10/30/2010 4:33PM

Oak Tree: Arresting Officer cuffs field

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Arresting Officer could not have looked sharper in his career debut in Saturday's third race for 2-year-old statebred maidens over six furlongs.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Arresting Officer was third on the backstretch, took the lead on the rail going toward the turn and put away even-money favorite Shelter Cove to win by a convincing 5 3-4 lengths in 1:10.21. Arresting Officer ($4.40) races for Mike Mitchell and SNR Investments.

The colt is by Officer and was purchased for $47,000 at the 2009 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Mitchell said Arresting Officer may make his stakes debut in the first week of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting with a possible start in the interim.