Arcadia, CA (April 24, 2021) – Coming off three consecutive second place finishes, Kristi’s Tiger changed tactics and it resulted in a visit to the winner’s circle to close out the card at Santa Anita.
The 4-year-old Smiling Tiger filly had been on or near the pace in her last three starts and all resulted in a second place finish. Today, she trailed the field in the six and one-half furlong turf allowance until the top of the stretch. Angled out to make her run by jockey Umberto Rispoli, she closed with an eye catching turn of foot to sweep past the leaders and win going away by a length and one-quarter.
Kristi’s Tiger has won or placed in nine of her twelve career starts and she has earned $159,000. She races for the partnership of Richard A. Bell and Clark O. Brewster and she is trained by Tom Bell. Bred in California by Premier Thoroughbreds LLC and Alan Klein, she was produced by the Indian Charlie mare, Lottawampum.