Iron County Farms' heavily favored homebred Bare Necessities notched her third consecutive stakes victory in Saturday's $250,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Hawthorne.
The 4-year-old gray daughter of Silver Deputy, ridden by Rene Douglas and carrying top weight of 118 pounds, drew off to a 2 1/2-length triumph over Jaramar Rain in a time of 1:52 4/5 for the 1 1/8-mile distance on a fast track. Lakenheath, who drifted out in the stretch, was a neck farther back, 4 3/4 lengths in front of Ellie's Moment.
Sent off at 3-5 in the field of nine, Douglas was able to rate Bare Necessities in third for most of the trip while saving ground behind front-running Jaramar Rain and jockey Chris DeCarlo, who set splits of :24 2/5 for the opening quarter mile, :49 for the half and 1:14 for six furlongs. Bare Necessities was able to slip through on the inside when the pacesetter came out entering the stretch and won driving.
Wally Dollase trains Bare Necessities.
Winner of the Sacramento Handicap at Golden Gate on March 9 and the Santa Lucia at Santa Anita on March 30 in her last two starts, Bare Necessities won for the sixth time in 14 career starts while registering her second graded stakes win. She won the Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) by eight lengths at Hoosier Oct. 4. The victory was worth $150,000 and increased her earnings to $565,281.
The winner paid $3.20, $2.80 and $2.40. Jaramar Rain returned $12.20 and $8. Lakenheath showed for $6.20. The $2 exacta was worth $55.