Nice Boots Baby, with Mario Pino aboard, carried 118 pounds six furlongs in 1:10.82 on the fast track to earn $47,595 for owner-trainer Anthony Dutrow. Nice Boots Baby remains undefeated after her third start and first in a stakes race. The daughter of Storm Boot--Foxfire Lass, by Premiership sold for $57,000 as a yearling and returned $3.90 and $2.20 as the odds-on favorite."She showed how good she is today," said Dutrow. "Obviously, we've got a filly we can take a hold of and maybe she'll be able to stretchout to some longer races down the road. She was very good today."
Proper Gamble paid $2.30. There was no show betting. The winning exacta combination returned $6.40. (Chart, Equibase)