Valay Bullet outruns Mz. Ann to win Pimlico stakes

April 04, 1999|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Hal C. B. Clagett's Valay Bullet bolted to the lead at the start, surrendered the front to Mz. Ann on the turn, then fought back to win the $50,000 Primonetta Stakes by a nose yesterday at Pimlico.

Valay Bullet completed the six-furlong distance over a fast track in 1: 11 1/5. Valay Bullet paid $18 and headed a 6-4 exacta of $65.80. Valay Bullet earned her seventh win in 22 career starts and improved her earnings to more than $173,000.

"My filly gave me all she had and she really dug in," said jockey Greg Hutton. "She broke very well. I thought I would be the only speed in the race. I was surprised to see the four [Mz. Ann] come up. I was hoping I could give my filly a little breather, but they both really wanted it. At the top of the lane, we drew on even terms and I just inched away in the final yards."

Pub Date: 4/04/99

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