Undefeated Songbird cruises to win at Santa Anita
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Songbird won the $200,000 Summertime Oaks for 3-year-old fillies by 6 1/2 lengths Saturday at Santa Anita to improve to 8-0.
Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Songbird ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.63 and paid $2.10, $2.10 and $2.10 in the Grade 2 race. Wagering on the filly generated a minus show pool of $201,400, with a staggering $1,017,594 out of a total show pool of $1,081,223 was bet on her to finish no worse than third.
Songbird has won her eight career starts by a combined 42 1/2 lengths under Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who turned 70 on Saturday.
Bellamentary returned $2.40 and $2.10 as the 7-1 second choice, while Kay Kay was another nose back in third and paid $3.40 to show.