09/05/2006 12:00AM

Philadelphia: Splendid Blended romps


Multiple graded stakes winner Splendid Blended ($3.60) returned from a four-month layoff to dominate Tuesday's $100,000 Steve Van Buren Handicap at Philadelphia Park.

Freshened since finishing off the board in the Grade 1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs on May 6, Splendid Blended cruised to a four-length win over seven outmatched filly and mare sprinters. Racing for the first time over an off track, she completed seven furlongs in the slop in 1:26.18.

Notimetoquit edged She's Fancy Free by a neck for second.