73-1 Our Peak hits summit at Laurel

March 26, 2006|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Our Peak, a 73-1 long shot with Rosie Napravnik up, charged down the middle of the racetrack to nip Ah Day in the shadow of the finish line and win the $85,000 Private Terms Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park.

Napravnik, an 18-year-old apprentice, won her first stakes race last weekend aboard Reckless Ways. Her star continues to ascend as she brought the son of Peaks And Valleys home in 1 minute, 38.66 seconds in the one-mile Private Terms.

Katy Voss trains Our Peak, a winner of just a maiden race and an allowance start, both at nearby Charles Town. Yesterday's race was his stakes debut.

Our Peak lit up the parimutuel board with payoffs of $149.80, $48.20 and $13. He topped a $960.80 exacta with Ah Day and a $5,146.20 triple with Ah Day and Sunshine Alpine.

"He was in a pretty good position and I got to pick my spot behind the front-runners," Napravnik said. "I thought he might get tired because he was on his left-lead the entire time and was stretching out for the first time but when I tapped him on the shoulder he woke up and I knew we had a chance."

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