01/30/2011 7:38PM

Santa Anita: Tough trip for invader


Chin'n Tonic, who raced in Europe last year, was an unlucky third in Sunday's sixth race, a one-mile turf race for $40,000 to $50,000 3-year-old claimers.

Chin'n Tonic was rank going into the first turn under jockey David Flores and was steadied at one point. Once settled, Chin'n Tonic cooperated with Flores, racing on the rail and moving closer to the leaders at the end of the backstretch.

Flores moved Chin'n Tonic three-wide in early stretch and got a response, but the rally fell a head and a nose short. Make It Cozy ($19) won the race in 1:36.94, by a head over Parable, a 7-2 chance.