04/14/2012 4:15PM

Parx: DQ enables Golddigger's Boy to repeat in Lyman Handicap

Barbara Weidl/Equiphoto
Lucky Lewis (2) rallies to edge Golddigger's Boy in the Lyman Handicap, but is disqualified and placed sixth for causing interference with another rival during the stretch run.

Golddigger’s Boy needed the help of the stewards to gain a repeat victory in the $75,000 Lyman Handicap for Pennsylvania-breds on Saturday at Parx Racing.

New York shipper Lucky Lewis, a 9-1 outsider, was disqualified from first and placed sixth for interference with the unplaced Gunfighter in midstretch of the seven-furlong race. Jockey Joe Hampshire Jr., aboard Lucky Lewis, changed lanes looking for racing room, forcing Frankie Pennington, the rider of Gunfighter, to severely check his mount. Once in the clear, Lucky Lewis rallied to prevail by a half-length over 6-5 favorite Golddigger’s Bo, completing the seven furlongs in 1:21.86.

As a result of the DQ, the 5-year-old Golddigger’s Boy ($4.60) was elevated from second to first. Sloane Ranger moved up to second and 8-5 second choice Rod’s Five Star was awarded third. A second jockey’s objection against Rod’s Five Star for a bumping incident in the stretch was disallowed.

It was the eighth win in 15 lifetime starts for Golddigger’s Boy, a homebred son of Jump Start ridden by Stewart Elliott for trainer Ramon Preciado and owner William Hartwell. Goddigger’s Boy was a three-time stakes winner in 2011. In addition to the Lyman, he won the restricted Docent going two turns and defeated open company in Parx’s premier event for older male sprinters, the $200,000 Donald LeVine Memorial.

In the co-featured $75,000 Foxy J.G. for Pa-bred fillies and mares, Darn That Raven ($6.20) breezed to a wire-to-wire 3 ¾-length victory in her stakes debut.

Making her second start following a layoff of a year, the 4-year-old Darn That Raven ($6.20) covered the seven furlongs in 1:22.74 under jockey Kendrick Carmouche.

Trained by Lupe Preciado for Joseph Holmans Jr., Darn That Raven is now 4 for 6 lifetime.

Officer Big Red finished second, six lengths in front of 26-1 longshot Whisperdownthelane.  Ann’s Smart Dancer, making her 4-year-old debut after winning three stakes last season, faded to finish eighth at 3-1 odds.