10/03/2008 11:00PM

Legal Consent wins richest race


Legal Consent, ridden confidently by Dennis Carr, looped six wide around the leaders turning for home and powered to a three-length win in the $318,525 New York Breeders' Futurity for 2-year-olds at Finger Lakes. It was the richest race ever run at the Farmington, N.Y. track.

Legal Consent's entrymate Dagnabit vied for the early lead, led by a length or two in midstretch, and barely held second, a neck ahead of fast-closing Mother Russia.

Legal Consent, a Lansdon Robbins homebred sired by Officer and trained by Carlos Martin, was making his second career start, coming in off a second-place finish in a maiden race at Belmont Park on Sept. 25.

There were 11 runners in the race, but there were four entries and only seven betting interests. Legal Consent was seventh up the backside, widest of six on the turn, and in front with a furlong to go. He covered the six furlongs in 1:11.59, and the entry paid $3.20 to win, $3.80 to place, and $2.10 to show.

Robbins co-owns Dagnabit with Thomas Hans, which is why the two horses were coupled in the wagering.

w In the $50,000 Proud Puppy Handicap, the leaders turned for home four abreast, but then 4-5 favorite Coli Bear - pressured on the rail from the start - turned on the afterburners and ran off to a 2 1/2-length score. Guts Game rallied from far back to win a four-way photo for second, completing a $27.20 exacta. It was Coli Bear's 12th win in 30 starts.