Finest City Wins Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita Park
The $200,000 G2 Santa Monica Stakes went down Saturday, January 21 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California - a seven furlong test for fillies and mares four years old and upward. Seltzer Thoroughbreds' overwhelming 2-5 race favorite Finest City kept an impressive roll going, following up her Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint win with an impressive 3 3/4 length victory. Eclipse Award finalist and 7-2 third choice Fantastic Style held for second in the field of just five - by a neck over 22-1 shot Sheer Pleasure who finished third. Dr. Fager's Gal was fourth while 3-1 second choice Bad Ju Ju completed the order of finish.