Eighttofasttocatch wins Broad Brush Stakes
Eighttofasttocatch earned his 10th stakes win Saturday, galloping to victory in the $100,000 Broad Brush Stakes at Laurel Park. The horse trained by Tim Keefe also won the Maryland Million Classic and the Jennings Handicap this fall at Laurel. Under Forest Boyce on Saturday, Eighttofasttocatch broke alertly from his outside post, then rated off front-runner Warrioroftheroses until the quarter pole, when they pressed to the fore and pulled away to win by two lengths. A.P. Cino took second and Gourmet Dinner finished third. The winner covered the 11/8-mile distance in 1 minute, 53.01 seconds and paid $3.40. In the other stakes races on the card, Joint Custody broke alertly, quickly assumed the lead and then turned back all comers as he raced to victory in the Marylander Stakes for 2-year olds, and Mamdooha and Eddie Castro were content to stalk the leaders until called upon for run, then picked off her rivals around the turn and drew away to win the $100,000 Gin Talking Stakes.