Double Zeus, a 2-year-old colt belonging to John Alafogins of Washington, won the featured Brock Hall Purse at Bowie yesterday. But he was disqualified and placed out of the money when replay of the films showed he had bothered several horses, especially Youthful Attempts out of the starting gate.
First money went to Might Ask, the second place finisher, ridden by Vince Bracciale. Indigo Star was moved up to second with the show going to Rise Emotions.
Double Zeus, ridden by Leroy Moyees, was placed behind Youthful Attempts, which finished fifth.
Double Zeus ran the six furlongs in a snappy 1.11 2/5, defeating Might Ask by 2 1/2 lengths. Indigo Star was six lengths farther back. The rearrangement produced a 5-7 exacta worth $39.40.
The head-on shot of the instant replay films showed Double Zeus coming out slightly for the first few strides, then swerving to the right, severely pinching off Youthful Attempts, and, to lesser degree. Might Ask. It was Bracciale who eventually claimed the foul which was upheld.
In the winner's circle before the official sign was posted, the elated owner of the disqualified horse said, ". . . This is a nice colt. I'm glad his breeder got a chance to be here to see him win."
Carlos Garcia, trainer of the favored Double Zeus, said, . . . "I really liked this horse's reponse when they got to him. He is a nice one and I have a good future in mine for him."
The crowd of 6,398 bet $734,775.