Former claimer Informed wins San Diego Handicap

Aug 3, 2009 - 3:27 AM DEL MAR, Calif.(AP) -- Trainer Doug O'Neill's 5-year-old former claimer Informed rallied in the final yards to win by a nose in the $250,000 San Diego Handicap on Sunday at Del Mar.

Mast Track led the field of eight older horses throughout the race until Informed and jockey Tyler Baze shot past him at the wire to win, covering 1 1-16 miles in 1:41.91.

Informed, claimed by O'Neill for just $25,000 at Hollywood Park a year ago, paid $15, $6.60 and $6. Mast Track paid $9.20 and $6.80. Song of Navarone returned $8.20 to show.

Well Armed, the overwhelming favorite, was third in the early going but faded to last in the homestretch.

Informed earned 150,000 for the win, his sixth in 22 lifetime starts, for a career total of $506,339.

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