Comma to the Top became racing's newest millionaire with a 1 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday.
The victory, worth $60,000, increased Comma to the Top's career earnings to $1,027,696, with 11 wins in 25 starts.
With replacement rider Edwin Maldonado in the saddle, Comma to the Top ran 6 1/2 furlongs on a wet-fast dirt track in 1:14.55 and paid $5.20, $3.60 and $2.80.
Clubhouse Ride returned $7.40 and $3.40, while Ain't No Other was another three-quarters of a length back in third and paid $3 to show in the race that was moved off the downhill turf course because of rain. Capital Account, the 8-5 favorite, finished fourth.
Maldonado replaced Corey Nakatani, who was forced to take off his remaining mounts after a spill in the fourth race, and earned his third win on the card.
''Words can't describe a horse like this,'' winning trainer Peter Miller said. ''He's just an iron horse. He's a $22,000 gelding and you wish you had a barn full of...