Updated on 09/17/2011 10:30PM

Lord of the Game holds on

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Lord of the Game holds on to win the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Handicap at Arlington Park on Saturday.

Lord of the Game got past a stubborn Nkosi Reigns, then held off a surging Gouldings Green to post a hard-earned victory Saturday in the $100,000 at Arlington Park.

The victory in the Grade 3 Hanshin was the sixth in seven career starts for Lord of the Game, a 4-year-old colt trained by Tom Tomillo. He returned $7.40 as second choice in a field of eight older horses.

Lord of the Game, ridden by Eddie Razo, completed a mile in 1:34.60 over a fast track. Gouldings Green finished a half-length back and another neck ahead of Nkosi Reigns. Crafty Shaw, the 2-1 favorite and 2004 Hanshin winner, faded to fourth after setting most of the pace.Lord of the Game, by Saint Ballado, was bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm. Claimed from his first career start on Dec. 31 for a mere $10,000, Lord of the Game is owned by 2 Blondes Inc.

The Hanshin was the first stakes of the Arlington meet.