11/06/2016 6:48PM

Zindaya gives owner second stakes win of weekend in Goldikova


ARCADIA, Calif. - Friday, New Money Honey won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, the first runner at Santa Anita for owner Bob Edwards.

Sunday, Zindaya gave Edwards his second win with his second starter at the picturesque Southern California track in the $200,690 Goldikova Stakes for fillies and mares at a mile on turf.

Ridden by Javier Castellano, Zindaya emerged between runners from an inside position in early stretch to win her first graded stakes in the Grade 2 Goldikova.

“Javier is awesome,” Edwards said. “I’ve seen him do magic before.”

The Goldikova was the feature race on Sunday’s final day of the autumn meeting.

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Zindaya ($4) was timed in 1:34.38, winning her fourth stakes.

Castellano kept Zindaya near the front throughout, stalking pacesetter Hillhouse High through moderate fractions of 23.43 seconds for an opening quarter-mile and 47.47 for a half-mile. Castellano was forced to wait briefly with Zindaya before he found running room in the stretch.

A 5-year-old mare, Zindaya won by a half-length over 10-1 Tiza Kiss, who finished a nose in front of 17-1 Hillhouse High. Majestic Heat was fourth, followed by Prize Exhibit, Nancy From Nairobi, and Queen of The Sand.

Zindaya has won 6 of 15 starts and earned $561,240. A 5-year-old mare by More Than Ready, Zindaya and New Money Honey are trained by Chad Brown.

In 2015, Zindaya was trained by Christophe Clement during a season she won consecutive turf stakes at Belmont Park – the License Fee Stakes at six furlongs and the Intercontinental at seven furlongs.

With Brown this year, Zindaya was second in the License Fee, won the International, and was third in the De La Rose Stakes at Saratoga. She was second in the Noble Damsel Stakes at Belmont Park to stablemate Mrs. McDougal on Sept. 24.

Edwards said New Money Honey and Zindaya will be sent to Florida for the winter.