Bright Valour Wins Hanshin Cup
Jul. 07, 2001
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) _ Bright Valour won his second consecutive $100,000 Hanshin Cup at Arlington Park on Saturday.
Bright Valour, ridden by Robby Albarado, took the lead in the stretch and beat Apt to Be by three-quarters of a length.
``I had a ton of horse and felt if I could squeeze through there, he could carry me home and he did,'' Albarado said.
Bright Valour, declared the winner of last year's Hanshin after a disqualification, covered the mile on a muddy track in 1:36.21 and paid $5.40, $3.20 and $2.80.
Apt to Be returned $5 and $4.20. Castlewood paid $8 to show.
The Grade III race is an exchange race with the Japan Racing Association, which runs an Arlington-titled stakes race each year at the Hanshin Race Course.