12/26/2003 1:00AM

Scary Bob wins at Aqueduct


Scary Bob held off a late charge by Tale of Woe to win Friday's $60,600 Maria's Mon Stakes by a neck before a crowd of 5,519 on the first day of racing after a four-day holiday break.

War's Prospect was third, 2 1/4 lengths behind Tale of Woe, in the six-horse field of 2-year-olds.

Ridden by Aaron Gryder, Scary Bob passed Quick Action and War's Prospect in the stretch, and looked like he was on his way to a comfortable margin of victory when Tale of Woe came flying with a strong outside move.

Quick Action, the pacesetter, tired to fourth.

Scary Bob ($14.20) covered the six furlongs in 1:11.35 over a fast track.

Tom Bush trains Scary Bob, a New York-bred son of Lucky Roberto, for Candy Stables.

Scary Bob has won 3 of 4 starts. In his stakes debut, Scary Bob finished second in the Comet Stakes at The Meadowlands on Nov. 1.