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Very Subtle Wins Las Flores Handicap

Very Subtle pulled away in the stretch to win the $70,600 Las Flores Handicap by 3 lengths over Sadie B. Fast before a crowd of 29,001 Monday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Laffit Pincay and carrying high weight of 124 pounds, Very Subtle covered 6 furlongs in 1:08 3-5 and paid $2.60 to win.

Sadie B. Fast, ridden by Bill Shoemaker and carrying 113 pounds, was 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Comical Cat at the wire.

The $5 exacta of Very Subtle and Sadie B. Fast paid $18. Serve N’ Volley was scratched. Because there were only three entries in the 37th running of the race for older fillies and mares, there was no place or show wagering.

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The victory was the 12th in 26 starts for Very Subtle, a 5-year-old daughter of Hoist the Silver, and the $44,350 top prize increased her career earnings to $1,560,860.


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