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.
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.