08/19/2002 12:00AM

Secretariat: Chiselling by a nose


Chiselling made a torrid run to deal Jazz Beat a heart-breaking nose defeat in the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes, allowing Juddmonte Farms and Bobby Frankel to become the first owner and trainer to win two races the same year in the International Festival of Racing at Arlington Park.

Chiselling, bred and owned by Juddmonte Farms, was last of the seven 3-year-olds for the first six furlongs of the 1 1/4-mile Secretariat before jockey Kent Desormeaux began asking the colt for his best.

Chiselling responded by picking off horses late in the turn, and by the time the field straightened for home, it became apparent that Chiselling was the only horse with a chance of catching Jazz Beat, the Irish invader who had drawn off to a sizable lead.

"He was just cantering until I encouraged him to pick up the pace," said Desormeaux. "When I did, he just exploded."

Chiselling paid $9.20 in a field of seven 3-year-olds and was timed in 2:04.16.

Extra Check was third by 1 1/4 lengths. Orchard Park, the 7-5 favorite was never a factor, carrying 126 pounds, five to 10 more than each of the others in the race.