04/08/2010 6:23PM

Santa Anita: Blame the Wine wins, gets claimed


Blame the Wine won her third race in her last five starts in Thursday's seventh race, and was claimed by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for $25,000.

In Thursday's race, Blame the Wine rallied on the insdie to finish three-quarters of a length in front of Wood Art in a seven-furlong optional claimer for state-bred fillies and mares. She won a $25,000 claimer on Jan. 6 and an optional claimer on Feb. 25, a day in which she could have been claimed for $25,000.

Blame the Wine's win continued an excellent winter-spring meeting for jockey Omar Berrio and trainer A.C. Avila. Berrio has won 11 races from 40 mounts, a 27.5 winning percentage. Avila has won with 13 of 53 starters, a 24.5 percent strike rate.