05/03/2016 9:43PM

Concord Fast justifies short price in Riley Allison


Concord Fast flattered Collected on Tuesday when he rallied to a 1 1/2-length win over Ten Penny Cents in the $100,000 Riley Allison on the closing-day card at Sunland Park.

The score came one start after Concord Fast ran third to Collected in the $415,000 Sunland Festival of Racing Stakes on March 20. Collected went on to win the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland, while Concord Fast awaited the Riley Allison.

Concord Fast ($2.80) won his second stakes of the meet in the Riley Allison. He was content to stalk the pace set by Altona Cat, who took the field through an opening quarter in 23.73 seconds, and Feted, who moved to the fore through a half-mile in 47.45. Ten Penny Cents took over after six furlongs in 1:11.03, as Concord Fast rolled up to that one in the stretch and went on to cover the mile on a fast track in 1:35.47.

Ry Eikleberry rode Concord Fast for Teed Off Stable and trainer Justin Evans. Eikleberry was the meet’s leading rider and Evans captured the training title at Sunland.

Concord Fast, who earlier in the season captured the $100,000 Mine That Bird Stakes at Sunland, earned $60,300 for the win in the Riley Allison. He is a son of Concord Point and was bred in West Virginia by Ernest Frohboese.

The Riley Allison was one of three stakes on the card Tuesday. Adhara was always prominent to capture the $65,000 El Paso Times for 3-year-old fillies. She paid $3.20 to win. Ignored darted to a 2 1/2-length win in the $125,584 Copper Top Futurity, restricted to 2-year-olds bred in New Mexico. He paid $5.60.