07/22/2006 11:00PM

Dash of Humor takes HBPA Handicap

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Reed Palmer Photography / Ellis Park
Dash of Humor wins the $50,000 HBPA Handicap at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Dash of Humor got a great trip from just off the pace before rolling to a three-length victory Saturday in the $50,000 HBPA Handicap at Ellis Park in Henderson, Ky.

With Calvin Borel riding for owner James Conway and trainer Hal Wiggins, Dash of Humor returned $12.20 as third choice in a field of 11 fillies and mares. The 6-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor completed a mile in 1:37.59 over a good turf course with her first career stakes win.

May Gator, the early pacesetter, finished second, while Merry Me In Spring was along late to finish third. Mocha Queen, the 5-2 favorite, faded to seventh.