10/05/2007 11:00PM

By the Light stays perfect

EmailBy the Light remained undefeated in three starts by holding off odds-on favorite Law Enforcement in the stretch to win the $269,200 New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes by 2 3/4 lengths.

Trained by Richard Dutrow Jr., By the Light began her career with a statebred maiden win at Belmont Park in July and a victory in the Lady Finger Stakes at Finger Lakes in September. On Saturday, she raced on the early pace inside Canadian Bullet, the Lady Finger runner-up, put that rival away entering the stretch, then held Law Enforcement at bay under jockey Rudy Rodriguez despite drifting outward.

A daughter of Malibu Moon owned by Jay Em Ess Stable, she covered the six furlongs in 1:10.35 and paid $15.60 to win. The field of seven consisted of five colts or geldings and two fillies.

Law Enforcement chased the early leaders, but couldn't reach the winner, while finishing 7 1/2 lengths in front of Canadian Ballet, the other filly in the field, who hung on for third.

* Hoosick Falls broke a four-race losing streak with a wire-to-wire performance in the $50,000 Proud Puppy Handicap on the New York Breeders' Futurity undercard. Jockey Paul Nicol Jr. opened up a sizable advantage with Hoosick Falls on the far turn of the six-furlong stakes for statebred fillies and mares and was not seriously challenged in the stretch while winning by two lengths.

Fly to Me launched a wide bid on the far turn and finished well but had to settle for second, 3 1/2 lengths clear of third-place finisher Baby Gray. Gold Like U, the 3-5 favorite, was forwardly placed early but tired to finish seventh.

Hoosick Falls was timed in 1:10.54 and paid $13.20. He has now won 11 of his 31 career starts and earned $241,000. He is trained by Jeremiah Englehart and owned by Aaron Racing Stables.