Panty Raid finds an­other gear in stretch

Los Angeles Times - - Sports -

BAL­TI­MORE — Panty Raid charged to vic­tory in the Black­Eyed Susan, pro­vid­ing jockey Edgar Prado with an anx­ious mo­ment be­fore out­dis­tanc­ing Baroness Thatcher and Win­ning Point to win by a length Fri­day.

It was the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive win for Panty Raid, who went off as the sec­ond fa­vorite in the Grade II race for 3-year-old fil­lies. Win­ning Point edged Baroness Thatcher by a neck for third.

Panty Raid, who was in fourth at the far turn, ran 1:50.07 over 11⁄ miles. 8 “At the half-mile pole when I asked her for lit­tle bit, it wasn’t there. . . . That kind of wor­ried me a lit­tle bit,” Prado said. “I thought I was in se­ri­ous trou­ble, but when she hit the stretch she seemed to catch an­other gear and just came home run­ning. I was happy for that.”

Panty Raid is trained by Todd Pletcher, who will sad­dle Cir­cu­lar Quay and King Of The Roxy in to­day’s Preak­ness.

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