ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Oligarch won the $53,000 Watsonville Purse by 1 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Friday.
Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, Oligarch ran 1 1/8 miles on the turf in 1:46.42 and paid $51.60, $21.40 and $12.60 at odds of 24-1.
Causeithertz returned $5.60 and $4.20, while Silentio was another three-quarters of a length back in third and paid $3.60 to show.
Oligarch was making his Southern California debut for trainer Kristin Mulhall. His last start was Sept. 8 at Calder in Florida.
The victory, worth $31,800, increased Oligarch’s career earnings to $145,096.