10/28/2012 7:22PM

Santa Anita: Red Sun spoils Ryehill Dreamer's comeback in Lure

Barbara D. Livingston
Rafael Bejarano completes a sweep of the weekend's stakes at Santa Anita by riding Red Sun to a neck victory over Ryehill Dreamer (2) in the Lure Stakes.

ARCADIA, Calif. - Red Sun held off a late threat from even-money favorite Ryehill Dreamer to win Sunday’s $80,760 Lure Stakes on turf at Santa Anita.

Red Sun ($5.80) was ridden by Rafael Bejarano, giving him a sweep of the two stakes at Santa Anita on the weekend before the Breeders’ Cup. Bejarano won Saturday’s Autumn Miss Stakes on Lady Ten.

Red Sun led throughout the Lure Stakes, run over a mile on turf. The 6-yeear-old Red Sun led by a length on the backstretch and was challenged on the turn by Ryehill Dreamer, who had not started in 17 months.

Through the stretch, Red Sun maintained a narrow lead on the inside, with Ryehill Dreamer within a head. In the final 100 yards, Red Sun extended his advantage slightly, winning by a neck in 1:34.03.

Ryehill Dreamer finished 2 1/2 lengths in front of Temple’s Door in the field of five.

Red Sun, by Redattore, races for John Harris and trainer Carla Gaines.

He has won 6 of 11 starts and $280,188 in a career plagued by layoffs.

Red Sun won his first stakes in the Lure. He was ninth in the Grade 3 Eddie D Stakes on the hillside turf course here on Sept. 28.

“He ran an off race down the hill and we didn’t’ have a reason,” Gaines said. “It was not typical of him. He’s always been a nice horse, but he’s some problems along the way.”