10/05/2002 12:00AM

Arlington: Twilite Tryst scores


ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - A hot apprentice here two summers ago, Zoe Cadman has struggled to win races at Arlington this year. Things would be different if she could ride Twilite Tryst all the time.

Cadman gets the most out of Twilite Tryst, and a perfect ride helped the filly post an easy 1 1/2-length win in Arlington's $42,000 Top Corsage Handicap.

Sticking to the rail throughout the about 1 1/16-mile turf race, Cadman let Twilite Tryst ($15.60) roll to the lead when a hole opened at the quarter pole, and with a quick burst Twilite Tryst took command, opening up a clear lead that never was threatened. Twilite Tryst was timed in 1:47.22.

The late-running Delicatessa finished fast to be second, 1 1/2 lengths behind Twilite Tryst. Innit, steadied badly on the far turn, narrowly held third. Favored Histoire Sainte, who does not appear to handle soft turf at Arlington, was a badly beaten sixth.

Twilite Tryst came of age on this grass course last summer, and after a choppy start to her season, she has come on to have another solid year for owner Regatta Stable and trainer Hugh Robertson.