Fourty Niners Son beat Notable Guest by a length yesterday in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap at Santa Anita.
Fourty Niners Son, ridden by Garrett Gomez, ran a mile on the turf course in 2:03.74. The win was the first in a year for owner Tom Baxter's Kentucky homebred. Prospect Park finished third.
Maryfield takes Distaff at Aqueduct
Maryfield made a cross-country trip worthwhile with a 21/4-length victory yesterday in the $158,500 Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap at Aqueduct. Trained in California by Doug O'Neill, Maryfield steadied on the turn before shaking loose in the stretch to post her seventh win in 24 starts.
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Candy Box, one of the pacesetters, held on for second and Oprah Winney was third. Victorina, the 8-5 favorite, was fourth followed by Magnolia Jackson, May Day Vow and Hello Lucky.
Duveen holds on in Palm Beach Stakes
Duveen edged Soldier's Dancer by a nose yesterday in the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Ridden by Mark Guidry, Duveen ran 11/8 miles in 1:47.48. Storm in May was third.