07/03/2002 11:00PM

Rio's Chase takes Pleasanton feature


PLEASANTON, Calif. - Rio's Chase ($10.20), making his stakes debut, scored a four-length victory in the Pleasanton Stakes in wire-to-wire style at the Alameda County Fair on Wednesday.

Rio's Chase discouraged favored Wild Celebration in the opening half mile and won the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds in 1:14.97. Late-closing Bold Mango finished second.

Rio's Chase, trained by Bill Delia, earned $24,610 to increase his career earnings to $56,010 with three wins and two seconds in nine starts.