06/10/2001 11:00PM

Bay Meadows: Sir Alfred wins at 11-1


SAN MATEO, Calif. - Sir Alfred, an 11-1 shot, won the $100,000, Grade 3 Ascot Handicap at Bay Meadows in a race that was overshadowed by a spill on the final turn.

Jockeys Frank Alvarado and Dennis Carr both were thrown to the turf and were taken to Chope Hospital for X-rays. Dr. David Seftel, track physician, said both riders were experiencing pain in the hip and tailbone area but were alert and talking.

Alvarado was in fourth place aboard Times Square when the colt broke his left foreleg and went down, throwing Alvarado. Key Document, ridden by Carr, hurdled the fallen horse and jockey, sending Carr flying to the turf. Marine, the 6-5 favorite, was impeded badly and was pulled up.

Times Square was euthanized, but Key Document and Marine appeared to be okay.

Hoovergetthekeys set the pace with Sea to See second. Sir Alfred, ridden by Jason Lumpkins, rated in sixth in the early going.

Sigfreto, an 18-1 shot, moved up to challenge Hoovergetthekeys on the backstretch, with Sea to See third on the inside of Times Square. Sir Alfred moved up alongside Times Square just as the latter went down, and Sir Alfred continued to rally while Sea to See had to check briefly.

Sir Alfred engaged Hoovergetthekeys in midstretch, then slowly inched away to win by three-quarters of a length. Hoovergetthekeys held second by a neck over Sea to See.

Lumpkins has now won five of the last six stakes run at Bay Meadows.

Sir Alfred earned $55,000, doubling his career earnings, and paid $25.20.