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Kobe's Back rallied from far back to catch Salutos Amigos in the final 50 yards and win the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes for older horses by a half-length Sunday at Santa Anita

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ARCADIA, California — Kobe's Back rallied from far back to catch Salutos Amigos in the final 50 yards and win the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes for older horses by a half-length Sunday at Santa Anita.

Ridden by Gary Stevens, Kobe's Back ran six furlongs in 1:08.70 and paid $7, $3.40 and $2.40 as the 5-2 second choice.

PHOTO: In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Kobe's Back, foreground, with Gary Stevens aboard, overtakes Salutos Amigos, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, for victory in the Grade II $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes horse race Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Kobe's Back, foreground, with Gary Stevens aboard, overtakes Salutos Amigos, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, for victory in the Grade II $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes horse race Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

Salutos Amigos returned $2.80 and $2.20, while Cautious Giant was another 1½ lengths back in third and paid $3 to show.

Kobe's Back, named for Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant, has been idle since finishing seventh in the Breeders' Cup Sprint on Oct. 31. Trainer Peter Eurton put blinkers on the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred to restrict his vision.

"Gary said the blinkers did make a difference," said Eurton, who has trained the horse in his last eight starts.

The victory, worth $120,000, increased Kobe's Back's career earnings to $772,250, with four wins in 17 starts.

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