07/04/2015 7:39PM

Wildwood Kantharos controls pace in Purple Violet

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Hollarforadollar looked like the controlling speed in the $53,700 Purple Violet Stakes at Arlington, but she was scratched on Saturday, leaving the front end – and the race itself – to Wildwood Kantharos, who made an easy lead under Chris Emigh and never was threatened, beating Lovely Island by 1 1/2 lengths in the one-mile Polytrack race for Illinois-bred 3-year-olds.

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