Worldly Victor, a 21-1 longshot, came from far back under Pat Day to win the $73,000 Dave Feldman Stakes on Monday at Gulfstream Park. With the win, Worldly Victor became the first stakes winner for his sire, World Stage, a son of Sadler's Wells who stands at Starview Farm in Ocala, Fla.
Worldy Victor beat fellow longshot Charming Colony by 1 1/2 lengths in the turf race over 1 1/16 miles. The final time was 1:43.62. Lord Juban was third in a field of 11. The winner, timed in 1:43 3/5, paid $43.80, $18.20 and $8.60. Charming Colony returned $30.60 and $21.60. Lord Juban paid $8.20 to show. The exacta was worth $846.20. August Storm, the 6-5 favorite seeking a fourth straight stakes victory, finished fifth as the only filly in the field.
Trained by Phil Gleaves for Worldly Investments, Worldly Victor was bred in Florida by Harold J. Plumley. The 3-year-old colt has won half of his six career starts and earned $78,020.
Gleaves said Worldly Victor would now be pointed toward the $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on turf on Feb. 22.