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Jul 25, 2014

Goldencents returns in Bing Crosby Stakes


Del Mar, CA ( - Breeders' Cup champ Goldencents returns to the races Sunday in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar. The six- furlong sprint has drawn a field of eight.

Trained by Doug O'Neill, Goldencents will make just his second start of the year and first since finishing second to Palace Malice in the Met Mile at Belmont Park on the Belmont Stakes program.

The 4-year-old colt, owned by W. C. Racing, will break from post 2 in the eight-horse field with Rafael Bejarano, coming back from injury, riding.

Goldencents captured the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile last Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. After winning the Sham Stakes to begin 2013, Goldencents was fourth in the San Felipe but won the San Anita Derby.

He finished 17th in the Kentucky Derby and fifth in the Preakness Stakes. The colt reeled off consecutive seconds in the Bing Crosby, Pat O'Brien and Santa Anita Sprint Championship. Four weeks after winning the Dirt Mile, Goldencents was seventh as the 3-1 favorite in Aqueduct's Cigar Mile.

Here is the field from the rail out for the Bing Crosby: Indexical, Mario Gutierrez; Goldencents, Rafael Bejarano; Declassify, Mike Smith; Pablo Del Monte, Victor Espinoza; Seeking the Sherif, Edwin Maldonado; Big Macher, Tyler Baze; Kobe's Back, Joe Talamo and Wine Police, Elvis Trujillo.

Post time for the Bing Crosby Stakes will be approximately 8:30 p.m. ET.

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