Watch Me Smoke, allowed to settle early, commenced a rally entering
the lane and drew off in the final furlong for four-length tally in
Sunday’s $49,000 mile and 70 yard allowance and $17,500 optional
claiming feature at Fair Grounds.
Tom Amoss and ridden by
Rosie Napravnik, the altered son of Leestown returned mutuels of
$3.60, $2.40 and $2.40, increased his career earnings to $156,030 with
his fifth victory in 17 lifetime starts and accomplished the distance in
Majestic Harbor pressed the
pace, could not withstand the winner late but gamely held the place,
paying $3.60 and $2.60 while finishing a nose in front of Keith Charles’
Major Prince, who made the pace with splits of 23.44 and 47.66 before weakening against the top two and returning $3.80 to show.