07/26/2002 11:00PM

Finger Lakes: Trial Prep prevails

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Trial Prep ($8.10) outfought odds-on favorite Private Emblem through the stretch to win the $143,733 New York Derby at Finger Lakes by three-quarters of a length.

No Parole, who won the first leg of the Big Apple Triple for 3-year-old New York-breds, the seven-furlong Mike Lee at Belmont Park, never seriously threatened and finished third in the field of five, four lengths behind runner-up Private Emblem.

Trial Prep, trained by Richard Dutrow and ridden by John Grabowski, was timed in 1:45.18 for 1 1/16 miles.