West Side Story Paces Fast Mile in Feature
West Side Story took an early lead and paced to victory with the fastest mile of the meet in the featured $8,000 invitational Saturday at Los Alamitos.
Irresistible Magic, the 2-1 favorite, held a clear advantage until the far turn. West Side Story and Steve Desomer quickly closed the gap and came up on the outside at the top of the lane. Irresistible Magic held on gamely, but West Side Story went by and finished in 1:55 4/5, 1 3/5 faster than his previous best.