“The 6 ½ furlong races down the hill at Santa Anita can be considered more like a mile and this is more like a sprint,” said Barba, who won her first Del Mar stakes.
“But how can you pass up a $200,000 race? That’s the bottom line here.”
The Snow Chief Stakes winner has three wins in 12 starts, earnings of $400,392 and was coming off a second in the Jun 22 Tsunami Slew.
He ran the seven furlongs in 1:22.35 and won by three-quarters of a length at odds of 3-1. Rousing Sermon was second and Got Even was third.
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