09/08/2006 11:00PM

Hi Time Scott adds Hadry to his list of Laurel victories


It doesn't seem to matter what class level Hi Time Scott is placed, so long has he gets to run a one-turn mile at Laurel Park.

Making the steep class-rise from a $7,500 starter allowance to the $100,000 Charles Hadry, the 6-year-old Hi Time Scott ($9) overtook Sinister G at the eighth pole and drew clear to a five-length victory.

Ridden by Joe Rocco Jr. for trainer William Downing, Hi Time Scott is now 4 for 6 lifetime at Laurel. In addition to taking the starter allowance by four lengths on

Aug. 20, Hi Time Scott also scored against high-priced optional claimers in his previous start going one mile locally last October.

Hi Time Scott's stablemate, Hitthegroundrunnin, finished second, a neck in front of Sinister G, the slight favorite at 6-5.

The winning time was 1:35.74.

In the $75,000 Humphrey Stakes for 3-year-old Maryland-breds, Irish Osprey ($8.60) surged in deep stretch to nail favored Ah Day by a head. The longshot Two Terms finished third.

Irish Osprey, facing statebreds for the first time after three starts in open company, ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:48.07. Ryan Fogelsonger rode Irish Osprey for trainer Edwin Merryman.

Ah Day, a four-time stakes winner on dirt this season, was making his turf debut and looked like a winner when he gained a clear lead in the stretch until Irish Osprey made his late move.