ARCADIA, California — Fantastic Style cruised to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $75,000 Angels Flight Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Fantastic Style led all the way in running seven furlongs in 1:20.38 and paid $6.40, $2.60 and $2.10 as the 2-1 second choice.
"I knew we were the speed in the race and it looked like the track was pretty fast in the first race," Bejarano said. "We had a clean break and I decided to take advantage of it and take care of business. She likes to run this way and she gave me a big kick."
Fantastic Style is trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and owned by Kaleem Shah. They were at Pimlico on Saturday to watch Dortmund finish fourth in the Preakness Stakes behind winner American Pharoah, also trained by Baffert.
Tara's Tango returned $2.40 and $2.10 as the 3-5 favorite. Ben's Duchess was another 1 1/2 lengths back in third and paid $2.10 to show.
The victory, worth $47,400, increased Fantastic Style's career earnings to $152,000, with three wins in five starts.
In the $30,000 Starters Handicap for fillies and mares, Crazy About Him won by 1 1/4 lengths and paid $78.60, $20 and $9.40.
Lucky Student returned $3.80 and $3, while Swissarella was another 1 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $4.60 to show.