01/08/2011 6:48PM

Inhisglory holds off Banjammer by nose in Turfway Prevue

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Inhisglory, on the inside, barely holds off Banjammer to capture the Turfway Prevue.

 

Saturday’s $50,000 Turfway Prevue was decided right on the finish line, with favored Inhisglory prevailing in a head bob over Banjammer by a nose. However, it was on the turn that the race was won.

Under Rodney Prescott, Inhisglory received a perfect ground-saving stalking trip, diving inside four rivals on the turn – getting the jump on the opposition, while late-running Banjammer raced widest of all closing from the back of the pack.

Heading into the lane Inhisglory appeared home free, with Prescott still riding him with little urging, but Banjammer made a race of the Prevue with a midstretch rush into contention, and the winner had just enough left to withstand Banjammer over a stretch duel that lasted much of the final furlong.

Inhisglory ($6.60), a 3-year-old gelded son of Pure Prize purchased privately by Peter Redekop earlier in the week, won his first stakes race in the Turfway Prevue. Wayne Mogge trained the winner, who raced 6 1/2 furlongs on a very tiring Polytrack surface in 1:21.78.

Bluegrass Dreamer finished a distant third, six lengths behind the top two finishers.