08/19/2001 11:00PM

Thistledown: 1-20 shot loses


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Watch Me Fire made the lead with a bold move entering the stretch and widened out to a 6 1/2-length tally over 1-20 favorite Joanies Bella in the $30,000 Loyalty Stakes on Saturday at Thistledown. Dinkers Millennium finished third, 3 1/2 lengths farther back in the field of six Ohio-bred 2-year-olds.

Watch Me Fire ($26.80) was ridden by William Troilo and is trained by William J. Napier. He got the six furlongs in 1:10.86 over the fast racing strip and returned $26.80 to win.

A minus show pool of $4,419 was created when $34,344 of the $36,044 bet in the pool was wagered on joanies bella, including an early $20,000 wager.