07/02/2011 8:08AM

Pleasanton: Ain’t No Other proves uncatchable in Livermore Valley Wine


Ain’t No Other ($4) broke sharply from the rail and was never headed as he scored an easy victory in the inaugural Livermore Valley Wines Stakes at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, Calif., on Friday.

A Tommy Town Thoroughbreds homebred by Old Topper, Ain't No Other had won the Harry Henson on the turf at Hollywood Park and then ran third in the Grade 3 Laz Barrera.

He used his speed to advantage in the Livermore Valley Wine, a six-furlong stakes for 3-year-olds, taking a one-length lead over Mack’s Gold Bullet in the opening quarter of 22.34. He was still ahalf-length in front at the quarter pole and under jockey Juan Hernandez he opened a big lead into the lane.

Unbridled Endeavor, fifth in the field of six at the eighth pole, unleashed a strong closing kick to be an easy second, but Ain’t No Other had a 1 3/4-length ead at the wire, running the sox furlongs in 1:09.10. Longshot Crown Over was third, another three lengths back. Road Ready, the 11-10 second choice, was fourth, losing by 6 1/2 lengths.

Trained by Steve Miyadi, Ain’t No Other earned $40,950 to increase his lifetime earnings to $180,410 with his sixth victory in eight career starts.