Golden Eagle Farm's Long Term Wish and jockey Alex Solis hit the wire just in time to register a 14-1 upset in the $112,500 Boo La Boo Stakes for California-bred 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Santa Anita.
Long Term Wish, a homebred daughter of Souvenir Copy, closed from eighth place at the head of the stretch to win the six-furlong event in 1:11.46, nipping My Kai by a head.
Trained by Caesar Dominguez, Long Term Wish paid $30.40, $12.80 and $8.20. My Kai returned $9 and $6.80. Market Garden was third, paying $8.20. Humorous Lady, the 2-1 favorite, was fourth in the field of 11 after setting a fast pace.
"I always had it in my mind to take my time with her today," said Solis. "I knew there was going to be a whole lot of pace so I just had to let her stay relaxed until the right time. I got a great trip because I saved ground all the way to the quarter pole and then she really started to fly. When I saw the wall of horses in front of them at the top of the stretch I thought, 'hey they're not supposed to be there.' So I had no choice but to take her out into the middle of the track. But she is a really hard-trying filly and it worked out perfect. I think she likes me."
Long Term Wish won for the third time in six career outings and picked up a winner's share of $67,500, increasing her career earnings to $145,654 with her first stakes victory.