01/29/2011 6:03PM

Santa Anita: Waterman ends drought

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Trainer Stanley Waterman, who has three horses based at Hollywood Park, had his first winner in nearly three years when Hostile Waters rallied in the final furlong to win a maiden claimer over 6 1-2 furlongs.

Ridden by Jose Verenzuela, Hostile Waters ($4.80) finsihed a half-length of Quietly Waiting. Guadalupe Lupe was third in the field of seven, which did not include Bobby's N Paradise and K. Jems, who were scratched early Saturday.

Waterman was winless with six starters in 2010. Hostile Waters, a 5-year-old gelding, was second at 70-1 on Jan. 1 in a $20,000 claiming race for maidens, and won at that level on Saturday. The victory was Waterman's first since April 2008 at Bay Meadows.