|After a good start Hugo led the field through the opening half-mile in 46.66 as Prussian sat off the early leader some three lengths behind in second while Chitoz ran another length back in third. In the far turn Prussian would take the lead from Hugo, as the leader was now starting to back up, running second. Chitoz remained in third as the field made its way into the stretch. Prussian was game on the front nearing the wire but was beaten by a tough nose by El Sultry Sun on the inside winning The Lamplighter Handicap in a final time of 1:41.01. Prussian was a game second while Run Salty Runs was up for third. El Sultry Sun is a three-year-old chestnut colt owned by Live Oak Plantation, trained by John Kimmel and was ridden by Eddie Castro.
|El Sultry Sun (Inside Red Cap) wins The Lamplighter Stakes.
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23.77, 46.66, 1:10.51, 1:34.80, 1:41.01
Scratched Horses: None