Updated on 09/16/2011 7:13AM

Include easily wins Jennings


In his first start in five months, Include outclassed his six rivals in the $100,000 Jennings Handicap Saturday at Pimlico, strolling to a nine-length score under Mario Pino. Lightning Paces finished second in the Maryland-bred stakes, followed by First Amendment, who was two lengths farther back in third.

Include, who rallied from sixth place on the backstretch of the 1 1/8-mile race, took advantage of a fast pace (22.90 and 45.82 seconds) contested between Twilight Prince and Concerned Minister, Include's stablemate. Include moved past most of the field as he approached the far turn and had a seven-length lead by midstretch. From there, he coasted home to his 10th victory in 17 starts. Include was timed in 1:49.97 and paid $2.80 to win.

Last year, Include won three graded stakes, including the Grade 1 Pimlico Special, which will not be run this year. Bud Delp, who trains Include for Robert Meyerhoff, has big plans for this year.

"We're thinking about the Breeders' Cup big time," Delp said.

In the day's other Pimlico stakes:

* Smoked Em ($8.40) went wire to wire in the $125,000 for 3-year-olds, defeating odds-on Magic Weisner by two lengths in the 1 1/8-mile race.

* Madame X Ski ($3.80) took the $75,000 Caesar's Wish for Maryland-bred 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles.

* No Pressure ($6.80) won the $60,000 Star de Naskra for statebred 3-year-olds at six furlongs.

* Shiny Sheet ($14.20) rallied to win the $100,000 Geisha for statebred fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles.