Updated on 09/16/2011 8:48AM

Good Journey triumphs in Citation


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - In what may have been his last start before going to stud, Good Journey outclassed nine rivals in Saturday's $500,000 Citation Handicap at Hollywood Park.

Showing the aggressive running style that led to a third in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Arlington Park in October, Good Journey won the Grade 2 Citation by 1 1-4 lengths over 15-1 Seinne. Ridden by Pat Day, Good Journey ran 1 1-16 miles on turf in 1:41.45.

Third early, Good Journey rallied three-wide on the backstretch to engage Kimberlite Pipe and Night Patrol, and then took the lead from Kimberlite Pipe in early stretch.

Seinne rallied from seventh to finish a head in front of White Heart.

Decarchy finished fourth, overcoming trouble in early stretch.

Good Journey was always near the pace in the Breeders' Cup when he was beaten three-quarters of a length by Domedriver. Jockey Pat Day was surprised that Good Journey displayed the some eagerness on Saturday.

"My horse thought, Okay, you want to run, we'll run," Day said. "He got a little aggressive. I was fearful of letting him move too soon. We waited and he had enough in the tank."

Owned by a partnership and trained by Wally Dollase, Good Journey won three graded stakes this year. A winner of 7 of 15 starts and $1,653,004, Good Journey could go to stud, or may stay in training as a 7-year-old.

The victory gave Good Journey his second consecutive win in the Grade 2 Citation Handicap, joining Forlitano (1987-88) as the only two-time winner.

*Peace Rules used a frontrunning style to score his first stakes win in the $200,000 Generous Stakes for 2-year-olds.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Peace Rules ($7.20) won by 1 1-4 lengths over Lismore Knight, finishing a mile on turf in 1:35.49.

Outta Here, a 28-1 longshot, finished third followed by Man Among Men, the 2-1 favorite in the field of nine.

Peace Rules dueled with Imitation for the lead on the first turn, and was not seriously threatened after taking over with five furlongs remaining.

Owned by Edmund Gann and trained by Bobby Frankel, Peace Rules has won 2 of 5 starts and $164,180. After winning a maiden race at Belmont Park on Sept. 25 in his third start, Peace Rules ran a game second in the restricted Pinjara Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 24.