02/21/2004 12:00AM

Fun House captures Buena Vista


ARCADIA, Calif. - Fun House tried something new in her 22nd career start in Saturday's $150,000 at Santa Anita: She raced for the first time on a wet turf course, and scored her first stakes win.

Ridden by Gary Stevens, Fun House ($24) rallied from fourth in a field of seven fillies and mares to score by 2 3-4 lengths over Katdogawn.

Fun House, 5, finished a mile on a good turf course in 1:36.13.

"The turf is really soft and she enjoyed it," Stevens said. "It shaped up I dreamed it would. She settled real nicely and I had a ton of horse."

Katdogawn rallied from last to finish a half-length in front of Fudge Fatale, who led at the eighth pole. Personal Legend finished fourth, followed by Maiden Tower (the 7-5 favorite), Southern Oasis and Drew Away. Southern Oasis was vanned off after grabbing a quarter, according to track stewards.

Maiden Tower set an early pace of 23.50 and 47.75 seconds, but faded in the stretch.

Fun House races for Winchell Thoroughbreds and trainer Ron McAnally. By Prized, she has five wins and earnings of $370,688.