C. Beau Greely's Borrego, who was last seen in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in May 15, returns to the races Friday in Del Mar's $75,000-added El Cajon Stakes for 3-year-olds. Seven will go to the post in the one-mile event.
Borrego was a serious Triple Crown contender early in the year, finishing second in Santa Anita's Sham Stakes, the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds and the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park. He finished 1 1/2 lengths behind Smarty Jones at Oaklawn.
The El Prado
colt finished 10th in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and seventh in the Preakness. $75,000-added El Cajon, 3-year-olds, 1 mile
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Perfect Moon, 118, Corey Nakatani
2. Borrego, 118, Tyler Baze
3. Point of Flight, 116, David Flores
4. Jimmy's Instinct, 122, Alex Bisono
5. Valid Again, 120, Kerwin John
6. Courageous Act, 122, Victor Espinoza
7. Fairly Run, 116, Gary Stevens