12/23/2006 1:00AM

Miss A. Bomb connects at 21-1


While heavily favored Over the Edge encountered several spots of trouble, Miss A. Bomb enjoyed smooth sailing Saturday to upset the $50,000 Gowell Stakes at Turfway Park.

Miss A. Bomb ($45.80), ridden by Orlando Mojica and trained by Grant Hofmans, prevailed by a neck over Over the Edge, the 3-5 favorite in a field of nine 2-year-old fillies. The winner ran six furlongs in 1:09.99.

A claim of foul by Brice Blanc, who rode Over the Edge, was quickly dismissed by the stewards.

Over the Edge, who had earned a 98 Beyer Speed Figure in winning her prior lone start, was checked sharply in the turn, then had to shift toward the rail when Over the Edge drifted out slightly inside the furlong pole.

Sheets, the 4-1 second choice, finished third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Over the Edge.

Miss A. Bomb, a Kentucky-bred filly by Lemon Drop Kid, is co-owned by Dick Colvin and her breeder, William Gould. After winning her career debut in September at Turfway at 28-1, she had been defeated in three subsequent races going into the Gowell, although she had been a close second in a Dec. 1 allowance at Turfway in her most recent start.