09/03/2007 11:00PM

First Class Brass holds on


First Class Brass ($3.80) took control through the far turn and held off Skwhirl by two lengths to capture the $10,750 Labor Day Stakes on Monday, earning his second stakes win of the year.

First Class Brass was sent off the 4-5 favorite in the field of 5 with Armando Martinez riding for his wife, trainer Kelli Martinez. He slipped through inside Power Sweep Left on the final turn of the 6 1/2-furlong race and was strong to the wire, covering the distance in 1:20.60 over a fast track.