09/14/2003 11:00PM

Pimlico: Conservation wins in mud

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Trainer Barclay Tagg admitted he thought Conservation was far better suited to turf than mud. Conservation ($7) proved Tagg wrong when he upset heavily favored Foufa's Warrior over a sloppy main track in the $60,000 Humphrey Finney Stakes for 3-year-old Maryland-breds at Pimlico.

Ridden by Enrique Jurado, Conservation drew off to beat Cheverly Gold by three lengths, covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:51.78 in the slop. Foufa's Warrior, the 1-2 favorite, finished third.