03/01/2014 6:40PM

Oaklawn Park: Valid Commander completes rapid ascent from $7,500 claimer to Nodouble Stakes winner


HOT SPRINGS, Ark.- Valid Commander, who was racing for a $7,500 claiming price in January, became a stakes winner Saturday at Oaklawn Park, where he rallied for a length win over Goods Gone West in the $75,000 Nodouble. It was another two lengths back in third to Humble Smarty.