Brother Pete Wins
Del Mar Feature
Hronis Racing’s Brother Pete, winless in nine starts since breaking his maiden 14 months ago at Hollywood Park, rallied from last place under Corey Nakatani to prevail in a three-horse blanket finish in the featured $77,000 Del Mar Rotary Purse Thursday.
Brother Pete, who lagged in ninth place early in the mile and three-eighths race over Del Mar’s infield grass course, forged ahead in the final strides to defeat Christopher Street by a head, with Bailoutbobby a nose farther back in third position.
Brother Pete accomplished the distance in 2:14.80 and returned $14.40, $6.60 and $4.80 to his supporters in a crowd of 8,364. Christopher Street, like the winner trained by John Sadler, paid $4 and $3.20, while Bailoutbobby returned $4.60 to show.
Brother Pete is a four-year-old son of Broken Vow bred in Florida.
There was one perfect ticket in the Pick Six and it paid $75,782.60.