07/22/2014 10:27AM

African Oil gets class relief, seeks first U.S.win

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DEL MAR, Calif. – It’s always nice to be around friends. That should be especially so on Thursday at Del Mar for African Oil, who is back in a first-level optional-claiming race after failing to be a factor in the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes last time out. This class relief could be just what he needs to get his first victory in this country.