`Judiths Wild' declared winner of Dancer

Horse Racing

January 14, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Judiths Wild Rush was elevated to first in yesterday's $100,000 Native Dancer Stakes at Laurel Park after finishing second to Your Bluffing.

The Laurel Park stewards listened to a claim of foul lodged by jockey Julian Pimental, who argued that his mount had been bothered by Your Bluffing in the drive to the finish line. They decided in his favor.

The revised order of finish became Judiths Wild Rush first, Your Bluffing second and late closing Easy Red third.

Judiths Wild Rush broke alertly, then settled in fourth, as Your Bluffing raced just ahead of him in third. Your Bluffing moved around the pacesetters to take the lead at last the turn, but Judiths Wild Rush caught him in the stretch and the pair raced as one to the finish. Your Bluffing, who has 14 career victories on his home track, finished first by a nose, but the outcome was soon reversed.

"I can't believe they took me down," said Jose Caraballo, who rode Your Bluffing. "Before I came out he came in. He couldn't pass me so he got right next to me. My horse was looking for a challenge. [Trainer] Mike Trombetta had him ready, and he ran a great race. What a warrior."

The time of the mile race on the fast main track was 1 minute, 36.43 seconds. Judiths Wild Rush paid $8.20 and topped a $70.80 exacta and $907 triple.

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