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After Market Wins US Gr1 Eddie Read Handicap
In the US, Marty & Pam Wygod's multiple graded stakes-winning 4YO home-bred entire After Market (Storm Cat-Tranquility Lake, by Rahy) "unleashed an explosive turn of foot in the stretch" to score a 1.5-lengths victory in the US$400,000 Gr1 Eddie Read Handicap (9 furlongs on turf) at Del Mar in California, reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Top-weighted favourite After Market (ridden by Alex Solis for trainer John Shirreffs) defeated Brazilian-bred Gr2-winning 4YO entire Out Of Control (Vettori-Heavenly Dancer, by Fitzcarraldo) & front-running 5YO Rob Roy (Lear Fan-Camanoe, by Gone West). At his previous start After Market won the Gr1 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (10 furlongs on turf) at Hollywood Park on June 9 & overall now has 7 wins (also including the Gr3 Inglewood Handicap at Hollywood Park on April 28 & 2006's Gr2 National Museum Of Racing Hall-Of-Fame Breeders' Cup Stakes at Saratoga & Gr3 Lexington Stakes at Belmont Park) from 11 starts for US$703,685 earnings. Kentucky-bred After Market's dam Tranquility Lake is a multiple Gr1-winner & his full-brother Jalil was a US$9.7 million yearling.