03/23/2010 11:00PM

Never On Sunday heads Pan Am


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Never On Sunday, who finished third and was subsequently placed second making his U.S. debut in the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf, should be favored against a full field of turf specialists in Saturday's $150,000 Pan American Handicap. The 1 1/2-mile Pan Am is the final graded stakes on the turf for males during the 2010 meet. Fillies and mares will get their chance the following week under similar conditions in the $150,000 Orchid.

Never On Sunday will face a field that includes graded stakes winners Winchester and Expansion. The Pan Am also features the return of Brass Hat, winner of the Grade 1 Donn Handicap over the main track here in 2006. Brass Hat, who has become pretty much a turf specialist over the past two seasons, has not started since finishing second in Arlington Park's Grade 3 Stars and Stripes Handicap on Sept. 7.

Caixa Eletronica wins at a mile

Caixa Eletronica, a son of Arromanches, had never won a race in seven previous starts going a mile. But that statistic meant little after he drew off to an easy victory in Wednesday's main event, a $53,000 third-level allowance race. The victory was the first of the meet for trainer Sergio Suarez.

The race also proved to be a major disappointment for Fiddlers Afleet, who finished a badly beaten fourth making his first start since winning the Oklahoma Derby on Oct. 11.