Ask the Moon wins juvenile filly race at Laurel Park

December 23, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Ask the Moon got control of the $50,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship near the top of the stretch to win the featured race at Laurel Park.

She finished the one mile in 1 minute, 40:16 seconds.

Kosmo's Buddy was in the lead, but Ask the Moon caught up with two furlongs left and won by 4 1/2 lengths.

"I saw my filly in good position," said Ask the Moon's jockey, Hiram Rivera. "I had a lot of horse and I moved and she won easily."

Favorite Hartigan rallied to take second, and Kosmo's Buddy finished third.

Ask the Moon paid $12.20. Her trainer, Ned Allard, said he didn't give strict instructions to the jockey.

Gaudet -- Bowie-based trainer Eddie Gaudet, 77, is recovering at Washington Hospital Center after undergoing triple bypass surgery last week. Gaudet, who won the 1971 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Grade II) with At Arms Length, is expected to be released tomorrow, according to his wife, Linda.

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