11/14/2005 12:00AM

Mountaineer: 'Presidential' cruises


Presidentialaffair ($4.80), unchallenged early by his only three rivals following four scratches, coasted by 16 3/4 lengths in the $125,000 Mountaineer Mile.

Allowed to set a comfortable pace under jockey Todd Glasser, Presidentialaffair was in front by four lengths after a half-mile in 45.96 seconds, and increased his advantage to 11 lengths following six furlongs in 1:11.52. Presidentialaffair completed the mile in 1:40.81.

It was the 11th win in 27 lifetime starts for Presidentialaffair, based at Philadelphia Park with trainer Martin Ciresa.