04/07/2002 11:00PM

Delta Downs: Knight of the Mt. stays clear


VINTON, La. - Knight of the Mt. avoided the traffic problems that plagued many of his rivals and captured the $101,430 Jean Lafitte Futurity. Odds-on favorite Pancho's Karma, forced to check into the turn and then to alter course in deep stretch, had to settle for second, beaten a length in the 4 1/2-furlong race for 2-year-olds. Amazing Glaze was another head back in third, followed by Uriah's Begining. Kate's Halo took up sharply when jammed up in the late going and reported home fifth.

Knight of the Mt. ($22), was ridden by Jerri Nichols for trainer Bret Thomas.