LAUREL -- Six was the magic number at Laurel Race Course yesterday. Five horses, including Sweet Alex in the ninth-race feature, carried saddlecloth No. 6 to victory.
Sweet Alex, ridden by Edgar Prado, angled off the rail in midstretch before defeating Ismelda by nearly a length in the $27,000 filly-mare allowance.
The winners of the three races that constitute the early Pick Three -- the fourth, fifth and sixth races -- also wore No. 6. Lost Island, All Genuine and Capp The Power combined for a $303.60 payoff.