10/22/2004 11:00PM

Hawthorne: Code of Ethics in slop


The Summertime Promise came off turf and Code of Ethics came up big, taking the lead on the first turn and easily beating six rivals at Hawthorne Race Course.

Carded for 1 1/16 miles on turf, the $43,600 Summertime Promise wound up on dirt after steady late-morning rain. That wasn't necessarily a good thing for Code of Ethics, who had won once on dry dirt but had finished a distant fourth in her only wet-track start.

As it turned out, jockey Jesse Campbell won the race on the first turn. Ms. Lydonia had made the lead in the first 50 yards, crossing over from an outside post, but Campbell sent Code of Ethics through along the rail, bulling his way to the front on a track that was growing progressively more biased toward inside speed as it began to dry.

Code of Ethics got clear, running her first quarter-mile in 23.99 seconds, a half in 47.73, and three-quarters in 1:12.72. Ms. Lydonia stayed fairly close until the quarter pole, but Code of Ethics opened up in the stretch, drawing off to win by five lengths. Ms. Lydonia held second, less than a length in front of Dancing Liebling.

Code of Ethics, an Honour and Glory filly owned by Joi Nelson and the Jeremiah Stable and trained by Tony Granitz, paid $9 to win, running 1 1/16 miles over sloppy going in 1:45.32.