ARCADIA, Calif. -- Becky Lou won the $58,000 feature for 3-year-old fillies by a nose as a 32-1 long shot in her U.S. debut at Santa Anita on Thursday.
Ridden by Tyler Baze, Becky Lou ran a mile on the turf in 1:34.41 and paid $66.20, $25.40 and $9.60.
Lilbourne Eliza returned $12.20 and $7.40, while Macha was another 1½ lengths back in third and paid $3.20 to show. Pussycat Lips, the 8-5 favorite, finished seventh.
The victory, worth $34,800, increased Becky Lou's career earnings to $54,796. She had been idle since Nov. 3 at Newmarket, England, where she finished eighth and last in a minor stakes race.
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