Concealed Identity finishes strong to win Tesio Stakes

2 late goals lift Bayhawks to 14-13 preseason win over Outlaws

May 08, 2011|By Sports Digest

Pimlico Race Course

Concealed Identity finishes strong to win Tesio Stakes

Linda Gaudet and Morris Bailey's Concealed Identity sat off a contested pace, went by the leaders going around the turn and continued home under a hard drive Saturday to win the $75,000 Federico Tesio Stakes, the feature offering for possible Preakness starters at Pimlico Race Course. Sent to post at 7-1 odds under leading jockey Sheldon Russell for trainer Eddie Gaudet, the son of Smarty Jones won by two lengths and completed the 11/16-mile distance in 1 minute, 45.67 seconds. Post-time favorite Ruler On Ice rallied into the picture, then held on to take second by a neck over slow-starting J W Blue. Concealed Identity, who won the second stakes of his eight-race career, captured the Maryland Juvenile Championship in December and came into the Tesio off an impressive allowance score at the distance here April 15. "He ran excellent today," Russell said. "We were very impressed how he ran last time, the first time going two turns. Last time they took the blinkers off him because he only has one eye, and we were able to relax him there and get him into good position early on and he finished so much better. He came home running today and didn't seem like he was slowing down." The 80-year-old Gaudet has been a fixture at the Bowie Training Center for decades. He finished third in the Maryland standings behind King Leatherbury and Dale Capuano for three straight years in the mid-1990s. He won the 1971 Black-Eyed Susan with At Arms Length and took the 1991 General George Handicap (Grade II) with Star Touch. "He has a lot of talent and trained like a good horse," Gaudet said. "He is doing everything right here of late. We are certainly thinking about the Preakness but have to see how he comes out of this one and how crowded the field is going to be. It would be something if we had two Bowie horses in the Preakness." Norman Asbjornson, from Chris Grove's Bowie barn, is also hoping to find his way into the Preakness field May 21. Concealed Identity, who upped his earnings to $120,780 with the win, paid $16.60 and topped a $60 exacta and $141.80 exacta.

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2 late goals lift Bayhawks to preseason win over Outlaws

After trailing the entire game, the Chesapeake Bayhawks scored two goals in the final minute to beat the Denver Outlaws, 14-13, in a preseason game at Anne Arundel Community College. The Bayhawks were led by Blake Miller's three-goal effort, which included the tying goal. The Bayhawks begin their season next Saturday when they host the Rochester Rattlers at 7 p.m.

College softball: Junior Vangie Galindo went 3-for-6 on the day to tie Maryland's single-season hits record of 70, set by Jenny Belak in 2006, but the Maryland softball team dropped two games to visiting North Carolina (32-19, 13-6 ACC). The Terps (37-16, 11-7) fell 2-0 in the first game and 6-5 in the second. Senior Kerry Hickey started in the circle in the first game and pitched her 18th complete game this year. She allowed just four hits and notched nine strikeouts.

College baseball: North Carolina's Patrick Johnson recorded a career-high 12 strikeouts in seven innings, third baseman Colin Moran ripped a three-run double in the fourth inning, and 18th-ranked North Carolina (35-10, 14-8 ACC) defeated Maryland (20-30, 5-20) on Friday night, 5-0. Sander Beck … Salisbury senior third baseman Brian Green was named Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

Men's college track and field: Salisbury sophomore javelin thrower Matt McMurdo was named CAC Field Athlete of the Week.

Women's college track and field: Salisbury sophomore shot-putter Chelsea Tavik (Seton Keough) was chosen CAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week.

Men's college lacrosse: Top-seeded CCBC Essex defeated visiting No. 5 seed Harford, 9-3, in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX semifinals Friday. In today's final, CCBC Essex will host No. 3 seed Howard, which topped No. 2 seed Anne Arundel, 14-13, in Friday's other semifinal.

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