03/30/2008 11:00PM

Frankenbean pounces in Mt. Cristo Rey

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Frankenbean got back on track as he powered home to win the $100,000 Mt. Cristo Rey Handicap on Saturday at Sunland Park.

Owned by Sammy Means and David Ratliff and trained by Emmitt Burelsmith Jr., the 4-year-old gelding stalked the early pace in the 4 1/2-furlong event for New Mexico-breds, pounced into the lane, got the lead by midstretch, and gamely held on to win by a length. Boom Boom rallied from well back to be second, a neck ahead of Gulchrunssweet.

Frankenbean covered the distance in 50.79 seconds under Miguel Perez and paid $5 as the favorite.