04/19/2009 11:00PM

Overdose romps to stay still unbeaten


Overdose is on his way to England after outclassing seven rivals in the five-furlong $31,500 Hungaria Nagydij, or Hungarian Grand Prix, at Kincsem Park in Budapest on Sunday. The sensational sprinter improved his record to 12 victories without a loss by thrashing Spinning Crystal by eight lengths, with National Nice another five lengths back in third. The winning time on the firm turf course was 54.60 seconds.

Ridden by Christophe Soumillon for trainer Sandor Ribarszki, Overdose was allowed to track the early pace before taking command after the first quarter. It was academic from there as he cruised to victory. Next up for Overdose, a Starborough 4-year-old, will be the five-furlong Group 2 Temple Stakes at Haydock Park on May 23.

* Fame and Glory is the second favorite for the Epsom Derby after his one-length victory at 4-1 over Fergus McIver in the 1 1/4-mile Group 3 Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown on Sunday. Trained by Aidan O'Brien, Fame and Glory covered the 10 furlongs Sunday on good to yielding ground in 2:07.49 and is now 6-1 for the Derby with Ladbrokes, which offers Crowded House as its 5-1 favorite.