09/17/2009 11:00PM

Fairway Road gives Quinonez fourth win of day


POMONA, Calif. - Fairway Road exploited favorable conditions Friday at Fairplex Park, where her four-length victory in the $50,000 Bustles and Bows Stakes was the fourth win on the card for jockey Alonso Quinonez.

The seven-furlong stakes for 2-year-old fillies lost program favorite Unbridled Meeting; she scratched with a hoof injury. That left High Five Gal, a maiden, as the lone front-runner and was the main reason High Five Gal started as the even-money favorite.

High Five Gal set the pace under a hold, but was keen and unrelaxed in the early going. Into the stretch, she was no match for Fairway Road ($5.80). The winner raced in second position, put away the favorite at the three-sixteenths pole and drew away. The order of finish was completed by Take a Peak, Little Dodger, and Happyhoofertoo.

Craig Dollase trains Fairway Road, who won her Aug. 28 debut in a $50,000 maiden-claimer at Del Mar. Fairway Road, by Cuvee, completed the seven furlongs in a slow 1:26.03 over a track that produced slow times throughout the warm afternoon.

The four-bagger by Quinonez gave him nine wins at the Los Angeles County Fair meet. Going into the Saturday card, he ranks second in the Fairplex standings, 13 wins behind runaway leader Martin Pedroza, who has 22.

Quinonez rides 3-1 second favorite Repo on Saturday in the $115,000 Barretts Debutante, while Pedroza rides 5-2 favorite Well Deserved.