03/26/2011 4:29PM

Santa Anita: Dominus dominates


Making his first start since September, Dominus ($4.60) had little trouble winning a maiden race for 3-year-olds over seven furlongs by 5 1-4 lengths over 3-5 favorite Tokubetsu.

Ridden by Corey Nakatani for trainer Steve Asmussen, Dominus was never really threatened, setting an early pace of 23.86 and 47.55 seconds. He was timed in 1:22.61.

Tokubetsu was strongly favored on the basis of a second to Runflatout in a highly-regarded maiden race on Jan. 29. He was Asmussen's 11th winner with his 39th starter of the Santa Anita winter-spring meeting.