12/01/2008 1:00AM

Russell Road romps again


Russell Road ($2.20) continued to prove he's the best 2-year-old on the grounds at Charles Town when he coasted to his fifth straight victory, scoring by 8 1/2 lengths in the $70,475 West Virginia Futurity.

Unbeaten since trainer James Casey added Lasix for his second career start, Russell Road covered the seven furlongs in 1:26.02 and earned a career-best 90 Beyer Speed Figure.

He was ridden, as usual, by Luis Perez for owner Mark Russell.

Pagan Cat, winner of the $112,000 Vincent Moscarelli two starts ago, finished a distant second in a field of just five 2-year-olds with the maiden Camp Saginaw third.