05/07/2006 11:00PM

Turf Paradise: Muir Beach by a nose


Muir Beach, 4-5 favorite, won the $40,000 Desert Sky Handicap at Turf Paradise by a nose.

Ridden by Steve Gomez for trainer Dan McFarlane, Muir Beach swung out for the stretch drive and just outnodded Shadowy Waters in the final jump. Muir Beach ($3.80) finished a mile on turf in 1:36.32.

Shadowy Waters was almost four clear of third-place Blazing Bartok, the early pacesetter.