The win was the fourth in a row for Guided Tour (Hansel--Dancing Mahmoud, by Topsider), a 4-year-old bred by Woodlyn Farm Inc. The gelding earned $90,000 for the win, his seventh from 18 career starts. Trained by Niall O'Callaghan the winner was ridden to victory by Larry Melancon. (Chart, Equibase)
Morton Fink's Guided Tour stalked the early leaders and then rallied while three wide to win the $150,000 Hall of Fame Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) by 5 1/4 lengths Monday at Thistledown. Sent off as the 1-2 favorite, Guided Tour completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1:51.24 on a sloppy track. Sleight finished second, 1 1/2 lengths ahead of Desert Demon. Truluck, Little Lee, and Hustler completed the order of finish. Guided Tour returned $3, $2.40, and $2.10 and topped an exacta worth $16.80.