Updated on 09/17/2011 10:01AM

Kilroe Mile: Solis subs on Redattore


ARCADIA, Calif. - A late jockey switch and the presence of a red-hot favorite could not prevent Redattore from scoring a front-running win in Saturday's $400,000 .

An hour before the race, Alex Solis replaced Laffit Pincay, Jr. on Redattore. Pincay was involved in a one-horse spill in Saturday's fifth race and took off his final three mounts complaining of body soreness.

Solis was available after his mount, Western Pride, was scratched early on Saturday. For Solis, Redattore was a familiar mount - they have teamed to win major stakes in the past - and he rode the 8-year-old with confidence.

Facing little pressure in the first furlong, Redattore set a modest pace of 23.84 and 47.57 seconds, while racing outside of Cayoke.

"It's unfortunate to get a mount this way, but it's part of the game and I guess destiny," Solis said. "I wasn't too concerned about being in front, because I felt we were going very slow."

Redattore led by a head through six furlongs in 1:11.36 and put away Cayoke in the final furlong. Reddatore had a one-length lead in the final sixteenth, but was roused by Solis to hold off the late run of Good Journey, the even-money favorite who lost by a length under Pat Day.

"We got shuffled back," Day said. "He didn't jump into it like he had in his previous races. Obviously, I left him with a little too much to do and not enough time to get it done."

Redattore ($12.40) ran a mile on turf in 1:34.94, finishing a length in front of Good Journey, who was third in the Breeders' Cup Mile last October. Good Journey finished two lengths in front of Decarchy, who won the 2002 Kilroe Mile.

Redattore has won 12 of 26 starts and $1,217,315. In the past, Solis rode Redattore to victories in the 2001 Eddie Read Handicap and 2002 San Antonio Handicap.

Owned by Luis Alfredo Tuanay and trained by Richard Mandella, Redattore missed the second half of 2002 because of illness, but won his first start of 2003 in a one-mile allowance race on turf on Feb. 8.