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Onus stays perfect at Laurel Park with win in Lady Baltimore

From Sun staff reports
Onus stayed perfect at Laurel Park with a victory in the Lady Baltimore.

Stuart S. Janney III's homebred Grade 3 winner Onus kept her perfect local record intact with a record-setting 1 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Lady Baltimore at Laurel Park.

The 45th running of the Lady Baltimore, for fillies and mares 3 and up at 1 1/16 miles on the grass, was the richest of six stakes worth $575,000 in purses on an 11-race Laurel Turf Festival program.

Favored at 4-5 in a field of seven, Onus ($3.60) finished up in 1 minute, 39.87 seconds to break the Fort Marcy Turf Course record of 1:40.33 set by Doryphar on Aug. 18, 2007. She is 4-0 lifetime at Laurel, all with jockey Forest Boyce aboard.

•Winless in seven starts dating to last spring, Mosler emerged from a tight pack in midstretch and sprinted clear of 10 rivals including multiple-stakes winner Ben's Cat to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash by 1 1/2 lengths.

Ridden by Edgar Prado, Mosler finished in 1:08.26 over the firm course.

•Renown took command after straightening for home and cruised to a one-length win in the $100,000 Laurel Turf Cup.

•Caribou Club delivered jockey Ashley Castrenze to the winner's circle for her first stakes win with a nose victory over Undulated in the $75,000 Laurel Futurity.

•Happy Mesa, a 35-1 long shot making his second career start and first on the turf, rallied from off the pace to win the $75,000 Selima by 21/4 lengths over Harland's Thunder.

•Southern Girl took control at the head of the stretch and drove away to win the $75,000 Shine Again.

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