02/04/2011 7:34PM

Santa Anita: O'Neill claims 'Citizen'


Hot Citizen could only finish fifth as the 9-5 favorite in a $40,000 claimer over a mile on turf in Friday's fifth race, but she was an attractive enough prospect for trainer Doug O'Neill to claim her for a partnership.

Hot Citizen, 4, finished 4 3-4 lengths behind Siberian Heart ($8.40) in the field of nine. Hot Citizen was eighth for the first half-mile and rallied wide to make up some ground in the last quarter-mile.

Hot Citizen raced for Eddie Truman. The 4-year-old filly has won 3 of 9 starts, with the wins coming at Turfway Park and Hollywood Park.

O'Neill claimed fourth race runner-up Pink Blanket for $75,000 in Friday's fourth race.