03/17/2008 12:00AM

Sunland Park: Wind Water all the way


Wind Water, a Southern California raider, dominated the proceedings in the $50,000 Bill Thomas Memorial Handicap at Sunland Park.

A 6-year-old gelding trained by Chris Hartman, Wind Water took control of the 6 1/2-furlong event for 3-year-olds and up right from the start. The 3-2 favorite, he coasted home 4 3/4 lengths in front. Absolutely True ran on for second, with longshot Zamrite rallying to finish just a nose back in third.

Wind Water ($5) ran the distance in 1:14.59.