BALTIMORE, JUNE 1 -- Highland Devotion, who lost by a nose in the Woodlawn Stakes last month, is the 2-1 favorite for Saturday's Broad Brush Stakes at Pimlico.
A dozen 3-year-olds are entered in the 1 1/16-mile turf race. Highland Devotion, a grandson of Northern Dancer, won an allowance race on the turf at Gulfstream Park before coming to Pimlico, where he missed in a photo finish to Baron De Vaux in the Woodlawn. Edgar Prado has the mount.
Flying Feet, the only other turf winner in the field, is one of four Broad Brush candidates who are eligible for the $100,000 Maryland Turf on Maryland Million day Sept. 9. Also eligible for both races are J.R.'s Horizon, who will be making his first start since the Preakness; Par Halo; and Tufton Phantom.
A new post time of 1 p.m. has been instituted for the final weekend programs of Pimlico's spring meeting. . . .
Winged Demon, ridden by Wayne Barnett, forged between rivals in the stretch and won the $19,000 allowance feature at Pimlico today, giving trainer Ernest (Chico) Green his third winner of his last four starters. Winged Demon ran the six furlongs in 1:10 3/5, defeating Judge Howell by a half-length.
Green's streak began when Fleeing Star won the 10th race Thursday. In the sixth race today, Green's 10-year-old gelding, Rollodka, scored his 25th victory in 94 career starts, by a neck.
Rollodka paid $6.40 and earned $9,000 for owner Lindy Redding of Glen Burnie, increasing his career earnings to $510,929.