Uzziel wins Santa Paula Stakes at 42-1 odds
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Uzziel won the $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 2¼ lengths at Santa Anita on Friday.
Ridden by Tyler Baze, Uzziel ran 6½ furlongs in 1:17.19 and paid $86.20, $29.40 and $15.60 at 42-1 odds, the second-longest in the field.
"I wanted her to break strong and show everyone I meant business and then see what they were going to do," Baze said. "When I didn’t get pressure from the outside, I just let her run. I let her do her thing."
D’ya Knowwhatimean returned $12.20 and $8.20, while Midnight Dream was another head back in third and paid $8.80 to show. Taste Like Candy, the 6-5 favorite, finished sixth in the field of nine.
Uzziel provided Baze with his third winner on the card.