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first_imgOff as the 7-5 favorite with Mario Gutierrez, Wandering Patrol relinquished the lead approaching the quarter pole and had to settle for third, 1 ¾ lengths in front of Empress of Lov while paying $2.40 to show. COMEBACKING TAPITHA BONITA RALLIES FROM OFF THE PACE TO WIN $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS; PEREIRA & SPAWR TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:18.57ARCADIA, Calif. (April 12, 2019)–Although her connections would have preferred a route of ground, California-bred Tapitha Bonita, idle since Dec. 1, settled nicely early and rallied powerfully through the lane to take Friday’s $57,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 2 ¼ lengths.  Ridden by Tiago Pereira and trained by Bill Spawr, the 4-year-old daughter of Street Hero got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:18.57. Third and on the move about a length and a half off the lead three furlongs from home, Tapitha Bonita wheeled three-wide at the top of the stretch and collared runner-up Chasin Lucas approaching the sixteenth pole in a powerful effort. Claimed for $25,000 four starts back on Aug. 23 by owners Tom Acker, Andy Miller, James Sommers and Glenn Yee, Tapitha Bonita picked up $34,200 for the win, increasing her earnings to $105,795.  Her overall mark now stands at 19-3-1-4. Most recently a close third in a seven furlong starter allowance at Del Mar, Tapitha Bonita, who was bred in California by the late owner/trainer Myung Kwon Cho and is out of the Tapit mare Tapitha, was the second choice in a field of seven California-bred or sired fillies and mares and paid $6.00, $3.40 and $2.40.center_img “We’ve been trying to get her in route races, but they don’t seem to fill,” said Spawr.  “This race was a last minute decision, because we’d still like to run her long, but it worked out fine.” Ridden by Assael Espinoza, Chasin Lucas stalked early leader Wandering Patrol into and around the far turn and was clearly second best on the day.  Off at 6-1, Chasin Lucas paid $5.80 and $3.20. Fractions on the race were 22.28, 46.11 and 1:11.82.Racing resumes on Saturday with first post time for a nine-race card at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more