Arson Squad Rolls In Alysheba

Paco Lopez

For the second time in four weeks, jockey Paco Lopez guided Arson Squad to victory in a graded stakes, this time to a 2 1/4 length score in Friday’s Grade 3, $169,650 Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs, Flying Private finished second by 1 1/2 lenghts over Enriched. He was followed by in the order of finish by Prom Shoes, Chocolate Candy, Cool Coal Man, Macho Again,Friesan Fire and Bullsbay. Arson Squad, a 7 year-old son of Brahms owned by Samantha Siegel’s Jay Em Ess Stable & trained by Richard Dutrow Jr, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.28 and returned $9.40 as the second choice.