08/28/2011 9:58AM

Charles Town: Blushing B.J. knocks off previously unbeaten Princess Cecilia in Sylvia

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Blushing B.J., under Oscar Flores, splashes to a two-length victory in the Sylvia Bishop Memorial Stakes.

Blushing B.J.  dealt Princess Cecilia her first career defeat when she blew past the tiring leader coming into the stretch and scored by two lengths in Saturday night’s $50,000 Sylvia Bishop Memorial Stakes for West Virginia-bred 3-year-old fillies at Charles Town.

Only three horses contested the seven-furlong race on a sloppy, sealed track after four scratches.

Blushing B.J. ($3.60), ridden by Oscar Flores for owner-trainer Tim Grams, covered the distance in 1:27.50 while winning for the fourth time in nine starts. She was beaten twice in stakes by Princess Cecilia last year.

Princess Cecelia, 4 for 4 as a 2-year-old, tired in the stretch while making her first t start since December but still easily held second, 6 ¼ lengths in front of Buckle Bunny Babe.