Enola Gray won the $100,000 California Distaff Handicap by a length in her turf debut Saturday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Tyler Baze, Enola Gray ran 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside course in 1:11.57 and paid $5.20, $3.60 and $3 as the 8-5 second choice. She was the lone 3-year-old filly in the field of five.
Desert Steel returned $6.80 and $5, while Home Journey was another head back in third and paid $3.60 to show.
Long Hot Summer, Enola Gray’s stablemate and the 6-5 favorite, finished last.
Trained by Phil D’Amato, Enola Gray earned $60,000, increasing her career purses to $304,100, with four wins in five starts.