03/19/2011 5:33PM

Santa Anita: Espinoza doubles


After fighting to the wire to win Saturday's third race by a nose on Warren's Tony R., jockey Victor Espinoza had an easy winner in the following race with the heavily favored Ascot's Highflyer.

Trained by Ron Ellis, Ascot's Highflyer ($3.20) won the $12,500 claimer for non-winners of two by 5 1-2 lengths in 1:44.66. Through Saturday's fourth race, Espinoza was seventh in the standings with 28 wins. He had three winners on Friday.

Ascot's Highflyer was claimed in a two-way shake by A.C. Avila, the third winner to be claimed from Saturday's first four races. The other race was run under allowance conditions.