01/21/2011 7:59PM

Santa Anita: Claimer of the week


Irridescent Red ($14.40) is on a roll. The 5-year-old mare won for the second time within a week in Friday's sixth race for $10,000 claimers. Last Saturday, Irridescent Red won a $7,000 claimer over 6 1-2 furlongs for trainer Jack Carava and was claimed by Jeff Metz.

Metz barely got to know Irridescent Red before entering her on Sunday and watching her win by 3 1-4 lengths over Red White and Brew, a 13-1 in the field of 10 $9,000 to $10,000 claimers. 

Irridescent Red has won her last three starts and 4 of 16 starts in her career. She was claimed by Jorge Periban. Linda Mikus claimed seventh-place finisher Dos Veinte for $10,000 in a four-way shake.