07/04/2003 12:00AM

Thistledown: Can't catch 'Cat'


Catch My Cat sprinted to a clear lead soon after the start under jockey Jodie Fortner and won the 12th running of the $40,000 Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes by 3 1/2 lengths over Paris Gold. Odds-on favorite Another Freddy weakened to finish third, one length farther back in the field of seven Ohio-bred 2-year-olds.

Catch My Cat, owned by Sherry Napier and trained by William Napier, completed the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:06.88 over the fast racing surface and returned $5.40 as the second choice.