06/29/2007 11:00PM

Larry Jones fillies score at two different tracks


Trainer Larry Jones found fillies perfectly suited to the stakes on the schedule Saturday at his summer base of Delaware Park and Colonial Downs.

Jones swept both features when his 3-year-old New Edition turned the tables on Miss Tizzynow in the $75,600 Denise Rhudy Memorial on turf at Delaware and the 4-year-old Sweetdownthelane drew off to a decisive win in the restricted $60,000 Brookmeade Stakes, a race moved to the main track at Colonial Downs.

The Delaware race was the first stakes victory for both New Edition and her jockey, 19-year-old Gabriel Saez, a native of Port Darien, Panama who started riding in his native country in 2005.

A month ago, New Edition was nosed out by Miss Tizzynow in an overnight stakes at Delaware. This time, New Edition ($11) was moving up into contention when she bumped with Eurydice on the far turn, took the lead in upper stretch, and finished 1 3/4 lengths in front of Miss Tizzynow, who had to steady briefly while racing inside on the turn for home.

Nick Petro, the rider of Eurydice, lodged an objection against New Edition for interference, but the foul claim was disallowed by the stewards.

New Edition, now 4 for 10 lifetime for her owners, the Woodlynn Farm, covered 1 1/16 miles on a firm course in 1:44.67.

Cabbage Key, the 5-2 favorite, finished last in a field reduced from 14 to seven by scratches.

About 20 minutes later, Jones got his second stakes win of the afternoon when Sweetdownthelane ($7) pulled clear by 3 1/2 lengths in the off-the-turf Brookmeade.

Changeisgonnacome, the pacesetter and 9-5 favorite, won a head bob from Point Missed for second.

Ridden for the first time by Alberto Delgado, Sweetdownthelane is owned by a partnership of John Ferris, David Gamble, and Cindy Jones.

The surface change greatly benefited Sweetdownthelane, whose only previous start on turf produced an off-the-board finish and a 26 Beyer Speed Figure.

Primarily a sprinter, Sweetdownthelane was racing around two turns for only the third time in 16 lifetime starts. The 124-pound highweight in a field of eight Virginia-bred or Virginia-sired fillies and mares, Sweetdownthelane ran 1o1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:43.29 while recording her third win in four starts this season.