Updated on 09/18/2011 2:39AM

Sailors Sunset surprises in Underwood


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Sailors Sunset, the longest shot in a field of five, won his first graded stakes in Saturday’s $100,000 at the expense of the 2004 champion Declan’s Moon and the Grade 1 stakes winner Siren Lure.

Ridden by Jon Court, Sailors Sunset ($28.80) ran six furlongs in 1:07.79, finishing 1 3/4 lengths in front of Siren Lure, who rallied from last in the field of five. Declan’s Moon, who raced near the front through a pace of 21.99 and 44.11 seconds, finished third.

Siren Lure, who finished eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, trailed by 6 lengths with a half-mile remaining and finished three lengths in front of Declan’s Moon, the champion 2-year-old male of 2004.

Sailors Sunset was ridden by Jon Court for owner-breeder Everest Stables and trainer Marcelo Polanco. A 3-year-old Petionville gelding, Sailors Sunset has won 5 of 13 starts and $200,610. He has won four of his last five starts, including minor stakes at Fairplex Park and Turf Paradise.