05/20/2012 10:48AM

Evangeline: My Three Girls outfights Little Polka Dot to win Tellike


My Three Girls gained the advantage in deep stretch and then held off a desperate late bid from heavy favorite Little Polka Dot to capture Saturday night’s $50,000 Tellike Stakes at Evangeline Downs.

 Only a neck separated the top two at the wire and it was another neck back to Storm’s Promise, who vied with the winner through rapid fractions of 21.56 and 44.16 seconds in the five-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares.

Trained by George Northrop Jr. and deftly ridden by Billy Patin, who took advantage of his inside post position, My Three Girls ($30.20) covered the distance in 56.21 over the firm going. It was her fourth win in 16 career starts and her first in stakes company.