04/10/2011 5:55PM

Santa Anita: Avila claims winner


State Gathering won Sunday's fourth race in his U.S. debut and was claimed for $25,000 by trainer A.C. Avila.

State Gathering won a one-mile turf race for $25,000 claimers who had not won twice by a comfortable 2 1-4 lengths, leading throughout under jockey Joel Rosario.

Trained by Simon Callaghan, State Gathering had one victory in eight starts in England previously for trainer Henry Candy. Sunday's race was the first for State Gathering since last September. 

State Gathering ($7.40) won the first leg of a pick six that had a pool of $223,019.