Duopoly Ships West For Brown, Wires American Oaks Field

Trainer Chad Brown-trained Duopoly made it look easy on Saturday at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., as she waltzed to a front-running two-length tally going 1 1/4 miles on turf in the Grade 1, $300,000 American Oaks.  Ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat, Duopoly stopped the clock at 2:01.61. on firm turf.

With a hillside start, Duopoly made the lead out of the gate effortlessly and while under a stout hold, enjoyed a length and a half advantage over favored Sharing as the field crossed under the wire for the first time.  With Sharing applying pressure heading to the far turn, Prat let out a notch and from the top of the stretch home, Duopoly unfurled a genuinely Grade 1 charge to the wire in an emphatic win.

“I thought on the backside someone was going to hook up with me but lucky enough nobody did. We had a pretty nice trip,” said Prat. “She was full of herself and traveling perfect. When I asked her she really kicked in. She never really ran the distance but I guess Chad Brown doesn’t come down here just to race.”

An ungraded gate to wire stakes winner at 1 1/16 miles on turf at Aqueduct Nov. 15, Duopoly was off at 6-1 in a field of 10 sophomore fillies and paid $14.00, $7.60 and $4.60.

By Animal Kingdom out of the Danehill Dancer mare Justaroundmidnight, Duopoly, who is owned by Klaravich Stables, LLC, notched her first Grade 1 victory and registered her fourth win from six starts.  With the winner’s share of $180,000, she increased her earnings to $308,034.

Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, the Richard Baltas-trained Going to Vegas out-finished Sharing by three quarters of a length for second money.  Off at 14-1, she paid $14.00 and $7.00.

Ridden by John Velazquez for Graham Motion, Sharing, off at 8-5, had no apparent excuses and paid $3.00 to show.

Fractions on the race were 24.91, 49.67, 1:14.89 and 1:38.98.

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