01/27/2011 4:49PM

Santa Anita: Plunge fails - again


Call it Black Thursday for some show bettors.

For the second consecutive race, a massive show plunge failed at Santa Anita in Thursday's second race.

Lunch Time Diva, the even-money favorite, was the subject of $103,148 of the $128,292 bet to show. She fought for the lead with Around the Twig, but faded in the final furlong of the maiden special weight race over 1 1-16 miles to finish fourth in a field of five, 1 1-4 lengths behind race winner Withgreatpleasure ($10.80).

Withgreatpleasure paid $10.40 to show, while runner-up Around the Twig paid $7.60 and third-place finisher Love Theway Youare paid $11.20.

In the first race, Schuylkill Punch, the 3-5 favorite, failed to finish in the first three of a maiden claimer for sprinters, resulting in show payoffs of $40.60, $29 and $22.20.