She's Gottogetaway Surprises Dirty Diana
Updated: Thursday, September 4, 2003 2:18 PM
Posted: Wednesday, September 3, 2003 9:04 PM
She's Gottogetaway, ridden by Isaias Enriquez at 28-1, caught a weary 2-5 favorite Dirty Diana close to home to register a neck victory in the Wednesday's $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for 2-year-old California-bred fillies at Del Mar.
Dirty Diana, ridden by Mike Smith and packing top weight of 124 pounds, led by five lengths on the turn of the six-furlong heat but drifted out late after tearing through fractions of :21 4/5 for the opening quarter-mile, :44 1/5 for the half and :57 1/5 for five furlongs, giving She's Gottogetaway an opportunity to catch her in the closing yards.
She's Gottogetaway, three wide into the stretch while toting five pounds less than the favoite, switched to the rail down the lane and just got up over Dirty Diana in a final time of 1:11 3/5. Maiden Blowing Bartok closed strongly, finishing a half-length farther back in third.
"My filly was getting dirt in her face and she didn't like it," said Enriquez, who notched his first stakes win of the meeting. "I took her outside and she started to pick them up. At the three-eighths (pole) they were starting to die up front. I was still five lengths behind at the quarter pole, but my filly was finding a second gear. I thought I had a chance to catch the leader, but I knew it was going to be close."
She's Gottogetaway, a daughter of Lite the Fuse, earned $60,000 for owner/breeder Tommy Town Thoroughbreds (Tom and Debra Stull). Trainer Ruben Cardenas won his first stakes race at Del Mar. She won for the second time in as many starts, having broken her maiden in her career debut Aug. 9.
She's Gottogetaway paid $59.80, $9.80 and $2.60. Dirty Diana returned $2.40 and $2.10. Blowing Bartock's show price was $2.40. The $2 exacta was worth $149.
Pick 6 tickets, thanks to a two-day carryover of more than $250,000, paid $118,058.80 Wednesday.
Jockey Julie Krone, with three winners on the day, narrowed the race in the jockey standings to 44-39 with six days remaining in the Del Mar meet.
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