Congrats Firster Earns Game Victory at Los Alamitos

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5th at Los (6f)Winner: Westbrook, r, 3 by Congrats

5th-LRC, $45,345, Msw, 4-17, 3yo, 6f, 1:09.14, ft.

+WESTBROOK (r, 3, Congrats–Lovely Golda, by Montbrook) was let go at 9-1 in the presence of two heavily-backed, high-priced firsters in this spot, but had shown speed in the mornings at his Santa Anita base. Away smoothly from his inside draw, the dark bay ridgling stalked 12-5 frontunner Accelerate (Lookin At Lucky) in second, just a head back through a :23.00 opening quarter. The two of them hooked up at the top of the lane past a :46.34 half, with Westbrook beginning to do the slightly better work nearing the eighth pole and holding determinedly to prevail by a half-length. Juddmonte Farms firster Arrogate (Unbridled's Song) was made 1-2, broke poorly and got caught in stretch traffic before kicking in late for third. The top three were all flying home, with the last furlong timed in :11.46. The winner's dam is a half-sister to Turbulent Descent (Congrats), MGISW, $1,211,640 and has a yearling full sister to the winner. Sales History: $75,000 2yo '15 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $27,000. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O-Little Red Feather Racing; B-Woodford Thoroughbreds (KY); T-Mike Puype.

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