Updated on 09/17/2011 5:39PM

Aud wins Yellow Rose Breeders' Cup via DQ


GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Aud was placed first in the $100,000 at Lone Star Park on Sunday after 53-1 shot My Misty Princess was disqualified for interference in the stretch and placed fourth. My Misty Princess won by a length and a quarter over Aud.

The Yellow Rose shared a card with the $100,000 Middleground Breeders' Cup, which was won by Leaving On My Mind.

Janeian was favored in the Yellow Rose and finished third, but was moved up to second as a result of the disqualification. Queena Corrina, who was bumped hard by My Misty Princess along the extended rail in the turf race, finished fourth, and was moved up to third.

My Misty Princess raced in seventh early, reached contention on the far turn, and was moving to the lead when she veered in and hit Queena Corrina. My Misty Princess covered the mile and an eighth over firm footing in 1:48.41.

"In the stretch, she just went for the inside," said Jamie Theriot, who rode My Misty Princess for trainer Dallas Keen.

Aud ($6.20) trailed the leaders early, and rallied through the stretch to get past Janeian late. "She's really looking for more ground, I think," said Calvin Borel, who rode Aud for trainer Tony Reinstedler.

Aud earned $60,000, and now has a record of five wins from 18 starts and earnings of $348,022. She races for Willmott Stables.

O Leaving On My Mind rallied past Ready Ruler in the late stages to win the Middleground by a length and a quarter. It was another half-length back in third to Rubialedo.

Leaving On My Mind ($11.20) settled a few lengths behind El Batallon, who set fractions of 23.84 seconds for the opening quarter and 48.53 seconds for the opening half-mile. Leaving On My Mind angled out in the stretch, and ran down Ready Ruler, who up by a length with a furlong to go. The winner covered the distance in 1:39.12.

"He settled really good for him, waited for me to ask him down the lane, and when I did it was clear sailing," said Roman Chapa, who rode the winner for trainer Danny Pish.

The Middleground was written as a local prep for the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but Pish said it was unlikely Leaving On My Mind would go in the race, which will be held at Lone Star on Oct. 30. The horse is eligible for the $50,000

Mocha Express for Texas-breds at Lone Star on Oct. 23.

Leaving On My Mind earned $60,000 for the win in the Middleground, which was his second straight in a stakes following his score in a division of the $125,000 Texas Stallion Stakes at Retama on Sept. 18. Overall he has won three of nine starts and $193,733.