09/20/2002 11:00PM

Thistledown: All bets off, Ifufeelfroggyleap wins


NORTH RANDALL, Ohio - Ifufeelfroggyleap broke alertly to make the lead and then widened out to a 4 1/2-length win over four Ohio-bred 2-year-old fillies in the $30,000 Emerald Necklace stakes at Thistledown. The race was run as a nonwagering exhibition before the first parimutuel race of the day.

Ifufeelfroggyleap won her third career stakes in effortless fashion under Julio Felix and was well within herself at the finish. She is owned by Destiny Farm, trained by Tim Hamm, and covered the six furlongs in 1:12.20 over a good strip. Dinkers Pride chased the winner all the way to finish 5 1/2 lengths clear of Gazelle Belle in third.