Wallop Deals Late Knockout Run in New Year's Eve Stakes

Wallop, owned by the Childs and Childs Stable of John and Clayton Childs, caught pacesetter Glorious Again late to post a half-length victory in Tuesday's $75,000 New Year's Eve Stakes at Mountaineer Park.

Sent off at odds of nearly 9-1, the 4-year-old Grand Slam filly was well back early as Glorious Again posted fast fractions of :21 2/5, :44, and :56 4/5 for the first five-eighths of a mile while being stalked by 19-10 favorite Corba Lady. Wallop began her move nearing the quarter pole and rallied on the outside to catch Glorious Again late, getting the six furlongs in a final time of 1:10 2/5.

The winner, trained by Donald Barr, paid $19.80, $5.60, and $4.60. Glorious Again and Huntingthetruth finished second and third, respectively, as a coupled entry and each paid $4.00 and $5.00.

The victory was the sixth in 23 lifetime starts for Wallop, who was bred in Kentucky by John R. and Martha Jane Muholland. Wallop was sold at the 2001 Keeneland January mixed sale for $25,000. Included among her seven second-place efforts was a runner-up finish in the Stefanita Stakes at Pimlico previous to the New Year's Eve Stakes, which was actually run three days prior to the holiday for which it was named.

(Chart, Equibase)