DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Long-shot Gold Rush Dancer rallied on the far outside entering the stretch and held off Tough It Out by a half-length Wednesday in the $150,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar.
Sent off at 14-1 in the race for California-bred 3-year-olds, Gold Rush Dancer ran seven furlongs in 1:21.90 for his third straight victory and fifth in 12 starts. Flavien Prat rode the colt for trainer Vann Belvoir and owner John E. Parker.
Gold Rush Dancer paid $30.20, $11 and $6.20. He earned $85,500 to increase his earnings to $379,923.
Tough It Out returned $9 and $4.80, and favored Mrazek paid $2.40 to show.