Petite Quill beats Drumtop Purse field

July 17, 1992|By James H. Jackson | James H. Jackson,Staff Writer

LAUREL -- Jockey Mario Pino got Petite Quill first out the gate and the 5-year old mare went wire-to-wire to win the featured $20,000 Drumtop Purse in a breeze yesterday at Laurel Race Course.

Petite Quill, winning for the third time in the last four outings, was stalked by Mrs. Highness the entire way but pulled away through the stretch to win easily over the closing Sallayna in 1 minute, 42 4/5 seconds for the 1 1/16 miles on the turf course.

Card shrinks

The Laurel card yesterday shrank from 10 to nine races when the scheduled simulcast from Philadelphia Park was canceled.

Also canceled was yesterday's double triple -- with a carry-over of $64,908 -- because of late scratches in the third and fifth races.

The sixth race, which was to have been the simulcast, had several late scratches, was taken off the turf course at Philadelphia and moved to a new post time, which was incompatible with Laurel's live schedule.

Fenwick wins three

Jockey Charles Fenwick III rode three winners yesterday at Laurel. He scored on Uncle Peter ($7) in the third, Bid On Burgandy ($8) in the seventh and Little Casino ($9) in the eighth. He has eight winners for the meeting and is in fourth place in the standings behind Mike Luzzi, Edgar Prado and Steve Hamilton.

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