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9-Year-Old Restless Youth Blitzes Foes In Sprint Feature
The 9-year-old gelding Restless Youth recorded his second straight upset Sunday when he blitzed four rivals in the $42,250 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.
The elder statesman in a field that also included a pair of 8-year-olds and a
7-year-old, Restless Youth broke on top and never looked back en route to winning the six-furlong allowance dash by 1 1/4 lengths in 1:09.64. Quick Enough took second by a neck over Sourdough Sam.
Restless Youth, who paid $10.60 when he captured a six-furlong race for $20,000 claimers on Feb. 11, was dismissed at 10-to-1 in Sunday’s $62,500 claiming event and returned $23.20 as the longest shot in the field.
The victory was the 12th in 44 career starts for Restless Youth and the $25,350 payday boosted his earnings to $436,366. Restless Youth, owned by Kjell H. Qvale of San Francisco and trained by Roger Hansen, was ridden by Juan Hernandez.
Restless Youth was the first of two longshot winners for the team of Qvale, Hansen and Hernandez as the trio also captured the eighth race with 7-to-1 Hard to Please ($16.00).
Racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields Thursday. Post time is 12:45 p.m.