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Unzip Me Wins Great Lady M

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Never menaced at any point, Unzip Me continued her hot streak with an easy victory in the $74,230 Great Lady M. Stakes on Friday night at Hollywood Park.


Owned by breeders John Harris and Don Valpredo, Per Antonsen and trainer Marty Jones, the daughter of City Zip and the Arazi mare Escape With Me has won five in a row after wiring six opponents under jockey Joe Talamo.


The 9-10 favorite won for the seventh time in 12 starts. The $47,730 top prize for the 4-year-old California bred increased her bankroll to $327,430.


In winning for the second time in three starts on the Hollywood Park turf course, Unzip Me, under high weight of 124 pounds, essentially had the race wrapped up after making a clear lead through a slow (23.74 seconds) opening quarter mile.


This enabled her to have plenty left for the stretch run and she finished swiftly, negotiating the last quarter of a mile in about 22 3/5 seconds. She ran the six furlongs in 1:09.04.


Unzip Me, who has been worse than second only once in seven turf races while winning five, paid $3.80, $2.80 and $2.60.


Minute Limit rallied along the inside to gain second, a neck in front of defending champion Porto Marmay.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Minute Limit, the second longest shot in the field at nearly 15-1, returned $8.80 and $5.20. Porto Marmay, who was almost 8-1 after winning the 2009 Great Lady M. at 11-1, paid $4.40 to show.


Two races later, One Track Mind held on to beat Aggie Engineer, the longest shot in the field of five at 7-1, by a nose, giving jockey Tyler Baze the third of four wins on the evening.


Owned by Al Aidekman and Bruce Rose and trained by David Bernstein, One Track Mind, a 5-year-old Mach One gelding out of the Moscow Ballet mare Bubble Dance, completed 1 1/16 miles on Cushion Track in 1:42.23. One Track Mind’s win was his sixth in 17 attempts. He’s earned $226,532.


Aitcho finished third in the $62,540 optional claimer, then came 11-10 favorite Chocolate Candy and Kelly Leak.


Baze, whose other wins came with Crossing The Line in the first. Wells Furgo in the fourth and 8-1 outsider Road To Reason in the eighth, is second in the Hollywood Park rider standings. He has 30 victories through 21 days, two fewer than leader Rafael Bejarano.


Alonso Quinonez won twice with a pair of 5-1 shots, taking the third with Lazered and the sixth atop Bernsie’s Baby.


For the ninth time since the spring-summer meet began on April 21, there was a single winning ticket in the Pick Six. The return on Friday was $112,216.60.


Racing resumes Saturday. Post time is 1 p.m.


The feature attraction is the $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes, a Grade III for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs.


Skipshot, who finished fifth in the Santa Anita Derby on April 3, is the 5-2 morning line favorite.


 

 

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