05/11/2008 11:00PM

Sweeter Still drifts but wins Senorita Stakes


INGLEWOOD, Calif.- Sweeter Still prevailed by a nose over Magical Fantasy in Saturday's $109,800 Senorita Stakes at Hollywood Park, and then survived a six-minute inquiry into the stretch run to keep the win.

Sweeter Still drifted out in the final furlong, forcing Magical Fantasy farther to the outside. The stewards ruled that Magical Fantasy was also drifting to the outside and that the incident did not affect the order of finish.

"I tried to help her with my right hand, but she kept getting out," said winning jockey Martin Garcia.

Jockey Alex Solis, who rode Magical Fantasy, said, "It cost me the race. If that other horse had run straight, I would have run by her."

Sweeter Still ($5) ran a mile on turf in 1:35.63. Bel Air Sizzle finished third in the field of eight 3-year-old fillies.

By Rock of Gibraltar, Sweeter Still was third on the backstretch. She was second on the turn and took the lead in early stretch. Owned by David Lanzman and trained by Jason Wood and trained by Jeff Mullins, Sweeter Still has won 3 of 6 starts and $184,637. She won the China Doll Stakes at Santa Anita in March and was second by a nose in the Grade 2 Providencia Stakes in April.

Street Boss overcomes poor start in Los Angeles Handicap

Not even a bad start can stop Street Boss's ascent in California sprint division.

In Saturday's $110,500 Los Angeles Handicap, Street Boss overcame a stumble a few strides from the gate to win the Grade 3 race in track record time of 1:07.55.

Street Boss clipped heels with Bonfante shortly after the start and was last of nine in the opening furlong. Ridden by David Flores, Street Boss ($4.80) weaved his way between rivals on the turn and flew home with a wide rally to catch defending champion Sailors Sunset. Street Boss finished a length in front of Sailors Sunset, who was 1 1/2 lengths in front of High Standards.

Sailors Sunset and High Standards dueled through early fractions of 21.74 and 43.80 seconds.

Street Boss was making his stakes debut in the Los Angeles Handicap. A 4-year-old Street Cry colt owned by Bluegate Corp., Marsha Naify and trainer Bruce Headley, Street Boss has won 5 of 9 starts and $221,000, including 4 of his last 5 starts.