Blingo goes bingo in GII San Antonio Stakes Upset, Dude Doesn’t – Results and Replay

Blingo - was the 1/2 length winner of today's GII San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita Park
Blingo – was the 1/2 length winner of today’s GII San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita Park

The early pace duel between Blueskiesnrainbows and Game On Dude , did set up as promised, but it was Blingo , who had it when it counted most in the stretch as he held off a very game long shot in Imperative, by a 1/2 length to take today’s, $300,000, GII San Antonio, for 4yo and up, going 1 1/8 mile over a “fast” Santa Anita Park main track!

Full Results

Imperative, was back that 1/2 length for 2nd, after what we thought was a pre-mature move deep on the backstretch, squeezing in at the rail beside the dueling front-runners for a 3 across far turn firing line!

American Blend , got up for 3rd, back several more lengths and a head in front of Majestic Harbor , who filled out today’s super!

Game On Dude , Blueskiesnrainbows and Willyconker,  filled out the rest of this field, in that order, in an epic pace collapse here today! The “Show” payouts below tell the tale!

Payouts and Winning Time,

Age Restriction: Four Year Old and Upward
  Purse: $300,000
  Distance: One And One Eighth Miles On The Dirt
  Track Condition: Fast
  Winning Time:  1:47.95
Pgm# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
6. Blingo Aaron T. Gryder 33.80 11.40 27.20
7. Imperative Kent J. Desormeaux   12.20 22.40
2. American Blend Joseph Talamo     25.80
Also ran were: 4.  – Majestic Harbor ,  5.  – Game On Dude ,  3.  – Blueskiesnrainbows ,  1.  – Willyconker (IRE)

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