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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.