03/27/2009 11:00PM

Slides Choice gets the trip in Royal North


Slides Choice ($5.40) took advantage of a perfect trip to win the $50,000 Royal North on Saturday at Beulah Park.

Trained by Tim Hamm, Slides Choice was tucked in behind the dueling leaders to upper stretch, where Yankee Cruz opened up a 1 1/2-length lead. Jockey Cesar Camaque then angled Slides Choice to the outside and they wore down Yankee Cruz to prevail by three-quarters of a length. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to S R Four Queens.

Slides Choice ran the six furlongs over a fast track in 1:12.09.