Bal A Bali Sprints To American Stakes Victory by Paulick Report Staff|05.09.201505.10.2015|7:29pm1:48pm Bal a Bali surged late to win the G3 American in his US debut In his first stateside start, highly-regarded Brazilian import Bal a Bali burst through horses for an eye-catching score in Saturday's Grade 3, 100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita. A champion and Triple Crown winner in Brazil, Bal a Bali is owned by Fox Hill Farms and Siena Farms LLC. Richard Mandella, who has trained South American imports to graded stakes victories before, trains the 5-year-old horse. Bal a Bali has won twelve of his thirteen starts. Flavien Prat kept Bal a Bali off the pace, then the pair split horses and were in the mix at the top of the stretch. Under steady urging, Bal a Bali kicked away from rivals, sailing under a wire for a comfortable victory over Talco and Gabriel Charles. Final time for the turf mile was 1:35.69. Haras Santa Maria de Araras bred the son of Put It Back out of In My Side (Clackson).