Dressed in Hermes wins Pasadena Stakes at Santa Anita
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Dressed in Hermes rallied three-wide turning for home and overhauled pacesetter It's The Ice with a sixteenth of a mile to go to win the $75,000 Pasadena Stakes for 3-year-olds by three-quarters of a length Sunday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Dressed in Hermes ran a mile on turf in 1:37.71 and paid $2.80, $2.10 and $2.10 as the 2-5 favorite.
It's The Ice returned $2.80 and $2.10. Sorryaboutnothing was another three-quarters of a length back in third and paid $4 to show.
The victory, worth $47,700, increased Dressed in Hermes' career earnings to $219,300, with three wins in seven starts. Trained by Janet Armstrong, all three of the gelding's victories have been on turf.
''He gives you confidence the whole time,'' Smith said. ''He's a big horse so I was able to make my way out from the rail and down the backstretch. I let him stretch his legs out a little and it worked out great.''