05/13/2002 12:00AM

Thistledown: 19-1 upset in Quick Step


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Waist Gunner John won the Quick Step Handicap by 2 1/2 lengths over 1-2 favorite Down Thepike Mike.

He paid $39.80 for the victory in the Quick Step, for Ohio-bred 3-year-olds and up.

Down Thepike Mike finished 2 1/4 lengths in front of Count On My Word, who was third.