03/05/2011 3:27PM

Santa Anita: Berrio's return complete


Jockey Omar Berrio won for the first time in Saturday's first race since suffering a minor stroke on Dec. 30.

Berrio won aboard Dave's Pacemaker ($9.40) in a $16,000 claimer over 6 1-2 furlongs. Trumpet Player Jay, the 8-5 favorite, finished second in the field of seven.

Berrio has ridden in the last few weeks after coming back in mid-January and then spending more time on the sidelines later that month. His win in Saturday's first race was his second of the meeting from his 10th mount.

The race was the subject of an inquiry after Justice Reigns, a 11-1 shot, did not come out of the gate with the other runners. The stewards reviewed film and decided that Justice Reigns's gate opened simultaneous to the other starters, but that he just stood there.

Trumpet Player Jay, a 6-year-old gelding, was claimed in a two-way shake by trainer Mark Glatt. Glatt trained Trumpet Player Jay until Dec. 31 when the gelding was claimed from him for $40,000 by Doug O'Neill. Ellenay Racing owned Trumpet Player Jay and re-claimed him on Saturday.