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LOST AT SEA FINDS WINNER CIRCLE IN GRADE III SINGAPORE PLATE
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 10, 2002) -- John Franks & Peter Abruzzo's Lost At Sea overtook favored See How She Runs entering the stretch en route to a 1¼-length victory in the Grade III $100,000 Singapore Plate Saturday at Arlington Park. The mile and an eighth race for 3-year-old fillies was clocked in 1:50.58.
The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained daughter of Lost Soldier was ridden by Arlington's leading jockey Rene Douglas, who picked up his seventh graded stakes victory at the suburban Chicago track this season.
Lost At Sea earned $60,000 for the score, her second straight stakes win over See How She Runs after besting that rival in the $150,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows. Her bankroll now stands at $243,626 from five wins in 11 starts.
"I was very confident in my filly," said Douglas. "You can't ask for anything better. She'd been working really nice and galloping out strong like it was nothing. I was clocking (See How She Runs) and I didn't want her to get away. When it was time to ask her, I did and she responded very well. When I first saw the horse today I knew she was 100 percent."
See How She Runs, the 7-10 favorite, broke alertly and set the pace in the race, taking the field through moderate fractions of 24.80 seconds for the opening quarter and 49 seconds flat for the half mile. Summer Mis had assumed a short lead at the three-quarter mile marker with a split of 1:12.88.
"She acted like she wanted to run," said jockey Don Pettinger of See How She Runs. "I was right with (Summer Mis) but I knew that (Lost At Sea) was waiting back there somewhere and I didn't want to let her go too soon. When the other one came to me my filly just couldn't stay with her."
Strikes No Spares rallied to finish third in the seven-horse field, followed by Saratoga Cat, Summer Mis, Belvedere Miss and Ms Brookski to complete the order of finish.
A solid second choice in the betting, Lost At Sea paid $9.00, $3 and $2.20. She How She Runs returned $2.20 and $2.10. Strikes No Spares paid $2.60.
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