06/22/2001 11:00PM

Mario Pino wins five at Pimlico


Saratoga Games gave jockey Mario Pino his fifth win on Saturday's program at Pimlico by capturing the $60,000 Humphrey S. Finney Stakes for 3-year-old Maryland-breds.

Saratoga Games ($3), trained by Anthony Dutrow, won his third straight race, including two stakes.

The race was reduced to five starters after four horses scratched when the stakes was switched from turf to a track that was upgraded to fast during the day.

Pino's other winners on the card were Quest of Fate ($13.40) in the third, Touched by Love ($5.40) in the fourth, Corporate Runner ($2.40) in the fifth, and Love Happy ($9.40) in the eighth.

Philadelphia: Copelan's Number

Despite winning 13 races and more than $300,000 in his career, Copelan's Number had never shown much fondness for either the turf or a sloppy track. You would never have known that by the way he handled the slop Saturday at Philadelphia Park.

The 6-year-old Copelan's Num-ber, 0 for 7 over wet tracks and just 1 for 21 overall the past two seasons, ran five furlongs in 57.44 seconds to win the $50,000 Legal Light.

Ridden by Todd Glasser and trained by John McCaslin, Copelan's Number ($13.40) finished three-quarters of a length ahead of Grangeville.

The field was reduced to seven after heavy rain prevented use of the turf course.