December 14, 2014

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) Acceptance won the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes for 2-year-olds by three lengths Sunday at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Acceptance ran a mile in 1:35.81 and paid $2.60, $2.20 and $2.10 as the 3-10 favorite.

Last year's King Glorious winner at now-closed Betfair Hollywood Park was California Chrome, who went on to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

Pulmarack returned $4 and $3, while Kluszewski was another half-length back in third and paid $3.60 to show at 15-1 odds.

Acceptance has won his first three starts by a combined 17 1/2 lengths for trainer Don Warren.

''He relaxed perfectly behind the leaders,'' Trujillo said. ''I moved on the backstretch when (Pulmarack) came up on our outside and I didn't want to lose position. This is a very nice horse with a lot of class.''

Co-owner Bud Johnston said the $250,000 California Cup Derby on Jan. 24 at Santa Anita could be the next race for Acceptance.

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