03/04/2011 5:53PM

Santa Anita: 'Gent' wins, gets claimed


Gallant Gent, who was third in the 2010 Pomona Derby and unplaced in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, was claimed for $10,000 by Los Alamitos-based trainer Angela Aquino after winning Friday's fourth race at Santa Anita.

Aquino has a few runners on the Thoroughbred circuit in Southern California each year. At the current Santa Anita meeting, she has yet to have a starter.

Gallant Gent ($3.60) won the $10,000 claimer by 2 1-2 lengths over Manofgold despite jumping tracks in the stretch. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Gallant Gent ran a mile in 1:36.25.

Trained by Craig Lewis for Friday's race, Gallant Gent was sixth in a $35,000 claimer on Feb. 13. As a 2-year-old in 2009, he won the C.B. Afflerbaugh Stakes at Fairplex Park and finished seventh in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita.