(June 29, 2008) – Andrena Van Doren’s Mutadda outlasted Zayat Stables’ Visible Truth by a neck after a spirited duel to win the $45,200 allowance headliner at Churchill Downs on Sunday afternoon.
Mutadda, ridden by Miguel Mena, launched a three-wide move leaving the far turn to rally into contention and then draw on even terms with the pace-setting Visible Truth at the eighth pole. The two battled as a team to the wire with Mutadda prevailing to give trainer Tom Amoss his meet-leading 30th victory.
Mutadda, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Mutakddim, covered the seven furlongs over a fast track in 1:22:48 in winning for the third time in 13 career starts. The $28,348 winner’s checked boosted his bankroll to $117,359.
Mutadda returned mutuels of $8.60, $4.40 and $2.40. Visible Truth paid $4.20 and $2.60, while favored Sale Pending, ridden by Robby Albarado, finished two lengths back in third and returned $2.80 to show in the field of seven.
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