The first stakes race on Breeders' Cup Challenge
"Win and You're In" Day at Santa Anita
was the $250,000 Chandelier Stakes (G1) for 2-year-old fillings going 1 1/16 miles looking for automatic entry into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Fascinating was sent off as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 7 off her close second in the Del Mar Debutante
(G1). In to challenge her included 2-1 second choice She's a Tiger, winner of the Del Mar Debutante after a close second in the Sorrento (G2), and 6-1 third choice Awesome Baby, seventh in the Del Mar Debutante after a 4 3/4 length romp in her debut.
52-1 longest shot Harlington's Rose was quickest away through an opening quarter of 22.80 before Awesome Baby took over the lead through a half in 46.25, while stalked by She's a Tiger and Harlington's Rose. On the far turn, She's a Tiger pulled away from the field, opening up a 2 1/2 length advantage through 3/4 in 1:10.27. 10-1 Secret Compass, fourth early, came on late and outfinished She's a Tiger through the final 1/16 mile to win by a head in 1:44.91. It was another 3/4 length back to late-running favorite Fascinating.
Results Chart from Daily Racing Form