Include Me Out wins Santa Margarita at Santa Anita
Saturday, March 17, 2012
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Include Me Out defeated Love Theway Youare by 3 3-4 lengths to win the $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday.
Ridden by Joe Talamo, Include Me Out ran 1 1-8 miles on a sloppy dirt track and paid $4.60 and $5.40 as the 13-10 second choice. Love Theway Youare returned $11.80. Miss Mittagong was another 3 1-4 lengths back in third. Ellafitz, the 4-5 favorite, was fourth as her four-race winning streak ended. There was no show wagering after the field was reduced to four because of four weather-related scratches.
The victory, worth $180,000, increased Include Me Out's career earnings to $363,600, with four wins in eight races.
The rain prompted a move of the $100,000 Irish O'Brien Stakes for California-bred fillies and mares from the hillside turf course to the main track, causing three scratches, including 4-5 morning line favorite Unzip Me.
Lindz Winz rallied on the outside to win the 6 1-2 furlong race by 2 1-4 lengths over Camille C. She was timed in 1:15.58. Lindz Winz paid $18.60, $7.80 and $2.80 at 8-1 odds.
Camille C. returned $4.60 and $3. Advance Ticket was another 1 1-4 lengths back in third and paid $2.80 to show.
The winning purse of $60,000 increased the career earnings of Lindz Winz to $122,626, with two wins in 12 starts.