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Racing Roundup

July 12, 1985

Undated (AP) _ Woodbine Road inched away from Urigo through the stretch for a two- length victory in the $12,500 Viva Teddy Purse at Bowie Race Course Thursday.

Jockey Greg Hutton rode Woodbine Road over the six furlongs in 1:10 25.

Urigo, the favorite in the field of six sprinters, beat out Stop Card by a head. Woodbine Road paid $6.60, $3.20 and $2.40 for his second victory of the year. Urigo returned $3 and $2.60; Stop Card $2.60. ---

Gust of Reason came from next to last, took the lead leaving the 16th pole and won the featured $7,000 eighth race by 13/4 lengths at Rockingham Park.

The victory was the 6-year-old’s fifth of the season, his third at Rockingham and the 14th in his career. Under Jorge Vargas, he sped six furlongs in 1:111-5 and paid $21.60, $8 and $12. Karel Van Kaat returned $21.60 and $7.80. Amphitrion paid $5.80 ---

Sexy Mamma and jockey Ricky Frazier let three other horses battle for the early lead, then sprinted past favorite Picture Point in deep stretch en route to a two-length victory in the $14,000 allowance feature at Louisiana Downs.

Trained by J. A. Sebastien, Sexy Mamma completed the six furlongs in a 1:10 1-5th and returned $9.80, $4 and $3.20 as the third choice in the field of eight fillies and mares.

Picture Point, failing for the second straight time as the favorite, paid $4.20 and $3.40, while Hawaiian Lady lasted for third and returned $3.60. ---

Alabama Nana registered her fourth straight win since coming to New York from California by racing to a 31/4 -length victory in the $36,000 Amerigo Lady Handicap for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

With 122 including Jorge Velasquez, the Irish-bred Alabama Nana drew away through the final furlong to cover seven furlongs in 1:23 1-5 on a fast track. Sharp Little Girl, 108, Jean-Luc Samyn, 21/4 lengths ahead of Best Venture, 110.

Ripley and Miss Armor completed 5-horse field.

Alabama Nana returned $3.20 $2.60 and $2.10. Sharp Little Girl paid $3.40 and $2.10 and Best Valentine retured $2.10 to show. ---

Longshot Native Drummer passed Wop Wop in the stretch to win the $9,400 allowance feature for 3-year-olds and up by a length Thursday at Ellis Park.

Native Drummer, ridden by Ricky Moss, paid $43.60, $10.80 and $3.20. Wop Wop was worth $3.20 and $2.60, while favored Angel’s Warrior finished third and paid $2.20.

Native Drummer, owned by Juanita Gore and Sharon Adams, covered the six furlongs in 1:25 and earned $8,977 for the victory.

Penzance, ridden by Patrick Valenzuela, finished strongest and was drawing off late in winning by a length the $32,000 feature race for older horses at Hollywood Park.

Brecons Charge, ridden by Gary Stevens, finished second, edging Fair Dominion, ridden by Chris McCarron, by a nose.

The heavily favored entry of Vieux Boucau, ridden by Laffit Pincay Jr., and Sir Halo, with Darrel McHargue aboard, checked in sixth and eighth, respectively.

The winner was clocked in 1.35 for a mile over the turf.

Sent off third choice, Penzance paid $13.80, $4.80 and $3.20. Brecons Charge returned $10 and $5.60 and Fair Dominion paid $3.40 to show.

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