$100,000 stakes goes to 'Forest'

November 29, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Black Forest, a son of Broad Brush, scored his first victory in a stakes race, beating six other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Annapolis Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park.

Black Forest rallied from third entering the stretch and won by 3 1/2 lengths over the odds-on favorite, Mr. Sinatra.

The winner, shipped in from New York, ran the 1 1/8 -mile race in 1: 51 2/5 for his fourth career victory.

"I'm very impressed," said jockey Rick Wilson, who was riding the colt for the first time. "He dragged me to the front. Around the far turn, I was trapped behind a wall of horses. After easing through at the top of the stretch, I asked him to run and he ran by the other horses so fast I knew it was all over."

The winner, owned by Live Oak Plantation, paid $9.20, $3.20 and $2.80.

Trainer Pat Kelly said Black Forest will spend the next month in Florida on vacation and return to the track next year.

Pub Date: 11/29/97

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