Pistols And Roses Wins the Ben Ali Handicap

<i> Associated Press</i>

Favored Pistols And Roses held off Sunny Sunrise by a neck to win the $81,050 Ben Ali Handicap on Keeneland’s closing day Friday.

Sunny Sunrise, seeking a second consecutive victory in the 1 1/8-mile race, was three lengths ahead of third-place Compadre.

Returning to the scene of his victory in the 1992 Blue Grass Stakes, Pistols And Roses was timed in 1:51 3/5 under Mike Smith.