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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Can the Man won the $100,000 Speakeasy Stakes by 1 1/3 lengths at Santa Anita on Monday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his third consecutive win on the card.
Ridden by Martin Garcia, Can the Man ran six furlongs in 1:09.53 and paid $3.60, $2.60 and $2.20 as the 4-5 favorite in the field of five. The horse is named for one of Baffert’s sons, Canyon.
Hi Fashioned returned $4.40 and $2.60, while Alpine Luck was another 6 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $3 to show.
The victory, worth $60,000, increased Can the Man’s career earnings to $156,000, with two wins in four starts.
In the third race, multiple graded stakes winner Secret Circle won for Baffert. The horse ran six furlongs in 1:07.98, fastest time at the distance during the current autumn meet. Secret Circle had been off since finishing second in the Arkansas Derby on April 14, 2012.
Baffert said Secret Circle may be pointed to the $1.5 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.
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