ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Shh She's Ours led all the way to win the $75,000 Desert Stormer II Stakes for fillies & mares by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Shh She's Ours ran six furlongs in 1:07.75 & paid $29.60, $4 & $3.20 at 13-1 odds.
Sensitively returned $2.20 & $2.10 as the 1-2 favorite whose three-race winning streak ended. Brazil-bred Juno was another 4 1/4 lengths back in third & paid $3.20 to show in her U.S. debut.
p>Shh She's Ours won her fourth in a row for trainer Jim Cassidy.
''She's getting really good,'' Espinoza said. ''Before her biggest problem was that she was so tense & she wanted to go as swift as she could yet she was doing it tensed up. She's learned how to relax & save more for the end. She's so fast. I have to sit on her & just take a hold of that mane because she comes out of there like a rocket.''
The victory, worth $47,580, increased Shh She's Ours' career earnings to $176,790, with five wins in nine starts.
In the $75,000 McCann's Mojave Handicap, Soi Phet took the lead into the clubhouse turn & went on to a 2 1/2-length victory.
Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Soi Phet ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.80 & paid $5.80, $3.20 & $2.10 as the 9-5 favorite.
Avanti Bello returned $3.40 & $2.40, while El Huerfano was another 5 1/2 lengths back in third & paid $2.40 to show.
Soi Phet, an 8-year-old gelding, was making his 45th career start.
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