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Life is Sweet wins Santa Margarita Invitational

THE Storm Cat filly Life Is Sweet wonher first Grade 1 race on Saturday when taking the Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap at Santa Anita.

In doing so she went some way toward emulating her older sister Sweet Catomine, a champion two-year-old in 2004 when she won two Grade 1 races as a juvenile, the Del Mar Debutante Stakes and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. She went on to win the Santa Anita Oaks the following year.

The dam of the pair, the Kris S mare Sweet Life, was also successful at SantaAnita, though only at Listed level, but did finish second in the Grade 1 Beverly Hills Handicap at Hollywood Park. She is a half-sister to Pirate's Revenge (Pirate's Bounty), winner of the Grade 1 Milady Handicap.

Life is Sweet is nowthe winner of three Graded events having previously been successful in two Grade 2 events this year.





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