12/08/2007 12:00AM

Royal Regan rallies

EmailSwinging to the middle of the course for racing room in upper stretch, Royal Regan closed in the final sixteenth for a one-length upset win in the Lightning City Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

With Pedro Cotto Jr. up, Royal Regan ran the five furlongs over a firm turf course in 56.61 seconds and returned $19.80.

Bucky's Prayer, boxed in to midstretch, split rivals and drew even for the lead before being caught by the winner. Bucky's Prayer held second by a head over Message of a Myth.