06/11/2005 12:00AM

Silver Haze best in Bossier City Handicap


BOSSIER CITY, La. - Silver Haze picked up his third straight win on the grass and second in stakes company with an impressive effort in Saturday's Bossier City Handicap. Bob O's Boy finished second followed by South Beach Boy and He's Royal Dee. The winner survived a claim of foul lodged by Quincy Hamilton on board the runner up for alleged interference exiting the final turn. The stewards judged that there was insufficient evidence for a disqualification.

E. J. Perrodin placed Silver Haze ($4.80) off the soft pace set by Bob O's Boy before rocketing to the front in the second turn. The move was so sudden; it appeared to startle Sweet Prince who had moved to challenge earlier in the final bend and that one in turn bothered Bob O' Roy.

The winner is trained by Steve Wren for Kaaren Biggs and has now won five of 13 career starts. The winner's share of $30,000 increased his career earnings to just under $140,000. The time for the about mile and a sixteenth was 1:43.40 over firm going and the winning margin was three lengths.