Collected Goes Wire to Wire at Sunland

9th at SunSunland Festival of Racing S. ($415k) (1 1/8m)Winner: Collected, c, 3 by City Zip

Collected | Coady Photo

In a virtual repeat of the Plum Pretty S. two races earlier, a Todd Pletcher trainee chased another sent out by Bob Baffert, but this time the pacesetter was able to last, as Collected scooped this valuable prize. A first-out graduate down the hill at Santa Anita Oct, 12, the chestnut was runner-up to Dressed In Hermes (Hat Trick {Jpn}) in Del Mar's GIII Cecil B. DeMille S. Nov. 29, then transitioned smoothly to the main track to record a 1 1/4-length victory in the GIII Sham S. Jan. 9. Most recently an excuse-free fourth in the GIII Southwest S. Feb. 15, Collected was favored to get back to winning ways here. Always traveling better than second choice Gettysburg, Collected rounded the far turn well within the hands of Martin Garcia, while the WinStar runner was having to be asked by Javier Castellano. The latter plugged on gamely in the stretch, but in vain, as Collected maintained a safe margin to the wire.

SUNLAND PARK FESTIVAL OF RACING S., $415,000, SUN, 3-20, 3yo, 1 1/8m, 1:48.90, ft.
1–COLLECTED, 123, c, 3, by City Zip
1st Dam: Helena Bay (GB), by Johannesburg
2nd Dam: Josette (Ire), by Danehill
3rd Dam: Loure, by Lyphard
($150,000 Ylg '14 KEESEP; $170,000 2yo '15 OBSMAR). O-Speedway Stable LLC; B-Runnymede Farm Inc & Peter J Callahan (KY); T-Bob Baffert; J-Martin Garcia. $207,500. Lifetime Record: GSW, 5-3-1-0, $343,700.

2–Gettysburg, 123, c, 3, Pioneerof the Nile–L. A. Devine, by Pulpit. ($425,000 Ylg '14 KEESEP). O-WinStar Farm LLC; B-Whisper Hill Farm (KY); T-Todd A Pletcher. $91,300.

3–Concord Fast, 123, g, 3, Concord Point–S. L. Tompkins, by Not For Love. ($9,500 Ylg '14 KEEJAN; $42,500 2yo '15 EASMAY). O-Teed Off Stable LLC; B-Ernest C Frohboese (WV); T-Justin R. Evans. $49,800.

Margins: 2, 7, 4 1/4. Odds: 1.10, 1.60, 9.40.
Also Ran: Deputy's Echo, Dad, Bruntino, Ice Box Tango, Cowboy Cool, Crown of Ambition, Found Money, Walk Out. Scratched: Music Giant.
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