Scherzinger, after surrendering the early lead just after the first call, she then re-rallied down at the stretch rail with a nice inside move to win today’s $200,000, GII Santa Monica Stakes, at 7f’s over a “fast” Santa Anita Park main by just a length!
Iotapa, who came a very game 2nd back that 1 length was rallying nicely down the center of the track but just not in time. Teddy’s Promise, who had the lead for most of the stretch run had to settle for 3rd back another 1/2 length further with GI La Brea Stakes winner Heir Kitty, filling out the super here today back 2 1/4 lengths even further!
Payouts and Winning Time,
|Age Restriction: Four Year Old and Upward|
|Sex Restriction: Fillies and Mares|
|Distance: Seven Furlongs On The Dirt|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:22.00|
|6.||Scherzinger||Mike E. Smith||10.60||5.20||2.80|
|2.||Teddy’s Promise||Victor Espinoza||2.40|
|Also ran: 4. – Heir Kitty , 7. – Winding Way , 3. – Lexington Pearl|
|Scratched horses: Socialbug (Trainer)|