12/13/2015 7:52PM

Cassatt holds on by neck in She's All In


Cassatt withstood a prolonged stretch bid from Ribbon of Darkness for a neck win in the $100,000 She’s All In Handicap on Sunday at Remington Park. The race was one of five stakes on the closing day card, led by the $250,000 Springboard Mile won by Discreetness ($21.40).

Cassatt ($5.60) moved to the lead soon after the start of the She’s All In and on a track rated sloppy proceeded to set fractions of 23.52 seconds for the opening quarter, 46.54 for the half-mile, and 1:11.31 for six furlongs. In the stretch, she was joined by Ribbon of Darkness and the two went at it to the wire, with Cassatt prevailing while covering 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.96.

“She is a nice filly,” said winning rider Ramon Vazquez. “She likes to go to the lead and fight with another filly.”

Larry Jones trains Cassatt for Fox Hill Farms. The filly earned $60,000 for the win. Cassatt has now won 7 of 12 starts and $665,223. The She’s All In was the fifth career stakes win for Cassatt.

Jones said Cassatt would be pointed to the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic on Jan. 30 at Sam Houston Race Park. She won the race last meet. The Houston Ladies Classic recently was granted Grade 3 status.

Cassatt is a daughter of Tapit and was bred by Mt. Brilliant Farm.

My Master Plan remains undefeated

My Master Plan remained undefeated in four career starts when she held off a surging Dorodansa by a head in the $100,000 Trapeze for 2-year-old fillies. It was another three-quarters of a length back in third to favorite Family Tree.

My Master Plan ($12.60) moved to the lead soon after the start and took her rivals through fractions of 24 seconds for the opening quarter, 47.31 for the half-mile, and 1:12.11 for six furlongs. In the stretch, Dordansa closed up the rail but My Master Plan held for the win while covering the mile in 1:38.98.

“She had just enough to hold off [Dorodansa] in a head bob,” said winning trainer Donnie Von Hemel. “We were fortunate.”

Luis Quinonez rode My Master Plan for Joyce McGough.

“She’s a nice filly, does everything right,” said Quinonez.

My Master Plan was winning her second straight stakes behind the E.L. Gaylord Memorial at Remington. Von Hemel said she will now be based at Oaklawn.

Elsewhere on the undercard:

Delancy ($14) held off Air Assault by a nose to win the $50,000 Jim Thorpe for 3-year-old Oklahoma-breds. Delancy led from start to finish while covering a mile in the slop in 1:39.53. Vazquez was aboard for T and M Precision Services and trainer Andy Gladd.

Bella Paella ($6.60) rallied from off the pace for a 2 1/4-length win in the $50,000 Useeit for 3-year-old Oklahoma-bred fillies. She covered the in 1:40.14. David Cabrera was aboard for Jose Luis Espinoza and trainer Clinton Stuart.