12/18/2016 7:48PM

Bryn's Fancy Pants rebounds from lone loss in New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap

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Bryn's Fancy Pants, under Alfredo Juarez Jr., defeats 4-5 favorite Diabolical Dame by a half-length.

Bryn’s Fancy Pants, making her first start since she sustained the first loss of her six-race career in the New Mexico Cup Oaks on Oct. 30, rebounded nicely to defeat her heavily favored stablemate, Diabolical Dame, in the $85,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap on Sunday at Sunland Park.

Ridden by Alfredo Juarez Jr. for trainer Todd Fincher, Bryn’s Fancy Pants ($15.20) surged inside the sixteenth pole to overtake 4-5 favorite Diabolical Dame by a half-length. It was another 2 3/4 lengths back to a dead heat between Tijuana and Desert Stepper.

Tijuana, like the first two finishers, is trained by Fincher.

The winning time for the six-furlong sprint for statebred fillies and mares was 1:08.35.

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A daughter of Southwestern Heat owned by Dale and Carey Taylor and Jon Hogg, Bryn’s Fancy Pants now has four stakes victories among her six wins in seven starts.

Not My Note scores as Johnie Jamison favorite

Not My Note improved his record at Sunland to 4 for 6 with a 2 3/4-length victory in the $85,000 Johnie Jamison Handicap for New Mexico-breds.

A 4-year-old gelded son of Fusaichi Zenon trained by Simon Buechler for owner Michael Weatherly, Not My Note ($4.80) took a short lead under Tracy Hebert at the top of the stretch and edged clear in the final furlong. He completed 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:14.37 for his fifth win in nine starts this year. Overall, he is 7 for 13, including the Pony Express at Albuquerque in September.

The 3-year-old Forger (37-1) and 4-year-old Citizen Geller (40-1) rounded out a $1 trifecta that paid $679.40.