FAVORED DIAMOND BACHELOR SUCCOMBS TO RIP TIDE IN $100,000 ZUMA BEACH AS LONGSHOT AOTEAROA WINS FROM OFF PACE UNDER NAKATANI

by dolsen 12 months ago
October 6, 2013

POWELL TRAINEE TRIES GRASS, TWO TURNS FOR FIRST TIME AND RUNS MILE IN 1:34.42;$1 MILLION BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF ON NOV. 1 COULD STILL BE NEXT FOR BEATEN FAVORITE

ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2013)—Lightly raced Aotearoa, who had neither routed nor run on grass in two previous starts and was the longest shot in Sunday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes for 2-year-olds at one mile on turf at 13-1, rallied from last in a field of six to run down 2-5 favorite Diamond Bachelor by three-quarters of a length under sub-rider Corey Nakatani while getting the distance in 1:34.42.

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