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Cool Conductor pulls upset for new trainer

Updated: May 21, 2005, 7:31 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

BALTIMORE -- Ralph Nicks was part of many big wins while working for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. On Saturday, Nicks got to enjoy a big win all by himself.

Less than two weeks after taking over the training of Cool Conductor from Mott, Nicks earned his first graded stakes win when Cool Conductor outfinished odds-on choice Artie Schiller by a nose to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Dixie Handicap at Pimlico. It was 2 1/4 lengths back to Good Reward in third. Better Talk Now and Grato Recuerdo ...

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