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Cryptoclearance Runs Down Lost Code for 3 1/2-Length Win at Meadowlands

September 20, 1987|Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Cryptoclearance took the lead from Lost Code in the stretch and won the $300,000 Pegasus Handicap at the Meadowlands Saturday night.

Cryptoclearance, who ended a five-month victory drought, got to the finish line 3 1/2 lengths ahead of Lost Code, who had a 1 1/2-length margin over Templar Hill.

The victory was the first for Cryptoclearance since April 4 in the Florida Derby. The colt, carrying 122 pounds, covered the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48 3/5 and returned $5.60, $2.60 and $2.40.

Lost Code, also carrying 122 pounds, paid $2.80 and $2.40. Templar Hill, carrying 118 pounds, returned $3 to show.

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