01/04/2010 12:00AM

Enchanted Outlaw continues climb


Enchanted Outlaw, who last meet at Sunland Park was beaten for a claiming price of $5,000, won his second consecutive New Mexico-bred stakes on Sunday in the at Sunland. He drew off by 4 1/2 lengths in the 1 1/16-mile race, one start after winning the $191,000 New Mexico Cup Classic at Zia Park in November.

Enchanted Outlaw ($6.80) stalked leader Runnin Red through an opening quarter in 24.20 seconds, then overtook him and went on to win in 1:45.54. A.J. Juarez Jr. rode Enchanted Outlaw for trainer Todd Fincher.

Lesters Secret finished second, 1 1/4 lengths in front of Some Ghost, who had won the past four runnings of the Dominguez.

Enchanted Outlaw won for the fourth straight time on Sunday, following scores in a $10,000 claimer, an allowance and the New Mexico Cup. Owned by Ted Rush and Lee Lewis, Enchanted Outlaw has stepped up his game since he began racing around two turns on a regular basis.