12/28/2013 5:53PM

Santa Anita: Enterprising keeps moving forward with Logan victory

Benoit and Associates
Enterprising wins his stakes debut in Saturday's Eddie Logan at Santa Anita.

ARCADIA, Calif. -- When Enterprising beat maidens in a one-mile turf at Betfair Hollywood Park on Nov. 16, jockey Gary Stevens said “a light went on” as the colt took a two-length lead in the stretch.

That light has stayed on.

Enterprising won his stakes debut in Saturday’s $83,050 Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita. The win left the ever-optimistic Stevens expecting more success from Enterprising in 2014.

“He’s going to have a very good year,” Stevens predicted.

Enterprising won the one-mile Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds by three-quarters of a length, closing from fourth on the turn. Stevens guided Enterprising three wide on the turn and took the lead in the final sixteenth.

“It was like driving a very fast car,” Stevens said.

Enterprising ($5.60) was timed in 1:35.25. Royal Banker, a British-bred colt who was third in the Grade 3 Generous Stakes at Hollywood Park on Nov. 30 in his American debut, finished second, a neck in front of Lucky Views.

Flagman was fourth, followed by 3-2 favorite Craftsman, Morally Bankrupt, and Noble Metal. My Secret Affair was scratched on Saturday morning. Craftsman, a Group 3 winner in Ireland in October, made his American debut in the Logan Stakes.

Enterprising has won 2 of 3 starts and earned $74,350. Trained by Tom Proctor for Glen Hill Farm, Enterprising is a colt by Elusive Quality. Enterprising was seventh in his debut in a maiden race for sprinters on dirt on Oct. 14 prior to his win on turf in November.

Proctor said after the Logan that Enterprising is likely to stay on turf in early 2014.