02/27/2011 3:50PM

Santa Anita: The hunch play wins


The timing was perfect.

With the Academy Awards to be presented across town this evening, the appropriately named Good Acktress ($6) won Sunday's first race for maiden claimers, storming clear in the stretch to prevail by 9 1-4 lengths under jockey Patrick Valenzuela.

Good Acktress ran a mile in 1:37.08. Trained by Mike Harrington, Good Acktress made her 14th start on Sunday.

Silver Luna, the 3-5 favorite, could only finish third and was claimed by Steve Knapp for $30,000. Silver Luna has been second or third in all five of her starts.