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Santos Takes Drill's L'il Man Wire-to-Wire at Tampa

With the most under-rated rider at Tampa Bay Downs in the irons, Drill's L'il Man became Drill's fourth winner of 2019 yesterday with a game, wire-to-wire performance at six furlongs. Ademar Santos put the 3-year-old on the lead and the Winning  Stables gelding led every step of the  way, passing the furlong markers in :22.63 and :46.18 en route to a final clocking of 1:12.26. Drill's L'il Man scored by three-quarters of a length and earned a check for $8,690 while breaking his maiden in his third start; he had finished second in his previous try and went off as the 3/2 favorite in this one.