3/10/2018 3:14:25 PM
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Drayden Van Dyke guided City of Light to a 1+-length victory in the $400,000 Triple Bend Stakes for his fourth consecutive victory Saturday at Santa Anita.
Van Dyke teamed with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert to win the first two races on the card with Call West and McKale. Van Dyke won the third aboard 7-2 favorite Well Developed.
""When you get on a roll like this, it gets your spirits up and it puts you in a good mood,"" said Van Dyke, who won the Eclipse Award as the nation"s top apprentice jockey in 2014.
Trained by Michael McCarthy, City of Light ran seven furlongs in 1:21.35 and paid $4, $2.80 and $2.10 as the even-money favorite in the Grade 1 race.
The 4-year-old bay colt won the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes on opening day at Santa Anita on Dec. 26 over the same distance.
Bobby Abu Dhabi returned $5.60 and $2.80, while Edwards Going Left paid $2.20 to show.
Later Saturday, Kentucky Derby hopefuls Bolt d"Oro and McKinzie, trained by Baffert, were to run in the $400,000 San Felipe.
In other races:
- Bowies Hero scored a half-length upset in the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile.
Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Bowies Hero ran a mile on a firm turf course in 1:33.61 under a heavy drizzle. The winner paid $18.60, $8.40 and $7.40 for trainer Phil D"Amato.
World Approval, the 1-2 favorite, finished fifth in the eight-horse field, ending his four-race win streak.
Next Shares returned $15.20 and $10.40, while Channel Maker was another half-length back in third and paid $6.40 to show.