09/21/2014 6:08PM

Bon Accord fires fresh in Go Man Go Handicap


CYPRESS, Calif. - Bon Accord leapt to the fore of the nation’s older Quarter Horse division with a convincing win in Saturday’s $100,000 Go Man Go Handicap at Los Alamitos.

Ridden by Cesar DeAlba, Bon Accord ($12.40) won by a half-length over Last to Fire, the 2013 World Champion. New Look finished third in the field of 10. Bon Accord ran 400 yards in a quick 19.38 seconds.

The Grade 1 Go Man Go Handicap was Bon Accord’s first start since a win in the Remington Park Championship on May 31. Bon Accord, 4, earned an automatic berth for the $750,000 Champion of Champions on Dec. 13 with the win in the Remington Park Championship.

Owned by Garvin Kelly, Nancy Yearsley and Vinewood Farms, Bon Accord is trained by Juan Aleman. The gelding has won 6 of 13 starts and earned $791,870. He was second in the All American Derby at Ruidoso Downs in September 2013.

Kelly said in the winner’s circle that Bon Accord will make his next start in the $150,000 Los Alamitos Championship over 440 yards on Oct. 18, a race expected to include Last to Fire.