06/08/2013 4:34PM

Parx: Carmouche steers Lighthouse Bay outside to win Jostle

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Kendrick Carmouche puts Lighthouse Bay on the best part of the racing strip to help the filly win the Jostle Stakes.

Kendrick Carmouche wanted no part of the inside portion of Parx Racing’s main track on Saturday. So even though he broke from the rail with Lighthouse Bay in the $75,000 Jostle Stakes and his 3-year-old filly got away last, Carmouche sacrificed precious ground to steer his mount way to the outside, where he sensed what was the best part of the racing strip.

Carmouche, who won four straight riding titles at Parx from 2008 to 2011, knew exactly what he was doing. Lighthouse Bay ($3.80) overcame her sluggish start and rallied to score by 2 3/4 lengths in the 6 1/2-furlong feature for 3-year-old fillies.

Dreamingofcarmella finished second, a half-length in front of late-running Doubled. The winning time on a fast track was 1:18.40.

Lighthouse Bay, who trains at Saratoga for trainer George Weaver, is a daughter of Speightstown owned by Richlyn Farm Inc. She won last fall’s Smart Halo at Laurel Park and most recently finished third in the Miss Preakness at Pimlico. In winning for the first time this season, she improved to 3 for 6 lifetime.