LAUREL -- Kentucky invader Country Chase pulled away in the stretch and notched a 5 1/2 -length victory yesterday in the $40,000 My Juliet Handicap, the closing-day feature at Laurel Race Course.
The result ended the four-race winning streak of 3-to-5 favorite Dhaka, who was never a factor and finished third.
Jockey William Troilo said Country Chase's score in the six-furlong -- for fillies and mares "was very easy. She was really sharp warming up, made the lead easily and relaxed."
Trainer Walter Bindner Jr. plans to bring the horse back to Maryland for the $40,000 Maryland City Handicap at Laurel on Oct. 10 to test male horses.