March 15, 2015

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Hoop of Colour won the $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes by three-quarters of a length Sunday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Hoop of Colour ran 1 1/8 miles on the turf in 1:49.08 and paid $26.80, $13.80 and $10 at 12-1 odds.

Three Hearts returned $10.60 and $7.20, while Winning Rhythm was another length back in third and paid $13.20 to show as the longest shot in the field at 41-1 odds.

Diversy Harbor finished sixth as the 5-2 favorite in the nine-horse field.

The victory, worth $120,000, increased Hoop of Colour's career earnings to $173,751, with four wins in six starts. Trained by Maryland-based Graham Motion, the 4-year-old filly earned her first graded stakes victory. She had two wins in four starts in England before winning her U.S. debut at Santa Anita on Feb. 5.

''Right out of the gate, I was set up perfect,'' said Van Dyke, who is 2 for 2 aboard Hoop of Colour. ''She broke well.''

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