ARCADIA, Calif. -- Jockey Garrett Gomez led heavy favorite Purim's Dancer to a ground-saving ride along the rail on Santa Anita's downhill turf course Friday and cruised to a win in the $58,000 St. Joseph River Purse.
Purim's Dancer was third in the field of 10 fillies and mares in the early going, moved up to second on the turn and pulled away for a 2 1/4-length win over Hidinginplainsight, covering about 6½ furlongs on turf in 1:11.61.
The winner paid $5.00, $3.00 and $2.40. Hidinginplainsight paid $3.40 and $3. Long shot Noise of the crowd paid $5.40 to show.
It was the third win in five starts for Purim's Dancer, a 4-year-old filly from the barn of Tom Proctor. She earned $34,800 to take her career total to $69,660.
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