Curt and Lila Lanning’s Qiaona, the lukewarm 5-2 favorite in a field
of ten allowance three-year-old fillies, rallied strongly through the
stretch under jockey Garrett Gomez to win Wednesday’s $77,000
Children’s Dental Health Association Purse.
Qiaona, a daughter of Wilko trained by Ed Moger, Jr., overhauled
Burns Turn in the final furlong to win by three-quarters of a length in
1:41.19 for the mile and one-sixteenth over the infield grass circuit.
Longshot Somethingabouther, sent postward at 26-1, was third,
three-quarters of a length behind the runner-up and a nose in front of
Qiaona, recording her third win in 14 starts, returned $7, $3.80 and
$3 to her backers in a crowd of 11,521. Burns Turn paid $4.40 and $3.20,
while Somethingabouther returned $7 to show.
Withdrawn from the original field were Scooter Bird, Sassy Badger and Catrageous.