Absolutely Great wins at Laurel

November 25, 1991|By Marty McGee

LAUREL -- Absolutely Great gave a hint of greatness when winning yesterday's allowance feature at Laurel Race Course by 12 1/2 lengths.

Ridden by Mike Luzzi, the filly led all the way when making her first start for trainer Eddie Gaudet after a six-race career in New York. The filly received the bleeder medication Lasix yesterday for the first time; the diuretic is banned in New York.

The victory was the first for Luzzi since he won the $350,000 Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct on Saturday aboard Timely Warning. The Brooklyn was the richest victory of Luzzi's career, matching his win aboard Northern Wolf in the 1990 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.

Luzzi came right back to end the late Daily Double ($19.80) when Too Easy Too Early, another first-time Lasix starter, won the program finale.

Larry Saumell rode three winners on an 11-race card that included the simulcast of the Ladies Handicap from Aqueduct, and Edgar Prado increased his meet-leading total with two winners. Prado leads Luzzi, 43-41, through 36 racing days.

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