Wild Dude swings out for GII Palos Verde Stakes win – Results and Replay

Wild Dude - (on the Outside) slipping past Breeders' Cup Sprint champ Secret Circle to win today's GII Palos Verde Stakes at Santa Anita
Wild Dude – (on the Outside) slipping past Breeders’ Cup Sprint champ Secret Circle to win today’s GII Palos Verde Stakes at Santa Anita

Wild Dude, had to swing out off the rail in mid-stretch to get some clear running room to then slingshot himself past B/C Sprint champion, Secret Circle and fellow early traveler Moonshine Bay, for the up-in-time victory by just a “neck” in today’s, $200,000, GII Palos Verde Stakes, for 4yo and up sprinters, going 6f’s over a “fast” Santa Anita Park main track!

Full Results and Replay

Secret Circle, was back that neck for 2nd after wearing down in a full out fronting running duel with, Moonshine Bay, who came 3rd back another length, with Majestic Strideand Sahara Sky, rounding out the final 2 positions of this compact 5 horse field!

Payouts and Winning Time,

Age Restriction: Four Year Old and Upward
  Purse: $200,000
  Distance: Six Furlongs On The Dirt
  Track Condition: Fast
  Winning Time:  1:08.09
Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
1. Wild Dude Rafael Bejarano 19.20 5.00 3.20
4. Secret Circle Martin Garcia   2.10 2.10
5. Moonshine Bay Gary L. Stevens     3.60
Also ran were: 3.  – Majestic Stride ,  2.  – Sahara Sky

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