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A JEALOUS WOMAN EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO FOUR IN TURF ROUTE
ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2010) – After running second in her debut, A Jealous Woman rolled to her fourth straight victory Friday while leading every step of the way in Santa Anita’s allowance feature, a $62,872 event for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.
The 4-year-old California-bred filly raced through some rapid interior fractions with Joe Talamo in the saddle, but had ample in reserve to repel the closing bid of Welken and win by one-half length in 1:46.77.
“I had the feeling we were going quick,” commented Talamo, “but those fractions (22.94; 46.70; 1:10.52 and 1:34.45) were so easy, I still had so much horse at the finish.”
Welken, who has finished off the board but once in her last 16 starts, finished 1 ¼ lengths ahead of third-place Michael’s Rose in the field of eight.
Favored at 2-1, A Jealous Woman paid $6, $3.80 and $3.40. Welken, ridden by Mike Smith, returned mutuels of $4.40 and $4.20. Michael’s Rose, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, paid $4.60 to show.
Mike Mitchell, who trains hard-hitting runner-up Welken, offered no excuse while praising the winner. “We got beat by a pretty nice filly,” he said.
A daughter of Muqtarib bred by Denise Kim Thorson and Nick Tamborrino, A Jealous Woman is trained by Bill Spawr for Three Cent Stable.
She was beaten in her first start sprinting over Hollywood Park’s main track, but was subsequently moved to turf and hasn’t lost since. Her fourth straight win was worth $40,560 and elevated her earnings for the Three Cent partners to $138,080.
A clash between crack sprinters Dancing in Silks and Bob Black Jack in the Grade II, $150,000 San Carlos Handicap highlights Saturday’s 10-race program at Santa Anita with first post at 12:30 p.m.