08/14/2016 9:27PM

Right Hand Man easy winner in Cavonnier Juvenile

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Right Hand Man, with jockey Frank Alvarado, wins the Cavonnier Juvenile Stakes on Sunday.

Right Hand Man ($4.80) got a perfect trip and had no trouble scoring an easy victory in Sunday’s $54,150 Cavonnier Juvenile at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.

The Street Boss colt broke nicely and sat just outside 11-to-1 shot Frenchy Bobcat down the backstretch and around the turn through sensible fractions. But when Frank Alvarado, who had earlier won the Wine Country Debutante aboard Only You Babe, let Right Hand Man go, he quickly went past the leader and continued to increase his margin in the six-furlong stakes for 2-year-olds.

He defeated favored maiden Aqua Frio by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:13.45. Aqua Frio, who was second to Right Hand Man in his debut, was second to Grade 2 Best Pal winner Klimt in his second start. He outfinished Frenchy Bobcat by a neck for his third straight runner-up finish.

“That was a nice race to watch,” winning trainer Jeff Bonde said. “He ran very well. He’s a talented colt and had a little excuse in his second start (when he finished sixth after pressing the early pace in the Santa Anita Juvenile). He’d worked well and came back to run like we thought he could.”

California Diamond and Green With Envy, who ran one-two in the Santa Anita Juvenile, also ran one-two in their next start in the Graduation Stakes with Green With Envy winning that race at Del Mar.

A $120,000 Barretts October yearling purchase, Right Hand Man is owned by Blinkers On Racing Stable, Bennett, Bonde, Busche, Georgetti, Harris et al. He earned $32,500 for his victory and has now earned $66,445.