CALIFORNIA-BRED BIG BOOK PREVAILS BY A HEAD UNDER PEDROZA TO WIN $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE
California-bred Big Book.
ARCADIA, Calif. (May 20, 2016)–Idle since facing the mighty Beholder in late September, California-bred Big Book was all heart late as she prevailed by a head under Martin Pedroza to win Friday's $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Owned and bred in California by George Krikorian and conditioned by Tim Yakteen, Big Book covered a mile and a sixteenth in 1:44.76.
Racing in the middle of a three-horse spread leaving the three furlong pole, Big Book appeared to ease back for several strides but when longshot Slip of the Tongue tired suddenly to her outside, Pedroza angled three-wide turning for home and in a rousing stretch duel, outdid runner-up Savannah Sky.