Hunt wins $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes on turf at Santa Anita
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Hunt pounced on pacesetter Act a furlong from the finish and went on to a 1 1/2-length victory Sunday in the $75,000 Siren Lure Stakes at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Flavien Prat, Hunt ran 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course in 1:12.73 and paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10 as the 3-5 favorite in a field of five 3-year-olds and up.
Toowindytohaulrox returned $3.60 and $2.10, while Act was another 2 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $2.20 to show.
The victory, worth $47,400, increased Hunt's career earnings to $221,729, with five wins in 16 starts. It was his first stakes win.
Hunt has four wins in his last five starts, all of them on the track's turf course.
''I love this hill, but Hunt loves it too,'' Prat said. ''He's a really nice horse and he's getting better and better with every race. He did everything right today.''
Prat has won 10 races on turf in the last eight racing days, including four stakes.