Wake Up Nick wins Graduation Stakes at Del Mar
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Wake Up Nick won the $100,000 Graduation Stakes for 2-year-olds by 4 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Wednesday.
Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Wake Up Nick ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.49 and paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.10. He improved to 3-0 for trainer Doug O’Neill.
Atta’ Boy Woody returned $3 and $2.20, and Global Magician paid $3.20 to show.
California Chrome won last year’s Graduation, and went on to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness this spring.