FUNABASHI, Chiba Pref. — Dirt specialist Gold Allure outshone the competition Sunday to capture the year’s first big race, the February Stakes, by a neck over Biwa Shinseiki at Nakayama. Eagle Cafe finished in third place 3 lengths off the runnerup with Kanetsu Fleuve in fourth place 2 lengths later.

Gold Allure clocked a winning time of 1 minute, 50.9 seconds over the 1,800 meters of dirt.

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