02/20/2013 12:36PM

Charles Town: Fear the Facelift narrowly scores in Presidents Day Handicap

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Fear the Facelift, ridden by Richard Monterrey, finishest fastest of all to score her seventh lifetime victory at Charles Town in the Presidents Day Handicap.

Maryland shipper Fear the Facelift continued her love affair with the racing surface at Charles Town to prevail in a three-horse photo in Tuesday night’s $35,000 Presidents Day Handicap.

A 4-year-old filly based at Laurel Park with trainer Donald Barr, Fear the Facelift ($15.20) came from just off the pace under Richard Monterrey to get up by a neck over Flip the Switch, who was a neck in front of Pretty Miss Trippi. Dorothy’s Aurora finished fifth of six fillies and mares as the 4-5 favorite.

Fear the Facelift, a daughter of Fear the Cape owned by Barbara Houck, ran the 4 ½ furlongs 51.47 seconds. All seven of her lifetime victories have come at Charles Town, where she is 7 for 11. In contrast, Fear the Facelift is 0 for 7 elsewhere she has raced.