Sunday, May 27 2012
WILKINSON PULLS AMERICAN HANDICAP SHOCKER
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (May 26, 2012)—Making his first start for trainer Jeff Mullins, Wilkinson pulled the biggest surprise in the long history of the $150,000 American Handicap Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Dismissed at 44-1 in the Grade II, the 4-year-old Lemon Drop Kid saved ground while racing close to the pace, angled outside approaching the stretch, collared leader Liberian Freighter with less than an eighth of a mile to run and easily withstood the late surge of 3-5 favorite Mr. Commons.
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