Washington Hall of Fame trainer Jim Penney appears to have great depth
this season in the filly and mare division at Emerald Downs.
certainly was the case Friday evening as a festive opening night throng
braved cool and rainy weather to celebrate the beginning of the track's
Michael and Amy Feuerborn's Sis's Sis, the track's
champion 3-year-old filly last year, was scratched earlier in the day
with a bruised foot. But Sweet Nellie Brown—also trained by
Penney—rallied from off the pace for a one-length victory over Rewritten
in the $21,000 Sports Radio 950 KJR Purse for older fillies and mares.
by Pedro Terrero at 119 lbs, Sweet Nellie Brown ran 5-½ furlongs in
1:03.54 on a wet-fast track and paid $6.40, $3 and $2.40 as the second
choice in the wagering.