05/06/2011 1:39PM

Edgewood: Diva Ash refuses to be caught


LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Diva Ash led from start to finish to capture the $100,000 Edgewood Stakes for 3-year-old turf fillies on Friday at Churchill Downs.

Under jockey Kent Desormeaux, Diva Ash ($9) set fractions of 24.87 seconds, 50.92, 1:15.60, and 1:39.61 for the first mile en route to a final time of 1:45.93 for 1 1/16 miles over a turf course surprisingly labeled as firm.

Sassy's Dream was second and Smart Sting third.

Gaya and Holidaysattheffarm were scratched.

Dale Romans trains Diva Ash for Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables. She has won twice in three starts, all on the turf.