Winning for the first time since Nov. 26, 1999, Smile Again--a 6- year-old Wild Again horse owned by Sid and Jenny Craig and trained by Ron McAnally--was in front most of the way. He put away Lesters Boy, then gamely came back after being headed by Freedom Crest. He completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:41 3/5.
Smile Again was purchased by the Craigs from Prince Ahmed Salman's Thoroughbred Corp. before finishing sixth in the the 1999 Pacific Classic at Del Mar. He had raced only five times after the Pacific Classic, plagued by various physical setbacks.
[Chris McCarron] and McAnally teamed up for another stakes win when Kalatiara, a 9-2 shot making her first start in the United States, outfinished 2-1 favorite Dianehill by a head to win the $100,000 Royal Heroine Stakes.