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Santa Barbara shows late turn-of-foot in rallying for G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational score
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Jul 10, 2021
Santa Barbara shows late turn-of-foot in rallying for G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational score

Brian Bohl

​Santa Barbara just needed to find a sliver of room to show her late turn-of-foot. The Aidan O’Brien trainee finally got that small opening in the final furlong and capitalized with a strong surge to the finish, running down five competitors, including pacesetter Con Lima, for a half-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational for sophomore fillies going 1 1/4 miles on the Belmont Park inner turf course.

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