08/07/2010 7:47PM

Class favorite by a nose in Silver Cup at Arapahoe


Class Favorite likes to make things dramatic. He won his second straight stakes by a slim margin at Arapahoe Park on Saturday, when he was up for a nose win in the $44,485 Silver Cup Futurity. One start prior, Class Favorite was a neck winner of the $37,000 Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association Futurity.

Class Favorite ($10.80) stalked the pace early in the 51/2-furlong race and went on to cover the distance on a fast track in 1:05.48. Mike Ziegler was aboard for trainer Kenneth Gleason. Class Favorite has now won 2 of 4 starts and $50,692 for owner and breeder Tangarae Farms.

Sweet Dixie Van, the lone filly in the Silver Cup, was the 2-5 favorite and finished fourth.