Naughty Jimmy finished first in the $22,000 feature race at Bowie, but was disqualified for causing interference leaving the starting gate and placed third.

St. Brendan, who ran second, was elevated to first and Nemrac was moved up from third to second.

Naughty Jimmy, ridden by Larry Saumell, bore out leaving the gate in the 1 1/16-mile headliner and forced jockey Donnie Miller to steady and pull back Nemrac. Hail Emperor, who finished fourth, and Bronze Hill, who wound up last in the field of six, were also bumped and pinched back in the resultant jam.

On the final turn, Naughty Jimmy still held the lead, but drifted out again, carrying St. Brendan and Count Disco wide. Naughty Jimmy ran the distance in 1:44 3/5.

After the race, Miller claimed foul against Naughty Jimmy because of the gate incident; the stewards ruled in his favor.

The victory for Locust Hill Farm's St. Brendan was the 11th in a 31-race career and brought his earnings over the $200,000 mark. The son of Halo returned $4.20 under Vince Bracciale and topped a 7-2 exacta worth $35.20.

Miller, one of the nation's top five jockeys, rode five winners on the nine-race card. The victories brought Miller's total at Bowie to 35, seven more than Paul Nicol.

Nicol, however, is second in the nation in races won, with 201.

Talk on the Bowie backstretch these days is about trainer Luigi Gino. The former jockey, who was implicated in the fixed triple race on St. Valentine's Day in 1975, saddled winner Masked Barb in the Toddler Stakes last Saturday. It was her first start.

Gino is among the leaders at the Bowie meeting, where he has won with 28 percent of the horses he has saddled. He remarked, "I promised . . . the stewards and racing commissioners when they gave me a second chance that I would do my best and never give them reason to regret their decision."

Any Spray and Dancing Dot, two undefeated 3-year-old Maryland-bred fillies, are headed for a confrontation in Saturday's Caesar's Wish Stakes at Bowie.