04/09/2007 12:00AM

Try to Fly closes to win San Pedro


ARCADIA, Calif. - Try to Fly remained unbeaten after two starts with a late rally in Sunday's $83,250 San Pedro Stakes at Santa Anita.

Try to Fly, last of nine for the first few strides, won by a half-length over Principle Secret and gave apprentice jockey Joe Talamo his first stakes win at Santa Anita. Trained by Doug O'Neill for Mercedes Stable, Try to Fly ($9.80) ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.38. Street Lights finished third in the field of 3-year-olds.

Try to Fly made up four lengths from the middle of the turn, after racing in pursuit of pacesetter Idiot Proof, who set early fractions of 21.52 and 43.87 seconds.

Try to Fly beat maidens in his career debut against sprinters on March 3. He has earned $84,660.

o Dancing General won the first stakes of her career in the $107,200 Pro or Con Handicap for state-bred fillies and mares.

Ridden by Garrett Gomez, Dancing General ($3) was fully extended through the stretch to finish a half-length in front of pacesetter Two Times Won. Del Mar Ticket finished third, 2 1/4 lengths behind Dancing General.

Dancing General, 5, has won 4 of 10 starts and $279,720 for owner Stan Fulton and trainer Rafael Becerra.