05/17/2003 12:00AM

Woodlawn: Gang by a nose


Last and wide turning for home, Gang closed with a furious rally under Anthony Mawing to edge Sigint by a nose and win the $125,000 Woodlawn Stakes for 3-year-olds. It was another four lengths back to Breanna's Smile in third.

Christmas Away, the even-money choice, finished fourth, followed by Hot Hand. Because of heavy rain on Friday, the Woodlawn, scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on turf, was moved to the dirt at the same distance. There were seven scratches, reducing the field to five.

Gang, owned by Michael Ward and trained by Randy Allen, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:46.05 over a main track labeled good. He returned $18 as the second-longest shot in the field.