Tigors rallies to win Laurel feature


LAUREL -- Tigors rallied in the stretch yesterday to overtake Normandie Cross and win the featured ninth race at Laurel Race Course.

Tigors, a 4-year-old gray colt ridden by Mark Johnston, entered the stretch in fifth place but closed strongly along the rail and went on to a 1 1/2 -length victory over Normandie Cross.

Pacecapade finished third.

Edgar Prado, who was aboard Pacecapade, filed an objection against Normandie Cross for interference in the stretch. But the objection was disallowed and Normandie Cross remained in second place.

* Thomas Tanner's Wide Country, winner of four consecutive stakes races, is expected to take on Constance Capuano's Silver Tango in Saturday's $50,000 Genuine Risk Stakes for 3-year-old fillies over 1 1/16 miles at Laurel Race Course.

Silver Tango is unbeaten in three starts.

Wide Country, trained by Robert W. Camac and granddaughter of Northern Dancer, is using the Genuine Risk Stakes as a springboard for the $200,000 Grade III Pimlico Oaks March 30.

It will be the final live Saturday program at Laurel until the summer meeting begins July 4.

* The 1990 Maryland-bred divisional champions will be announced today.

Haymaker will be named the top 2-year-old colt, Wide Country will be chosen the top 2 year-old filly and Safely Kept will be selected the overall winner.

* When Joseph Rocco rode Brookwood to a first-place finish in the seventh race, the 3-year-old brown gelding became the first winner sired by the highly regarded stakes winner I Am The Game.

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