Another Longshot Win For Seattle Slew Filly

Longshots finished 1-2-3 in the $117,500 First Lady Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Sunday. Another put away favored Bam Bam Bull nearing the sixteenth pole and drew out to win by 3 1/4 lengths at 10-1.

Curious Treasures, a 25-1 shot, was second and Dynamite Diablo, 29-1, finished third in a field of 11. Katz Me If You Can, who broke lengths behind the field, managed to get up for fourth.

Another, ridden by Edgar Prado, ran six furlongs in 1:10 2/5 and paid $23.40, $10.20 and $7.00. Curious Treasures paid $18.40 and $10.60. Dynamite Diablo paid $18.60 to show.

After finishing fourth in her debut at Churchill Downs last April, the 4-year-old daughter of Seattle Slew has won four of eight starts and finished second four times. Another has earned $171,090 for owner Robert E. Masterson.

Bam Bam Bull broke on top and led by a length on the far turn. Another moved to challenge turning for home and inherited the lead when Bam Bam Bull stopped abruptly inside the eighth pole. Another was all by herself the rest of the way.

Curious Treasures, third turning for home, out-finished Dynamite Diablo by a length for second. The latter, close up throughout, was third by 1 1/4 lengths over Katz Me If You Can, who made a remarkable, if futile, late run.

Swept Away, the second choice who had been in the money in all 13 of her previous starts, was a non-threatening fifth. The six-time stakes winner never was a factor. Bam Bam Bull finished seventh.

In her only previous stakes start, Another finished second in the Safely Kept at Laurel in her final start of 2000.

The First Lady was the fifth stakes to be run at Gulfstream since it opened Jan. 3. The average odds on the winners have been 55-1. Icanseetherain paid $99.00 after winning the opening-day Spectacular Bid, Associate ($75.00) won the Appleton, Spook Express ($20.40) took the Honey Fox and American Halo (60.20) won the Skip Away last Saturday.

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