07/05/2002 12:00AM

Maysville Slew, barely


Maysville Slew edged 6-5 favorite Candid Glen by a nose to win the $100,000 Independence Breeders' Cup at Louisiana Downs. It was a head back in third to Rebridled.

Maysville Slew ($14.60) raced near the back of the pack early in the 1 1/16-mile turf race, while Price of Champagne set fractions of 24.66 seconds for the opening quarter and 48.70 for the half while under pressure from Rebridled.

Maysville Slew picked up steam entering the stretch, and rallied up the rail to nail Candid Glen at the wire. He covered the distance over firm turf in 1:43.08.

Maysville Slew, who was ridden by Austin Lovelace, earned $60,000 to increase his career earnings to $632,010. He is owned and trained by C.R. Trout.