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Ireland-bred Beat of The Drum wins turf feature by 3 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita


ARCADIA, California — Beat of The Drum led most of the way to win the $55,000 feature by 3 1/4 lengths Friday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Ireland-bred Beat of The Drum ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.59 and paid $13.20, $7 and $5.20 at 5-1 odds in her fourth U.S. start.

Brazil-bred Last Kiss returned $6 and $4 in her U.S. debut. Colonel Joan was another 1 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $4 to show.

Ireland-bred Royal Temptress, the 7-2 favorite, finished sixth in the eight-horse field, beaten 7 3/4 lengths.

The victory, worth $33,000, increased Beat of the Drum's career earnings to $161,523, with three wins in 11 starts.

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