01/01/2007 12:00AM

Sir Five Star hangs on by neck


Sir Five Star held off a late surge from Song of Navarone to win the $136,499 Riley Allison Futurity by a neck Sunday at Sunland Park. It was another 3 1/2 lengths back in third to The Zipster.

The Riley Allison was one of two stakes on the card. Tempting Date ($14.40) led throughout to win the $50,000 Bold Ego.

Sir Five Star ($5.20) raced with Kit Jr. through an opening quarter in 21.96 seconds in the Riley Allison, then went on to cover the 6 1/2 furlongs for 2-year-olds in 1:17.72. Glen Murphy rode the winner for trainer Scott Blasi.

"Sir Five Star has really been good to me," said Murphy. "We started the year together and now we ended it together."

The Riley Allison was the second stakes win for Sir Five Star, who also won the $50,000 Clever Trevor at Remington Park. He earned $68,250 on Sunday, and overall has a career record of four wins from 10 starts for earnings of $169,870. He races for Gus King.

o In the Bold Ego, Tempting Date was a 1 1/2-length winner over Texas Kitty. It was another half-length back in third to favorite Handlewoman.

Tempting Date set fractions of 22.11 seconds for the opening quarter and 45.34 for the half in the 5 1/2-furlong race for fillies and mares. She went on to cover the distance in 1:04.02. Ken Tohill rode Tempting Date for Adam Lewis and trainer Chris Hartman.