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Birdlover wins turf feature at Santa Anita

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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Birdlover beat Kinz Funky Monkey by a length to win the $60,000 Saturn Purse at Santa Anita on Friday.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Birdlover ran 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course in 1:11.76 and paid $19, $9 and $7.20.

Kinz Funky Monkey returned $7 and $6.60, and Remise was another neck back in third and paid $9.40 to show. Blues and Silvers, the 9-5 favorite, finished fourth.

The victory, worth $36,000, increased Birdlover's career earnings to $156,635.

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