05/30/2009 12:00AM

Halmi rallies to win


Halmi, under jockey Pablo Tolentino, came from off the pace and prevailed by a half-length in the $50,000 Green Carpet at River Downs.

Trained by Jeff Greenhill, Halmi saved every inch of ground until the far turn of the 1 1/16-mile turf event. Tolentino angled the 3-year-old gelding off the hedge and to the outside into the stretch and they took aim at the leaders. In midstretch, it looked as though Halmi would win by many, but second-place finisher Hurley's Way would not yield easily. Raise the Reward was two lengths back in third.

Halmi ran the 1 1/16 miles over a firm turf course in 1:45.40. Halmi returned $17.60 and headed an $83.20 exacta.