43-1 Phi Beta Doc educates bettors

June 21, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Phi Beta Doc, a 3-year-old gelding who ran fifth as the favorite June 5 at Pimlico Race Course, sneaked by the bettors in the $76,500 Nick Shuk Memorial Stakes yesterday at Delaware Park and won at odds of 43-1.

Trained by Robert W. Leonard at Fair Hill, Phi Beta Doc paid $89.20 to win after catching the front-running Mythical Gem in the final strides. Ridden by Mario Verge and trained by H. Graham Motion, Mythical Gem was the 4-5 favorite.

The time for 1 1/16 miles on soft turf was 1 minute, 44 seconds. This was Phi Beta Doc's second victory in 15 races. He was easily the longest shot in the 10-horse field.

Pub Date: 6/21/99

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