11/17/2012 4:39PM

Laurel: Greed and Fear wastes no time getting first stakes win in Safely Kept

Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club
The 3-year-old filly Greed and Fear gives jockey Horatio Karamanos his third win of the day in the Safely Kept.

Greed and Fear needed five tries, including one while running for a claiming tag, to record her first victory, but the 3-year-old filly came right back in her first try facing winners to collect a stakes victory.

Rallying from off the pace under Horatio Karameros, the New York-based Greed and Fear ($10.80) held off a belated surge by 6-5 favorite Holiday Soiree to win Saturday’s $125,000 Safely Kept Stakes at Laurel Park.

“She’s lazy. I had to hit her a couple times with the whip,” said Karamanos, who rode three winners on the card.

The jockey said trainer Rudy Rodriguez, who claimed Greed and Fear on behalf of Mike Dubb for $50,000 at Saratoga in early August, advised him to sit back and be patient.

“We saw a lot of speed in the race. I was to put her wherever she was comfortable, a couple of lengths behind. I did that and my filly did the rest,” Karamanos said.

Greed and Fear made a four-wide move coming into the stretch to challenge leader Los Ojitos, took a clear lead in midstretch, and outlasted Holiday Soiree to win by 1 1/4 lengths.  Los Ojitos held on to finish third. The winning time for seven furlongs on a fast track was 1:25.13.

A daughter of Bob and John, Greed and Fear is now 2 for 6 lifetime.