09/13/2002 11:00PM

Meadowlands: Patrol on the beat


Patrol rebounded from a streak-ending loss at Saratoga and easily won the $100,000 Rushing Man Stakes Friday at The Meadowlands, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Patrol, who had won three straight before finishing third in the Grade 2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Handicap at Saratoga last month, led all the way in the Rushing Man and won by 2 3/4 lengths under Jerry Bailey. Owned by Claiborne Farm and trained by Bill Mott, Patrol covered the 1 1/16 miles on turf in 1:39.60, .2 seconds off the track record. He paid $3.20 in a field of eight 3-year-olds.

Thefull Circle finished second, 6 3/4 lengths in front of third-place finisher Entitlement.

One race earlier, Burning Roma broke a nine-race, 14-month losing streak by winning the $50,000 Alysheba Stakes. The 4-year-old Burning Roma, a Grade 1 winner at 2, had not won since taking the Long Branch last July at Monmouth Park.