09/07/2007 11:00PM

Electify wins duel with Finallymadeit


Electrify proved an ample replacement for his more accomplished stablemate B. B. Best when he outgamed pacesetter Finallymadeit to register a three length victory in the $50,000 Ambehaving Stakes at Calder. The win was the fourth on the day for leading jockey Elvis Trujillo.

B. B. Best, the defending champ and morning line favorite for the 1o1/16-mile Ambehaving, was scratched by trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. earlier in the day due to a minor ailment.

Electrify prompted a surprisingly slow early pace, engaged Finallymadeit after a half-mile, then gradually edged clear following a prolonged duel. Finallymadeit, stretching out around two turns for the first time in his career, set fractions of 25 seconds and 49.60 for the opening quarter- and half-miles and fought back willingly after being headed by the ultimate winner down the backstretch before finally succumbing through the final sixteenth of a mile.

Pop Goes The Tiger slipped through along the rail to finish a well-beaten third in a field which scratched down from 11 to just seven starters by post time.

Electrify, a 4-year-old son of Delaware Township owned by Padua Stables, paid $6.20 after covering the distance in 1:46.07 over a fast track.