07/08/2006 12:00AM

Delaware: Pisgah makes amends


Pisgah turned the tables on Max West and Yankee Wildcat, winning the $55,100 Mo Bay Stakes by a half-length at Delaware Park. Max West, who defeated Pisgah in the Turf Monster at Philadelphia Park in May, finished second, with Yankee Wildcat, second to Pisgah's third in the Turf Monster, last of seven older horses in the about five-furlong turf sprint.

Over a turf course labeled yielding, Max West stalked a pace of 22.01 seconds and 46.51 in the Mo Bay. Max West opened up by two lengths in the stretch, but Pisgah, last early under Roberto Alvarado Jr., wore him down in the final yards, covering the distance in 59.61. Shades of Sunny rallied for third.

Owned by Tavner Dunlap and trained by Scott Lake, Pisgah returned $5.40 as the favorite. The victory in the Mo Bay was the first of the year in a stakes for Pisgah, a 5-year-old Good and Tough gelding who has won 7 of 27 starts and almost $300,000.