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Unusual Jazz Well Ridden at Santa Anita

Under a well-timed ride from Tyler Baze, Unusual Jazz was a handy winner of Santa Anita’s $58,000 Trinity River Purse, a first condition allowance/optional claimer for older horses bred in California at one mile on turf.

Unusual Jazz covered the mile in 1:34.27, easily besting 2-1 favorite Motown Men and Rafael Bejarano by 2 ¼ lengths while providing winning trainer Steve Knapp with his second consecutive win on the Friday card.

“If you ask Tyler, he’ll tell you that he moved a little too soon last time,” said Knapp, in reference to a third-place finish going 1 1/16 miles on turf at Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 13. “It’s tough to win on the grass when you make the lead at the eighth pole and try to hold on.”

Off as the 2-1 second choice in a field of seven, Unusual Jazz paid $6.80, $3.20 and $2.40. He sat well off fractions of 23.00, 46.74, 1:10.72 and 1:22.53.

“Last time out I hit the lead way too early with him and didn’t realize he would pull himself up,” said Baze. “Today, when I hit the lead I just started screaming at him because he wants to wait for the other horses. It just kept his attention on what he was doing.”

Owned by Albert & Kathleen Mattivi, Knapp claimed the 6-year-old son of Unusual Heat for $8,000 at the 2011 Fairplex Park meeting and has won five races since. With the winner’s share of $34,800, Unusual Jazz ran his earnings to $187,600 from a record of 20-6-1-5.

Motown Men pressed the pace in second position to the far turn, put a head in front turning for home, but couldn’t match strides with the winner, finishing a neck in front of third-place finisher Unusual Beam and Corey Nakatani.

Motown Men paid $4.00 and $2.60.

Unusual Beam returned $2.40 to show.

There is a Pick Six carryover of $48,433 into Saturday at Santa Anita. The Pick Six will cover the final six races, four through nine.

 

 

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