Leopard Lily wins fifth straight in rough Laurel feature trip

December 14, 1991|By Marty McGee

LAUREL -- Leopard Lily rallied for her fifth straight victory in a roughly run feature event at Laurel Race Course yesterday.

In the late stretch in the ninth race, Leopard Lily surged past three other fillies -- horses that were racing in close quarters near the rail -- to win by four lengths.

After a stewards' inquiry, Filex's Dream was disqualified from second and placed sixth. Filex's Dream apparently was blamed for causing the tight situation that also involved Anna Karenga and favored Ritchie Trail.

Leopard Lily, a one-time $5,000 claimer, is owned by Walter Bank III and trained by Jeff Runco. The filly's win streak began Oct. 3 at Pimlico Race Course in a $5,000 race; she has risen in class in each subsequent start.

Leopard Lily was ridden yesterday by Mike Luzzi, who leads all riders at the 49-day-old Laurel meet with 63 winners, one more than Edgar Prado.

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