02/05/2011 4:57PM

Santa Anita: Kerwin John's timing


Kerwin John rode Easy on the Eye ($74.80) to an upset win in Saturday's first race, a victory he producded through a well-timed ride.

John brought Easy on the Eye off the pace to catch 3-2 favorite Streets of Heaven, who arguably moved to the lead too soon by jockey Antonio Castanon in the $8,000 claimer over 1 1-8 miles.

Streets of Heaven led by two lengths with a furlong remaining and lost by a nose. Easy on the Eye finished in 1:50.19. Saturday's race was the 9-year-old gelding's first win since October 2007 in Australia, and first win in 20 starts in the United States. He is trained by Steve Knapp.