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ANEGADA RALLIES FOR FLAWLESSLY STAKES VICTORY
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (September 11, 2005) -- Kenowa Stable LLC's Anegada rallied from last to first in the final quarter mile to post a neck victory over pacesetter Unbridled Echo in the $41,750 Flawlessly Stakes on Sunday at Arlington Park. Brice Blanc rode the Tony Reinstedler-trained daughter of Arch who covered the mile and a sixteenth over firm turf in 1:42.20.
"Everything went pretty well until the half-mile pole, when I got a little worried," said Blanc. "She didn't really get into gear like she usually would at the half-mile pole. She looked like she wasn't traveling well but she's got a hell of a turn of foot and lot of heart. That's what got her into the winner's circle today."
The Flawlessly was the third straight victory over the course for the 4-year-old filly who improved her overall record to five wins, two seconds and three thirds from 16 starts. She earned $25,050 today to boost her bankroll to $139,300.
Unbridled Echo made the pace in the race, setting fractions of 23.90 seconds, 47.75 seconds, 1:11.53 and 1:35.99 before being overtaken a few strides before the wire, finishing a neck ahead of Lenatareese.
Erhu, Voz De Colegiala, Humorous Miss, and Sunset Kisses completed the order of finish.
Anegada paid $9.80, $4.20 and $3.60. Unbridled Echo returned $4.60 and $3.20. Lentareese paid $5.40.
Arlington Park -- the Chicago area's premier Thoroughbred racetrack located in Arlington Heights, Ill. -- is running a 94-day meet in 2005 from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Arlington Park, whose parent company is Churchill Downs Incorporated (Nasdaq: CHDN), also operates eight off-track, simulcast-wagering facilities: Trackside Arlington Park (Arlington Heights), Trackside Quad City Downs (East Moline), Trackside Chicago, Trackside McHenry, Trackside Rockford, Trackside South Beloit, Trackside Waukegan and Lucky's featuring Trackside OTB in South Elgin. Information on Arlington Park can be found online at www.arlingtonpark.com.
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