08/30/2008 12:00AM

Gin and Sin edges clear in Tri-State


Gin and Sin, ridden by Bill Troilo, edged past front-running Voy Por Uno Mas at the furlong pole before drawing off to a 1 3/4-length triumph Saturday in the $50,000 Tri-State Handicap at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky.

Bred and owned by Silverton Hill Farm and trained by Greg Compton, Gin and Sin finished 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.14 over a firm grass course. The victory was the second in a row on the Ellis turf, and the 12th of 45 overall, for Gin and Sin, an 8-year-old gelding by Go for Gin. He now has earned $530,377.

Among the six betting interests, four ranged between 2.40-1 and 2.90-1, with Gin and Sin paying $7.40 as third choice. Vanquisher, the lukewarm favorite under Corey Lanerie, rallied for second, a half-length before Voy Por Uno Mas.

The Tri-State was the final stakes of the Ellis meet, which ends Monday with the feature race, an overnight handicap, named for the late Luke Kruytbosch.