Hronis Racing LLC's Stellar Wind (Curlin) overcame a bobbling start to earn her third straight victory with a 5 1/4-length score in the $400,500 Santa Anita Oaks (G1).
The John Sadler trainee came three wide around the final turn at Santa Anita Park and easily overtook Luminance (Tale of the Cat) before drawing away to finish 1 1/16 miles on the fast dir tin 1:43 1/5 as the 6-5 favorite.
In the process, Stellar Wind earned 100 points toward a starting berth in the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Down and jumped to third on the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard.
Luminance was best of the rest, three lengths up on Wild at Heart (Indian Charlie) to be awarded 40 points. Wild at Heart took home 20 and fourth-placer Curlin's Fox (Curlin) garnered 10.
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