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Fluke Wins US Gr1 Citation Handicap
In the US, Brazilian-bred 4YO entire Fluke (Wild Event-Uff-uff, by De Quest) scored a 1.25-lengths victory in the US$300,000 Gr1 Citation Handicap (8.5 furlongs on turf) at Hollywood Park in California. Fluke (ridden by Joe Talamo for trainer Humberto Ascanio) defeated 6YO gelding Ever A Friend (Crafty Friend-Never Is A Promise, by Capote) & 4YO entire Cowboy Cal (Giant's Causeway-Texas Tammy, by Seeking The Gold). Fluke took his record to 5 wins (also including 2008’s Brazilian Gr3 Premio Mario De Azevedo Ribeiro over 1400m at Gavea) & 3 runners-up (including 2008’s Brazilian Gr1 Grande Premio Juliano Martins over 1600m at Cidade Jardim) from 11 starts for US$308,348 earnings.