Dr Pescado Rallies To Win Golden Nugget At Golden Gate Fields

Grey or roan gelding Dr Pescado sat off the pace before rallying past early pacesetter and runner-up finisher Stanford Bay late in to win the 6-furlong, $50,000 Golden Nugget Stakes for 2-year-olds on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields in Berkeley, Calif.

Dr Pescado, ridden by Pedro Terrero, broke his maiden in his first career start by over 7 lengths. After running poorly while dueling on the lead in his most recent afternoon appearance before Saturday’s stakes win, Dr Pescado was asked to relax off a pacesetter. Sitting off the speed was not an issue for the California-bred son of Fullbridled, who stayed on the rail for most of the way before switching outside and running past his rivals in the final furlong. Dr Pescado completed the six furlongs in 1:11.51 and won the contest by a half-length.

Dr Pescado paid $9.40 to win, $4.20 to place, and $2.20 to show. Stanford Bay paid $3.00 to place and $2.10 to show. 6-5 post-time favorite C’Mon Man completed the trifecta and paid $2.10 to show, with Highland Ghost and Northvale Road rounding out the field.

Dr Pescado, bred in California by Juan Heredia, is trained by Felix Rondan and co-owned by Rondan and longtime business partner Ruben Arechiga. With the Golden Nugget Stakes victory, Dr Pescado improved his lifetime record to 2 wins and 1 fourth-place finish from three lifetime starts with career earnings of $59,618.

Live racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields on Sunday afternoon with first post at 12:45 PM for an 8-race program.

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