The Giada Ligas-trained coltisoutoftheGlenJordan mareJordecca,asisterto Woodbine Mile winner Becrux
descended from Kentucky Oaks heroine BagOfTunes .
, the 7-2 favorite who won the Wickerr in 2006 and again a year ago, finished eighth.
Beta Crucis, also known a Becrux
or Mimosa, has a magnitude of 1.
Rock Music made all from stall 16 in 2006, Asiatic Boy did the same from box ten the following January (both over 7f) and Becrux
scored from trap 12 in 2005 (1m1/2f) but all other winning front-runners have come from single-figure berths.
Relato Del Gato, ridden by Agapito Delgadillo, held second by three- quarters of a length over Becrux
and returned $13 and $5.
9 million Mile Championship, in which Ryan Moore finished eighth on the US-trained Becrux
Garrett Gomez rode Crossing The Line to a three-quarter length victory over Becrux
in the $400,000 Del Mar Mile on turf.
The Ballydoyle camp expects plenty of improvement from Ad Valorem, which lost a shoe when finishing third to Becrux
in the Woodbine Mile in Toronto last month.
This is an apology for an international race, though, with US-trained Becrux
the only foreign runner.
Citation Handicap (today) -- England's Rob Roy (Corey Nakatani) stands out with a cleaner trip than he had finishing fifth in the Breeders' Cup Mile, Neil Drysdale barnmate Becrux
(Patrick Valenzuela) keeps getting better, and Ashkal Way (Garrett Gomez) comes west to face a tougher field.
Mile: 2 George Washington (doubtful runner), 10-3 Aragorn, 7 Araafa, 8 Gorella, 10 Librettist, 14 Aussie Rules, Becrux
, Caradak, Echo of Light, Stormy River.
William Hill: 7-2 George Washington, Ramonti, 5 Excellent Art, 6 After Market, 7 Nobiz Like Shobiz, Shakespeare, 8 Duke Of Marmalade, Kip Deville, 10 Crossing The Line, 12 Remarkable News, 14 Becrux
, Shakis, Trippi's Storm, 16 Art Master, Medici Code, 20 bar.