Men's Grille Racing's 4-year-old filly Crookit returned from a brief layoff Oct. 7 at Laurel Park and responded with a last-to-first victory, her second since the Fantasy Ownership Challenge began in March.
Trained by Linda Albert and ridden by apprecentice Carlos Carrasco, who posted his first win of the fall meet after returning from an injury, Crookit lagged behind in the first half of the seven-furlong event for $10,000-$8,000 claimers, began a sustanined run heading into the far turn and blew past the rest while widest in the stretch.
Crookit, who paid $66 to win as a 32-1 shot in a field of eight, defeated Aphrodite's Quest by five lengths and covered the distance on a fast track in 1.25.70.
Crookit is a Maryland-bred by Louis Quartorze and is Maryland Million nominated.
Because she is Maryland-bred, Crookit earned a bonus on top of the winning share of the purse. Her earnings Oct. 7 totaled $14,079 which, when added to her previous contest earnings of $34,363, moved her from 10th to fourth in the standings with a bankroll of $48,442.
(Photo by Jim McCue/MJC)