Fantastic Style scores easy win in Las Flores at Santa Anita
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Fantastic Style cruised to a four-length victory in the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes for older fillies and mares Sunday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by Bob Baffert, Fantastic Style ran six furlongs in 1:08.79 and paid $3, $2.40 and $2.10 in the Grade 3 race. The 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly had been idle since winning the Great Lady M Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths on July 11 at Los Alamitos.
Ben's Duchess returned $4.20 and $2.60, while Cadet Roni was another 3 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $2.40 to show.
The victory, worth $60,000, increased Fantastic Style's career earnings to $332,000, with fifth in seven starts.
Mike Marlow, Baffert's assistant, says Fantastic Style ''just cruised. ... She was really impressive.''