10/21/2001 11:00PM

Impeachthepro beats Sandy, but not out of a record


ELMONT, N. Y. - A tough trip denied Say Florida Sandy a win in Sunday's $125,000 Hudson Handicap at Belmont Park, but he was still able to make history by finishing second.

Say Florida Sandy became the all-time leading New York-bred money earner with his second-place finish behind Impeachthepro in the Hudson. Sandy, who now has $1,750,926 in earnings from 77 trips to the starting gate, surpassed L'Carriere, who had held the top spot.

Under jockey Aaron Gryder, Say Florida Sandy, the 4-5 favorite, lacked racing room in the stretch of the six-furlong Hudson, but was running eagerly as the wire approached and finished 1 1/4 lengths behind Impeachthepro. Well Fancied was third, a neck behind Say Florida Sandy.

It was the fourth loss in the Hudson for Say Florida Sandy.

Impeachthepro ($12.40), under Finger Lakes rider John Grabowski, had the perfect trip. The third choice in the field of 11 males, Impeachthepro was never far off the pace and got the jump on Sandy, which Grabowski said was key to the victory.

"We had a super trip," Grabowski said. "[Say Florida Sandy] and my horse have the same kind of style and I wanted to keep [Sandy] in check. Luckily, we got a jump on him."

Impeachthepro, a 4-year-old gelding, is owned by Nicholas Laneve and William Warner and trained by Mike Ferraro, who will saddle Shesastonecoldfox in Saturday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

Ticonderoga: Ransom's Pride has the stuff

Ransom's Pride proved her win in her turf debut at Saratoga in the Yaddo was no fluke by coming back to capture Sunday's $150,000 Ticonderoga Handicap.

Ransom's Pride, with Jorge Chavez in the saddle, tracked the pacesetter, Tiger Babe, in the 1 1/8-mile Ticonderoga on the turf. Ransom's Pride, the favorite in the 12-horse field of fillies and mares, took over the lead early in the stretch and was able to hold off the late charge of Eventail for a head win. It was another 2 1/4 lengths back to Spectaculaireontap in third.

Ransom's Pride ($8.40) covered the distance in 1:48.08 over a firm course.

Mike Hernandez trains Ransom's Pride, a 3-year-old, for Chester and Mary Broman, who bred the filly. "She's very game," Chester Broman said. "It's always nice to own stakes winners, but it's even better when you breed them."

Mohawk: I'm All Yours gives Pletcher number 2

With jockey Jerry Bailey up, I'm All Yours motored through the stretch with a late outside run to nail 22-1 longshot Statement for a half-length win in the $150,000 Mohawk Handicap on Saturday at. Celtic Sky, the favorite, checked in third in the 1 1/8-mile grass race, three-quarters of a length behind Statement.

The Mohawk completed back-to-back stakes victories for trainer Todd Pletcher, who had won the Iroquois one race earlier with Maddie May, and was the featured race of the three stakes offered on the first day of the New York Showcase Fall Festival for New York-breds.

I'm All Yours, the second choice and 119-pound highweight in the Mohawk's field of 12 male grass runners, covered the distance in 1:47.87 over a firm course. He returned $6.70.

Iroquois: Maddie May turns tables

Maddie May, who finished second behind Bedside Manner in last month's Schenectady Handicap, turned the tables on that rival Saturday, rallying past her approaching the furlong pole and drawing clear to win the $125,000 Iroquois Handicap by 2 1/4 lengths.

Bedside Manner, the 6-5 favorite, finished second, a half-length ahead of Beijio. Completing the order of finish were Astrapi, Intransigence, Alley Ball, Cedar Knolls, and Broomesse.

Under John Velazquez, Maddie May took advantage of her outside post and a speed duel between Bedside Manner and Cedar Knolls to record her sixth win in 10 career starts. Maddie May, a 4-year-old daughter of Not for Love, covered the seven furlongs in 1:24.03 and returned $8.40 as the second choice.

Sleepy Hollow: White Ibis wins again

White Ibis made it two in a row in New York-bred stakes with a 2 1/4-length win in Saturday's $100,000 Sleepy Hollow.

White Ibis ($9.30), under jockey Robbie Davis, received a perfect trip in the Sleepy Hollow for 2-year-old colts and geldings. He sat off the early leaders before seizing the lead from pacesetter Private Emblem, the even-money favorite, with three-sixteenths of a mile remaining in the one-mile race. Private Emblem finished second, 2 1/2 lengths in front of Never Give In.

- additional reporting by David Grening