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Sandpit Favored In Caesars Handicap

June 20, 1996

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) _ Defending champion Sandpit was made the 2-1 favorite and drew the rail Thursday for the $500,000 Caesars International Handicap.

Northern Spur, who has split two races with Sandpit this year, is the second favorite at 5-2 and will start from the No. 6 post position.

Sandpit and Northern Spur were assigned high weight of 122 pounds for the 1 3-16th mile turf race at Atlantic City Race Course.

Awad, the Arlington Million winner, is listed at 4-1 and will start from the far outside post.

Rounding out the field are Lassigny (5-1), Diplomatic Jet (6-1), Mecke (8-1), Ops Smile (20-1) and Polaris Star (30-1).

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