Demosthenes returned from a seven-month layoff in style Sunday at Emerald Downs.
He's Tops gelding turned back Blame the Jockey in the stretch run for a
three-quarter-length victory in the $18,000 Brisnet Purse for allowance
3-year-olds. Demosthenes, ridden by Gallyn Mitchell, ran 6 ½ furlongs
in 1:15 on a fast track and paid $9.60, $3.80 and $2.40.
the Jockey, Francisco Duran riding, loomed boldly past mid-stretch, but
was unable to move past the winner. Blame the Jockey paid $5 and $2.60.