1990 San Vicente Stakes

Chris McCarron was speaking for a lot of people when he yelled to Gary Stevens with about an eighth of a mile to run in the $106075 San Vicente Breeders' Cup Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita. "I guess he's the real thing," McCarron shouted after Mister Frisky had surged past favored Tarascon in the seven-furlong San Vicente. Chris McCarron was speaking for a lot of people when he yelled to Gary Stevens with about an eighth of a mile to run in the $106075 San Vicente Breeders' Cup Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita. "I guess he's the real thing," McCarron shouted after Mister Frisky had surged past favored Tarascon in the seven-furlong San Vicente. The pride of Puerto Rico, 13 for 13 before leaving the island, proved he can compete on the mainland. The first 2-year-old to be named Horse of the Year in Puerto Rico since Bold Forbes, Mister Frisky defeated Tarascon by a length in 1:22 3/5, and it was another eight lengths back to Top Cash. In front every step in almost all of his previous races, Mister Frisky, the Marsayas colt, was fourth after breaking a step slowly. He moved up to join Tarascon, the 13-10 choice, nearing the quarter pole, then took charge and provided Stevens with his fourth winner of the day. "This is a helluva good horse," said trainer Laz Barrera, who didn't do badly after taking over Bold Forbes 14 years earlier. "This sucker can run. "When my friend in Puerto Rico (Enrique Ubarri) told me he's as good as Bold Forbes, I believed him. The day he left Puerto ...

 

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