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None Above The Law Clicks In Real Good Deal
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None Above The Law Clicks In Real Good Deal

DEL MAR, CA – Downstream Racing’s gray stretch runner None Above the Law found a perfect spot just behind the leaders early, then pounced at the 1/4 pole and won in the clear in Friday’s featured Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar.

The Golden State Series offering was worth $175,500 in total and $99,750 to “Law’s” connections. The homebred gelding – whose winning margin turned out to be 5 1/4 lengths – was winning the fifth race of his career and raised his bankroll to $304,060.

Downstream Racing is the nom du course of J. Kirk Robison of El Paso, TX.

The 3-year-old test was conducted over 7 furlongs and the winner covered the distance in 1:22.90.

“We were in a good spot and he was comfortable,” Prat said. “The draw helped us. When I asked him, he was a willing horse. He’s a nice horse.”

Finishing second in the Real Good Deal was the odds-on 1/5 favorite The Chosen Vron, who is owned by the partnership of Fetkin, Sondereker or Thornburg, et al, while running third was Brown, Klein or Lebherz’s Letsgetlucky.

Leading rider Flavien Prat was in the boot on “Law” for his third winner of the afternoon. Leading trainer Peter Miller tightened the cinch on the son of Karakontie for his third victory on the day. After 8 days of racing at the Del Mar stand, Prat now has 16 wins and is well in front in the jocks’ standings. Miller has racked up 8 victories to easily lead the trainers’ parade.

“(The Chosen Vron) towered over the field, but he didn’t fire today, and it’s hard to win from behind on this track,” Miller said. “Our horse tries every time and Flavien gave him a great ride, so we couldn’t be happier.”

The winner paid $22.00, $4.00 and $2.60 across the board. The Chosen Vron returned $2.10 and $2.10, while Letsgetlucky paid off at $3.20 for the show.

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