Updated on 09/17/2011 9:36PM

Pimlico: DQ puts Rush to Glory on top

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Rush to Glory (left) battles with Maysville, who finished first in the Marshua Stakes at Pimlico but was taken down.

Maysville has crossed the finish line first in all three of her races. But she's no longer undefeated.

The Pimlico stewards disqualified Maysville from first to second in the $50,000 at Pimlico for interference in the stretch, making a winner out of Rush to Glory.

Maysville, a 3-year-old filly trained by Mike Pino, looked like she was going to win the six-furlong Marshua easily after she put away the challenge of Patty Girl on the turn and opened up a clear lead. But when Rush to Glory ($14.20) rallied on the outside under Taylor Hole to challenge, Maysville drifted out under the left-handed urging of Luis Diaz at the eighth pole and prevented Rush to Glory from passing her. Maysville hit the wire a neck in front, timed in 1:12.53 over a sloppy track.

"I think what happened was the horse on the lead had never had anyone run with her," said Hole, who won his first stakes in Maryland after riding for 12 years at Suffolk Downs. "She saw me coming and started to labor. Luis hit her left-handed and she was laying out on top of my horse."

It was the also first stakes victory for Rush to Glory, who is now 4 for 7 lifetime.