04/03/2010 2:24PM

Santa Anita: Mindblower makes flashy debut


The career of Mindblower is off to a promising start with a victory in a maiden race over 1 1-16 miles for 3-year-olds in Saturday's first race.

Ridden by leading jockey Rafael Bejarano, Mindblower ($16.60) closed well through the stretch to catch 9-5 favorite Spring Forth in the final sixteenth and win by a half-length. Mindblower ran 1 1-16 miles in 1:43.16.

Mindblower was the only first-time starter in Saturday's first race. By Giant's Causeway, the colt was bought for $150,000 as a weanling at the 2007 Keeneland November Sale and races for Ran-Jan racing.