Maggi Moss' IT HAPPENED AGAIN (Proud Citizen) tracked the pace in second
until upper stretch and went on to post a half-length victory in Saturday's
$125,000 Razorback H. (G3) at Oaklawn Park. The five-year-old gelding registered his
first graded stakes win and keyed a Steve Asmussen exacta with Thiskyhasnolimit
(Sky Mesa), who made a late run at his stablemate but could never draw on even
Jockey Michael Baze put It Happened Again in a perfect spot during the early
stages, about a length behind Kate's Main Man (Bernstein), who established set
slow fractions of :23 4/5, :48 and 1:12 1/5 over the fast Hot Springs, Arkansas,
oval. The pacesetter began to weaken turning for home, allowing It Happened
Again to seize the advantage.
Thiskyhasnolimit, who was stalking about a length
behind the eventual winner in third down the backstretch, moved up as well in
upper stretch and easily held the place over Win Willy (Monarchos), who finished
another 1 1/4 lengths back in third following a belated rally down the middle of
It Happened Again completed 1 1/16 miles in 1:43 2/5, and paid $9.40, $5.20
and $3.60 as the 7-2 fourth choice among seven rivals.