LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — Distinctive B took over early in the stretch and drew away inside the final eighth of a mile to win the $47,725 feature by 3 1/2 lengths Friday at Los Alamitos.
Ridden by Tyler Baze, Distinctive B ran six furlongs in 1:08.79 and paid $3.60, $2.60 and $2.60 as the 4-5 favorite.
Sir Samson returned $5.80 and $4.80 in his first start since Feb. 15. Paynes was another neck back in third and paid $9.20 to show at 23-1 odds.
The victory, worth $27,600, increased Distinctive B’s career earnings to $150,645, with five wins in 20 starts.
Trained by Peter Miller, the 5-year-old gelding is 2-0 at Los Alamitos.
OCEANPORT, N.J. — Funtastic led all the way in a 23-1 upset Saturday in the $300,000 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Chad Brown, the Eclipse Award winner the last two years as the nation’s leading trainer, got his third victory in the New Jersey’s biggest turf race. He won with Big Blue Kitten in 2013 and 2015.
The U.N. and the $1 million Haskell on July 29 are the two Grade 1 stakes at Monmouth.
Brown saddled four of the nine runners in the U.N. and ran 1-2 as Money Multiplier rallied to finish a half length behind Funtastic and jockey Antonio Gallardo.
The other two Brown horses were Silverwave (fifth) and Kurilov (eighth).
The time was 2:12.36 for 1 3/8 miles over the firm course.
Funtastic paid $48, $15.80 and $8.60. Money Multiplier, the 2-1 favorite, returned $4 and $2.80.
Bigger Picture, last year’s U.N. winner, was third, paying $5.80 to show.
TORONTO (AP) Wonder Gadot won the 159th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate on Saturday at hot and muggy Woodbine Racetrack.
The 3-year-old filly beat Aheadbyacentury by five lengths, running 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.26 in the first jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown.
John Velazquez rode the winner for owner Gary Barner and trainer Mark Casse.
Wonder Gadot is the second straight filly to win the event, following Holy Helena, and the fourth in eight years.
Cooler Mike was third in the 16-horse field.
The other Triple Crown races are the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes on July 24 on Fort Erie Racetrack’s dirt course and the $400,000 Breeder’s Stakes turf race at Woodbine on Aug. 18.