Luzzi rides 'Frenchman' to stakes win

August 08, 1993|By From Staff Reports

The classy My Frenchman edged the stubborn Tonkas Mean Streak in the final strides yesterday to capture the $51,628 Basil Hall Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Trapped along the rail, jockey Mike Luzzi angled My Frenchman to the outside of Tonkas Mean Streak and prevailed by a neck in a thrilling finish. Soar on Wings, who recently shipped in from Churchill Downs, was third.

"My horse was a little intimidated on the rail," Luzzi said. "Once he got clear, he found his stride. He really didn't take to the track well but we got the job done."

An 8-year-old gelded son of Superbity, My Frenchman posted his 21st victory in 60 career starts. The Jim Murphy trainee pushed his lifetime earnings past the $525,000 mark.

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