Arcadia, CA (SportsNetwork. Chico Ruiz Jersey .com) - Thegirlinthatsong, ridden by Rafael Bejarano, galloped to victory in Saturdays $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Hall of Fame member Jerry Hollendorfer, Thegirlinthatsong was the 6-1 third pick in the seven-horse field of fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles. Lexie Lou, last years Queens Plate champ, was the even-money favorite after the early scratch of Sams Sister, the 2-1 morning line second pick. Thegirlinthatsong, co-owned by Hollendorfer, pressed the early pace of 8-5 second choice Jojo Warrior with Lexie Lou running fourth. Thegirlinthatsong gained the lead at the top of stretch and pulled away for a 4 1/4-length victory. When we broke my horse was real fresh, Bejarano said, so when I saw that Jojo Warrior did go to the lead, I just put us right behind and I had a beautiful trip. By the three-eighths pole I still felt I had a lot of horse and when I let her go in the stretch she took off. Lexie Lou, ridden by Corey Nakatani, made a late run to finish second edging Jojo Warrior. Une Cherise was fourth followed by Fleet of Gold, Colonel Joan and Ramonas Wildcat. The time for the La Canada was 1:43.84 on a fast track. Shes been training well here and we were looking for a good effort from her, Hollendorfer noted. I think Rafael wanted to stay back a little more than what I wanted him. I asked him to stay as close as he could and be comfortable, so he did that, and that ended up working out well. Thegirlinthatsong, making her first start in almost two months, increased her earnings by $120,000 to $407,695. The 4-year-old filly has won five of 19 lifetime starts along with four seconds and four thirds Her most recent start was in the Zia Park Oaks on Nov. 24 when she got second to Cassatt. On Oct. 25 she was fifth to Lexie Lou in Santa Anitas Autumn Miss Stakes. Thegirlinthatsong paid $15.00, $4.20 and $2.60. Lexie Lou returned $2.80 and $2.20, and Jojo Warrior paid $2.60 to show. Tom Browning Jersey . The start of the seasons fifth and final major was delayed two hours due to heavy rain in the area. The tournament eventually began, but with water on the greens and the rain persisting, players were called back to the clubhouse less than an hour after the first group teed off. Curt Casali Jersey . Trailing 4-1 in the final set, Sharapova steadied her erratic service game and took command again to beat the 56th-ranked American 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 on clay at the Magic Box tennis centre. The ninth-ranked Russian looked to be cruising before McHale broke late in the second set to tie the match and then took her commanding lead in the final set after breaking Sharapova.NEW YORK, N.Y. - Columbus Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen has been named the NHLs first star of the week after putting up four points in front of his home fans at Sundays NHL all-star game.Johansen scored two goals and added two assists at the showcase event as his team, captained by Blue Jackets linemate Nick Foligno, fell 17-12 to a team led by Chicagos Jonathan Toews.Johansen was named the games mmost valuable player via a Twitter vote. Scott Rolen Jersey. He was held without a point in the Blue Jackets two games earlier in the week, ending his franchise-record point streak at 13 games.Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson took the second star award with three goals in two games.Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise also had three goals in two games last week and took third-star honours. ' ' '
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