03/30/2013 5:57PM

Oaklawn: Goods Gone West gives connections Rainbow sweep


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Goods Gone West cruised to a 5 1/4-length win in the $60,000 Rainbow at Oaklawn Park on Saturday to give his owner, James H. Glover, and his trainer, Kenny Smith, a sweep of the track’s weekend stakes. Ile St. Molly on Friday accounted for the $60,000 Rainbow Miss for Glover and Smith.

Goods Gone West ($3.60) settled in fourth early in the Rainbow, a six-furlong race for 3-year-olds bred in Arkansas, as Brandon’s Way and Hesa Cat dueled through an opening quarter in 22.41 seconds. Goods Gone West, under leading rider Ricardo Santana Jr., advanced three wide on the final turn, swept past the leaders approaching the quarter pole, and went on to cover the distance on a track rated muddy in 1:11.71.

“That was really impressive,” Smith said. “It’s really luck to win both of these.”

Trace Creek rallied for second in the Rainbow, 3 1/2 lengths clear of third-place finisher Rock City Roadhog.

The Rainbow was the third straight win for Goods Gone West, who began his streak in a maiden special weight for statebreds in his Oaklawn debut Jan. 17. He then won a first-level allowance against older rivals, also at Oaklawn, on Feb. 15. Overall, Goods Gone West has now won 3 of 8 starts and $122,160.

There is no racing this Sunday at Oaklawn in observance of Easter.