02/10/2013 7:06PM

Sunland: Red Lead captures Curribot for second time

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Red Lead, ridden by Enrique Gomez, wins the Curribot Handicap, a prep for the Sunland Park Handicap.

Red Lead won the Curribot Handicap at Sunland Park for the second time in his career on Sunday,  when he was always prominent for a 1 1/4-length score over Hurricane Lake. Red Lead also won the Curribot for 3-year-olds and up in 2010. 

Red Lead ($10) settled in third early on Sunday, as Warren’s Knockout took the field through fractions of 23.78 seconds for the opening quarter and 47.49 for the half-mile. Red Lead took over through six furlongs in 1:11.08, and went on to cover 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.84.

Enrique Gomez was aboard for trainer Chris Hartman.

Red Lead earned $30,000 for the win, to boost his career bankroll to $725,296. Overall, he has won 11 of 42 starts. Red Lead, who is a 7-year-old son of Red Bullet, races for Joe Davis.

Global Stage finished third in the Curribot, a half-length behind runner-up Hurricane Lake. The race is one of the local preps for the Sunland Park Handicap.