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Melatonin Wins Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap
At Santa Anita Park in the US, 5YO gelding Melatonin landed the biggest prize of his career when scoring by 4.25-lengths for trainer David Hofmans in the $1 million Gr1 Santa Anita Handicap (10 furlongs) for 3YO+, over 6YO entire Hard Aces (Hard Spun (USA) 2004 out of All in With Aces, by (USA) 2003, by Quiet American) & 5YO entire Effinex (Mineshaft-What a Pear, by E Dubai). Melatonin took his record to 4 wins and 5 placings from 11 starts for US$768,552 earnings. Melatonin becomes the first Gr1 winner for his sire Kodiak Kowboy (Posse), a three-time Gr1 winner of the Carter Handicap, Vosburgh Stakes and Cigar Mile Handicap.