07/01/2006 11:00PM

Tommeyesgold easily takes Cincinnatian


Tommeyesgold ($3.60) had little trouble justifying her favoritism in Sunday's $50,000 Cincinnatian Stakes at River Downs, drawing off under jockey Rodney Prescott to win by two lengths over her six Ohio-bred and Ohio-sired rivals.

Saving ground into the first turn, Tommeyesgold moved up down the backside to press the pacesetting Miss Patch, moved past that rival at the quarter pole, and maintained a clear advantage to the wire. The winning time for 1 1/16 miles over a firm turf was 1:43.60. Mercy, an 11-1 shot, rallied inside of second choice Sybles Angel in the stretch and edged that rival for second by three-quarters of a length.

The Cincinnatian was delayed several minutes after Candy Mill, the fourth choice in the wagering, broke through the gate and ran loose around the course. Candy Mill was subsequently scratched.

The Cincinnatian was the first stakes win of the year and second overall for Tommeyesgold, a 3-year-old filly by Gold Market who was bred in Ohio by her owner, Eugene Daniels. Tommeyesgold also captured the Glacial Princess Stakes at Beulah last November.

Trained by Ivan Vasquez, Tommeyesgold has now earned more than $97,000, and might race next in the $100,000 Queen City Oaks at River on July 22.