Third choice Glenbarra survived a claim of foul yesterday and won the $34,350 Sir Ivor Stakes at Laurel Park by 3 1/4 lengths over long shot Bartman.
Leading jockey Mark Johnston, aboard the favored third-place finisher Polaris Star, claimed interference in the stretch as rider Mario Verge moved Glenbarra through a tight opening between horses.
But the stewards did not find sufficient reason for disqualification after viewing the race films several times.
Glenbarra thus gained his third straight turf victory, completing hTC the 1 1/2 miles in 2 minutes, 26 3/5 seconds and improving his lifetime record on the grass to 7-15.
The Michael Moran-trained gelding's only defeat on turf during the last year was in a Grade III handicap at the Meadowlands in September when he finished sixth in a strong field.
Record for Warning Glance
Warning Glance took immediate command of the sixth race under Johnston and raced to a track record for 1 1/16 miles over grass.
The winning time of 1:39 1/5 beat by one-fifth an 8-year-old record set almost to the day by Water Moccasin.
A 4-year-old Caveat colt, Warning Glance is 4-for-5 over the Laurel turf.
'Twist' faring well
Oliver's Twist emerged from a disappointing fifth in the $300,000 Ohio Derby without any major health problems.
"Bill [trainer Bill Boniface] thought the problems were really more from heat exhaustion and the smaller dosage of Lasix [5 cc in Ohio instead of 10 cc]," said a spokesman at Bonita Farm yesterday.
The Preakness runner-up cooled out well after the race, ate well and did not suffer any leg injuries.
Favored in the race, Oliver's Twist was eased by jockey Alberto Delgado just after they entered the stretch.
The new Pick-6 Bonanza wager remained unsolved for the second straight day, leaving a carry-over of $16,420.02 for Saturday. The winning combination for the Mid-Atlantic bet from tracks in three states would have been 11-1-1-1-3-5. . . . Jockey Jesus Bracho has drawn a seven-day suspension for interference while riding Monty's Special in the fifth race Saturday. . . . Laurel will continue to host the weekly "Evening Workout" on Fridays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. It is a trackside happy hour offering discounted snacks, drinks and games. . . . The Maryland Racing Commission will conduct a public meeting at 1 p.m. on June 29 in the Rosecroft Racing clubhouse. The topic is the transfer of the meeting license from Colt Enterprises to Cloverleaf, the harness horsemen.