07/20/2015 8:19AM

Stryker Phd shows powerful surge in Mt. Rainier Handicap win


Late-running powerhouse Stryker Phd cruised to a six-length victory Sunday in the $50,000 Mt. Rainier Handicap, his sixth consecutive stakes win at Emerald Downs. In blowing the doors off what appeared to be a competitive field, Stryker Phd put to rest all doubt about his superiority in Emerald’s handicap division and stamped himself as an almost-certain favorite in the meeting’s biggest race, the Grade 3, $200,000 Longacres Mile on Aug. 16.