Don's Choice overtook Ecaustic with three furlongs left, then withstood a rally from favored Imperial Charger to win yesterday's 1 1/16-mile feature race at Bowie Race Course.

Jockey Larry Saumell had Don's Choice (2 to 1) one length behind Ecaustic (4-1) for the first 5 1/2 furlongs. Don's Choice overtook the leader midway around the final turn and moved toward the rail while challenged on the outside by Due North (7-1), who quickly faltered.

As the horses turned for home, Imperial Charger (6-5) ran three-wide to take the lead momentarily. But he lost momentum when drifting out slightly in the stretch, and Don's Choice regained the lead en route to winning by two lengths in 1:43 3/5. Hi Ho Racconto was third, eight lengths behind Imperial Charger.

-- Vinnie Perrone Don's Choice Beats Favorite In Bowie Feature

Don's Choice overtook Ecaustic with three furlongs left, then withstood a rally from favored Imperial Charger to win yesterday's 1 1/16-mile feature race at Bowie Race Course.

Jockey Larry Saumell had Don's Choice (2 to 1) one length behind Ecaustic (4-1) for the first 5 1/2 furlongs. Don's Choice overtook the leader midway around the final turn and moved toward the rail while challenged on the outside by Due North (7-1), who quickly faltered.

As the horses turned for home, Imperial Charger (6-5) ran three-wide to take the lead momentarily. But he lost momentum when drifting out slightly in the stretch, and Don's Choice regained the lead en route to winning by two lengths in 1:43 3/5. Hi Ho Racconto was third, eight lengths behind Imperial Charger.