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Bob Baffert-trained horses finish 1-2 in $100,000 El Cajon Stakes at Del Mar

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DEL MAR, California — Gimme Da Lute won the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes by a half-length Saturday at Del Mar for trainer , who was across the country watching his Triple Crown champion American Pharoah lose at Saratoga.

Ridden by , Gimme Da Lute ran a mile in 1:35.79 and paid $2.40 and $2.10.

Fame and Power, also trained by Baffert, returned $2.60, while Desert Dynamo was another neck back in third. There was no show wagering because of the four-horse field, which was reduced by three scratches. Thanksgiving Day finished last.

Flavien Prat, aboard Desert Dynamo, claimed foul against Gimme Da Lute, saying the winner caused him to change course, but the stewards disallowed it.

"I know that rider claimed foul, but he was always behind me and never going to get past," Garcia said. "My horse is a fighter."

Gimme Da Lute carried co-high weight of 123 pounds with Fame and Power in the race for 3-year-old colts.

Baffert's highest-profile 3-year-old, American Pharoah, had his eight-race winning streak snapped with a runner-up finish in the Travers Stakes.

Gimme Da Lute has six wins in nine career starts for co-owner Mike Pegram, a longtime friend of Baffert.

Baffert won the El Cajon for a seventh time.

PHOTO: In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Patriotic Diamond and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes horse race Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Patriotic Diamond and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes horse race Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

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PHOTO: Gimme Da Lute and jockey Martin Garcia, left, outleg Fame and Power with Rafael Bejarano, right, to win the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes, Saturday horse race, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, in Del Mar, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP) NO SALES
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