BALTIMORE, AUG. 2 -- Hay Halo, a disappointment in last week's Challedon Handicap at Pimlico, drove between horses in the final yards to score a one-length victory in today's $37,850 Alsab Stakes at the same track under a daring ride by Gregg McCarron.
Smart Mover, the leader throughout the six-furlong race, placed second, a half-length before the New York-based Victory Won. Favorite Harriman finished fourth in the field of six 3-year-olds.
Hay Halo is a half-brother to Broad Brush, one of the nation's leading handicap horses, and has won six of his 11 career starts. The son of Halo came from last at the head of the Pimlico stretch today to post a 1:11 3/5 clocking over a fast racing strip.
Hay Halo, last year's Maryland-bred 2-year-old champion, paid $10.80 and led a 5-1 exacta worth $50.80. -- Clem Florio
In Elmont, N.Y., Easy N Dirty got up in the final stride to win in a three-horse photo finish in the $72,300 Evan Shipman Stakes for New York-breds.
Easy N Dirty, ridden by Robbie Davis, finished a nose in front of Tinchen's Prince, who had a nose in front of the favorite, Landing Plot.