Seefeldt wins on Reputed Testamony

February 20, 1991|By James H. Jackson | James H. Jackson,Sun Staff Correspondent

LAUREL -- Reputed Testamony, rallying strongly through the stretch, won the $40,000 Harriman Purse at Laurel Race Course yesterday.

Ridden by Andrea Seefeldt, who won her first race since returning from a kidney ailment that sidelined her for six weeks, Reputed Testamony, a 4-year-old son of 1983 Preakness winner Deputed Testamony, was back in the pack, as Pulverizing and Hooliganisim set most of the pace.

Pulverizing and Hooliganisim, who hung on for show, were battling for the lead along the rail through the stretch when Seefeldt brought the Richard Hemmings-trained colt with a rush on the outside. Reputed Testamony covered 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 43 3/5 seconds over a track rated fast.

Jet Stream, ridden by Mario Pino and the 6-5 favorite, got up in time to finish second. Reputed Testamony won $24,000, raising his lifetime earnings to $124,989.

* Greg Hutton and Tom Turner each rode two winners. Hutton scored on D.C. Maxwell in the first and Lulu Gets in the sixth. Turner was first on Goldie's Lock in the third and Rollicking Stream in the seventh.

* Monday racing will return on a regular basis to Charles Town and Penn National next week. Post time will be 7:15 p.m. at Charles Town, 7:30 p.m. at Penn National.

* Owner-trainer Art Willson has been suspended for 15 days, Saturday through March 9, because of a positive test for an excessive level of Bute, an anti-inflammatory analgesic, in Ridan's Recital, who finished first in the sixth race at Laurel last June 9.

Willson was given a hearing before the Maryland Racing Commission Dec. 12, and the commission ruled that Ridan's Recital be disqualified and placed out of the money and Willson be suspended.

* Wide Country, the Maryland-bred 2-year-old filly champion of 1990, will be the likely favorite in the $75,000 Jameela Stakes at 1 1/16 miles Saturday.

Wide Country, the granddaughter of Northern Dancer and owned by Tommy Tanner, is on a three-race winning streak. She is trained by Robert Camac, and will be ridden by Santos Chavez. Top challenger is expected to be Ritchie Trail.

* Maryland's leading 3-year-olds -- Haymaker, Colonel Hill and Forry Cow How -- worked out at Laurel in preparation for the March 3 Private Terms Stakes.

Haymaker went six furlongs in 1:13; Colonel Hill did the same distance in 1:15 2/5; and Forry Cow How worked five furlongs in 1:01.

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