11/13/2011 8:39AM

Charles Town: Beware of the Bop wires field in My Sister Pearl

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Beware of the Bop, ridden by Oscar Flores, holds off 4-5 favorite Silver Heart in the My Sister Pearl.

Beware of the Bop set leisurely fractions and had enough left to hold off 4-5 favorite Silver Heart by a half-length in Saturday night’s $50,950 My Sister Pearl at Charles Town.

The 1 1/8-mile Stakes for West Virginia-bred fillies and mares was a showdown between two mares who were coming off wins in last month’s West Virginia Breeders’ Classic program. The 5-year-old Beware of the Bop had taken the $76,000 Distaff going nine furlongs, while the 6-year-old Silver Heart scored in the richest race for females, the $225,000 Cavada at seven furlongs.

Beware of the Bop ($6.40) was allowed to set soft fractions of 50.80 seconds and 1:16.87 under jockey Oscar Flores, with Silver Heart tracking in second, a length behind, with jockey Travis Dunkelberger. Silver Heart made a bid in the stretch and got within a half-length, but could not pass Beware of the Bop, who completed the distance on a fast track in 1:55.26.

Hot Sauce finished third, two lengths behind Silver Heart and 9 1/4 lengths clear of her closest rival.

Trained by Tim Grams for James Carter, Beware of the Bop has now won 14 of 28 starts.