10/20/2002 11:00PM

Laurel: Upset by Outstander

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Three-year-old Outstander ($12.60) appears ready to tackle bigger game after beating older sprinters in the $50,000 Lite the Fuse Stakes.

Lightly regarded as the next-to-last choice in a field of five, Outstander outdueled favored Sassy Hound and Shake You Down to get up by a neck. Sassy Hound nosed out Shake You Down for the place.

Trainer Rodney Jenkins said Outstander will be pointed to one of two races on Nov. 16, Laurel's $300,000 De Francis Dash for older horses at six furlongs or the $100,000 Mountaineer Mile for 3-year-olds at Mountaineer Park.