SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) – Shanghai Bobby rallied to the lead with less than a furlong to run and won the $300,000 Hopeful Stakes for 2-year-olds by 33/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course on Monday.
Rosie Napravnik rode the Todd Pletcher-trained colt, who ran seven furlongs in 1:22.72 to remain undefeated after three starts. Shanghai Bobby earned $180,000 for Starlight Stable.
Shanghai Bobby, coupled in the wagering with Lawn Man, paid $6.30, $3.50 and $2.30. Fortify, the runner-up, paid $3.50 and $2.50. Bern Identity, third of eight and coupled in the betting with Vegas No Show, paid $2.40 to show.
The 40-day race meeting here concluded with Monday’s card. Thoroughbred racing in New York returns to Belmont Park on Saturday.