Updated on 09/15/2011 1:39PM

Asian Adventure doesn't need any help in CHRB at Del Mar


DEL MAR, Calif. - Trainer Clifford Sise did not need two fillies to win Friday's $125,000 California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stakes at Del Mar.

Sise scratched Whitewinesipper, but ran Asian Adventure ($9.40), who upset Fancy Prancer, the 3-5 favorite from the Midwest.

Asian Adventure caught 40-1 Martial's Princess in the final sixteenth to win the CTBA Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths, finishing 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:05.75. Believe in Slew finished third in the field of seven, closing from sixth.

Francy Prancer, who was unbeaten in two starts, at Canterbury Downs and Prairie Meadows, was one of four fillies trying for the lead on the backstretch, but was out of contention at the top of the stretch. She finished last, 7 1/2 lengths behind Asian Adventure.

Ridden by Alex Solis, Asian Adventure was always close to the pace. She was second to Martial's Princess on the backstretch, and moved around the pacesetter in the stretch to take the lead.

"She just kept trying and trying," Solis said.

The CTBA Stakes, for 2-year-old state-bred fillies, was Asian Adventure's first stakes win in four starts for owners Lynn Ballantyne and Randy Welty. They also own Whitewinesipper, who will be pointed for the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for 2-year-old California-breds on Aug. 29, Sise said.

"Why run them both?" Sise said. "I think Whitewinesipper is a better filly."

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