POMONA, Calif., Sept. 16--Bold Mango, a California-bred son of Bold Badgett,
rallied from seventh and last with a strong stretch kick to win the 34th
running of the $49,500 Derby Trial Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths at Fairplex Park
Ridden by Matt Garcia and trained by Don Warren for owners Larry and Sheila
Ullman (racing as SLU, Inc.), Bold Mango was coming off three straight grass
races including a victory last out at Del Mar.
"He's an improving horse," said Bud Johnston, who saddled the winner for the
ailing Warren and owners Sheila and Larry Ullman, who race as SLU, Inc.
"When we talked in the paddock we said there was speed in the race, so just
sit still and make one move. Matt rode him perfect."
Bold Mango paid $13.60 and covered 1 1/16 miles on a fast track under 114
pounds in 143.38. He earned $27,500 for his third victory from 11 starts.
Lou's Expectation finished second, a half-length in front of National Park.
Rainman's Request, 17-10 favorite Sunkosi, Highly Suspect and Four Checker
completed the order of finish. Groom On the Run and Asong for Billy were
Pine for Java, a Kentucky-bred son of Pine Bluff trained by Caesar
Dominguez, is the 2-1 morning line favorite in Tuesday's 37th running of the
$50,000-guaranteed Beau Brummel Stakes for 2-year-old colts and geldings at
6 1/2 furlongs. The field in post position order: Pine for Java, Goncalino
Almeida, 2-1; Luzern, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Seemore Seemore, Felipe Martinez,
30-1; Johnny Is Bad, Chance Rollins, 8-1; Windscore, Isaias Enriquez, 30-1;
Jimmy O, Matt Garcia, 5-1; Spensive, Iggy Puglisi, 6-1; Hell Cat, Martin
Pedroza, 5-1; and Gralley, Omar Berrio, 12-1. All carry 114 pounds except
Gralley, who totes 117.
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