10/09/2009 11:00PM

Chela pulls $24 upset at Northlands


Chela, ($24) upset the $59,993 Duchess of York for fillies and mares at Northlands Park Saturday. Ridden by Rico Walcott, Chela made a strong late move while going three wide into the stretch and got up to nip Wild Intent by a neck. Tanika, who set the early pace held on to finish third.

Ochoa and Victory Romance, who made up the heavily favored Floyd Arthur-trained entry, finished fourth and last in the six horse field.

Final time for the 1 1/16 miles was 1:46.00.

Chela is trained by leading trainer Jim Meyaard. She earned $30,000 for her owner, Side Management Ltd.