11/05/2016 10:57AM

U S Officer goes last to first in winning Clever Trevor

Dustin Orona Photography
U S Officer paid $33.20 in winning the Clever Trevor on Friday at Remington.

U S Officer closed from last to catch Divine Kaleb and win the $100,000 Clever Trevor by 2 1/2 lengths Friday night at Remington Park.

It was another neck back to Cu Rahy in third.

The Clever Trevor, for 2-year-olds over seven furlongs, is expected to produce starters for the $300,000 Springboard Mile on Dec. 11 at Remington.

U S Officer ($33.20) lagged behind in the early stages Friday as Divine Kaleb ran through an opening quarter in 22.74 seconds, then was clear through a half-mile in 45.84 and six furlongs in 1:10.41. U S Officer shuttled up the rail to overtake the leader while covering the distance on a fast track in 1:24.63.

“I was not really expecting to be that far back, but the race played out like that,” said David Cabrera, who was aboard the winner for trainer Danny Pish. “This horse, he can sit anywhere we put him.”

U S Officer, who was cutting back to one turn off an allowance win at a mile at Remington, races for his breeder, Jerry Durant, and Bill Jordan. He was winning the first stakes race of his career, and improved his overall record to 3 for 6. U S Officer, who is a son of U S Ranger, picked up a first-place check of $60,000 to push his earnings to $99. 565.

Remington will have a special daytime post of 1:30 p.m. Central on Saturday.