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Antley Rides Petionville to Victory in San Miguel

Three weeks after winning in his debut, Petionville became a stakes winner Friday in the $77,100 San Miguel Stakes at Santa Anita.

The 11-10 favorite in a field reduced to four starters after the scratch of Fordancingpleasure, Petionville was just off the pace being set by Southern Tempo and Cold N Calculating, then took command in the final eighth of a mile.

Ridden by Chris Antley, the 3-year-old Seeking The Gold colt won by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:09 for six furlongs. Regal Fighter, the 2-1 second choice, rallied from last to beat Cold N Calculating by 1 1/2 lengths.

“We shipped up north (to run in the El Camino Real Derby a week ago), but the track looked a little rough,” trainer Randy Bradshaw said. “They had gotten some rain the night before during the races, so we opted to scratch there and come back here.

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“I don’t know where we’ll run next, although the plans are to try and stretch him out next and see if he’ll go two turns.”


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