04/07/2011 4:24PM

Santa Anita: Early pick 3 pays $325


The $1 pick 3 on the first three races on Thursday returned $325 without a winning favorite in the sequence.

In the first race, Rino S ($12.40) won a two-furlong maiden race for 2-year-olds by a length over 4-5 favorite Lulu's Quest. Rino S had been fourth in a similar race in March.

In the second race, Line One ($16) rallied from off the pace to win a six-furlong starter allowance by three-quarters of a length over Queenie Marini. Chocolate Caliente, the 2-5 favorite, led to midstretch and faded to finish third.

In the third race, Universal Peace ($11.40) rallied wide to win a $50,000 claimer over a mile on turf by three-quarters of a length over Skyrush. 

Universal Peace won the first leg of a pick six that drew a pool of $137,672. Waltzing With Blue, who finished fifth, was claimed by Robertino Diodoro for $50,000.