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Spendthrift homebred wins G3 Toyko City Cup

Saturday, March 26, 2011
Spendthrift owned and bred Worth Repeating won the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup by a half-length at Santa Anita on March 26 (VIDEO), the first graded stakes win for the 5-year-old; he finished third in last year's Del Mar H. (G2).

Despite never racing this far or on dirt before, the 1 1/2-miles of the Tokyo City was tailor-made for Worth Repeating, who is by Giant's Causeway out of the A.P. Indy mare Lady Nichola. Worth Repeating pressed the pace set Arcodoro for the first mile, pulled ahead on the final turn and held on with a determined stretch drive.

"He was very game," said Seth Semkin, speaking for the Spendthrift's B. Wayne Hughes team . "[We] had always felt if this horse could run over a long distance of ground, he’d be pretty tough, because he’s a grinder. He just gallops and gallops, and he always wanted to give him a try."

“I rode this horse before (in the Del Mar H.) and this is the kind that once you ride it, you fall in love with it," winning rider Martin Pedroza said.

Worth Repeating, trained by Richard Mandella, is now 3-4-2 in 19 starts, with earnings of $199,440.
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