01/14/2011 7:12PM

Santa Anita: From last to first


The first-time starter La Pinot ($17.20) rallied from last in a field of seven to win Friday's fifth race for maiden claimers by 2 1-4 lengths.

Ridden by David Flores, La Pinot was well behind the early pace of 21.50 and 44.75 seconds set by 7-5 favorite Diamond Journey, and closed well through the final quarter-mile to outfinish the favorite. La Pinot ran 5 1-2 furlongs in 1:03.48. She ducked in slightly in the last 50 yards, but was well clear at the time.

La Pinot, a 3-year-old filly by Benchmark, races for trainer Jerry Fanning and owner-breeder Dan Agnew.