The upset helped generate a Pick Six carryover of $62,119 into Friday’s eight-race program that begins at 1 p.m. It marked the fourth time in seven racing dates that the Pick Six had carried over during the young Oak Tree meet.
While resisting the closing bid of second-choice Comeback Queen by 1 ¼ lengths, Double Dip provided Amanda McKaughan with her first training win at Santa Anita. The chestnut filly gave jockey Rosario his second of three wins on the afternoon.
The upset winner paid $29.20, $10.60 and $5.20. Comeback Queen, with Brice Blanc aboard, returned $4.40 and $3. Vixana, the 7-5 favorite who finished one length behind the runner-up while ridden by Mike Smith, paid $2.40 to show in the field of eight.
The victory was worth $29,400 to partners Jeff Siegel, a commentator for HRTV, and Michael Spero. It boosted Double Dip’s career earnings to $93,920.
McKaughan, 46, took out her trainer’s license two years ago and has five horses in her Santa Anita stable. Her work experience includes a stint in the publicity department at Hollywood Park in 1990 after galloping horses for the late Bill Shoemaker.