10/15/2005 12:00AM

Consider Thesource pays $106

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Consider Thesource rallies from far back to post a stunning upset in the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes at Calder on Saturday.

MIAMI - Consider Thesource, who won her maiden for a $25,000 claiming price and had never even raced against allowance company in her first three starts, pulled off one of the most stunning victories in Florida Stallion Stakes history when finishing full of run to register a 1 3/4-length victory over Stolen Prayer and pay $106.20 in Saturday's $400,000 at Calder.

Running Lass, who had captured the opening two legs of the filly division of the Stallion Series, tired badly as the 2-1 favorite in a field of 10 2-year-old fillies and beat only Pyrite Beauty, who was eased.

Consider Thesource raced near the rear of the pack, saving ground early in the 1 1/16-mile My Dear Girl. She commenced her rally leaving the backstretch, was full of run entering the stretch, and continued strongly down the middle of the track to catch Stolen Prayer nearing the wire. Stolen Prayer controlled the pace, held a commanding advantage near midstretch, but could not last. Siren Cove finished third.

Mystery Girl and Mia's Reflection, who had been under consideration for the Breeders' Cup, were major disappointments, finishing fourth and seventh.

Richard Bracho was listed to ride Consider Thesource but was replaced by her regular rider, Sebastian Madrid, after Madrid's scheduled mount, A Sea Trippi, scratched to run earlier on the card in the J J'sdream Stakes.

Consider Thesource, a homebred daughter of Notebook and All Considered, covered the distance in 1:47.76 seconds over a "good" track.

"I ran her because I knew she could get a distance and there was some question about whether some of the favorites would go this far," said Steve Standridge, who trains Consider Thesource for George and Karen Russell's Rustlewood Farm Inc.