11/29/2003 12:00AM

Woodbine: Chris's Bad Boy flies


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Favored Chris's Bad Boy ($4.80) broke the six-furlong track record under Jono Jones with an overpowering victory in the $137,375 Kennedy Road Stakes.

Chris's Bad Boy covered the distance in 1:08.05, which was .12 faster than the previous record, set by Great Defender in the 1999 Kennedy Road. Chris's Bad Boy earned $82,425 for Alpine Stable and trainer Vito Armata, who claimed him for $47,500 last April.

Chris's Bad Boy dueled outside Wild Whiskey and Open Concert through an opening quarter in 21.45 seconds. After taking control through a half-mile in 43.18, Chris's Bad Boy drew off in the stretch to win by 6 3/4 lengths over Davids Expectation.

My Lucky Strike finished third, and 2-1 second choice Forever Grand finished sixth in the eight-horse field.

"I knew we were going pretty quick, and I didn't think we would finish that fast, but at the head of the lane, he quickened again," said Jones. "Not many horses can [set such fast fractions] and then quicken in the lane."