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!
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 Stride, and 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|
|Distance: Six Furlongs On The Dirt|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:08.09|
|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|