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Majestic Jewel Takes Over at Santa Anita

With 4-5 favorite Hail Mary stumbling badly leaving the gate, Majestic Jewel, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, seized command and never looked back, winning Santa Anita’s featured Armen Keuilian Purse for 3-year-old fillies bred in California by a half length while covering six furlongs in 1:10.80.

Off as the 5-2 second choice in a field of six, Majestic Jewel, trained by John Sadler, carved out fractions of 22.22, 45.56 and 57.81.

“I didn’t know the number three horse (Hail Mary, with Joe Talamo) stumbled,” said Bejarano, who notched his third win of the day. “My horse stumbled just a little, but when she got her feet under her, she was comfortable, so I just put her on the lead. She ran big and she gave me a good kick in the stretch.”

Trained by John Sadler, Majestic Jewel, a 3-year-old filly by Cindago, was bred in California by Lee and Susan Searing and owned by their CRK Stable. She paid $7.80, $5.20 and $3.00. With the winner’s share of 34,800, she roughly doubled her earnings to $69,450 from a record of 5-2-0-0.

Favored Hail Mary ended up third, 2 ½ lengths behind Swiss Bliss and Edwin Maldonado.

“She grabbed a quarter on the second jump out of there,” said Talamo of the favorite. “She ran a perfect race after that but it never does help when they do that.”

Swiss Bliss, off at 16-1, paid $10.20 and $3.60.

Hail Mary returned $2.20 to show.

The Armen Keuilian was carded as the seventh race. Bejarano racked up his fourth win of the day in the eighth and final, as he guided 3-2 favorite Ruled by Kisses to victory, paying $5.00 to win.

With three of his four wins coming in the Pick Six, 11 punters rode Bejarano’s coattails to victory, with each Pick Six ticket paying $22,585. With a carryover of $47,834 serving as a catalyst, Friday’s total pool reached $375,536. There was one winning ticket hit on-track.

 

 

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