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Jazzy One outruns 4-5 favorite by head


LAUREL -- The Bernie Bond stable must think it has a little black cloud hanging over its shedrow.

For the second straight day, Bond ran an odds-on favorite in a Laurel stakes, and lost.

Yesterday, Jazzy One wore down 4-5 favorite Gala Prospector and beat her a head after a prolonged stretch drive in the $44,025 Gay Matelda Stakes.

It was a vintage ride by Edgar Prado, who has won half of Laurel's eight stakes this year.

Prado tracked the favorite, then angled Jazzy One to the outside when he found room and refused to give up in the stretch even though he looked beaten by Gala Prospector.

Third-place finisher Land Running was 3 1/2 lengths behind the top pair.

Jazzy One, the 5-1 third choice, paid $13.40, $4.60 and $3.40. Gala Prospector returned $3 and $2.60, and Landing Running paid $3.80. Jazzy One ran the seven furlongs in 1 minute, 24 4/5 seconds.

Jazzy One is trained by Bob Camac, who knows how to handle a good filly. Last year, Camac, a perennial leading trainer on the Pennsylvania circuit, won eight stakes in Maryland with Wide Country.

As for Gala Prospector, she ran a much gamer race than her stablemate, More Paces, did the day before in the Goss L. Stryker Stakes. It was the fourth start each for Gala Prospector and Jazzy One. The two lightly raced fillies are bound to face more confrontations ahead.

* Champion Arazi is among the 389 3-year-olds who have been nominated to the 1992 Triple Crown series.

More horses are expected to be added to the list when the second deadline comes up April 1. Supplemental entries also are taken for each of the Triple Crown races, but the cost dramatically increases with each deadline.

The 389 early nominations surpassed last year's total of 369 horses. Trainer Wayne Lukas nominated 26 3-year-olds. Locally, Carlos Gracia nominated five horses (including America The Free, Faster Than Quick, Hippomenes and Western Miner) and Dick Small nominated four (Sticks And Bricks, Sweep of Daylight, Frottage and Straight Forward).

There are 15 Maryland-breds nominated, third largest of any state.

NOTES: Joe Rocco canceled his three mounts at Laurel yesterday. Rocco bruised a kidney in a fall after Saturday's seventh race. He might exercise a few horses tomorrow morning. . . . Jazzy One is the second stakes winner from five foals produced by the mare Crafty Voyage. She is the dam of stakes winner Never My Love and three other winners. Jazzy One is the sixth stakes winner for Horatius, Maryland's leading sire in 1990.

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