Brave Note ends drought, wins Cohen

8-year-old notches first victory since '96


Brave Note, winless since 1996, broke through down the stretch to win the $50,000 Ben Cohen Stakes yesterday on the turf at Pimlico.

The Irish-bred, 8-year old son of Dancing Brave, making his 1999 debut, covered the five-furlong race in 58 2/5 seconds and paid $18.20 to win. A half-length behind was long shot Cactus Kid, who completed the 8-5 exacta that paid $337.00.

"This horse hadn't won a race in two years and we were trying to find something different for him that might turn things around," said assistant trainer Mike Miller.

Miller was on hand in place of trainer John Fisher, who was attending a steeplechase race in England, where his son, Jack, finished third in the Marlborough Cup.

Completing the order of finishers were One More Power, Desktop, Sport D'Hiver, Tyaskin, Barnyard Money and Hurricane State.

Cohen was an owner and operator of Pimlico for 34 years.

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