03/21/2008 11:00PM

Double or Nothing successfully stretches out


Double or Nothing ($10.20), stretching out beyond six furlongs for only the second time in his 12-race career and making his first start in a stakes, held off Regal Solo by a half-length in the $64,600 Private Terms Stakes for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park.

Claimed out of a maiden race for $50,000 last August by trainer Rick Dutrow Jr., Double or Nothing came into the one-mile Private Terms off a string of six straight starts against starter allowance company in New York.

Ridden for the first time by Abel Castellano Jr., Double or Nothing made a three-wide move to challenge pacesetter Cap' N Jack approaching the turn, took a slight lead at the top of the stretch, and managed to hang on despite drifting out badly. He completed the distance on a fast track in 1:38.66, becoming the eighth New York-based horse to win in 14 stakes run at Laurel's winter meet.

Regal Solo, the second longest shot in a field reduced to 11 by two scratches, was second at 53-1, a neck in front of Vanderkaay, a 10-1 shot who got up in the last jump to nip 3-1 favorite Cave's Valley for third.