Ridden by Diego Sanchez, the 5-year-old horse overcame a slow break, began to make up ground on the turn before angling out in the stretch to overtake favored Lissa’s Star inside the furlong marker to gain the 1 ¾-length victory, covering the mile in 1:34.83.
“He's a nice horse, and he loves it here,” said Geier. “He didn't run his best down in New Orleans, but here he does what he does. He just loves it here, he excels, and does it perfect.”
Second choice in the wagering, Coragil Cat paid $7.40, $4 and $3. Lissa’s Star returned $3.20 and $2.20. Lovango paid $2.40.