04/14/2011 5:52PM

Santa Anita: Pedroza returns a winner


A race after being involved in a spill in Thursday's third race, jockey Martin Pedroza returned to ride the former stakes winner Get Funky to a victory in a $25,000 claimer on the hillside turf course.

Get Funky ($6.40) ran about 6 1-2 furlongs in 1:12.50, finishing 1 1-4 lengths in front of 3-2 favorite Leandros in the field of seven. For Get Funky, it was his first win since a $50,000 claimer at Hollywood Park last June. Thursday's fourth race was restricted to horses who had not won since Oct. 1.

Leandros was claimed by Hector Palma. The 6-year-old gelding has won 5 of 32 starts, and made his second start off a layoff on Thursday.