Silent Bird Wins Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita Park
The $100,000 G3 Midnight Lute Stakes was run Saturday, December 30 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Horses three years old and upward took to Santa Anita's dirt track and dashed 6 1/2 furlongs. Norman Stables' 3-1 third betting choice Silent Bird earned his first ever graded stakes win in the race - by just a half-length over 12-1 longshot Tough Sunday who finished a quality second. Even-money favorite Americanize finished third in the field of seven with 5-2 second choice Calculator, Solid Wager, Ike Walker and Ohio completing the order of finish. Masochistic and Smokey Image scratched.