Bear Now holds off favored Octave to win the Fitz Dixon.

Bear Now holds off favored Octave to win the Fitz Dixon.

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Bear Now Wires Cotillion Field, Octave Second

Front-running Bear Now shook loose of the prohibitive favorite Octave in the final furlong to upset the $750,000 Fitz Dixon Cotillion Handicap (gr. II) by two lengths in stakes record time at Philadelphia Park Sept. 22.