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Mr. Commons Beats Willyconker in Arcadia

In the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes, Mr. Commons came from off the pace to beat Willyconker by a length under Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.

 

Smith angled Mr. Commons down toward the rail in midstretch, found a hole between horses and took the lead under Smith's urging to beat older horses for the first time. The 4-year-old colt ran one mile on the turf in 1:33.41 and paid $2.80, $2.40 and $2.10 as the 2-5 favorite for trainer John Shirreffs.

 

"He loves to be in the pocket, so I took the chance," Smith said. "I have so much confidence he'll go wherever I point him, and he did. He went through another tight hole again and did it with a lot of courage."

 

Ireland-bred Willyconker returned $4.80 and $3.40, while Massone was another half-length back in third and paid $6.40 to show. There was a stewards' inquiry into the stretch run, but there were no changes to the order of finish.

  

 

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