Two Step Salsa wins Affirmed Handicap

Updated: June 15, 2008, 9:50 PM ET
Associated Press

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Two Step Salsa raced to a three-length victory Sunday in the $107,100 Affirmed Handicap at Hollywood Park.

Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Two Step Salsa pulled away from Dixie Chatter and Tres Borrachos at the top of the stretch en route to his fourth win in five starts.

The 3-year-old ran 1 1-16 miles in 1:41.570 and paid $4, $2.80 and $2.20. Tres Barrachos, ridden by Tyler Baze, returned $3.60 and $2.40, and Dixie Chatter paid $2.60.

Two Step Salsa, trained by Julio Canani for Everest Stables, banked $64,260 to boost his earnings to $203,990.

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