02/20/2012 7:00PM

Oaklawn: Castaway takes Southwest's first division


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Castaway prompted the pace set by Majestic Stride, then overtook that one en route to a 3 3/4-length  win in the first division of the Grade 3, $250,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Monday. Jake Mo rallied for second, while Reckless Jerry was third.

Castaway ($15.40) tracked Majestic Stride through fractions of 23.56 for the opening quarter, 48.08 for the half-mile and 1:12.60 for six furlongs. The winner covered the one-mile distance on a fast track in 1:38.

Rafael Bejarano was aboard for trainer Bob Baffert. Castaway won a maiden race at Santa Anita in his last start Jan. 21.