08/13/2007 12:00AM

Emerald: Margo's Gift wins again


Margo's Gift remained unbeaten after winning the $45,000 Strong Ruler Stakes for 2-year-olds with 6o1/2 furlongs in 1:16 flat.

Under leading rider Ricky Frazier, Margo's Gift attended the pace from the outside through a half-mile in 45.20 seconds, opened a daylight lead at midstretch, and dug in to preserve a half-length victory over the fast-finishing Courageous Son. Arrow Junction finished a distant third in the field of seven.

It was the third straight win and the second stakes win for Margo's Gift ($4.20), a son of Polish Gift trained by Doris Harwood.