08/18/2002 11:00PM

Ellis Park: Private Gold scores

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Private Gold ($4) wore down the pacesetting Echeverria to capture the $100,000 James C. Ellis Juvenile by 1 1/4 lengths. Captain Amour finished a distant third. Trained by Patrick Byrne, Private Gold covered seven furlongs over a fast track in 1:24.44.

One race earlier, Ruby's Reception ($5.60) crushed her six opponents by nearly eight lengths in the $100,000 Anna M. Fisher Debutante for 2-year-old fillies, covering seven furlongs in 1:24.24.