03/22/2004 1:00AM

Delta Downs: Kim's Gem pulls away


Kim's Gem darted clear by 2 3/4 lengths to win the $50,000 Clyde B. Stephens Stakes for Louisiana-breds. Honey Hit finished second, a length in front of Smokin Forty Won.

Kim's Gem ($3) dueled early, then drew clear in the stretch, covering the five furlongs for 3-year-olds in 59.92 seconds. Jerri Nichols rode the winner for trainer Lloyd Romero.

Kim's Gem, who races for Cory Duplantis, has now won 3 of 5 starts and $83,333.