CHICAGO (AP) _ Closing well over a sloppy track, Supportive Cast defeated Lord Herrman by a neck Saturday in the $36,800 Sun Beau Handicap at Hawthorne Race Course.

Lord Herrman, who set the pace in the 1 1-16-mile race, finished three- quarters of a length ahead of The Sassman in the eight-horse field.

Overage, the 3-2 favorite, was seventh.

Ridden by Ricky Frazier, Supporting Cast paid $17.80, $9 and $6 and was clocked in 1:45 3-5. Prices on Lord Herrman were $11.80 and $9. The Sassman returned $4.80.

The winner, owned by Anthony L. Zuppardo of New Orleans, earned $22,080.