03/25/2011 5:16PM

Santa Anita: 'Wildcat' loses, regains lead


American Wildcat ($4.80) lost the lead to Winning Desire in the stretch of Friday's third race, then rallied on the inside to win the one-mile race for $25,000 claimers by a head under jockey Garrett Gomez.

The frustration of the outcome was evident by the action of losing jockey David Flores, who appeared to slam his whip on his left boot after the wire.

American Wildcat ran a mile in 1:37.72 on a track rated wet-fast from early Friday rain.

The race was the first leg of a pick six that had a pool of $129,932.

Minutesandtouches, who was last of four, was claimed for $25,000 by trainer Robertino Diodoro.