With the track experiencing a downpour during the Friday the Thirteenth afternoon, the Superstition was switched to the main track and lost three of its scheduled seven starters.
In the end, moderate pacesetter My Selection faded to last as Bobina, ridden by Edwin Maldonado, swept past her three rivals rounding the far turn to win in 1:37.20. Gittel edged Starship Flare by 1 ½ lengths for the place.
A Florida-bred daughter of Malibu Moon owned and bred by Haras Santa Maria de Araras, Bobina earned $34,800 to bring her total income to $68,400. With no show wagering, she returned $5.40 and $3. Gittel, ridden by Eswan Flores, paid $4 to place.
The Grade III, $100,000 Las Cienegas Handicap for fillies and mares over Santa Anita’s hillside turf course heads Saturday’s nine-race program with course specialist Unzip Me seeking revenge against Mizdirection, owned by noted sports commentator Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing and partners. First post is at 12:30 p.m.