Long-shot Icarian came motoring from far back yesterday, reaching the front in time to catch pacesetter Hades and win the seventh running of the $50,000-added Herat Stakes for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park by a neck.
Icarian, a gelded son of Smarten who was bred by his owner, Bonsal White, completed the 1 1/16th-mile distance in 1: 45 1/5 over a fast main track. His surprise victory rewarded his backers with a $59.80 win mutuel. Hades held onto second and Country Signature was third. The 10-5 exacta returned $235. The 10-5-8 trifecta lit up the board at $1,551.80.