08/24/2001 11:00PM

Ellis Park: Fajardo makes it three in a row in Governor's Cap


Fajardo, allowed to settle in last place early, rolled to his third straight victory Saturday in the $73,750 Governor's Handicap at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky., drawing off easily to win the one-mile race by 1 1/2 lengths under Joe Johnson.

Owned by Don Dizney and trained by Bill Mott, Fajardo paid $7.40 after finishing in 1:36.04 over a sloppy track. Dash for Daylight, the 2-1 favorite, was second after dueling throughout with Storm Day, who was another three-quarters of a length back in third.