02/10/2007 12:00AM

D'artagnans'spirit prevails in stretch


Finding room along the inside in the drive, D'artagnans'spirit ($9.80) dueled pacesetter Weigelia into defeat in the late stages and came away with a length victory in the $60,000 Super Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

With Jose Lezcano contributing a well-judged ride, D'artagnans'spirit, trained by Kirk Ziadie, covered the seven furlongs over a strip labeled as fast in 1:23.62 to post his eighth win from 21 starts and fourth tally locally.

Weigelia held on well to late after setting a fast pace to be second best, 3 1/4 lengths ahead of the 10-year-old Above the Wind.