Vadertore Comes Off Bench To Win Sprint Feature at GGF

Vadertore Comes Off Bench To Win Sprint Feature at GGF

     Vadertore, making his first start since New Year’s Day 2010, ran down Reagan Republican in the stretch to win the $45,100 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields Sunday.

     Vadertore defeated Reagan Republican by 1 1/4-lengths in the six-furlong allowance dash, the main event on the opening-day card of the track’s 2010-2011 winter/spring meeting.  Magnificent Blend, the 9-to-5 favorite, finished third.

     Vadertore, trained by Dean Pederson and ridden by Inoel Beato, was timed in 1:09.93 and paid $7.20 as the 5-to-2 second choice in the wagering.  Owned in partnership by Harris Farms, Inc., Per Antonsen and Joseph Marchese, Vadertore earned $26,520.

     Vadertore is a lightly-raced 4-year-old gelding who has two wins, a second and a third in five career starts.   

     Beato rode back-to-back winners Sunday as he captured the seventh race with Vadertore and the eighth with Phenomenal Gold ($15.80).  

     There is no live racing at Golden Gate Fields Monday, however, the track will be open for a simulcast wagering program that will feature full-card action from Santa Anita (post time is 12:30 p.m.).  The simulcast menu also includes Fairgrounds (10:40 a.m.), Hawthorne (11:30 a.m.), Turfway Park (11:37 a.m.), Turf Paradise (11:59 a.m.), and Portland Meadows (12:40 p.m.).

     Golden Gate Fields will kick off a five-day racing week Wednesday.  Post time is 12:45 p.m.