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Navy Armed Guard With A Winning Salute In All American Stakes On Memorial Day Monday
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Navy Armed Guard With A Winning Salute In All American Stakes On Memorial Day Monday

BERKELEY, CA – In what some may call an excellent hunch play, 6-year-old gelding Navy Armed Guard stalked the pace and outfinished Tokyo City Cup (G3) winner Cupid’s Claws to win the $100,000 All American Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, the feature race at Golden Gate Fields on Memorial Day Monday.

Navy Armed Guard, trained by local conditioner Quinn Howey, completed the 1 mile on Tapeta in 1:36.31 seconds.

Under jockey Frank Alvarado, Navy Armed Guard stalked the pace early, made a move to the lead at the top of the stretch, and outfinished Cupid’s Claws by 3/4 of a length. Zestful ran third, followed by Indian Peak, Harmon, and Anyportinastorm.

With the victory, Navy Armed Guard increased his record to 8 wins, 5 seconds, and 7 thirds along with career earnings of just over $263,000.

Purchased for $60,000 by Travis Boersma’s Boardshort Stables at the 2020 Fasig Tipton Horses of Racing Age Sale, Navy Armed Guard paid $8.80 to win. Cupid’s Claws returned $5.40 to place and $3.00 to show, and Zestful paid $2.60 to show.

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