01/01/2017 7:07PM

Diabolical Dame heads one-two-three finish for Fincher in Bold Ego

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Diabolical Dame, under Tracy Hebert, wins the Bold Ego Handicap by a length.

Horses trained by Todd Fincher swept the trifecta in the $65,000 Bold Ego Handicap at Sunland Park on Sunday, when Diabolical Dame darted to a length win over the late-running Bryn’s Fancy Pants. It was another three-quarters of a length back in third to Tilla Cat.

The Bold Ego, for fillies and mares at 5 1/2 furlongs, shared a program with the $85,000 Four Rivers John Deere won by He’s Another Who ($17.40). 

Diabolical Dame ($5.80) stalked the pace set by Tilla Cat, who dueled through fractions of 21.90 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 45.18 for the half-mile. Diabolical Dame moved to the fore in the stretch and went on to cover the distance on a track rated “slow” in 1:04.77.

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Tracy Hebert was aboard the winner. Diabolical Dame races for the partnership of Joe Dee Brooks, Scott Bryant, and Derrol Hubbard. She has now won 12 of 20 starts and $496,980. The Bold Ego was the seventh career stakes win for Diabolical Dame. She is by Diabolical and was bred in New Mexico by Fincher, Fred Alexander, and Brad King.

He’s Another Who closed from last to win the Four Rivers by 1 1/4 lengths, covering six furlongs in 1:12.05. The race was restricted to 3-year-olds bred in New Mexico. Justin Shepherd was aboard for trainer Casey Lambert. He’s Another Who is a son of Quinton’s Gold owned by Champion Racing.