02/11/2008 12:00AM

Georgie Boy rallies to win San Vicente


ARCADIA, Calif. - Georgie Boy's comeback in Sunday's $150,000 San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita was worth the wait.

Making his first start since winning the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity last September, Georgie Boy rallied through the stretch to win the Grade 2 San Vicente Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths, easily conquering the graded stakes winners Into Mischief and Massive Drama.

Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Georgie Boy ($7.80) ran seven furlongs in 1:20.01.

Bejarano had Georgie Boy in third for the first half-mile, stalking Massive Drama and Into Mischief through an early pace of 23.28 and 45.27 seconds. Georgie Boy rallied three-wide on the turn and responded quickly under Bejarano's urging in early stretch. Into Mischief held second, finishing a length in front of Massive Drama in the field of four 3-year-olds.

Owned by breeder George Schwary and trained by Kathy Walsh, Georgie Boy has won 3 of 6 starts and $376,806. Georgie Boy may return in the $200,000 San Felipe Stakes at 1o1/16 miles on March 15, which would be his first start around two turns.

La Canada: Dawn after Dawn wires

Dawn After Dawn's first career stakes win in the $200,000 La Canada Stakes could not have been easier.

Leading throughout, Dawn After Dawn ($4) was never threatened and won by a length over Say You Will under a hand-ride from jockey Garrett Gomez. Dawn After Dawn ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.37 after setting a slow early pace of 25.28 and 50.56 seconds.

Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stable and trainer Eoin Harty swept the second and third positions in the field of five 4-year-old fillies with Say You Will and Caressive.

Dawn After Dawn was making her 10th appearance in a stakes. By Successful Appeal, Dawn After Dawn was third in the Grade 1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland last April. Owned by Ike and Dawn Thrash and trained by John Sadler, Dawn After Dawn has won 4 of 14 starts and $334,373.

Wishing Well II: 'Ingrid' survives inquiry

Ingrid the Gambler ($20) won the $86,500 Wishing Well II Handicap for female sprinters on turf, but only after surviving a five-minute inquiry over a bumping incident with runner-up Rockella in the final sixteenth. Ingrid the Gambler won by a length, but drifted out late, forcing Rockella to be steadied. The stewards ruled that incident did not alter the order of finish.

Ingrid the Gambler ran about 6 1/2 furlongs on the hillside turf course in 1:12.66.