ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Comma to the Top led all the way in winning the $65,000 Big Bear Handicap by a half-length at Santa Anita on Sunday.
Ridden by Corey Nakatani on his 42nd birthday, Comma to the Top ran a mile in 1:35.98 and paid $4.80, $3 and $2.10 as the 7-5 favorite.
Tres Borrachos returned $3.40 and $2.40 in his 42nd career start at age 7. Jaycito was another neck back in third and paid $2.40 to show.
The victory, worth $39,600, increased Comma to the Top’s career earnings to $961,696, with 10 wins in 23 starts.
“He’s almost at a million dollars and we paid $22,000 for him,” trainer Peter Miller said. “He’s my all-time favorite. He’s just a warrior, just a class act, good around the barn and just a lot of fun to train.”