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Gayego Wins US Gr1 Ancient Title Stakes
Former Vinery Stud shuttler Gilded Time (Timeless Moment-Gilded Lilly, by What A Pleasure) added a US Gr1 triumph when Godolphin's 4YO entire Gayego (Gilded Time-Devils Lake, by Lost Code) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in the US$300,000 Gr1 Ancient Title Stakes (6 furlongs on all-weather) at Santa Anita. Gayego (ridden by Garrett Gomez for trainer Saeed Bin Suroor) defeated fellow 4YO entire Crown Of Thorns (Repent-Crowning Touch, by Thunder Gulch) & 8YO gelding Delta Storm (Storm Boot-Talkin To Delta, by Diesis). Gayego (a US$32,000 yearling at the 2006 Keeneland September Sale) now has 7 wins (including March's UAE Gr3 Mahab Al Shimaal over 1200m at Nad Al Sheba, plus 2008's Gr2 Arkansas Derby over 9 furlongs at Oaklawn Park & Listed San Pedro Stakes over 6.5 furlongs at Santa Anita) & 3 runners-up (including March's UAE Gr2 Godolphin Mile over 1600m at Nad Al Sheba & 2008's Gr2 San Felipe Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Santa Anita) from 13 starts for US$1,299,620 earnings.