FEAR THE COWBOY Rallies to Just Miss in John Bullit

Taking the summer off after winning the $100,000 Evangeline Mile S. on June 4th, FEAR THE COWBOY closed through the stretch to finish runner-up, beaten only a neck, in the John Bullit S. In the 1 1/16-mile contest, the 4-year-old colt by COWBOY CAL was shuffled back because of tight quarters heading into the first turn. He was still seven lengths back after six furlongs but continued to close the gap on the far turn and through the stretch to make it close at the wire at Canterbury. He has finished first or second in his last five starts, including three wins. Last year FEAR THE COWBOY won Gulfstream Park’s Three Chopt Road S. by 3 1/4 lengths. Lifetime record: 14-5-4-1, $210,239. O-Kathleen Amaya & Raffaele Centofanti. B-University of Kentucky. T-Efren Loza, Jr.