08/08/2003 11:00PM

Thistledown: Ben's Reflection leads


Ben's Reflection made the lead soon after the start and widened to a 5 1/2-length win over five Ohio-bred rivals in the $40,000 North Randall Stakes, which is restricted to 3-year-olds. Only One King rallied up the rail to outfinish Woodburner for second.

Ben's Reflection, owned by the M. Y. Stables, controlled all the pace under rider Danny Cox, and completed six furlongs in 1:10.54 over the fast racing surface. He returned a $3.40 as the odds-on choice.

Only One King was forwardly placed all the way and outgamed Woodburner under strong handling.