06/23/2008 12:00AM

Golden Gate: Maidens Justice gets first win


Maidens Justice ($24) scored his maiden victory, overcoming trouble to win the $75,000 Lost in the Fog Stakes at Golden Gate Fields.

Maidens Justice broke last and trailed the field of seven down the backstretch of the five-furlong race for 2-year-olds. He moved up on the turn, but got bumped by odds-on A K Racer, who drifted in while on the lead. Maidens Justice bumped into Conclusive before straightening out and pulling clear in the stretch. He finished 1 1/4 lengths in front of Lightning Diablo. The winning time was 58.71 seconds.

Trained by Gil Matos, Maidens Justice earned $45,000 for owners M.A. Douzos and Sandra Matos, increasing his career earnings to $56,400.