ARCADIA, Calif. (May 19, 2016)–In what may’ve been her final non-prime time performance, heavily favored Sensitively galloped to an impressive 5 ¾ length gate to wire win Thursday at Santa Anita, taking the day’s $63,000 allowance feature while covering six furlongs in a rapid 1:08.10. Ridden by Tyler Baze, the 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Street Sense won geared down. Trained by Phil D’Amato and owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino, Sensitively registered her third consecutive win.
“She’s wicked fast and getting better,” said an elated D’Amato. “After this race, I wish the Breeders’ Cup (Filly & Mare Sprint) was next month. We’ll look at the Desert Stormer ($75,000, six furlongs, on June 18) next if we stay in town with her.”
Breaking like a shot from post position two in a field of six fillies and mares three and up, Sensitively rocketed through splits of 21.61, 43.98 and 55.69.
Off at 1-5, she paid $2.40, $2.20 and $2.10. Undefeated in three starts at age four, all at Santa Anita, she now has four wins from seven overall tries. With the winner’s share of $37,800, she increased her earnings to $148,210.
With Martin Pedroza up, Dr. Fager’s Gal was a close third three furlongs out, rallied three-wide turning for home and was easily second best, finishing 3 ¾ lengths in front of Harlington’s Rose. Off at 20-1, Dr. Fager’s Gal paid $7.80 and $4.20.
Next to last at the top of the lane, Harlington’s Rose made a big run through the stretch and was just up for third, finishing a head in front of Ben’s Duchess. Off at 12-1 with Joe Talamo, Harlington’s Rose paid $3.40 to show.
First post time for an eight-race card on Friday at Santa Anita is at 2 p.m. Admission gates open at 11 a.m.