09/24/2007 12:00AM

Bay Meadows: Now Victory upsets

EmailNow Victory ($64.60) opened an easy lead, rated nicely for jockey Frank Alvarado, and scored an easy victory in the Grade 3, $140,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap.

Now Victory was never seriously challenged in the about 1 1/8-mile turf race. Jack's Wild, winner of the California Turf Championship, closed well for second but fell two lengths short as Now Victory covered the distance in 1:47.17. Macduff was third, another three-quarters of a length back.

Trainer Dean Pederson got his first graded stakes victory with the win.