After handing National Debt his first career loss last week, Somewhere In L A proved that effort was no fluke as he captured Saturday's $59,800 final of The Diplomat Series.
A pair of Hall of Famers, and , teamed up with the pacer to capture the event in 1:51.4.
Condren guided the son of to command before the opening station in :26.1 with Silverhill Shadow ( ) .
Heading towards the half, Silverhill Shadow pocket-pulled and cleared to lead past the half in :54.4 and three-quarters in 1:23.
Heavily-favoured National Debt, who was rough-gaited and made a break in the early stages, was the first-over attacker around the final turn.
Turning for home, Silverhill Shadow put away National Debt, but couldn't fend off a late rally from pocket-sitter Somewhere In L A. Big Surf ( ) finished third. National Debt faded to seventh.
Trained and co-owned by McIntosh along with C S X Stables and Al McIntosh Holdings, Somewhere In L A celebrated his biggest payday as his bankroll now sits at $115,792.
The bay has crafted a 2-0-1 record from three starts this season.He paid $8.60 as the third choice.
The Diplomat Series was for three-year-olds, who were non-winners of $100,000 in 2013.
Rock N Roll Xample, driven by , redeemed herself after faltering last week with a 1:51.4 performance to take the $59,200 Princess Series final.
The daughter of sat throughout the mile as Bahama Blue ( ) laid down panels of :26.2, :55.3 and 1:24.
Turning for home, Rock N Roll Xample angled to the outside and marched past the tempo-setter en route to victory. Take That Hanover ( ) came on for second, over Bahama Blue.
Trained by for owner/breeder Robert Hamather, Rock N Roll Xample celebrated her ninth win of the season as her lifetime earnings increased to $128,690.
The talented lass has amassed a 9-3-1 record from 15 starts this season. She paid $5.00 to win.
The Princess Series was for three-year-old fillies, who were non-winners of $100,000 in 2013.
by Greg Gangle, for WEG