03/06/2011 7:02PM

Santa Anita: Three claims in 5th


The first three finishers of Sunday's fifth race - Diamond Journey, Banana Cream Pie and Hanakkuh - were claimed for $12,500, the third time in the frist five races that the winner changed hands.

Diamond Journey ($7.40), the third choice in the betting, closed from just off the pace to catch pacesetter Hanakkuh. In deep stretch, Banana Cream Pie ran past Hanakkuh to finish second, but was 1 3-4 lengths behind Diamond Journey.

Diamond Journey was taken in a four-way shake by trainer Steve Knapp. Banana Cream Pie was claimed in a two-way shake by Mike Mitchell. Hanakkuh was claimed in a two-way shake by Bob Hess, jr.

Diamond Journey, 3, won 2 of 5 starts for owner-breeders Zaun Racing Stable and trainer Mike Puype. She won a $30,000 claiming race for maidens on Feb. 6, her most recent start prior to Sunday.