The complexion of the True North Handicap (gr. II) changed at the start, when Summer Note, who was unbeaten in four starts and had always showed speed, hopped at the start. Yonaguska and Explicit then were the two left on the lead, and Explicit proved best in the six-furlong race.
Speedy Pick, a 59-1 longshot, led through every step of the San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) except the ones that mattered most. In the final strides, Continental Red rallied to win Saturday's $250,000 race by a nose at Santa Anita.
Hook and Ladder aims to maintain his perfect record over the Gulfstream Park track against eight foes Sunday in the $100,000 Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) at six and a half furlongs. The 13th running of the Deputy Minister offers a winner's prize of $60,000 and drew a field of nine, three of them unbeaten over the track.
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