Alphie�s a Good Bet
ARCADIA, Calif. (Mar. 6, 2010) -- Alphie�s Bet rallied four-wide into the stretch and pulled clear to win Saturday�s $150,000 Grade III Sham Stakes for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.
Alphie�s Bet is by Tribal Rule, out of the Candi�s Gold mare Miss Alphie, was bred by Teresa Williams, is owned by Williams and Peter Johnson and is trained by Alexis Barba.
"I�m not sure what we�re going to do with this horse yet (for his next race)," said Barba. �We�re going to discuss it and then we�re going to let you know after we figure it out."
He has two wins in five starts, earnings of $141,320 and was coming off a Jan. 15 maiden win. He ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.72 and won by 2 � lengths at odds of 8-1.
"Alexis used to work for (the late) Eddie Gregson and they had a horse back then named Candi�s Gold," said jockey Alex Solis. "I told her this horse reminds me a lot of him; he�s big, strong and he�ll run any distance. To be honest, I try not to think too far ahead. I just pray to God he stays healthy."
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