09/01/2013 5:27PM

Beulah Park: Needmore Flattery dominates Tah Dah Stakes


Needmore Flattery remained undefeated after posting a 6 1/2-length victory in the $50,000 Kevin Goemmer Tah Dah Stakes at the River Downs at Beulah Park meet Sunday.

Jockey Irwin Rosendo kept the 2-year-old filly off the early pace in the six-furlong statebred event. Rosendo roused Needmore Flattery in the stretch, and she got through along the rail to take a 1 1/2-length lead at the eighth pole.

Needmore Flattery poured it on late and cruised to her fifth victory in as many starts. It was only the second time she has faced horses of her own gender.

First-time starter Blacksilkstockings could not go with the winner in the stretch and settled for second. Natural Bling was a length farther back in third.

Trained by Tim Hamm, Needmore Flattery won the Tah Dah in 1.13.48 over a fast track and returned $2.20 to win. Hamm also trains Natural Bling, a first-time starter.