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Arlington Park Stakes Results

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 5, 2001) -- Tom Boy Stable's Robin de Nest stalked a quick pace before taking command inside the furlong marker en route to a one-length victory in the $59,400 Dr. Fager Handicap Sunday at Arlington Park. Eusebio Razo Jr. rode the son of Robin des Pins who covered the six furlongs in a meet's best time of 1:09.29.

The win, worth $25,630, was his seventh in 24 starts and boosted his bankroll past the $200,000 mark to $200,267.

Illinois-bred Out of My Way finished second with Silver Zipper running third. Miners Gamble, Meandmyloveman, Smokin Pete, Kings Command, Tic N Tin, 5-2 favorite Chindi and Magic Doe completed the order of finish.

Meandmyloveman was first away from the gate and set quick fractions of 22.30 seconds for the quarter, 44.70 for the half-mile and a five-furlong split of 56.83 seconds before giving way in the last eighth of a mile.

Robin de Nest sat third, never more than a length and a half off the lead, while racing just off the rail.

"He likes to come around (horses) and doesn't like to have horses to his outside," said winning trainer Tom Amoss. "He was really in the perfect spot the whole way. Last time (a fifth-place finish in the Grade III Aristides at Churchill Downs June 30), he probably didn't have the best of racing luck."

Amoss said Robin de Nest may race next in the $100,000 Arlington Sprint on August 25.

"He's two for two over this track so what the heck," Amoss said. "He's got that quality about him you can't measure -- desire. He's been outstanding this year."

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