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Watch Out, Boys

Sweet Catomine took the 1 1/16-mile Santa Anita Oaks this afternoon in 1:44.44, three lengths ahead of second place finisher Memorette. The highly regarded filly’s win was no surprise to fans, who sent her off at 1-5, or her connections. “She was going so easy,” said jockey Corey Nakatani. “She’s definitely proven to me that she’s the best filly I’ve ever ridden and I’ve ridden some good ones.” Trainer Julio Canani was jubilant after the race, calling Sweet Catomine “the best filly who ever lived.” Her performance in the Oaks means she’ll go on to race the boys in the Santa Anita Derby on April 9. How she does in that race will determine if Sweet Catomine heads to the Kentucky Derby. (Blood-Horse)