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Via Galilei regains his form to capture Zeke Ferguson Stakes
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Bouncing back from a lackluster effort in his previous start, Irvin Naylor’s Via Galilei took command in Colonial Downs’ spacious homestretch and pulled away to a 6 3/4-length victory in the $50,000 David L. “Zeke” Ferguson Memorial (Gr. 3) on Saturday at the 80th annual Strawberry Hill Races in New Kent, Va..Hickory Tree Stable’s Gustavian, favored at 9-5 despite being the only non-stakes winner in the field, rallied to finish second.Trained by J. W. Delozier, Via Galilei had won his first U.S. start, Middleburg Spring’s Temple Gwathmey (Gr. 3) on April 21, but he subsequently finished third in the $75,000 Marcellus Frost (Gr.