DEL MAR, Calif. -- Alberts Hope held off long-shot Celtic Moon by a half-length Sunday to win the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds at Del Mar.
Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, Alberts Hope ran 6½ furlongs on the main track in 1:16.71. The Kentucky-bred gelding returned $7, $4.80 and $3.40 for his second victory in two career starts. He earned $90,000 for Jaam Racing to increase his total to $121,200.
Celtic Moon returned $9 and $4, and Guns Loaded paid $3.20 to show.
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