ARCADIA, Calif. -- American Blend rallied four-wide at the top of the stretch to win the $58,000 Balboa Park Purse by 41/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Thursday.
Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, American Blend ran 1 mile in 1:37.23 and paid $5.40, $3.20 and $2.60.
Half Strike returned $11.20 and $7.40, while Joy Boy was another neck back in third and paid $6.60 to show.
The victory, worth $34,800, increased American Blend's career earnings to $87,610, with two wins in six starts.
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