02/11/2011 5:41PM

Santa Anita: Favorite fails to finish


Dave's Ruler, the even-money favorite in Friday's second race, failed to finish the $12,500 claimer over 1 1-16 miles after being pulled up on the final turn with an apparent injury by jockey Joel Rosario.

A support brace was placed on Dave's Ruler's left foreleg before he was loaded onto the track ambulance. The 4-year-old ridgling has won  2 of 12 starts and was making his first start for trainer Julio Canani since being claimed for $10,000 on Jan. 21.

The race was won by Mr. Saturdaynight, who stalked the early pace and finished a half--length in front of Courtside Action. Mr. Saturdaynight ($8.40) was ridden by Joe Talamo.