03/03/2011 5:35PM

Santa Anita: DQ in first

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Jax El, the 4-5 favorite in Thursday's first race, was disqualified from third and placed fourth for a bumping incident in early stretch of an optional claimer for statebred females on the hillside turf course.

Jax El drifted out and bumped Fullbridled's Sis in early stretch. Jax El finished a head in front of Fullbridled's Sis, but was disqualified after a six-minute inquiry and placed fourth. The race was won by West Ruler ($10.60), who finished three lengths in front of Frequent Fame in the field of seven.