Who Wouldn't goes from last to first HORSE RACING

Laurel notebook

June 13, 1993|By Bill Free | Bill Free,Staff Writer

Who Wouldn't would not give up yesterday and won the $54,550 Housebuster Handicap feature at Laurel Race Course.

"We were banged around a little leaving the gate," said jockey Joe Rocco. "But Who Wouldn't is a real nice horse and he came back. He's versatile, and he can do a lot of things to win a race."

The 4-year-old gelded son of Baederwood, a 6-5 favorite, started out last in an eight-horse field, rallied to take the lead at the eighth pole and held off One Tuff Oop for a 2 1/4 -length victory.

Hooliganisim was third and highly regarded Speakerphone, a multiple graded-stakes winner and 5-2 choice, finished seventh in the six-furlong race.

Jockey Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner was aboard Speakerphone for the disappointing finish.

"He stayed in front for about a half mile," said Ladner. "He got the lead pretty easy and held on for a while after they went by. I'm sure he'll do OK the next time out."

Who Wouldn't has been on the board in 12 of his 15 starts and pushed his earnings past $130,000.

Big names shut out in steeplechase

Top riders Jeff Teter and Blythe Miller and Glyndon's Charles Fenwick III were all winless yesterday in the three steeplechase races at Laurel.

Teter's top finish was third on Jouer; Miller could do no better than third on Eskimo Cove; and Fenwick's best showing was fourth on Pyjama Parade.

It was a long day for rider Patrick Cooney, who fell from his mount, Ankara Bay, at the 10th fence in the first race and later fell off of Alking at the 13th fence in the third race. Cooney was taken to the Greater Laurel-Beltsville Hospital for precautionary reasons and was later released.

Trainer Charles Fenwick Jr., of Glyndon, had one winner, Rolling Cart, yesterday.

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