ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2016)–With a devastating late kick the final furlong, longshot Miss Double d’Oro flew from last to first to win Friday’s $75,000 Arboretum II Stakes by one half length at Santa Anita. Ridden by Santiago Gonzalez and conditioned by Neil Drysdale, Miss Double d’Oro prevailed in a field of nine older fillies and mares as she covered 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in 1:13.98.
Off at 10-1, she paid $23.00, $6.00 and $3.80.
“We realize now that she’s got that one short kick,” said Drysdale. “So you need to sit tight and make a run.”
A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Medaglia d’Oro, Miss Double d’Oro is owned by Calumet Farm. In getting her third win from 10 starts, she picked up $47,700 for the win, increasing her earnings to $155,950.
Off as the solid 3-5 favorite, Dreamologist sat a close second down the hill and was carried wide at the dirt crossing by pacesetter, Tesalina. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Dreamologist overhauled Tesalina with about 50 yards to run, but couldn’t hold off the winner late and paid $2.80 and $2.20.
Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Tesalina was very erratic crossing the dirt but kept to her task gamely, finishing a nose in front of My Year Is a Day for third money. Off at 4-1, she paid $3.20 to show.
Fractions on the race were 22.07, 45.07 and 1:07.96.
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