07/01/2006 11:00PM

Colonial Downs: Run the Light rallies


On paper, it looked as if Navesink was the lone speed in the $60,000 Daniel Van Clief Stakes at Colonial Downs, which looked to present a problem for the late-running Run the Light. Navesink did indeed cruise to the front in the 1 1/16-mile turf race, but in the end it didn't matter. Run the Light and jockey Luis Garcia ran down Navesink in the final furlong and drew off to a five-length score in the stakes for Virginia-breds.

Navesink, a slight favorite over Run the Light, held on for second over a late-charging Love Conquers, who finished third in the eight-horse field.

Run the Light, owned by Edward P. Evans and trained by Mark Hennig, paid $5.60 to win. He covered the distance in 1:41.11.

The victory was the fifth in 26 starts for Run the Light, a 5-year-old Tabasco Cat gelding. Last year, he finished second in the Van Clief.