10/02/2010 4:53PM

Catlaunch wins Best of Ohio Endurance


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Catlaunch won his 34th career race when he led every step of the way to post a four-length win in the $75,000 Endurance. The 1 1/4-mile Endurance was one of five Ohio-bred stakes on the Best of Ohio card.

Raise the Reward finished second behind Catlaunch and Thats a Heckofacat was third. Catlaunch was timed in 2:04.36 over a good track and returned a $6.80 mutuel. Catlaunch is the winningest active Thoroughbred in the United States

* Jump Boots surged to the front with a powerful move entering the second turn and drew off to a 6 3/4-length victory in the $75,000 Juvenile Stakes. Wild Bling was second in the 1 1/16-mile race, 1 3/4 lengths in front of third-place finisher Elroy J. Trained by Joe Woodard, Jump Boots returned $25.20 and was ridden by jockey Yamil Rosario. Jump Boots was timed in 1:49.20.

* Tri Uimet asssumed command entering the stretch and widened out to 4 1/2-length win in the $50,000 Sprint. Sneak a Cold Treat finished second and Perfectly Played was third. Trained by Jeff Radosevich and ridden by Scott Spieth, Tri Uimet was timed in 1:09.98 for the six furlongs and paid $4.60.

* Slides Choice and Pay the Man went at each other once for the final mile of the 1 1/8-mile, $75,000 Ohio Distaff and Slides Choice proved best by a scant nose. Honey Be Fleet was third. Slides Choice stopped the clock in 1:52.22 and returned a $5.80.



* Trainer Tim Hamm and rider Jason Lumpkins made it back-to-back wins when Startin Something widened out to a 5 1/2-length victory over her 10 2-year-old filly rivals in the $75,000 Galbreath Stakes. Night of Roma was second and Throws It Down finished third. Running time for the 1 1/16 miles was 1:49.36 and the win payoff was $3.20.