05/07/2002 11:00PM

Mountaineer track report


Jeanies Rob much prefers six furlongs, but the 6-year-old horse easily adapted to a shorter distance when he rallied behind a fast pace to win last Saturday's first stakes of the season at Mountaineer Park, the $75,000 Panhandle Handicap.

Trained by Alan Sobol and ridden by Luis Gonzalez, Jeanies Bob ($9.20) covered five furlongs in 58.07 seconds and earned a 98 Beyer Speed Figure.

By winning for the 12th time in 33 lifetime starts, Jeanies Rob surpassed $320,000 in earnings.

Favored Governor's Pride, a five-time stakes winner last season, got cooked in a four-way speed duel and faded to sixth in a field of eight.

* Boston Common ($5.60), who chased Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem in both the Illinois Derby and an allowance race at Sportsman's Park, shipped in from Chicago to win a $41,600 allowance race by 5 1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old Boston Common, trained by Michael Reavis, earned a career-high 94 Beyer for his third win in nine lifetime starts. He is being pointed to the $75,000 Waterford Park Handicap, a six-furlong stakes open to older horses, on May 18 at this track.