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Duopoly Wires American Oaks
Credit: Ernie Belmonte

Duopoly Wires American Oaks

ARCADIA, CA – Klaravich Stables’ Duopoly took the field on a merry-go-round chase from gate to wire in Saturday’s $300,000 American Oaks (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

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Breaking sharply from post 8 under Flavien Prat as the 6/1 fourth choice, Duopoly went straight to the front and posted relatively uncontested fractions of :24.91, :49.67, 1:14.89, and 1:38.98 for the opening mile.

Still in command rounding the far turn, the Chad Brown trainee kicked clear of the chasing 8/5 favorite Sharing in the stretch before crossing 2 lengths clear, completing the 1 1/4-mile firm turf route in 2:01.61.

Credit: Ernie Belmonte

“I thought on the backside someone was going to hook up with me, but lucky enough, nobody did,” Prat said. “We had a pretty nice trip. She was full of herself and travelling 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.”

Going to Vegas bested Sharing for second by 3/4 of a length, while closers Red Lark and Capital Structure were a head apart in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Luck MoneyMiss Addie PrayNeige BlancheCalifornia Kook, and Guitty completed the order of finish in the race restricted to 3-year-old fillies.

Duopoly’s win was her second straight following the Winter Memories Stakes at Aqueduct and improved her overall record to 6-4-0-0. The Animal Kingdom filly, purchased for $160,000 as a yearling, has now earned $308,034.

“She has been training really well and she has been doing everything right,” said assistant trainer Jose Hernandez. “You cannot come from behind here; you have to be up close to the front.”

Duopoly returned $14 to win, $7.60 to place, and $4.60 to show. Going to Vegas brought back $14 to place and $7 to show, while Sharing paid $3 to show.

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