05/02/2009 12:00AM

Dinner in Odem prevails in three-way battle


Dinner in Odem ($31.40) made a four-wide move into the final turn and then ran down the leaders in the final strides to prevail in a three-horse photo in the $75,000 Chris Thomas Turf Classic at Tampa Bay Downs.

Sir Dave, a 6-1 shot ridden by James Lopez, moved from third to briefly gain a short lead inside the eighth pole, but had to settle for second, a neck behind Dinner in Odem and a neck in front of Sporting Art, the 6-5 favorite.

Ridden by Phil Teator for trainer Peter Wasiluk Jr., Dinner in Odem covered about 1 1/8 miles over a firm turf course in 1:46.68.