Jojo Warrior wins Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Jojo Warrior won the $200,000 Summertime Oaks for 3-year-old fillies by 5 1/2 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert at Santa Anita on Saturday.
Ridden by Martin Garcia, Jojo Warrior wore blinkers for the first time and ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:36.38. She paid $8.40, $4.80 and $3.80.
Live for Now returned $13 and $8, while Baffert-trained Front Range was another length back in third and paid $4.20 to show.
The victory, worth $120,000, increased Jojo Warrior’s career earnings to $200,781, with two wins in five starts.
In the $75,000-added Singletary Stakes, Home Run Kitten won by three-quarters of a length.
Ridden by Joe Talamo, Home Run Kitten ran a mile on the turf in 1:34.89 and paid $5.80, $3.60 and $2.60 as the 9-5 favorite.
Argyle Cut returned $12.20 and $6, while Home School was another 1 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $4.40 to show.
The victory, worth $48,660, increased Home Run Kitten’s career earnings to $151,800, with three wins in seven starts, including two in a row for trainer David Hofmans.