As the summer thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos Race Course comes to a close, Curlin Road rallies for second local win with a victory in the $50,900 featured race.
Returning to the main track after consecutive starts on turf, Curlin Road responded with a victory in the $50,900 feature Sunday, the final day of the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos.
Trained by Doug O’Neill for RJ Racing LLC, Calara Farms and ERJ a partnership, the 4-year-old gelded son of Curlin and the Coronado’s Quest mare Spread rallied from off the pace despite slow fractions to defeat favored River Echo and three others.
A $40,000 claim by his current connections April 22, Curlin Road is now 2-for-4 at Los Alamitos. He broke his maiden during the 2016 Los Angeles County Fair meet when trained by Steve Knapp.
Ridden by Tyler Baze, Curlin Road completed the mile in 1:37.12 and paid $12, $3.60 and $2.40 as the 5-1 third choice . He’s banked $171,750 from three victories in 23 starts.
River Echo, the 4-5 choice, finished 1 ¼ lengths behind the winner and a half-length in front of City Steel. River Echo paid $2.40 and $2.10 while the show price on City Steel was $2.40. Got Even, who showed the way for most of the way, and Just Kidding completed the order of finish. Backintheacademy was scratched.
The article above was released by Los Alamitos Race Course.