ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Avenge overcame traffic trouble to win the ,550 Ultrafleet Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a head Friday at Santa Anita.
Ridden by Flavien Prat, Avenge ran 6 1/2 furlongs on the downhill turf course in 1:14.07 and paid .20, .20 and .
Moons Over Me returned .20 and .60 at 36-1 odds. Mio Me was another three-quarters of a length back in third and paid .80 to show. She's a Big Winner, the 4-5 favorite, finished fifth.
Avenge was on the rail throughout the race until she tried to find room to run entering the stretch, but was blocked by a wall of horses.
''After I was in the clear, I was OK,'' Prat said. ''I waited to take the lead until the very last moment because I knew she would lug in a little.''
The victory, worth ,980, increased Avenge's career earnings to 6,580, with her third consecutive win on the track's turf course.


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