, winner of last year's Lecomte (Grade III) at Fair Grounds,
led the field of seven down the backstretch, entered the lane with a
narrow advantage over Nicklaus Way and then kicked away from that rival
to win the $56,430 Friday evening feature at Churchill Downs by one
Trained by Larry Jones and ridden by Alan Garcia,
Mr. Bowling covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.00 on the fast main track.
It was the second win of the day for Garcia.
Jones' homebred Mr. Bowling, a 4-year-old dark bay or brown son of
Istan, collected $34,200 for Friday's victory and improved his career
earnings to $249,948. His record stands at 4-1-2 from 11 starts.
Mr. Bowling returned $16.40, $8.40 and $4.20. Nicklaus Way, under
Brian Hernandez Jr., returned $16 and $6 with favored Sabercat another 2
¼-lengths back in third under Ricardo Santana Jr. and returning $3 to