She's All In Rolls to Sixty Sails Jackpot
by Jack Shinar
Date Posted: 4/21/2012 7:57:02 PM
Last Updated: 4/24/2012 2:08:08 PM

She's All In and Luis Quinonez cruise to victory in the Sixty Sails at Hawthorne.
Photo: Four Footed Fotos

She's All In turned in the biggest effort of her career when she came from off the pace to dominate the $200,000 Sixty Sails Handicap (gr. III) by 8 3/4 lengths at Hawthorne April 21 (VIDEO).

Coming off a productive meet at Oaklawn Park, Robert Zoellner's Oklahoma homebred broke through in her initial start at Hawthorne for her first graded stakes victory. Donnie K. Von Hemel trains the 5-year-old daughter of Include   out of the the Hickory Ridge mare Georgia Ok.

She's All In posted her 11th lifetime win in 23 starts with 18 in-the-money finishes. She has six black-type wins in her career and total earnings of $590,622.

Ridden by Luis Quinonez, 5-1 shot She's All In seized the lead from retreating pacesetter Love and Pride leaving the final bend and gradually extended her lead through the lane to win easily. Distorted Love, the longest shot on the board at 35-1, ran on for second with Rosemary Homeister Jr. aboard. Arena Elvira, gunning for her sixth consecutive victory as the 6-5 favorite in the field of six older fillies and mares, nipped Love and Pride for third.

Final time for the 1 1/8-mile distance on a fast track was 1:51.79. The Sixty Sails is the final graded stakes of the Hawthorne spring meet, which concludes April 29.

She's All In was second in Oaklawn's Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 17, finishing three lengths behind Tiz Miz Sue after leading in the stretch. She had posted back-to-back third-place finishes at Oaklawn in the Bayakoa and Pippin stakes prior to that. She's All In's last victory came in a minor stakes at Remington Park last December.

Love and Pride was staked to a five-length lead by Florent Geroux over Beloveda and She's All In as they raced down the backstretch in strung-out single file. Love and Pride posted quarter-mile fractions of :23.75 and :48.04 but the field closed in on the leader as they reached the far turn. After they completed six furlongs in 1:14.14 She's All In was breathing down Love and Pride's neck while racing between horses. She's All In quickly took command in upper stretch and was not challenged while under some right-handed encouragement as she drew away in the final furlong.

Distorted Love, closing from last over the middle of the track for Homeister, finished second best under a steady progression by 2 1/4 lengths. Arena Elvira settled for third with Jose Lezcano aboard, a head in front of Love and Pride. Beloveda and One Last Dance trailed.

Benefiting from a 113-pound impost, She's All In paid $12.80, $5.60, and $3.20 as the fourth choice. Distorted Love returned $22.40 and $7 and was part of a $267 exacta. Arena Elvira, the 122-pound top weight, paid $2.20 to show.

Juanita was a veterinarian's scratch. Afleeting Lady also scratched.



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