Let Faith Arise wins Santa Margarita

Updated: March 15, 2014, 8:35 PM ET
Associated Press

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Let Faith Arise won the $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for older fillies and mares by 1 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday.

Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Let Faith Arise ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.70 and paid $10.60, $3.80 and $3.20.

Iotapa returned $3 and $2.60 as the 7-5 favorite, while Stanwyck was another half-length back in third and paid $3.80 to show.

The victory helped Let Faith Arise increase her career earnings to $380,240, with five wins in 10 starts.

In the $100,000 Irish O'Brien Stakes for older fillies and mares, Tribal Spy led all the way to win by a length.

Ridden by Irving Orozco, Tribal Spy ran 6½ furlongs on the downhill turf course in 1:12.59 and paid $10.40, $5 and $3. It was the first career stakes victory for the 20-year-old jockey.

Ciao Bella Luna reared up leaving the gate and was last early before rallying to finish second. She returned $3.80 and $2.60.

Dancingtothestars was another head back in third and paid $3 to show. Could Be Trouble, the 2-1 favorite, was fourth.

The victory, worth $60,000, increased Tribal Spy's career earnings to $238,610, with five wins in 14 starts. It was her first stakes victory.


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