Mr. Bowling, an almost black colt by Istan, held off late runs from Z Dager and Shared Property to win the 2012 $175,000 Lecomte Stakes this past Saturday at the Fair Grounds in Horse Racings highlighted race of the weekend.
At the start, Alexander Thegreat took the early lead thru fractions of :23.1 and :47.1 with Hero of Order closely behind him. It stayed in that order for most of the way around the track.
Turning for home there were 6 or 7 horses with a chance to win but Mr. Bowling, who sent off as the second choice, took over from 57-1 long shot Hero of Order and then was all out to hold off Z Dager, who came up right beside him in late, and Shared Property, who was closing hard down the middle of the track.
“I had a great trip, unbelievable trip,” winning jockey Robby Albarado said. ”I just wanted to give him a chance turning for home. I worked him in the morning. I saw a lot of fight in him. So I figured if I can get him clear turning for home, give him a chance to run home...