05/13/2013 7:14PM

Presque Isle Downs: Dan the Tin Man powers home to win Tom Ridge

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Dan the Tin Man, with Scott Spieth riding, wins the Tom Ridge by two lengths.

Dan the Tin Man stayed just off the early pace while on the outside in the $100,000 Tom Ridge on Monday night before exploding into the stretch to win the six-furlong event at Presque Isle Downs.

Jockey Scott Spieth had a good hold on the Ricky Griffith-trained 3-year-old going down the backstretch. Spieth asked Dan the Tin Man on the turn, and he responded, drawing clear by two lengths in the stretch.

The son of Songandaprayer held off the late charge of second-place finisher Triple Cross. Saint Arbor set the early pace and settled for third, 1 3/4 lengths behind Triple Cross.

Dan the Tin Man ran six furlongs over the Tapeta surface in 1:09.79. He returned $10.60 to win.

Favorite Divine Ambition stalked the pace while three wide early and had no late kick, while Mac the Man failed to menace.