Awesome Baby, took only 3 other 3yo fillies all the way on the front end to a 1/2 length win in the $200,000, GII Santa Ynez Stakes, for 3yo Fillies, at 6 1/2f’s, at beautiful Santa Anita Park today!
Coming 2nd, was Taste Like Candy, who was back that 1/2 length at the line and did refire in deep stretch but couldn’t make up the lost ground for the win. 3rd went to Crushed Velvet, back 2 3/4’s more after trying a failed stretch rally attempt with Uzziel who was eased in this 6 1/2 f shootout filling out this 4-horse field !
Payouts and Winning Time
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Sex Restriction: Fillies|
|Distance: Six And One Half Furlongs On The Dirt|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:16.62|
|3.||Awesome Baby||Mike E. Smith||12.60||4.40|
|1.||Taste Like Candy||Rafael Bejarano||2.80|
|4.||Crushed Velvet||Martin Garcia|
|Also ran was: 2. – Uzziel|