06/24/2012 7:36AM

Colonial: Sensible Lady defeats her elders in Buckland


Sensible Lady ran down pacesetter Kitten Love in deep stretch to collect her second stakes win of the season in Saturday night’s $50,000 Buckland at Colonial Downs.

Racing over a turf course rated good, the 3-year-old Sensible Lady ($5.20), who beat older fillies and mares in The Very One at Pimlico a month ago, stalked the early pace in fourth under jockey Xavier Perez. She made a four-wide move coming into the stretch, rallied to get within a half-length of the leader in midstretch, and drew clear to win by 1 1/4 lengths. She completed the 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.67.

Kitten Love, a 14-1 shot who was claimed for $16,000 in December, held well for second, two lengths in front of third-place Lady of Greatness.

A Maryland-based daughter of Street Sense trained by Tim Salzman for Three Lyons Racing, Sensible Lady has now won 5 of 10 starts and $154,340.