05/27/2005 11:00PM

Philadelphia: Gadace's Khamseh wires

Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO
Jockey Victor Molina guides Gadace's Khamseh to victory in the $100,000 Donald LeVine Memorial Handicap at Philadelphia Park on Saturday.

Gadace's Khamseh, left as the lone speed following five scratches, capitalized on his advantage to register his first stakes victory in the $100,000 at Philadelphia Park.

Ridden by Victor Molina for trainer Phil Aristone, the 4-year-old Gadace's Khamseh ($5.60) opened up a quick three-length lead in the seven-furlong race, and despite drifting a bit wide entering the stretch was able to hold off a mild bid by Say Mi Name to win by three-quarters of a length. Polish Pride, the 6-5 favorite, finished third.

The final time was 1:21.27.

Since finishing second in the Presidents Cup at Philly Park last August, Gadace's Khamseh had made only one start, a second-place effort against optional claimers in a six-furlong sprint two weeks ago. He has now won 4 of 10 starts.