06/22/2001 11:00PM

Eye Slew the City wins Annie Oakley


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Eye Slew the City assumed command going into the clubhouse turn and set the balance of the pace to draw off to a 1 3/4-length victory over eight Ohio-bred 3-year-old fillies in Saturday's $50,000 Annie Oakley Stakes at Thistledown.

Ashwood C C finished second in the 1 1/16-mile race, a neck in front of the odds-on favorite, Across the Creek.

Sent away as the second betting choice Eye Slew the City ($8.80) was timed in 1:45.32 over a fast racing surface.

The winner is owned by Buckareen Stables, trained by Gary King, and was ridden by Mike Rowland.

"This is our first stakes win as owners so it is really exciting. I was nervous and had goose bumps but it was so much fun," said co-owner Robin Brennan.