Friday’s Racing Roundup
Undated (AP) _ Giggles and Grins won the $12,500 Young Artists Purse at Pimlico Race Course Friday.
Giggles and Grins shook off Assay Mark in the stretch and ran off to a three-length victory. The winner, ridden by Santos Chavez, completed six furlongs in 1:12 1-5.
Chesire Kitten edged Assay Mark for second place by an nose.
Giggles and Grins paid $12.60, $5 and $3, while Chesire Kitten returned $4.80 and $3.40, and Assay Mark was $2.60 to show. ---
Denver Express rallied for a 43/4 -length victory in the $29,000 Clear Dawn Purse for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.
Denver Expess, the favorite ridden by Gene St. Leon, passed Self Image entering the stretch and covered the 1 1-16 miles in 1:43. It was her fourth victory in seven starts this year.
Denver Express, who earned $17,400 for owner Richard Doggett, paid $5.20, $3 and $2.40. Self Image returned $3 and $2.40 and Avanti Sassa was worth $3 to show.
Smart Bask drove past Bonaldo late in the stretch to win the $12,000 Crozier Purse by 11/2 lengths at Arlington Park.
Our Colors, the even-money favorite in the 6-furlong race, was third.
Ridden by Rick Evans, the winner returned $8.80, $4.40 and $2.80, and was clocked in 1:11. Bonaldo’s prices were $5.20 and $3. Our Colors paid $2.40. ---
Vanlandingham, the Loblolly Stables 4-year-old who’s been out of racing since suffering an injury in the 1984 Kentucky Derby, drew away in the stretch to win by six lengths the $22,490 Dr. Riddick allowance at Churchill Downs.
The Kentucky-bred flew over the seven furlongs in 1:22 and carried Charlie Woods Jr. to his fourth win of the afternoon.
Vanlandingham paid $2.60 and $2.20, but there was no show betting. Jetabid, under Jim McKnight, paid $2.20 to show.
Just Smashing caught Annie Wings in the stretch drive to take the $16,200 featured eighth race at Monmouth Park.
Annie Wings broke from the gate early and led through most of the race before Just Smashing came on late to win in 1:11 1-5.
The winner paid $5.80, $4 and $2.40. Annie Wings returned $5.20 and $3, and Regal Lady Hour was $2.40 to show. ---
Texas Delta, the 3-to-2 favorite, posted his sixth straight victory and his fourth in a row under jockey Dan Delahoussaye by with a 11/4 -length victory in the $16,000 allowance feature at Louisiana Downs.
The entry from Texas Racing Stable chased down pacesetter Timber Native in deep stretch en route to the victory over six other 3-year-olds. Texas Delta covered the 51/2 furlongs in 1:07 2-5ths and paid $5.00, $3.40 and $2.80.
Timber Native returned $6.00 and $4.40, while Proper Native paid $4.00 to show.