02/17/2011 6:41PM

Santa Anita: Not so 'Handsome'


Brutally Handsome had a tough trip when fourth in Thursday's third race, a maiden race over 6 1-2 furlongs on the main track.

Ridden by Joe Talamo, Brutally Handsome was racing behind the leaders on the turn when Talamo tried to guide the 4-year-old gelding through a space on the inside. There was not sufficient room, forcing Talamo to check his mount at a pivotal time.

Brutally Handsome did not have time to recover and finished 3 1-2 lengths behind race winner Preamble ($13.20), the fourth choice in the field of seven. Trained by Richard Mandella, Preamble was making his first start since April.

Preamble won the first leg of a pick six that drew a small pool of $122,803.