Broadway Missile By a Nose In El Joven Stakes

The El Joven was run over a mile on turf. They are signature races for Retama Park.

Broadway Missile ($10.80) stalked the pace for much of the El Joven, racing in second as Margarita Bibb jumped out to the lead and set fractions of 23.74 seconds for the opening quarter, 47.51 for the half-mile, and 1:11.40 for six furlongs. Broadway Missile overtook the leader in the stretch and went on to cover the distance on firm turf in 1:36.12.

Luis Quinonez rode the winner for Agave Racing Stable and trainer Michelle Lovell.

Broadway Missile was supplemented to the El Joven off a half-length win in a $30,000 maiden-claiming route on the main track at Keeneland on Oct. 12. He is a gelding by Heatseeker and was bred in Kentucky by Patinack Farm.

Perky Kitten held second by a head over third-place finisher Rainbow Trip.