It was an allowance/optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles on turf.
Little Mike faded to fifth in the six-horse field. It was his first race since May 17, 2014, when he won the 1 1/16 mile Flying Pidgeon Stakes on the turf at Gulfstream.
Since then, he has been sidelined with tendonitis and suspensory issues.
The nine-year-old gelding's record includes four Grade 1 turf victories--topped by the 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf.
Gentlmens Agrement, the 5-2 second betting choice, won in 1:41.83 on the course listed as firm. Luca Panici rode for trainer for Leo Gabriel Jr.
Little Mike, the 4-5 favorite, is trained and was bred by Carlo Vaccarezza.
|6 Gentlmens Agrement||$7.00||$3.40||$3.60|