11/15/2008 12:00AM

Favorites take Turf Paradise stakes

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Favorites ruled the two stakes run at Turf Paradise Saturday as overwhelming choice Bingham romped in the $50,000 Jack Coady Sr. Stakes and Briecat proved a game victor in the $50,000 Chandler Stakes.

Bingham, owned Dennis Weir and trained by Kevin Lewis, stalked the pace in the about one-mile turf race, easily moved to the lead on the far turn and drew off to win with complete authority by 6 3/4 lengths as the 3-10 favorite. Ridden by Glenn Corbett he covered the distance in 1:34.24. He paid $2.60 and the $30,000 winner's share pushes his career bankroll to $155,187 from five wins in nine starts. Manningtoharrison prompted the pace and stayed on to be second, edging out pacesetter Rule by Force in the field of five 3-year-olds. The race complexion changed some when one of the favorites, El Mirage, scratched.

Briecat, owned by David and Holly Wilson and trained by Vladimir Cerin, won the 3-year-old filly counterpart, the Chandler. Ridden by Clinton Potts, she sat a couple lengths off the lead, steadily advanced to the top of the lane, burst to a clear lead and gamely held on by By Michael Hammersly

Favorites ruled the two stakes run at Turf Paradise Saturday as overwhelming choice Bingham romped in the $50,000 Jack Coady Sr. Stakes and Briecat proved a game victor in the $50,000 Chandler Stakes.

Bingham, owned Dennis Weir and trained by Kevin Lewis, stalked the pace in the about-one-mile turf race, easily moved to the lead on the far turn and drew off to win with complete authority by 6 3/4 lengths as the 3-10 favorite. Ridden by Glenn Corbett he covered the distance in 1:34.24. He paid $2.60 and the $30,000 winner's share pushes his career bankroll to $155,187 from five wins in nine starts. Manningtoharrison prompted the pace and stayed on to be second, edging out pacesetter Rule by Force in the field of five 3-year-olds. The race complexion changed some when one of the favorites, El Mirage, scratched.

Briecat, owned by David and Holly Wilson and trained by Vladimir Cerin, won the 3-year-old filly counterpart, the Chandler. Ridden by Clinton Potts, she sat a couple lengths off the lead, steadily advanced to the top of the lane, burst to a clear lead and held on by three-quarters of a length as Profitability made a strong run at her in the lane to be second in the field of seven, a neck in front of Czechers. She covered the distance in 1:34.73 and paid $6.20 as the slight favorite. The winner's share of $30,000 pushes her earnings to $136,800 from four wins in nine starts. This marked her first turf win in four tries.

Malia Sofia, who beat Briecat in the Sun Devil on dirt here Oct. 4, finished fifth.