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HITBOUND STABLES UNWORLDLY HEAT TAKES SARA SMILE
ARCADIA, Calif. (March 4, 2009)—Although the legendary musical duo of Hall & Oates weren’t on hand to enjoy it, today’s Sara Smile Purse was taken in impressive fashion by favored Unworldly Heat, a 4-year-old California-bred filly by Unusual Heat who was ridden by Rafael Bejarano and is owned coincidentally, by Hitbound Stable.
The Sara Smile, a first-condition allowance race for California-bred fillies and mares aged four years and up, was contested at six furlongs in a driving rain on Santa Anita’s Pro Ride synthetic main track.
Trained by Denise Breuer, Unworldly Heat was dispatched at odds of 6-5. Breaking from the outside post position in a field of seven, she stalked the pace while 3 ½ lengths behind pacesetter Kulinski Rose at the far turn. Unworldly Heat was four-wide turning for home, took the lead inside the sixteenth pole and prevailed by 1 ¼ lengths, getting the distance in 1:09.80.
Second in her previous three starts at the meet, Unworldy Heat paid $4.60, $2.80 and $2.20. Her record improved to 3-0-0 from seven career starts.
With the winner’s share of $28,800, her earnings stand at $60,560.
Longshot Flashover, off at 8-1, loomed boldly turning for home under Joe Talamo and settled for second, returning $6.80 and $3.20.
Kulinski Rose and Mike Smith completed the trifecta, paying $2.60 to show.
Clear skies are forecast for tomorrow at Santa Anita, with first post time set for