Saudi Brass is Alma North favorite Carnirainbow also in field of 8

September 04, 1993|By Kent Baker | Kent Baker,Staff Writer

Today's showcase race of the Timonium meeting, the $40,000 Alma North Handicap, has drawn a field of eight fillies and mares headed by overnight favorite Saudi Brass.

The speedy Saudi Brass, listed at 8-to-5 by the track handicapper, has won her past two and six of her past 10 starts, including the Forsythia Stakes at Philadelphia Park.

The 1 1/16-mile distance seems to suit her well. Art Madrid Jr. has the ride for trainer Linda Albert.

Jazzy One, who drew the rail, won her last start in allowance company at Pimlico, and Carnirainbow, the only 3-year-old in the field, has the most earnings, $290,153, including stakes scores at Philadelphia and Laurel.

Avie's Daisy, a non-winner since Feb. 22, is also considered a contender.

Kathleen The Queen led all the way under Walter Guerra to win the Alma North last summer in her first distance race.

"It was one of the most exciting races I've ever ridden in," said Guerra, who shipped in from Florida for the mount.

Jockey Barnett fined

Jockey Wayne Barnett has been fined $200 by the stewards for failing to know the distance of a race Wednesday.

Aboard Pour Moi in the 1 1/8-mile fourth, Barnett slowed down his horse the first time past the finish line, believing the race was a four-furlong sprint.

Barnett said he did not realize the mistake until he did not see anyone else pulling up.

The stewards cited Barnett's "good license history" and admission of the error in levying the penalty.

Md. Million gets sponsors

The Maryland Million program has attracted sponsors for eight races.

Executive director Richard Wilcke said "given the economy, I feel we're doing very well and the move to Laurel has helped us."

The lineup has one $150,000 event, the First National Bank of Maryland Classic, and one $25,000 race for 2-year-olds, the First Maryland Bancorp Juvenile Turf.

Listed for $100,000 purses are the Crown Central Petroleum Maryland Nursery, the Harborplace Maryland Lassie, the Joseph Bank Maryland Turf, the U.S. Air Maryland Sprint Handicap, the Challedon Society Maryland Oaks and the State of Maryland Distaff.

Miscellaneous

Alberto Delgado rode Double Rob to a $15.80 score in the fifth race, then took off his remaining four mounts on his 30th birthday. Two of the four won. Austreberto Salazar did not ride and fell to third in the jockey's race. Delgado and Walter Cullum have nine winners each, one ahead of Salazar. Cullum rode Our Weapon to the horse's second 6 1/2 -furlong win of the meeting in the sixth. He also won Monday. . . . Odessa Clelland lost one of her bugs -- she now has a seven-pound allowance -- after capturing the second race aboard her mother's horse, Homey.

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