Rush To Glory Wins Marshua Stakes on DQ

(from Pimlico report)
Rush To Glory won Saturday's $50,000 Marshua Stakes at Pimlico Race Course by way of disqualification.

In the six furlong test for 3-year-olds fillies contested over a sloppy racing surface, the Wild Rush filly caught front runner Maysville in deep stretch, battled with that one in close quarters to the finish line, finishing second by a neck. But after a claim of foul by rider Taylor Hole, Rush To Glory was elevated to first.

Rush To Glory ($14.20) was followed by Maysville and Promenade Girl. The final time was 1:12.53.

Winning trainer Dale Capuano said, "It was a close call and you never know how it's going to go, but that horse definitely slowed us down. It looked like at the eighth pole we were going to get by her but we couldn't and that was probably why we didn't."

Maysville was a wire-to-wire winner in her first two starts for trainer Michael Pino. The daughter of Notebook led at every pole in the Marshua as well.

"The race set up perfectly," said Diaz. "What happened in the stretch was that she was just running hard. She is very tough and tries hard. She was just trying to get there."

The win was the first added money score in Maryland for Hole, a 12-year veteran of the Suffolk Downs colony. The 33-year old is no stranger to Pimlico, having galloped horses there after dropping out of high school in the late 1980's.

"This is where it all started," said Hole.

(Chart, Equibase)