CALIFORNIA-BRED ULTIMATE BANGO RALLIES TO WIN $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 6 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER FUENTES

first_imgCALIFORNIA-BRED ULTIMATE BANGO RALLIES TO WIN $53,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 6 ¾ LENGTHS UNDER FUENTES; TRAINED BY HEAP, 4-YEAR-OLD GELDING GETS 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF IN 1:01.61ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2019)–With a torrid early pace to exploit, California-bred Ultimate Bango, who was last three sixteenths of a mile from home, flew late to win Thursday’s $53,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by 6 ¾ lengths under Ruben Fuentes.  A 4-year-old gelding trained by Blake Heap, Ultimate Bango got 5 ½ furlongs on turf in 1:01.61.“It set up perfectly,” said Heap.  “We were hoping the five (Stop the Violence) would go with the one (Boa Nova) and that’s what happened.  Pace makes the race and we told Ruben to just sit back and make a run and it worked out.”Off at 2-1 in a field of four 3-year-olds and up, Ultimate Bango, who had two wins from seven starts on the Santa Anita turf, paid $6.00 and $3.60 with no show wagering.Bred in California by Mitchell Dutko and Bob Abrams, Ultimate Bango, who is by Uh Oh Bango and is out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Ultimate Summer, picked up $41,340 ($9,540 of which came from a Cal-bred incentive bonus) for his owners, Dutko, Abrams and Michael Paran. While improving his overall mark to 13-4-2-2, he increased his earnings to $222,245.French-bred Blackout, ridden by Abel Cedillo, picked up the pieces for second, finishing 1 ½ lengths in front of 9-5 favorite Boa Nova. Off at 4-1, Blackout paid $4.40 to place.Fractions on the race were 21.24, 44.01 and 55.69.Racing resumes with an eight-race card on Friday. First post time is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img