11/23/2011 8:38PM

Penn National: Ravalo holds off favorites to win Six Bits


Ravalo held on gamely under jockey Jeffrey Sanchez to prevail by a neck over Immortal Eyes in the $200,000 Six Bits at Penn National Wednesday evening. The Six Bits was one of four stakes on the card.

Ravalo took over in upper stretch of the six-furlong race after being kept just off the pace, and began to draw clear while on the outside. Both favored Immortal Eyes and second choice Ben's Cat had traffic trouble and were gaining late. Immortal Eyes was steadied on the turn and finished second, a nose in front of Ben's Cat, who was in tight in the backstretch.

Ravalo, a 7-year-old trained by Don Barr, returned $11.40 to win and ran the six furlongs over a track rated as good in 1:10.38.

In the other stakes:

* B C's Train led at every call under Angel Arroyo to win the $75,000 Blue Mountain for 2-year-olds. Trained by Guadalupe Preciado, the Pennsylvania-bred B C's Train won by 2 1/2 lengths over Love Contract, with Pink Candy third. B C's Train returned $22.20 to win and ran the six furlongs in 1:11.81 under Angel Arroyo.

* Not Abroad came from the back of the pack to win the $75,000 Swatara for older horses. Ridden by Nicholas Petro, Not Abroad won the 1 1/16-mile race by five lengths in 1:44.02. Not Abroad was trained by Mike Petro and returned $9.80 to win. Norman Asbjornson was second and Indian Jones finished third in the field of nine.

* Poseidon's Warrior took the $75,000 Le Bagoter for 3-year-olds under Frankie Pennington. Royal Currier was second and Regal Revenge third. Trained by Robert Reid Jr., Poseidon's Warrior returned $3.60 and ran the six furlongs in 1:09.67.