ARCADIA, Calif. (June 27, 2015)–With heavily favored Curlin’s Fox a non-factor turning for home, longshot Prize Exhibit, ridden by Santiago Gonzalez, rallied from dead last around the far turn to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by James Cassidy, English-bred Prize Exhibit covered one mile on turf in 1:36.03.
Off at 9-1 in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, Prize Exhibit paid $21.80, $9.00 and $6.20. Owned by DP Racing, Prize Exhibit, who was Group placed in England last October, got her second stateside win from five starts here and improved her overall mark to 14-4-1-1. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $212,050.
Long Hot Summer, who was ridden by Joe Talamo, showed the way through fractions of 22.99, 47.29, 1:11.74 and 1:23.90 and finished second, one length in front of Lutine Belle. Off at 7-1, Long Hot Summer paid $6.80 and $5.00.
Lutine Belle made a steady late run from far back under Rafael Bejarano to finish third, a half length clear of Rattataptap. Off at 13-1, Lutine Belle paid $6.40 to show.
Curlin’s Fox, who was ridden by Mike Smith, was a close third turning for home but weakened readily to finish last at 4-5.