Wanderkin closed strongly to beat Iron Courage by three-quarters of a length Sunday in the $100,000 Fort Lauderdale Handicap on the grass at Gulfstream Park. Highland Springs was third in a field of 13 going a mile and a sixteenth.
Wanderkin, ridden by Jose Santos, was timed in 1:40 3/5 and paid $6.80, $4.20 and $2.80. Iron Courage paid $5.60 and $3.40, while Highland Springs was $2.60 to show.
Vaguely Double opened a 1 1/2-length lead leaving the far turn, with Iron Courage second and Wanderkin moving up to third followed by Highland Springs. At the top of the stretch, Iron Courage moved past Vaguely to take the lead.
With a sixteenth to go, Iron Courage led by a length.