Michael Talla's CRISP (El Corredor) returned to the same distance over which
she won the Santa Ysabel S. (G3) in January to take Saturday's $250,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G1) by a diminishing neck under jockey Joel Rosario. Closely
tracking the pace set by All Due Respect (Value Plus), the John Sadler charge
moved up to challenge the leader in the lane and got her neck in front of that
one while 1-2 favorite Blind Luck (Pollard's Vision) came charging to just miss.
Crisp stopped the clock in 1:43 2/5 for 1 1/16 miles over the Pro-Ride to move
her record to 5-3-0-1