loom prominently among a field of six fillies and mare three and up going a mile and one half on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes at Santa Anita.A close second in last year’s Santa Barbara, Causeforcommotion went to the sidelines following a win here in the mile and one quarter turf Possibly Perfect Stakes June 3 and didn’t resurface until running third, beaten 3 ¾ lengths, in a mile turf classified allowance on April 14.In her second start of the year, Animosity, who was second in the Grade II Honeymoon Stakes in her third career start on June 9, 2018, was an impressive 1 ¾ length gate to wire winner of a 1 1/8 mile turf allowance on April 7 and could be sitting on a huge effort Saturday.Lynne’s Legacy would appear to be coming off the best race, as she was third, beaten one length, in the Grade III, mile and one quarter turf Santa Ana Stakes on March 30.Guiliana, a French-bred trained by Leonard Powell, showed ample promise, running a close second behind Animosity in her U.S. debut here on April 7 and would appear to have considerable upside.CAUSEFORCOMMOTIONOwner: E. Dunham, Eric Kruljac, Jim Reed, J. Sondereker and D. & S. YipTrainer: Eric KruljacA 5-year-old mare by the Dynaformer stallion Americain, Animosty’s only other graded stakes experience came in last year’s Santa Barbara, a race in which she attended the pace and finished second, beaten a half length. With a recent race under her belt, she’s the likely favorite on Sunday as she’ll be reunited with Geovanni Franco, who was aboard in last year’s Santa Barbara and in his most recent pairing with her, guided her to victory in the ungraded Possible Perfect Stakes two starts back in June of 2018.ANIMOSITYOwner: Eclipse Thoroughbred PartnersTrainer: Paddy GallagherA sharp gate to wire classified allowance winner going 1 1/8 miles on turf April 7, this 4-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom was completely dominant on the front end and appears poised to bring forth another big effort as she stretches out three furlongs in the Santa Barbara, which will be her third start of the year. With three wins from eight starts, she, like the remainder of the field, is looking for her first graded stakes victory.LYNNE’S LEGACYOwner: Maureen Richardson, Ritchie Robershaw & Terri Tucker Trainer: Doug O’NeillThird, beaten 5 ¾ lengths in the Grade III, mile and one half turf Astra Stakes three starts back on Jan. 20, this 6-year-old California-bred mare by Unusual Heat was most recently third, beaten a length, in the Grade III Santa Ana Stakes at a mile and one quarter on turf March 30. Although her resume is devoid of a graded stakes win, she’s been consistent over parts of five racing seasons and if she gets a fast pace to run at, looms a very serious threat on Saturday. With an overall mark of 32-5-3-6, she has career earnings of $330,131.GUILIANAOwner: Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho TemescalTrainer: Leonard PowellA close second going a mile and one eighth on turf in her U.S. debut April 7, this 5-year-old French-bred mare would appear to have considerable upside as she retains the services of a high-riding Flavien Prat. Despite breaking slowly, she was only beaten 1 ¾ lengths and was highly regarded at 5-2 in a field of five. Unplaced in a one mile turf Group III stakes in Italy four starts back on Sept. 23, 11 out of her 14 European starts came in Germany. In what will be her second start for Powell, the tote board would certainly merit a discerning look.THE GRADE III SANTA BARBARA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTAnimosity–Victor Espinoza–121 7-2Causeforcommotion–Geovanni Franco–121 9-5Kodiak West–Drayden Van Dyke–121 6-1Lynne’s Legacy–Alonso Quinonez–121 2-1Guiliana–Flavien Prat–121 7-2Queen Bee to You–Ruben Fuentes–121 15-1First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Jul 12 2018College students entering adulthood often drink too much. Negative consequences can include missed classes, poor grades, a wide array of injuries, and even assault. Many academic institutions have addressed this problem by offering computer-delivered interventions (CDIs) for rapid and wide dissemination to students. Although effective in the short term, CDIs are not as helpful longer-term as face-to-face interventions. However, face-to-face interventions are typically only used with students who receive alcohol sanctions, whereas CDIs can be used with large groups (such as student athletes, or all incoming students) and are more cost-effective. This study examined the usefulness of “boosters” – personalized emails sent to post-CDI participants – for maintaining decreased drinking.Related StoriesNew research examines whether effects of alcohol/pregnancy policies vary by racePeople use executive control processes to ignore cues that signal something rewardingSobering up: In an alcohol-soaked nation, more seek booze-free social spacesResearchers enrolled 537 volunteers from among undergraduate college students (362 females, 175 males) at a mid-size public university in the southeast for this study. Participants were 18 to 24 years old and had consumed at least one alcoholic drink in the previous two weeks. They were randomly assigned to one of three groups: CDI-only, CDI + booster email, or assessment only. A booster email with personalized feedback was sent to the CDI + booster email group two weeks after completion of the CDI. All participants were followed for up to nine months after the intervention.Although the brief CDI did not exert effects on drinking or alcohol-related problems, the brief CDI plus a simple email booster with personalized feedback resulted in significant reductions in drinking and alcohol-related problems among young adults of legal drinking age. Furthermore, reduced drinking continued through month nine. However, the same strategy showed no effect on underage drinkers. The authors speculated that the booster email may be very timely for legal-drinking-age college students, who may be most receptive to messages about reducing risky drinking. Further, legal-drinking age-college students could be more receptive to booster content when they receive it shortly after the original intervention, as in the current study’s 2-week window, when they may be more motivated to control their drinking.Source: http://www.rsoa.org/