04/04/2008 11:00PM

Hungarian Boatbaby all the way back


Making her second start since double knee surgery a little less than a year ago, Hungarian Boatbaby rallied from third on the turn to win the $63,400 Primonetta at Laurel going away.

Ridden by Abel Castellano, Hungarian Boatbaby sat fourth in the field of seven as What Time Is It set a fast pace of 21.99 seconds for a quarter-mile and 45.50 for the half in the six-furlong race for fillies and mares.

Hungarian Boatbaby ran down What Time Is It by midstretch, and hit the wire 2 1/4 lengths in front.

“When I asked her, she gave me everything,” Castellano said. “I could feel I had a lot of horse, and boom.”

Circuit Breaker, 14-1, edged What Time It Is, 9-2, on the wire for second.

A daughter of Silver Ghost, Hungarian Boatbaby won a minor stakes at Delaware Park as a 2-year-old in 2006. She developed bone chips in both knees last spring and underwent surgery that kept her from racing for 11 months. She won her comeback, an optional claimer at Laurel on March 8, by 5 1/2 lengths.

On Saturday, she was timed in 1:11.90 over a fast track and paid $4.80

Trained by Tony Dutrow for The Elkstone Group LLC, Hungarian Boatbaby now has 5 wins and 1 third in 8 starts, and earnings of $162,105.