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Dr Post Rallies to Win Westchester
Credit: NYRA

Dr Post Rallies to Win Westchester

ELMONT, N.Y. – Dr Post and Manny Franco rallied past Mr. Buff in the stretch to win the Westchester Stakes (G3).

“The fractions helped,” said Franco, who coincidently defeated Dr Post aboard Tiz the Law in last year’s Triple Crown race going 1 1/8 miles at Belmont. “Mr. Buff slowed down a little bit and I was right there. I didn’t have to rush my horse off his feet. He just took me around the right way. I think that helped me get the victory.”

Wicked Trick, Mr. Buff, and Top Seed completed the order in the Westchester.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, this is the first graded stake win for Dr Post. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road improved his record to 7-3-1-1 and has now earned $480,635 for St. Elias Stables.

“Todd and the team got him ready down in Florida over the winter and he had been training really well coming into this race and ran to his training,” said Byron Hughes, assistant to Pletcher. “I think this was a good starting point for him and hopefully he can continue to progress from here.”

Dr Post returned $4.80 to win, $3.30 to place, and $2.20 to show.

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