08/18/2002 11:00PM

Woodbine: Zone Judge gets stakes win


ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Zone Judge scored his first stakes victory in Saturday's Grade 3, $173,100 Play the King Handicap.

Trained by Dave Dwyer, Zone Judge was taken back off the early pace by jockey Constant Montpellier, swung to the outside after being blocked entering the stretch, and rallied for a two-length victory.

Zone Judge ($18.10) completed the seven furlongs on firm turf in a rapid 1:20.42, outfinishing Waltzin' Storm, part of an entry that went off as the even-money favorite.

On the same card, Sky Chariot ($5.40) recorded his first stakes win in the $106,000 With Approval, defeating stablemate Follow the Piper by 1 3/4 lengths. Steady Ruckus ended a neck back in third as the even-money favorite.