DEL MAR, Calif. -- By the slimmest of margins, Ashleyluvssugar is bound for the Breeders Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.Ashleyluvssugar won Saturdays $252,415 Del Mar Handicap by a nose over a fast-closing Metaboss. The win gave Ashleyluvssugar a fees-paid berth to the BC Turf through the Breeders Cups Win and Youre In program.Sent off favored, Ashleyluvssugar ($7) was fully extended to win the Del Mar Handicap at 1 3/8 miles on turf after leading by as many as six lengths midway through the race.Ashleyluvssugar raced behind the longshot El Huerfano for the opening quarter-mile before taking the lead. Jockey Gary Stevens quickly had Ashleyluvssugar in the clear through a half-mile in 49.62, and six furlongs in 1:14.58. The tactics were not what Stevens intended.There was no speed, he said. I didnt want to be on the lead.With three furlongs to go, Ashleyluvssugar led by five lengths, a margin reduced to two lengths with a furlong to go. Metaboss, who was last of 12 with three furlongs to go, closed furiously to give the winner a scare.It took three minutes to determine the result, so close were the first two finishers. Ashleyluvssugar raced on the inside through the stretch, while Metaboss raced in about the No. 5 path. The margin between the two horses across the track made it difficult for Stevens to assess the result at the wire, and for Ashleyluvssugar to fight back against his rival in the final strides, he said.He never saw him, Stevens said. I was trying to stay busy on him.Ashleyluvssugar was timed in 2:16.11.Ashleyluvssugar, a California-bred by Game Plan, races for Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable, and Joe Ciaglia and is trained by Peter Eurton.The victory was the first win for Ashleyluvssugar since the Grade 2 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita in May 2015. Ashleyluvssugar was turned out last summer because of body soreness. 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Check.Beat Navy for the first time since 2001?Well see in three weeks.Before all that, the Black Knights had to take care of Morgan State -- and they had little trouble doing so. Andy Davidson ran for two touchdowns on 111 yards, Cole Macek added two more scores and 108 yards and Army crushed the Bears 60-3. Darnell Woolfolk added a score on 104 yards to keep the Black Knights (6-5) in the hunt for their first bowl game since 2010, thanks to their largest margin of victory since 1958.But first comes Navy.I dont know a bigger football game, said Monken. Thats a goal of ours as a program, to play in the postseason. Itd be great to have that opportunity, but we have no control over getting in right now. We have one game in the world right now and thats the Army-Navy game.Armys triple option, which stalled badly in a 44-6 loss to Notre Dame a week ago, returned to form against an FCS defense that came in allowing 32 points per game. The Black Knights scored on their first two drives and led 29-3 by halftime.The nations No. 2 rushing offense wound up with 504 yards, 561 total yards, as Army clinched its second six-win season since 1996.Chris Andrews (8 for 20) threw for 79 yards for the Bears (2-8, 2-5 MEAC), who converted just three of 16 third downs. Morgan State, which hasnt won a road game since October 2015, failed to score a touchdown for the second time this year and was held to 124 yards of offense.Armys defense clamped down on Morgan States opening drive, forcing a three-and-out, and the Black Knights scored on their ensuing possession, capped by Davidsons 23-yard score.After forcing another punt, the Black Knights got into the red zone on Woolfolks 42-yard rush to the 5. Ahmad Bradshaw ran in on a keeper one play later and the Black Knights led 13-0.Stymied on the ground, the overmatched Bears caught a break in the second quarter when they recovered an Army fumble on one of their five first--half punts.dddddddddddd That set up a drive from the Army 19, but Morgan State had to settle for a field goal for its only score.Armys 249 yards of offense in the first half bested its entire effort in the loss to Notre Dame. A big chunk of that came on Jordan Asberrys first carry. The sophomore took a pitch from Bradshaw at midfield, got to the right sideline and then picked up a block to score with 2:45 left in the half. The Black Knights got another touchdown two minutes later when Bradshaw found streaking Edgar Poe for a 31-yard score.Army, the nations 10th-best defense, racked up six sacks and senior Jeremy Timpf had 10 tackles in his 35th straight start.Theres been a lot of work put into this program the last few years, Timpf said. A lot of sweat and blood has been poured on the field.THE TAKEAWAYMorgan State: The freefall under first-year interim head coach Fred Farrier continued for the Bears, losers of six straight. The result wasnt nearly as close as the programs first meeting, a 28-12 Army victory in 2013.Army: Coming off lopsided losses to Air Force and Notre Dame, the matchup with Morgan State on senior day was a must-win as Army tries to qualify for a bowl. Army is holding its breath since its victory against another FCS foe, Lafayette, doesnt count toward that goal.TRIBUTE TO 28In addition to a new tattoo, Morgan State freshman Rico Kennedy wore No. 28 to honor his best friend, Armys Brandon Jackson, who died in car crash earlier this season. I miss him, I love him, and Im always going to play for him, Kennedy said.UP NEXT:Morgan State: The Bears are at Savannah State on Saturday in a game postponed by Hurricane Matthew back on Oct. 8.Army: The Black Knights are off until Dec. 10s trip to Baltimore to face Navy. Army hasnt won the rivalry game since 2001. After the game, Poe was ready to focus on the Midshipmen.Were tired of hearing, `Is this the year? Thats the most annoying thing I get asked every day. Im ready for it to just happen, he said. ' ' '
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