Long shots rule Md. Juvenile

December 12, 1993|By Ross Peddicord | Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer

Long shots won both divisions of the Maryland Juvenile Championship yesterday at Laurel Race Course.

Love to be Loved, a 26-1 shot, upset favored Smart N Noble in the filly division, winning by a nose after a hard-fought stretch duel.

Then 9.20-1 shot Run Alden led wire-to-wire in the colt division, lasting by three-quarters of a length over Canton River, the second choice in the 10-horse field.

Pino, on the losing Smart N Noble in the filly division, partly attributed the loss to jockey Freddy Castillo's ride on pacesetter Lady Beaumont. When the filly gave way, "he [Castillo] let [Larry] Reynolds [on Love To Be Loved] slip through on the rail. You don't do those things in $100,000 races. You don't give nothing up. It sure didn't do me any good."

Love To Be Loved, a daughter of 1986 Juvenile Championship winner Hay Halo, was bred in Baltimore County by Donald Litz and was sold as a weanling to Phil Capuano. Capuano re-sold her to Kimberly Schipke last spring at the 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale at Timonium for $23,000.

Love To Be Loved is trained by Billy Boniface, who also purchased Selima Stakes winner Irish Forever out of the same Timonium auction.

Even in defeat, Smart N Noble is likely to be named the 1993 Maryland-bred filly champion. She has won five stakes this season, although she was narrowly beaten yesterday.

Run Alden, winner of the Maryland Million Nursery, made his first start on Lasix in the Juvenile Championship colt division. By beating Canton River, he is likely to be named the state-bred 2-year-old colt champion. The three-horse lightly raced entry of owner Bob Meyerhoff was outrun.

Jerry Robb trains Run Alden for his owner-breeder Hal C. B. Clagett. The horse was ridden yesterday by Greg Hutton.

The winner of each division earned $75,000.

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